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The River Grille

Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QF

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

Everything about our visit was fantastic. The food and drink were delicious, the staff were lovely - very helpful and attentive. It's a lovely setting for a meal. We were visiting for the first time for our wedding anniversary and will definitely be back - thank you!

Moya 01 September 2019
from Bristol

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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.

The River Grille

Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QF

Contact +44 1179007844

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Customer reviews for The River Grille

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  • dinner (206)
  • views (151)
  • romantic (127)
  • lunch (111)
  • afternoon tea (89)
  • luxury (79)
  • value (74)
  • private dining (56)
  • trendy (49)
  • business (44)
  • large parties (37)
  • entertainment (32)
  • breakfast (26)
  • child friendly (24)
  • al fresco (14)
  • ((((( 12 November 2018 by Susanna from London

    Good food! Exceptional service by our Spanish female server!! recommendation: put the seafood bisque that was a taster on the menu!!! I might evn travel from London just to have some!!!

  • (((** 5 November 2018 by Katie from Maidenhead

    Originally tried booking by phone - both hotel (in which restaurant is located) and restaurant were absolutely useless. Much better to go online via this site!
    Fish stew was pretty good, but fish and chips decidedly average.
    Wine waiter seemed to be wanting to get home from his shift - he filled our glasses right to the brim in order to empty the bottle, which was not ideal.

  • ((((( 31 October 2018 by Terry from Bridgend

    Excellent location good food and good service

  • ((*** 29 October 2018 by John from Bristol

    The restaurant's decor was very attractive, wonderful lighting and paintings. Unfortunately, it was too cold to be comfortable; our party tried 3 different locations within the restaurant, all drafty (we went back to our rooms to get sweaters). Food seemed to be of good quality, some reasonable portions. Modern "take" on gnocchi was different. Josper grilled ribeye ordered medium-well was tasty, but well-done. The peppercorn sauce was mostly butter. Fries were not freshly prepared, small portion and lukewarm. The lemon sole was large but overwhelmed by the caper butter sauce (better with half the sauce scraped off). This restaurant seems to have great potential, excellent location, maybe just an "off" night. Not sure if we could recommend it or probably would not return if in Bristol again. (Loved the hotel!)

  • ((((( 26 October 2018 by Tj from Plymouth

    The food was excellent the staff professional & attentive.

  • ((((* 25 October 2018 by Heather from Bath

    Welcoming staff, good choice on pre theatre menu.

  • ((((( 23 October 2018 by Gavin from Newport

    Beautiful food and cocktails

  • ((((( 17 October 2018 by Helen from Bristol

    Lovely location good Sunday carvery

  • ((((( 3 October 2018 by John from Gloucester

    We visited at opening to eat pre theatre
    Service was courteous and efficient and food was lovely. I particularly enjoyed the seafood skillet

  • ((((( 5 September 2018 by martin from BRISTOL

    booked a table for 5 at bristol harbourside restaurant , and as soon as we entered the restaurant , the welcome and service was excellent . the food was very good , and we were attended to without having to attract anyones attention. overall it was a very pleasant experience , and I would not hesitate in recommending The river grille .

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