Harden's says

Otira is a dining room featuring the flavours of New Zealand; Chandos offers Argentinian tapas.

survey result

Summary

£58
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You can choose between full meal or tapas” at this white-walled (slightly “stark”) two-year-old run by Kiwi Stephen Gilchrist and Devon-born Kathryn Curtis, which is split between a NZ-inspired restaurant and ‘Argentinian Tapas Bar’ (Chandos Social @ Otira). The smaller plates are “highly original and so delicious” and the well-rated more adventurous fare features “interesting combinations of sometimes-foraged food, from a limited but frequently changing menu”. “Friendly and efficient” service completes the picture.

Summary

£58
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You can choose between full meal or tapas” at this white-walled (slightly “stark”) yearling run by Kiwi Stephen Gilchrist and Devon-born Kathryn Curtis, which is split between a NZ-inspired restaurant and ‘Argentinian Tapas Bar’ (Chandos Social @ Otira). The smaller plates are “highly original and so delicious” and the well-rated more adventurous fare features “interesting combinations of sometimes-foraged food, from a limited but frequently changing menu”. “Friendly and efficient” service completes the picture.

Summary

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

“This warm and charming new venture, from a well-travelled Antipodean chef, is a fantastic addition to Redland’s Chandos Road, which already boasts a few amazing venues”. Stephen Gilchrist (with help from his British partner Kathryn Curtis) serves some “inspired food combinations and all are delicious and perfectly cooked”. “You can eat in the restaurant or the next-door tapas bar. Both offer original ideas which are superbly executed and presented. Five visits, and everything was simply exceptional!”

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner £29.00 £38.50
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 47.00 Always available 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.95
Filter Coffee £2.25
Extras  
Service 10.00%
5-7 Chandos Road, Bristol, BS6 6PG
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4:30 pm

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