riverstation

“Breakfast, lunch or dinner by the water” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BRISTOL, BRISTOL

Official Rating
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Awards
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Our Inspector's view

Being on the River Avon as it flows through the city’s docks, the views from Riverstation’s terrace and balcony are outstanding. You can even arrive by boat — just ask your ferryman to dock at the restaurant’s own pontoon. A seasonally changing menu offers fresh and inspiring modern British dishes, while the downstairs bar serves brunches, English classics and small plates.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
riverstation
The Grove, BRISTOL, BS1 4RB

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 120
  • Private dining available
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 25
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 15
  • Cuisine style: Modern European

About the area

Discover Bristol

The Anglo-Saxon settlement at Bristol grew up around the bridge and harbour on the River Avon. With access to the sea, it increased in importance. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, whose London—Bristol railway line terminated in his gothic-style station of Temple Meads, had long been involved with Bristol. He had remodelled the docks in 1830, and six years later designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge over the 250-foot (76m) deep Avon Gorge.

During the bombing raids of World War II many churches and historic houses were lost. Fortunately, the finest parish church in England, St Mary Redcliffe, with its 292-foot (89m) spire, survived, although traffic now swirls all around it. Bristol Cathedral was founded as an Augustinian abbey in the 1140s and became a cathedral in1542. The Norman chapter house is particularly fine. There is almost too much to see in Bristol: other gems include Wills Tower, John Wood’s Corn Exchange, the Coopers’ Hall by William Halfpenny, the Grotto at Goldney House in Clifton, the long south façade of Ashton Court, and the Christmas Steps (off the beginning of Park Road).

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