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Racks Bar & Kitchen

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St Pauls Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX, England
+44 117 974 1626
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here whilst visiting Bristol on a work trip. I travel for work quite a bit, but haven't really got over being a bit shy about being a lone woman eating in a restaurant. My first table was in quite an open spot with lots of people going past which I have to say I wasn't keen on. But, by... More 

Thank Linz H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food reasonable good choice suits most budgets. Staff friendly and efficient Can be a bit noisy seems to attract lots of business men out to enjoy themselves. Cannot really fault it at all.

Thank yvonne_sharp
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lunch menu during the week is £5 which has an amazing gnocchis with mushrooms. I didn't taste the burguer but looks very good. The waitresses are pleasant too.

Thank Cristina M
Province of Malaga, Spain
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long day visiting Bristol we found out on a Sunday that there weren't many dog friendly places where to get some food and some rest before going back home. We were surprised at first with the venue, but even more when the food came along. When you spot a difference on quality on Nachos you start to prepare... More 

Thank valinho6
Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in at Racks Bar & Kitchen for an evening drink on our way back from an evening in Bristol during a weekend visit. We didn't eat here so cannot comment on the food. The reason I wanted to write a review on Racks is that we always like to sit outside for a drink & for the area Racks... More 

1 Thank Mdwilson40
Winscombe, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A party of 7 of us went for lunch last week. They have a £5 special menu which suited most of us, additions which we also took advantage of, like chips, salad if the main was thought to be not enough. However, we were all pleased with our choice and we went away happy.

Thank MacinSomerset
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We went to Racks with a free lunch voucher as they served a vegetarian friend meat accidentally last time she went. This time, we waited about half an hour for the waiter to bring out the incorrect dishes again. Poor service.

Thank Elise711
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The food was lovely if a little pricey. As a vegetarian who dislikes Sunday roasts, I appreciated that they still served their main menu on a Sunday, albeit there weren't many vegetarian options. The service was slightly badgering, but that may just have been because we were there at a quiet moment and they wanted to capitalise on the fact... More 

Thank Francesca C
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The butternut squash, chilli and mint soup was outstanding! I also had the gnocchi and it didn't disappoint. Highly recommend!

Thank Vignesh V
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I've experienced Rack's both as the breakfast area for the hotel above it and as a bar for a drink. It has a great ambience whatever time of day and I would definitely try an evening meal there next time I stay at the hotel, especially as the breakfast was of such great quality. And thank you to Alice, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$39
European, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Pauls Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 974 1626
A friendly and relaxed restaurant, sports bar and function party venue in the heart of Clifton - the pride of Bristol. Having been in the heart of the community for 30 years, Racks is renowned for a great atmospheric venue which serves fantastic food all day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?