December Fourteenth – River Grille


A group of us were out for dinner last night at the River Grille – the restaurant of The Bristol Hotel, in Bristol. It’s a lovely venue that we’d never visited before. The main dining room is at the level of the floating harbour or you can enter through the hotel and down through the piano bar. The atmosphere is very swanky with live music, glam lighting and good linens.

We came for the steaks, which were good, as was the fish of the day. However, everyone was jealous of my meal which was venison and winter veg. It was quite a Mastercheffy dish with venison done three ways (loin, sausage and a shoulder meat croquette) on a bed of thinly sliced beetroot, braised red cabbage and spinach. The sausage especially was fantastic.

We all thought it felt like a more expensive restaurant than it actually was and T said the wine was good value – an Argentinian Malbec which was £23 for a bottle.

I think we’ve found a new favourite.

*No photos for this post – I was too interested in eating my food to get a good photo of it!


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