Recess Bristol serves a considered menu against a backdrop of stylish artwork and is tucked inside The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. There is a terrace at Recess offering fantastic al fresco dining looking out over the beautiful Temple Gardens.
From the refined Recess menu, lighter options are offset by rich main courses. From the main dishes, Goan chicken curry with pomegranate raitha and Garganelli pasta offer palate-cleansing flavours. For heartier choices, sizzling cuts from the grill and ‘The Mobley’ burger are resounding favourites. An eclectic specials menu also offers locally sourced treats and seasonal delights. Alongside the menus, Recess presents a sophisticated selection of wines, champagnes, cocktails and local beers, as well as bold new world choices.
A delicate selection of finger sandwiches, fresh scones and aromatic teas makes for a tempting afternoon tea selection.
Featuring wall-to-ceiling windows, Recess Bristol combines a superb menu with inviting, contemporary surroundings. Bristol Temple Meads Rail Station is a 3-minute walk away and there is an onsite car park.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- afternoon tea (11)
- al fresco (1)
- breakfast (3)
- business (6)
- child friendly (3)
- dinner (9)
- entertainment (1)
- large parties (3)
- lunch (6)
- luxury (5)
- private dining (4)
- romantic (4)
- trendy (1)
- value (3)
- views (2)
14 January 2019
Efficient,friendly service, very nice afternoon tea , would recommend
8 December 2018
Affternoon tea Excellant
7 October 2018
Very enjoyable afternoon tea
14 February 2017
Fantastic food and service
7 October 2016
Really enjoyed our visit for afternoon tea. Food was fresh and tasty.
3 October 2016
We had an afternoon tea in the city Hilton garden cafe. The outdoor space is lovely, staff were very welcoming and accommodating, the afternoon tea was very fresh and delishious. It was well presented, there is nothing we could fault. Enjoyed it thoroughly, I'd done here again.
4 August 2016
Food took too long to come out. Lunchtime dining should be quicker
14 February 2016
Great experience in the restaurant, wonderful night it was and great food, love it.
19 December 2015
For price compared to Valerie patisserie - Valerie is much better and the food at Valerie nicer. The brownie was dry and the sandwiches quite plain compared to Valerie pesterir so in future would use Valerie instead
19 December 2015
Very disappointing, not the standard we would expect from a hilton. The service was poor, people who arrived after us were served their food (which was the same as ours) at least 10 mins before us. The food was low standard, carrot cake undercooked and inedible, the sandwiches poor, whute sliced bread filled with more sauce than processed meat. The mulled wine was undrinkable, it tasted old and as though it had been stewing for days. There was often no member of staff in the restaurant for long periods of time so couldn't even send it back. Even the case the afternoon tea came in was odd and not the classic afternoon tea stand we were expecting. All in all very disappointed with a special treat we had been looking forward to mainly due to the poor customer service.
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