Harden's survey result
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“James Wilkins is one of the best chefs in Bristol” and his backstreet Redland haunt “goes from strength to strength”. The site is a modest one ambience-wise, but pepped up by its superb service (“welcoming, courteous, knowledgeable, efficient, discreet!”) and “his cuisine is exceptional, both in presentation and combination of flavours”.
“James Wilkin’s superbly presented food is a delight to behold and enjoy”, according to the vast majority of reports on his “lovely and high quality” small haven in a Redland backstreet (still remembered by some as Stephen Markwick’s Culinaria, long RIP). Notwithstanding a recent refurb, the ambience is the weakest link, but fans say “it doesn’t matter when the food’s this good”.
“A worthy successor to Stephen Markwick and Culinaria”; James Wilkins’s “unpretentious”-looking Redland bistro is “deserving of all its awards”; it is clearly now “the best place in Bristol”, thanks to his “amazing” cuisine, and the “superb” service.
“The excellent successor to Culinaria”; James Wilkins’s “modern” Redland bistro is already touted as “the best restaurant in Bristol” thanks to his “delectable” and “stylish” cooking; what’s more, “Madame, the front of house is brilliant – crisp and efficient in the classic French manner, but with charm and humour”.
Wilks Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Well worth its star, unlike many non-London Michelin favourites. Classic French cooking, immaculate service, expensive wine list, rather a dull room. It is getting expensive though."
1 Chandos Rd, Bristol, BS6 6PG
Thursday to Sunday 12pm to 2pm; Wednesday to Sunday 6.30pm to 9pm
Last orders: Weds to Sun 9 pm