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A “great place to take friends who are blown away by the first glimpse of the pool” – this “very unusual” and “very relaxing” Bristol icon is part of a restored and immensely characterful Victorian lido. Ex-Moro chef Freddie Bird’s distinctive Mediterranean/North African slanted cuisine is “equally good in the upstairs restaurant and poolside tapas bar”.
A “firmly established Bristol classic” – part of a “beautiful” old Victorian lido – where the Mediterranean/North African tapas-style food, by ex-Moro chef Freddie Bird, “is more than good enough” (indeed, for some fans, it’s “remarkable”). “Eating upstairs whilst watching others swim is the real pleasure” (“like being on holiday!”).
“Eating in a Victorian lido watching people swim is a lovely experience” and seals the “romantic” appeal (“slightly depending on the pool’s clientele that day”) of this “very unusual” venture. The Mediterranean/North African food from an ex-Moro chef is “reliably very good” too (“and the downstairs café is also a very good option – the tapas selection is first-class”). Top Menu Tip – “gorgeous ice cream”.
“Watch the swimmers while you dine”, at this Clifton café-restaurant, in an “amazing restored building overlooking the old pool”; the ex-Moro chef’s tapas-style cuisine “never disappoints and is sometimes very good indeed” – “divine” ice-creams are a highlight.
Oakfield Pl, Bristol, BS8 2BJ
12 - 2.45pm, 6 - 9.45pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm , Sun 10 pm