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The River Grille

Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QF +44 1172950090

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Main course: £15
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Sunday - Thursday: 17:30 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:30 - 22:30

Fantastic location, simple menu done fantastically well, fantastic service.

Bryn Rosser-stanford 04 January 2017
from Cardiff

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Boasting stunning Harbourside views, The River Grille is known for its ever-changing seasonal menus, packed full of local ingredients and exciting flavours.

The River Grille menu is packed with local ingredients like lamb and pork belly from Nailsea, sustainably sourced fish from Brixham, and the West Country’s Cornish Blue, Yarg and Westcomb Cheddar that pack a serious punch on the cheese platter. Seasonal dishes see warming root vegetables sit alongside the likes of cod, butterbean and chorizo stews and hazelnut soufflé for dessert.

The light and airy dining area has striking light features and mahogany furniture, with large windows that allow diners to look out over the water. The River Grille Bar is complete with a glossy finish and quirky white grand piano.

At the Centre of the city, the River Grille Restaurant is a 10 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads station and right on the Narrow Quay Harbourside.

The River Grille

Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QF

Contact +44 1179007844
Reservations +44 1172950090

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Customer reviews for The River Grille

4.4 (((() (based on 165 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (96)
  • views (75)
  • romantic (64)
  • afternoon tea (50)
  • lunch (50)
  • luxury (40)
  • value (28)
  • private dining (25)
  • business (21)
  • trendy (21)
  • large parties (19)
  • entertainment (15)
  • child friendly (14)
  • breakfast (10)
  • al fresco (7)
  • ((((* 21 January 2017 by Malcolm Perry from Welwyn Garden City

    Pleasant staff and surroundings. Food was okay. Not really fabulous. Wine list okay. Garden furniture chairs perhaps could be replaced? But we had a nice evening. So I would recommend it.

  • ((((( 21 January 2017 by Ann Regan-line from Bristol

    Good service, good food and a lovely view

  • ((*** 19 January 2017 by Kellie showering from bristol

    We didn't have a great experience Bread was stale and some of the cakes felt hard and seems like they had been left out and service wasn't great either.

  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by Patricia Learmonth from Bristol

    The actual tea was good and well presented, with non stop tea. But what made it for me was the service.....second to none

  • ((((* 17 January 2017 by David M. from Bristol

    Very good. Meal was to mark my wife's birthday, with a theatre show afterwards. Staff were very attentive and service was very good. We felt no anxiety whatsoever about getting to the theatre on time, as service was so efficient. We had opted for the fixed-price menu on offer at the time, which turned out to be excellent value for money, if very limited. I had "traditional" fish and chips which came wrapped in a very crisp, light batter. My wife's steak was served perfectly cooked (rare, as she likes it), and was very tender The full menu also looked very good, and reasonable value for money. A few small errors let the service down slightly:
    1. When I asked for 2 gin and tonics we weren't asked which gin we would like. After ordering them we realised my wife's favourite gin, Hendrick's, was available.
    2. The entire bottle of tonic was poured into the glasses - in most places we would have the choice of how much tonic to add.
    3. We weren't offered a taste of the wine, it was poured straight out into our glasses.
    Otherwise, though, very good, and we will visit again.

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Debbie Donovan from Bristol

    Fabulous surroundings, staff helpful and friendly, food lovely.

  • ((((( 6 January 2017 by Chloe Teoh from Bristol

    It was a birthday dinner and I had requested a table with a nice view of the river if possible, which the River Grille were happy to comply. Service was excellent as the waiters were friendly, helpful, and attentive to our needs. The food was also delicious. My boyfriend ordered the pork belly that simply melts in the mouth and even the mash potato was excellent. My stone bass dish was very tasty as well and the flavours matched nicely. We had a very good time just enjoying the view, ambience, and food at the River Grille. The place is a little expensive, but everything adds up so well that the cost seems very reasonable. It is definitely a good restaurant to go to if it is a special occasion.

  • (**** 5 January 2017 by Ray Border from Portishead

    We were very disappointed it was our wedding aniversary and we hoped for nice atmosphere and meal we were let down by both ,I ordered for a main a filet steak which was ok but nothing special my wife ordered a cod stew which turned out to be not stew at all but a piece of cod with a tomato covering .
    The wine was expensive and service was non existent we were not even asked if the meal or wine was ok.

  • ((((( 4 January 2017 by Bryn Rosser-stanford from Cardiff

    Fantastic location, simple menu done fantastically well, fantastic service.

  • ((((* 1 January 2017 by Daniela Beutler from Thun, Switzerland

    Excellent and delicious. Thank you!

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