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A “firmly established Bristol classic” – part of a “beautiful” old Victorian lido – where the Mediterranean/North African tapas-style food, by ex-Moro chef Freddie Bird, “is more than good enough” (indeed, for some fans, it’s “remarkable”). “Eating upstairs whilst watching others swim is the real pleasure” (“like being on holiday!”).
“Eating in a Victorian lido watching people swim is a lovely experience” and seals the “romantic” appeal (“slightly depending on the pool’s clientele that day”) of this “very unusual” venture. The Mediterranean/North African food from an ex-Moro chef is “reliably very good” too (“and the downstairs café is also a very good option – the tapas selection is first-class”). Top Menu Tip – “gorgeous ice cream”.
“Watch the swimmers while you dine”, at this Clifton café-restaurant, in an “amazing restored building overlooking the old pool”; the ex-Moro chef’s tapas-style cuisine “never disappoints and is sometimes very good indeed” – “divine” ice-creams are a highlight.
It’s not just the “one-off ambience” of this “gorgeous” café/restaurant overlooking the pool of Clifton’s revamped lido that wows reporters... the ex-Moro chef’s “tapas-style” food is “reliably good, and sometimes truly excellent” too; “ice cream is a speciality, and really worth it”.
Oakfield Pl, Bristol, BS8 2BJ
12 - 2.45pm, 6 - 9.45pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm , Sun 10 pm