survey result

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

One of the country’s more eccentric restaurant settings – a Victorian lido’s viewing gallery whose plate-glass windows overlook a heated open-air pool, where swimmers plough their watery furrows in all weathers. Feedback has dwindled since its early years but continues to rate it well.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “quirky”, even “crazy place for a meal” – a “Victorian lido where you sit and watch Bristolians swim lengths in the open air” while you eat behind glass in the former viewing gallery. This “unexpected venue has even more unexpected culinary standards”, serving “rather interesting food with distinctive Mediterranean elements” – a legacy of former Moro chef Freddy Bird, who ran the kitchen here for 10 years – “and service that is friendly rather than professional. The pool and the building are the real stars, though”.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “quirky”, even “crazy place for a meal” – a “Victorian lido where you sit and watch Bristolians swim lengths in the open air” while you eat behind glass in the former viewing gallery. This “unexpected venue has even more unexpected culinary standards”, serving “rather interesting food with distinctive Mediterranean elements” – a legacy of former Moro chef Freddy Bird, who ran the kitchen here for 10 years – “and service that is friendly rather than professional. The pool and the building are the real stars, though”.

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Stunning by night when lights twinkle on the water and swimmers glide by” – this “unique” Clifton venue occupies a Victorian Egyptian-style swimming pool whose viewing gallery is now an accomplished Spanish-North African restaurant run by ex-Moro chef Freddie Bird, with a “great tapas menu served downstairs” in the poolside bar. The outdoor heated pool is members-only, but diners can book a swim-and-eat package to work up an appetite before their meal.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
24
No dress code
100
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£10.00 £20.80 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Oakfield Place, Bristol, BS8 2BJ
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday9 am‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday9 am‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday9 am‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday9 am‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday9 am‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday9 am‑10:45 am, 12 pm‑4 pm

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