Harden's survey result
A “Bristol classic” – founded in 1976 and forerunner of the city’s booming small independents gastro scene – this charmingly boho Montpelier spot is back on top form under the ownership of local mover-and-shaker Connie Coombes. It’s “the absolute epitome of a neighbourhood bistro – Alice Waters (of iconic Chez Panisse in California) would feel immensely at home”.
The latest, four-year-old incarnation of this Montpelier veteran – once a greengrocer’s, but a well-known, shabby-chic Bristol haunt since the ’70s – “offers small, well-flavoured plates” but as big a draw is the “very well chosen wine list including some gems by the glass”.
“A local gem”; this beloved Montpelier veteran – once a greengrocer’s, but operating (under several owners) as a ramshackle haunt since the ’70s – is on sparkling form currently, serving up “a short menu” of “reliably superb” and “vibrant” small plates prepared by an ex-Moro chef. A jovial sibling, Bellita, arrived in Cotham Hill in 2015.
Little in the way of survey commentary of late on this Montpellier stalwart, which was reborn in a small plates incarnation in 2013; now under an ex-Rocinantes team, it's serving up modern Med food in the same ramshackle setting with a vinyl-only music policy to go with it… more feedback please! A sister site, Bellita, opened in Bristol's Cotham Hill in October 2015.
1 York Rd, Bristol, BS6 5QB
|Tuesday||6 pm-10 pm|
|Wednesday||6 pm-10 pm|
|Thursday||6 pm-10 pm|
|Friday||10:30 am-10 pm|
|Saturday||10:30 am-10 pm|