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The Kensington Arms

35-37 Stanley Road, Redland, BS6 6NP +44 1172957659

(((() British
Main course: £15
Food spend: £32

Steak was incredible!

Henry 09 October 2016
from Bristol

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Winners of the Bristol Good Food Awards 2012 for Best Pub Food, The Kensington Arms in Bristol is a homely pub that promises to be the perfect venue for regaling stories over a pint and some grub with family, friends and dogs. Showcasing the best of British produce, items on the Kensington Arms menu is locally-sourced and organic wherever possible.

In keeping with the décor, a rustic and wholesome British menu with French influences is offered at The Kensington Arms in Redland, offering hearty delights such as game pie with buttered spinach, and confit duck with Toulouse sausage cassoulet. Starters include ducks hearts on toast, and chicken liver parfait with red onion confit. Upon request, a whole suckling pig can be served, along with sides including triple cooked chips and roast beetroot.

The Kensington Arms is also a great place for a spot of brunch in Bristol. Classic full English breakfasts are offered alongside steak and kidney pudding and whole roast partridge, and an artisan cheeseboard platter offers farmhouse cheeses from local farms.

Offering proper pub food, a warm welcome and a homely ambience, The Kensington Arms in Bristol sits 4 minutes’ walk from Redland train station.

The Kensington Arms

35-37 Stanley Road, Redland, BS6 6NP

Contact +44 1179446444
Reservations +44 1172957659

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Customer reviews for The Kensington Arms

4.4 (((() (based on 58 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (40)
  • lunch (28)
  • romantic (13)
  • trendy (13)
  • value (12)
  • private dining (11)
  • large parties (9)
  • child friendly (8)
  • business (7)
  • luxury (7)
  • entertainment (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* by from Bristol

    Absolutely delicious as always with excellent service! Thank you!

  • ((((( by from Bristol

    Great evening at The Kensington Arms. Really good service and fantastic wine (we loved the fact we could get a half bottle carafe each so we could try different wines). The rare onglet steak was perfectly cooked with brilliant sides and we couldn't resist the desserts, which were so delicious. The dining room is incredibly comfortable and well decorated - a lovely ambience. Overall, a really great dining experience and we will definitely be back, soon!

  • ((((* by from Bristol

    Food really delicious. Possibly a bit pricey. Disappointed they don't do a set lunch menu for £10 for two courses or something like that. Everyone else does.

  • ((((* by from Bristol

    We liked the open kitchen at the end of the restaurant and the friendly staff. The food was excellent. We all ate fish. I had plaice with crusty cockles and samphire. Delicious. And a very creamy raspberry panna cotta.

  • ((*** by from Bristol

    The actual meal was very nice as was the service. We had a relaxed lunch with 3 courses and wine which all was pleasantly enjoyed amid a relaxed typical gastrointestinal pub atmosphere. However the issues began with 2 out of 4 of us becoming I'll the next day. This was almost certainly due to the food and on complaint to the manager we were told that as we had eaten oysters (the most likely but unconfirmed culprit food) and they were live/uncooked we ate there at our own risk! This was appalling in my opinion and really showed a lack of awareness as a food serving establishment. At no point did they offer any reimbursement or particularly sympathetic apology and this has really put me off dining there again. I have already mentioned it to 2 friend groups whom have cancelled their plans. To date, no positive action has been taken by management to satisfy us as customers (having spent over £250 for lunch) and I intend to make experience clear to the owners directly. In summary, nice place and food but very poor customer service so as the manager stated, eat here at your own risk.

  • ((((( by from Bristol

    Steak was incredible!

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    Very enjoyable Sunday lunch

  • (((** by from Bristol

    Sunday roast was ok. Lovely beef, not enough veg or gravy and food didn't arrive very warm. Overall nice dining experience - especially the open kitchen and welcoming front of house staff. Although our waitress wasn't particularly friendly.

    Probably wouldn't recommend for Sunday lunch on the basis that I think there are better roasts in Bristol. Good for a drink in the sun in the outside beer garden.

  • ((((( by from Bristol

    Great food, lovely setting

  • ((((( by from Bristol

    Delicious Sunday lunch - excellent roast beef, Yorkshire and all the trimmings. Lovely staff who accommodated my Mums mobility issues without fuss. Attentive helpful service and great atmosphere. Never lets you down and a great place for Sunday lunch.

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