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“A lovely harbourside location” with “good views across the old docks” is key to the appeal of this striking looking building: a former river police station. Following an extensive refit by newish owners Young’s in summer 2018, there’s now a huge outdoor terrace called the Pontoon. You can eat “reliable” pub classics there, with fancier fare upstairs in the restaurant (which has its own balcony).

£54
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Often overlooked as it has been here a while, and so isn’t part of the über-trendy new Bristol foodie scene” – this striking-looking dockside feature (with downstairs bar and upstairs restaurant) was taken over by Young’s in late 2016. The food is generally well-rated – the worst criticism of it, is that it can be a bit “meh” – and some of the decor “is looking a bit shabby” but it’s a “buzzy” haunt, with a “delightful summer terrace”, and “you can’t go wrong here if you can get a table overlooking the floating harbour”.

£54
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2
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This striking-looking dockside landmark – a former river-police station – achieved solid feedback this year. Its most ardent fans say that it has been “constantly over-performing for over 20 years”, but the general verdict is that it’s more of a “good standby” for “perfectly acceptable and good value” food. Top tip? – “a table on the terrace overlooking the river is a delight on a warm day”.

£50
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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riverstation Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of riverstation Restaurant in BS1, Bristol by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of riverstation restaurant.
Haris M
Modern but mature. Good choice of food, ver...
Reviewed 11 months, 13 days ago

"Modern but mature. Good choice of food, very well executed. Enjoyed my baked hake and trendy pudding. Privileged location!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.00 £19.00 £3.50 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
The Grove, Bristol, BS1 4RB
Opening hours
Monday10 am-11 pm
Tuesday10 am-11 pm
Wednesday10 am-11 pm
Thursday10 am-11 pm
Friday10 am-11 pm
Saturday10 am-11 pm
Sunday10 am-10 pm

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