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Summary

“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”.

£78
Exceptional
Very Good
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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”.

£63
Very Good
Very Good
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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.

£61
Exceptional
Exceptional
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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”.

£55
Exceptional
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Highchair, Portions,
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Weds to Sun 9 pm

Wilks Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Wilks Restaurant in BS6, Bristol by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Wilks restaurant.
Stephen E
Well worth its star, unlike many non-London...
Reviewed 7 months, 26 days ago

"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."

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1 Chandos Rd, Bristol, BS6 6PG
Opening hours

Thursday to Sunday 12pm to 2pm; Wednesday to Sunday 6.30pm to 9pm
Last orders: Weds to Sun 9 pm

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