The Grove, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 4RB

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Bristol harbourside veteran Severnshed has made way for this newcomer, which will benefit from the locations and outside terrace of its predecessor. Now under the ownership of Sunshine Capital group, the new "relaxed lounge and pub" will serve "classic dishes done well" according to chef Ross Gibbens (ex-Wellbourne), with "fish and chips, steak and chips, pasta dishes and more favourites" on the menu.

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

“Really a little gem in Bristol”: the former Severnshed has morphed, post-pandemic, into an “amazing place that has bags of character and history”, being set in a boatshed designed by Clifton Suspension Bridge engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (and also hosting a well-known eatery with a River Café chef in the ‘90s, and an exhibition by Banksy in 2000). Too limited feedback for a rating, but reports say Ross Gibbens now turns out “really competent food using SW ingredients priced sensibly” (and with a particular nod to St Mawes seafood); minor quibble: “the interior is a bit of a barn so wait for good weather and get a table on the terrace”. Need more convincing? Jay Rayner called it “a delightful place to be” in a 2022 review.


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

This August 2020 newcomer in the docks replaces the long-standing Servernshed brasserie and aims for the style of a ‘relaxed lounge and pub’ while serving a menu of staples. No reports as yet, but – with the splendid waterside location and outside terrace of its predecessor – it sounds like a similar package for a relaxed bite.

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Owner's description

Harbour House is an all day venue, for every occasion. A waterfront restaurant, bar and terrace set amongst a magnificent backdrop of original features in one of last remaining 19th century transit sheds in the Southwest.

It has some of the most iconic views the city has to offer and steeped in history. Rumoured to be Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s private boathouse and designed by himself with some of the features being prototypes to eventual builds at Paddington station and a little known artist who you might’ve heard of called Banksy had his first exhibition in this very building in the year 2000, wonder what happened to him?

Our menu champions the best seasonal produce and suppliers from the Southwest with emphasis on the finest seafood the region has to offer. The seafood linguine and kedgeree arancini are signatures but the hearty and diverse selection appeals to every part of the day. Our private event and party menus offer something for all to feast on and leave thoroughly satisfied.

In the bar locality doesn’t just stop with the food. On tap are some of Bristol’s star breweries, our ‘Britz’ list which is Harbour House’s salute to the amazing English Sparkling wine industry sits perfectly with a seasonal bespoke cocktail menu, eclectic wine list and gins for your heart’s content.


Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£5.30 £17.50 £6.00
Wine per bottle £0.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

No dress code

The chef

Altin has been our Head Chef at Harbour House for over year and he comes with a breadth of over 20 years experience in all fields of cuisine, ranging from Mediterranean to modern British classics.  With his close relationships with our local suppliers, Altin ensures that our menus are constantly updated with the latest seasonal produce. 

Private dining

Our restaurant and bar is a single, large, spacious venue and we are fortunate that we can create private areas for special occasions wherever in the venue. Whether it is the whole of our waterfront terrace or just to a small area within the restaurant or bar for that initimate celebration.

Dining Room
The restaurant sets the scene for a more intimate celebration with the space to seat parties of 10 - 100. With seasonal set and sharing menus starting from £28 per head showcasing their ‘Best of the Southwest’ suppliers and produce. This area can be transformed into an energetic, partying paradise for private events with space for a dance floor, live bands and DJ’s.

The Bar
The bar area, recently crowned ‘Best Bar’ at the 2023 Bristol Life Awards, is ideal for that sociable gathering with room to stand and seat for up to 80 guests plus access to our waterfront terrace. With our “build your own” buffets & canapés menus, it’s the idyllic place for a birthday, networking event or wedding reception.

Waterfront Terrace
Our waterfront terrace boasts one of the best waterfront views in Bristol. With a capacity of 80, you and your guests will be able to enjoy this unique space for whatever your event, whether it is a small family celebration or a full terrace takeover.

Our experienced team look forward to working every step of the way with you to make sure we deliver excellence throughout with a personal touch. Drop us a line at

Harbour House Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Harbour House Restaurant in BS1, Bristol by users of Also see the editors review of Harbour House restaurant.
Trevor J
Enjoyable combination of waterside city cen...
Reviewed 3 months, 17 days ago

"Enjoyable combination of waterside city centre location, interesting menu with well sourced ingredients, accomplished modern bistro cooking and welcoming service. Only criticism is whilst housed in an attractive historic boat shed it suffers from being noisy due to lack of soft furnishings."

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The Grove, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 4RB
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Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9 pm

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