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The River Grille

Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
+44 117 900 7844
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (43 reviews)
“scallops” (12 reviews)
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Grill, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
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1 - 10 of 413 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I had tried most of Bristol's poor seafood restaurant scene and was about to give up when I finally had dinner at the River Grille.... what a delicious surprise! the food was just succulent from start to finish, very fresh, well presented, just the right...More

Thank Ladyteezo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for my birthday and we were not disappointed, we had a table facing the harbour so had a beautiful view. The food was outstanding, the ambience calm and dignified, the wine was reasonable and the prices were reasonable bearing in mind the...More

Thank Guyinherts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a cocktail in the bar before our meal, our mojitos were well presented and reasonable priced. The dining room was very quiet so we had table against the window which offered a good people watching opportunity. Service and food was good, although the...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at The River Grille were all very friendly and helpful, and it's position, looking out onto the Waterfront & Peros Bridge was lovely. However, it was a very noisy environment. We were looking forward to hearing the friday evening pianist, but it was...More

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Thank BJCMTKC
Raivo K, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear BJCMTKC, Thank you for taking time to give your feedback. I am pleased to read that you found our staff friendly and helpful that's exactly what we aim to be, and I can assure you that your comments will be taken on board for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are here the three nights we were in Bristol. The weather was too bad to go out but luckily this restaurant had great food and very pleasant efficient service.

Thank Martha B
Raivo K, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Martha B, Thank you for an amazing 5 star review. I am pleased to read you enjoyed your expierence, one I hope you will repeat again in the near future. Yours sincerely, Raivo Food and Beverage Manager The Bristol

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A warm welcome, as usual - I have dined at the River Grille before, as well as had afternoon tea there. This was, however, my first experience of the Sunday carvery. It was both tasty and good value, in my opinion - you could mix...More

Thank Alambil
Raivo K, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alambil, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such detailed review on your recent Lunch experience. I am pleased to read you enjoyed your overall experience, comments like yours are very important to us - only with a such detailed feedback like...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing staff, excellent and very quick service, delicious food and I do recomment the steak and the deserts.

Thank Vlad B
Raivo K, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Vlad B, Thank you for an amazing five star review. I pleased to read that you enjoyed our Josper Grill steak and find our team amazing, we look forward to welcoming back again soon. Yours sincerely, Raivo The River Grille Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely meal, great views over the river, excellent service. Good range of choice on the menu. Well worth a visit, especially recommended for couples.

Thank SaKe46
Raivo K, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear SaKe46, Thank you so much for amazing 5 star review and we look forward to welcome you back in the near future. Yours sincerely, Raivo Food and Beverage Manager The River Grille

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to book on line. Service and food very good and staff friendly. the meat was good and local with beef from Clevedon.

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Thank Donald B
Raivo K, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Donald B, Thank you so much for a great review. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed our Sunday Lunch and we hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Yours sincerely, Raivo Food and Beverage Manager The River Grille

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 6, celebrating a birthday. We were seated at a nice table with great views of the Quay. The food was very tasty, and we spend about 2 hours there, having fun and getting a great service. Highly recommended!

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Thank Uli G
Raivo K, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Uli G, Thank you for a great five start review. I glad to read that you had a great time with us, one I hope to see you repeat again soon. Yours sincerely, Raivo Food and Beverage Manager The River Grille

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Ian M
15 March 2017|
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Response from Raivo K | Property representative |
The River Grille Sunday Lunch 3 courses is £20 per person We look forward to welcome you at The River Grille. Kind regards, Raivo Restaurant and Bar Manager The River Grille
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Sonya B
26 November 2016|
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Response from Chris F | Reviewed this property |
There's always one or two options. So maybe not a wide choice but you can be sure it'll be good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$66
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 900 7844
  • E-mail
Description
Boasting stunning Harbourside view, The River Grille features some of the best produce in the South West and ingredients that speak for themselves. With a sleek lounge bar, The River Grille is also home to a pianist on Friday evenings and Sunday lunch times, and a Jazz band on Saturday evenings. Head Chef Pawel Mikolajczewski writes the a la carte menu quarterly to make use of the best seasonal products, together with a very successful daily specials menu which features many local dishes including some beautifully prepared fish dishes. The beef is 28-day dry aged West Country beef and is cooked on a Josper charcoal grill; favourites from the grill include a West Country 8oz sticky Bourbon & brown sugar rib eye steak, a rack of Nailsea lamb with coriander & green chilli and a Creedy Carver chicken with lemon & thyme. The delicious desserts include a buttermilk panna cotta with apple & summer berries and a cherry clafoutis with cherry ripple ice cream - of course the ice cream is home made! For cheese lovers, there is a plate of West Country cheese with a Bramley apple chutney. In addition, there is a pre theatre/early dining menu available each evening from 5.30-6.45pm, and express lunches from Monday to Friday with a “build a board” concept. On Sundays, a traditional carvery is available. The light and airy dining area has striking light features and mahogany furniture, with large windows that allow diners to look out over the water. The River Grille Bar is complete with a glossy finish and quirky white grand piano. 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.
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