The River Grille

(350 Reviews)
Narrow Quay, Bristol, South West England, BS1 4QF
British, Afternoon Tea
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Main course: £15
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Sunday - Thursday: 17:30 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:30 - 22:30

Restaurant description

On the edge of the harbour side, River Grille features modern British cuisine and a sophisticated lounge bar. In one of Bristol's finest locations, The River Grille'spacious dining room has dramatic light features, sleek furnishings and striking views, and plays host to a pianist on Fridays and live jazz on Saturdays.

The flavoursome dishes on the regularly changing River Grille menus make good use of fine local produce from the West Country. Sample dishes include West Country stone bass with salsa verde, Ruby & West's finest steaks, Beetroot and ricotta gnocchi with a white wine and shallot cream sauce and to finish luxurious chocolate fondant with chocolate crumb and vanilla ice cream.

Afternoon tea features freshly baked scones, along with homemade cakes and pastries. There are freshly made finger sandwiches, and a selection of fine teas.

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The River Grille
(based on 350 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (93)
  • al fresco (18)
  • breakfast (28)
  • business (49)
  • child friendly (26)
  • dinner (227)
  • entertainment (35)
  • large parties (39)
  • lunch (117)
  • luxury (91)
  • private dining (62)
  • romantic (141)
  • trendy (51)
  • value (80)
  • views (167)
  • By Helen R from Bristol
    14 March 2020

    Very good service and polite staff. Food was fabulous given an extensive menu. Great evening.

  • By Matt F from Bristol
    29 February 2020

    The food was absolutely scrumptious, will definitely be going back very soon

  • By Heather D from Bristol
    18 February 2020

    The restaurant is well-situated with lovely views across the harbour. However, the service was extremely slow although the waiting staff were polite. For the price, the food was good but not amazing. We were charged for two bowls of olives although we only asked for one. Overall experience could have been better.

  • By Terri B from Bristol
    13 February 2020

    We visited quite early as we were going to the theatre. Table overlooking the harbour, excellent service and food. Very warm and cosy ambience....

  • By Ruth H from Bristol
    11 February 2020

    The River Grille is a hidden gem in Bristol. It has an upmarket feel with fantastic food and a great wine list. It is right in the heart of the city with views onto the harbourside. My only negative point would be that it is quite cold in the restaurant outside of the summer.

  • By Stephen H from Bristol
    2 February 2020

    Nice food good staff

  • By Kerry C from Bristol
    25 January 2020

    I would highly recommend eating here. Lovely location. Some meals you may not eat every day. Service was exceptional and the staff could not do enough for us. Warm plates which is always a must for me. It will not disappoint you

  • By Sam L from Devon
    17 January 2020

    Very lovely atmosphere, with the most wonderful live pianist. The food was exquisite and tasted very fresh. I had the braised beef cheeks and my partner had the chicken dish. We both commented on the freshness of the mashed potato and the meat being cooked so beautifully. Great place to eat, will definitely be returning in the future!

  • By Alan B from BRISTOL
    12 January 2020

    Best roast dinner!! ever great atmosphere and friendly staff

  • By Jane P from Bristol
    11 January 2020

    We celebrated my husband’s 50th birthday and I cannot thank you enough, the table was decorated with birthday confetti and the food was excellent, the staff very friendly and brought him a treat with happy birthday piped onto the plate after. It all felt very special and was excellent value for money.

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The River Grille
Narrow Quay, Bristol, South West England, BS1 4QF