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Bordeaux Quay

Canons Road, Bristol, BS1 5UH +44 1172957658

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Excellent staff, food and value.

Alan Hanscombe 20 December 2017
from Sevenoaks

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Overlooking Bristol harbour, Bordeaux Quay amalgamates restaurant, brasserie, deli and bakery and cookery school into one big foodie’s dream. Guests can enjoy beautiful harbourside views and al fresco terrace dining at this elegantly converted warehouse.

The Bordeaux Quay restaurant menu offers high-end, gourmet dining, from the beautiful twice baked Perl Las soufflé starter to the indulgent baked Alaska with salted caramel ice cream dessert. The brasserie, whilst more casual, exacts the same high standards in its classic moules-frites and slow-cooked lamb shank in red wine. Appropriately, there’s also a catch of the day as sourced by local Newlyn fishers.

Baking through the night to provide fresh sandwiches, bread and cakes, the deli and bakery is open throughout the day. The brasserie, too, is open all day and serves homemade muesli as well as full breakfasts and special weekend options. Bordeaux Quay’s restaurant also provides a light yet decadent 3-course Sunday lunch menu.

Bordeaux Quay restaurant is an unmissable landmark, just a 5-minute walk from Bristol Hippodrome.

Bordeaux Quay

Canons Road, Bristol, BS1 5UH

Contact +44 1179431200
Reservations +44 1172957658

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Customer reviews for Bordeaux Quay

3.6 ((()* (based on 316 reviews)
76% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (162)
  • lunch (148)
  • views (133)
  • large parties (71)
  • al fresco (63)
  • value (63)
  • breakfast (57)
  • trendy (57)
  • child friendly (54)
  • romantic (46)
  • business (45)
  • afternoon tea (41)
  • private dining (37)
  • luxury (29)
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  • ((((( 20 December 2017 by Alan Hanscombe from Sevenoaks

    Excellent staff, food and value.

  • ((*** 30 November 2017 by Arthur Aked from Winscombe

    Received well, premises very pleasant, chicken was very good but fish was overcooked(it could have been reheated)and the chips looked undercooked. Certainly not the best meal I have had at Bordeaux Quay.This is why I would not recommend it.

  • ((*** 30 November 2017 by Laura H from Bristol

    I've been to BQ before but was disappointed this time for the following reasons
    - staff messing up our orders and no clear structure to who served what table
    - got an order wrong by putting and extra sausage into my friends meal instead of mine, so they simply took it out and gave it to me
    - watched one server wipe his nose all over his hand
    - my friend couldn't use the baby changing as it was occupied. She thinks by a staff member.
    Overall really disappointing.

  • (((** 20 November 2017 by Vanessa Humphreys from Bristol

    Starter was absolutely fantastic (mushroom bruchetta and bread and olives), the staff were very attentive, knowledgeable and polite. Wine (Malbec) was delicious. Would have been nice to see a heavily oaked white (that comes as a caraf), but now I'm being picky ;)

    Things I would improve upon - we specifically came to Bordeaux Quay for dinner as we had been waiting for a special occasion to use some vouchers we had. We had chosen our meals already by looking at the online menu before we came, plus the wine to match.

    We had already ordered our wine to match the steaks when we were told there were no steaks left. We were quite disappointed as, as I said, we had saved the vouchers for a special occasion, we don't eat out often and we only really eat meat when we eat out. We had the burgers instead which were also delicious, but they weren't really what we wanted. Considering it was a Friday night, we were surprised to hear there was no steak available.

    The tables were incredibly small for such a large place. It was a bit of a struggle to fit everything on the table, so we had to put our menus on the floor. Not a massive problem, but it definitely effects the dining experience.

    On a personal preference level, the restaurant is decorated nicely and has cool artwork on the walls for sale, but it's such a huge room, with small, spaced out tables, even when it was relatively full on a Friday night, it seemed quite drafty and the acoustics were echoey. If I'm being picky, I wasn't a huge fan of the chart music playing; something more appropriate for fine dining would have been preferred.

    Overall, I would recommend for fantastic food and attentive staff, but not for atmosphere and dining experience.

  • ((((( 20 November 2017 by Nigel Nash from Bristol

    Excellent food, quick and attentive service - the place was really buzzing.

  • ((((( 18 November 2017 by Christopher Cuss from Surrey

    Young friendly staff. Great waterside location with outside tables available. Bistro style menu.

  • ((*** 6 November 2017 by Hilary Jeffkins from Bristol

    The atmosphere and the service were perfect but the meal wasn’t great. My friend and I both had fish and chips for lunch. The fish was cooked in batter and was greasy, the chips were dry and the mashed peas very odd in flavour. So great place but disappointing food.

  • (**** 3 November 2017 by Antonia Nelson from Bristol

    Terrible food, terrible service, would not recommend

  • ((((( 26 October 2017 by Andy Jarvis from Bath

    Simple tasty food, quick and friendly service just right for a pre theatre meal. Would be nice to have a prix fixe which would be nice and straightforward with the menu. Mussel dish plentiful.

  • ((((* 21 October 2017 by Jennifer Tyler from Bristol

    Always my favourite place to eat by the harbour side. All 3 of had different dishes for lunch and they were all delicious

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