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March 2021: The Bristol post reports that the restaurant is to reopen: James Wilkins found he just can't keep away... - see https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink/michelin-starred-bristol-restaurant-re-5248528

survey result

Summary

£80
 ££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Elegant and imaginative cuisine” and an excellent standard of service again won nothing but rave reviews for James Wilkins & Christine Vayssade’s small restaurant in a Redland sidestreet, whose ambiance was “greatly improved” a couple of years ago “with a new feature street-art wall and intimate décor”. But in October 2019, the pair put it up for sale in order to pursue an opportunity overseas: hence we’ve removed the rating for now.

Summary

£79
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“From the unassuming shop-front style entrance, one passes into an attractive, well laid-out dining room with stylish artworks lining the walls” at James Wilkins’s Redland HQ, where the “welcoming service” and “outstanding” cuisine (with a five-course tasting menu as the top option, but usually with à la carte or prix fixe alternatives) have placed it near the pinnacle of the city’s culinary pecking order. “After a decor makeover, the styling now matches the brilliant food and service” according to its most ardent fans (but overall the ambience is still the least highly rated element of the operation).

Summary

£82
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

James Wilkins’s “world class” food delights a committed fanclub of his backstreet Redland HQ, where “classical cuisine with imaginative flavouring” is “impeccably served, but in a manner that’s in no way stuffy”. If there’s a reservation it’s the “slightly dull room” – but in a better location this could rival Casamia as Bristol’s most highly rated destination.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
34
No dress code
30

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £56.00 £68.00
Lunch £28.00 £34.00
Dinner £54.00 £64.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 68.00 Always available 5
Menu2 88.00 Always available 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
1 Chandos Rd, Bristol, BS6 6PG
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm

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