If there was a definitive list of Bristol’s most glamorous restaurants (and there probably is somewhere), Klosterhaus would have to make the cut. This D&D-owned restaurant located slap bang in Bristol’s city centre is housed inside the Grade-I listed Quakers Friars building, and comprises a restaurant, bar, three event spaces and a large outdoor terrace. It’s here that guests can dine on Mittel-European cuisine amongst other German classics inspired by executive head chef Bjorn Wassmuth’s German heritage.
There are three private dining areas on offer at Klosterhaus that can seat between 24 and 100 guests. Its smallest offering is the Hanover room, an intimate space painted in a vibrant shade of red that feels simultaneously cosy and uplifting. This room also offers its own private entrance and backs on to the leafy courtyard outside.
Baker’s Hall, meanwhile, is a better option for large group dining of up to 60 people, or 100 if you’re planning a standing event. This incredible room also offers steps down into the restaurant’s sunken terrace, a stunning space that can be hired in addition to the main hall, or as a separate space on its own for up to 60 people. The terrace comes equipped with its own bar, heaters and large parasols, so that private dining events can be held here all year round.
Finally, the largest space at Klosterhaus is Cutler’s Hall, a glamorous and impressive area located on the first floor and able to accommodate 100 people for dinner (or 170 standing). It houses its own dedicated bar to ensure total exclusivity at your private event, and boasts lots of natural light and an arched ceiling with original beams.
There are a variety of menus to choose from, including canapés, bowl food, set menus and signature cocktails. Examples of dishes you might find include Currywurst (curry-infused pork sausage, curried tomato sauce, triple cooked chips and house sauce), Vienna Schnitzel (veal, warm potato salad and lingonberry compote) and Bayrische Schweinshaxe (cured and grilled giant pork knuckle, sauerkraut, potato dumpling, beer jus).