survey result

Summary

£98
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Brilliantly original cooking” from chef-owner George Livesey (ex-St John and Club Gascon) has won huge acclaim for this modest venue in a former grocer’s. He manages to find “flavours, textures and combinations not seen elsewhere but which all work”. (“The one exception was strawberries with scallops … but we can forgive one mistake!”).

Summary

£61
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chef-owner George Livesey’s “very adventurous tasting menus” – full of “unusual ingredients and foraged items” – have made this modest-looking, former greengrocers a top star of the Bristol dining scene. Some reporters reckon it’s “a bit of a Marmite restaurant – love it or hate it”, but all are converted by the time they leave, and if some dishes “don’t look appealing on the menu or on the black plates, they certainly taste good”. Service is “friendly and well-informed”, and there’s an “interesting, mainly organic wine list”.

Summary

£61
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chef-owner George Livesey’s “very adventurous tasting menus” – full of “unusual ingredients and foraged items” – have made this modest-looking, former greengrocers a top star of the Bristol dining scene. Some reporters reckon it’s “a bit of a Marmite restaurant – love it or hate it”, but all are converted by the time they leave, and if some dishes “don’t look appealing on the menu or on the black plates, they certainly taste good”. Service is “friendly and well-informed”, and there’s an “interesting, mainly organic wine list”.

Summary

£57
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Ssssh... don’t tell anyone!”. George Livesey and Katherine Craughwell’s “real Bristolian gem” occupies a “simple and unpretentious setting” (formerly a greengrocers) which “belies the sophistication of its cooking”: “exquisitely beautiful dishes” – a “clever, tasty blend of familiar ingredients mixed with foraged products” – at “astonishing value” prices; “super helpful staff” too, “all with no pretension”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
No dress code

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 70.00 Always available 10
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
21 Cotham Road South, Bristol, BS6 5TZ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑7:30 pm
Thursday6 pm‑7:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑7:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑7:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm