Thanks to its relatively close proximity to the coast, Fishers menu of wonderful British and international seafood has helped maintain its position as one of Bristol’s favourite foodie finds.
A benefit of dining at this neighbourhood restaurant is its relaxed and tailored customer-led approach. The team here are happy to adapt menu options to suit diners and the majority of the offering is gluten- and dairy-free.
To kick off your meal why not begin with a gin and elderflower martini, a handful of marinated olives, a few anchovies and some freshly baked sourdough bread with oil and balsamic vinegar. Next up, mainstay starters include things like battered tiger prawns with sweet chilli sauce and mussels with white wine, cream and garlic.
Mains cover all sorts of cuts, cures and types of fish to ensure there really is something for everyone. Seared yellow fin tun with a red pepper herb salsa, balsamic dressing and chunky chips has a pleasing Mediterranean feel to it while a pan-fried fillet of seabass with a parsnip and bacon potato cake and English butter sauce tastes decidedly more like home. If dining in a mixed group, where some companions aren’t so keen on fish, there are also meat options like steak, and veggie-friendly dishes such as pan-fried halloumi, Parmesan-baked parsnips, broccoli and a red pepper dressing.
If you’re looking to go all out, the hot shellfish platter for two is a real showstopper. Expect a towering portion of mussels, razon clams, tiger prawns, king prawns and scallops with various garnishes and accompaniments. And if you’re feeling extra hungry there’s the option to add a lobster tail for real wow-factor.
A lunch and early evening three-course menu clocks in at a reasonable £13.95 and provides a welcome reprieve from the busy shops surrounding the restaurant – perfect if you’ve been doing some pottering nearby.