The Spiny Lobster

“Fish and seafood presented fresh and simple” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BRISTOL, BRISTOL

Official Rating
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Our Inspector's View

Mitch Tonks' seafood brasserie and fish market maintains a rigorous commitment to freshness and simplicity, using fish and shellfish mostly landed by the Brixham boats. The dining room sports linen-clothed tables, staff are friendly, and top-class materials slapped onto a charcoal-burning Josper grill can’t be beaten.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Spiny Lobster
128 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, BRISTOL, BS8 2RS

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 45
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 8
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 11
  • Cuisine style: Mediterranean, Seafood

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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