The River Grille at The Bristol Hotel

Afternoon tea, British, Modern European·

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Afternoon tea, British, Modern European
Cool, Glamorous, Lively, Luxury, Romantic
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Waterside
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions


The River Grille is the flagship restaurant at The Bristol Hotel, sitting in a rather splendid location on Bristol's Harbourside and offering beautiful riverside views. This sophisticated, modern restaurant celebrates British cuisine, albeit with a contemporary slant, and champions local produce specifically across an often-changing seasonal British menu. Steaks are also a highlight, with the grill featuring prominently on the menu. 

Inside The River Grille is bright and spacious, with a relaxed but elegant atmosphere that suits it well to all sorts of occasions. A glass ceiling allows plenty of natural light into the restaurant throughout the day, and the river-facing wall is also entirely glass, meaning that there are plenty of seats in the house that boasts lovely harbour views. The restaurant also hosts live piano and jazz from Friday to Sunday, so guests can book lunch or dinner with some live music accompaniment. 

The menu changes regularly, but always features a wide array of seasonal British produce. At the time of writing you'll find dishes such as pan-seared scallops with pea puree and pancetta crisps, buffalo milk burrata with Isle of Wight tomatoes, and fresh linguine with Devon crab on the menu. There's also a section of dishes from the Josper grill, including grass fed Black Angus steaks, market fish and burgers. 

On the drinks front, you can expect a compact selection of classic cocktails, as well as a hefty spirits menu and an extensive wine list that visits the old and new worlds. Plus of course, teas, coffees and other hot beverages. 

The River Grille is also where you'll find the hotel's afternoon tea service, which is served from Thursday to Saturday in the main dining room and includes a selection of classic sandwiches, scones and miniature cakes. 

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Prince Street, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 4QF

0117 923 0333 0117 923 0333


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun 12:00-14:30
Afternoon Tea
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:30-16:30
Fri 12:30-16:30
Sat 12:30-16:30
Sun Closed
Mon 17:30-21:30
Tue 17:30-21:30
Wed 17:30-21:30
Thu 17:30-21:30
Fri 17:30-22:00
Sat 17:30-22:00
Sun 17:30-21:30


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