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“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”.
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”.
On a sunny lunchtime, the city has few more “delightful” places to eat than this striking-looking venue – a former river police station, in the historic dockside area. Sceptics say “the location overcomes the average food”, but on most accounts it’s a “safe” bet, in particular for a “perfect brunch”.
It’s the situation – a striking former river police station on the water’s edge – that particularly wins high popularity for this “lively” venue (downstairs bar, first floor restaurant); foodwise, it’s “a safe choice with cooking that’s good, but not exceptional”.
The Grove, Bristol, BS1 4RB
lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 6 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Fri & Sat 11 pm