The Granary, a new all-day dining restaurant, opens its doors in one of the city's most iconic landmarks. The Granary is not just a restaurant; it's a celebration of history, architecture, and modern British cuisine that champions sustainability, seasonality, provenance and locally sourced ingredients.
The story of The Granary begins with a building that stands as one of the finest examples of the Bristol Byzantine style, designed by architects Archibald Ponton and William Venn Gough. This architectural marvel was originally built in 1869 as a grain store, serving a critical role in the city's history. Later, from 1969 to 1988, it morphed into the cherished Granary Club, Bristol’s much loved musical venue, with musical legends such as Eric Clapton, Black Sabbath, Dire Straits, Genesis, Thin Lizzie, Def Leppard, Billy Idol, ACDC, Queen, Sex Pistols, gracing its stage.
Today, this historic venue is reborn as The Granary, an all-day dining restaurant that pays homage to its past while embracing the present which seamlessly bridges history and innovation offering a modern British menu that revolves around seasonal and sustainable ingredients with flavours inspired by the Byzantine trade routes. It's a place where the elegance of architecture, the art of cooking, and the warmth of human connections converge to create a unique and inviting experience.
Whether it's breakfast with freshly baked milk buns, hearty steak & eggs or small plates & seasonal mains cooked over the open fire, the goal is simple: each bite should envelop you in a comforting embrace that bring a smile to your face.
Small plates include tempting offerings such as white fish tempura, blackened courgette, fava bean hummus served with raw vegetables on ice, or gluten free cider-brined chicken tossed in brown sugar buffalo sauce and Bath blue cheese.
For those seeking heartier options, choice cuts of lamb cooked over fire like Lamb Kofta with Westcountry yoghurt and coriander chutney, slow roasted lamb shoulder, or two- point rack. Other highlights include XXL tiger Prawns with roasted shell butter, and slow cooked aubergine with makhani dahl. A range of vibrant sides complements mains from fresh tabbouleh, shredded cos with garlic & anchovy dressing to blackened cabbage with garlic and fennel seed butter.
At The Granary, there's a strong commitment to supporting local independent suppliers. Rare variety grains are sourced from Shipton Mill, Day boat fish delivered daily from Wing of St Mawes. Meat procured from Story Farms which uses regenerative & wildlife friendly farming practises. Vegetables come from Degusta, and milk is supplied by Bruton Dairy, making every dish a celebration of the local regional bounty.
Seasonal and sustainable flow’s through into our bar menu offering a selection of Bristol’s finest beverage producers including Wogan Coffee, Lost and Grounded Brewery, Branch cider, spirits from Bristol Distilling Company and the award-winning vineyard Woodchester Valley.
Another exciting development in the journey is the re-opening of “The Granary Club”, a cocktail bar and live entertainment space that honours its original legacy. This promises to be a place for Bristolians and visitors alike to relive old memories and make new ones. This iconic venue is also where British comedy's best known scene for Only Fools & Horses was filmed of Del Boy falling thru the bar.
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The Granary’s culinary team is led by Charlie James, previously of Jamaica Street Stores, supported by head chef Cai Sherman, formerly from The Christmas Steps. General Manager Zack Sheppard adds the finishing touch to the dream team, ensuring that the food & beverage is brought alive with a soulful service ethos that strives to deliver delightful experiences.
The Granary is the sister restaurant to Harbour House, championing seasonal & sustainable seafood which launched in July 2020 earning the prestigious title of "Best Bar in Bristol" and being listed in 2023 Michelin guide
Choose from our 100 year old butchers's block that has been brought back to life as a Kitchen Dining table to seat 8-10 people or our handpainted mural niche seating a upto 10 people.
We can also accomodate upto 80 people in the Restaurant for private events.
The Granary club can also be hired for private events and parties for up to 80 people.
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