The River Grille – Bristol

Recently whilst away for a work conference we stumbled across here to eat The River Grille.

They Say:

With its lofty dimensions, exquisite wooden floors and floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views of the Harbourside, The River Grille is one of Bristol’s most elegant dining venues – famed for its superb steaks, vibrant ambience and unique setting.

And with musical entertainment in the form of live piano on Friday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes, and a jazz trio on Saturday evenings, not to mention complimentary parking for dining guests, it is easy to see why The River Grille is among the best restaurants in Bristol.

The River Grille’s menus showcase the finest seasonal ingredients, locally sourced and simply but deliciously prepared. Highlights include fresh fish and seafood – with specials that include the catch of the day from the nearby fishing port of Brixham – and deliciously tender steaks made from 28 day aged West Country beef, all expertly barbecued on a Josper grill.

I Say:

I have to say the location is lovely, with large glass windows and a double height ceiling the restaurant is cosy intimate in size but bold. it has a wonderful view over the river and the bustle of Bristol the other side.

The looks is wonderfully elegant and the serving staff could not be more helpful. To start I had the Goats cheese mousse, beetroot and walnut salad £7, which was beautifully presented and just divine to eat. My main was Risotto verde with tender stem broccoli, broad beans, wild garlic £14. Again just the right portion size and really cooked to perfection, it is one of the first times for a whole meal I did not touch the salt or pepper to season. For dessert a wonderful Lemon tart £7 presented beautifully but sadly the pastry was rock solid rather than the melt in the mouth I would have hoped.

In summary though an outstanding meal which then led to a few cocktails… or 7…whoops!

If you’re in Bristol this is one of the must go places to eat, you won’t be disappointed.


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