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The Townhouse Bar and Restaurant

85 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2NT, England
+44 117 973 9302
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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85 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2NT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was 11 of us eating here for a Birthday meal. The welcome was warm, friendly and the restaurant is very welcoming. Really good choice of drinks and food. We all had the Sunday lunch and it was great with the biggest Yorkshire puddings I...More

Thank Glyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived here for a birthday celebration meal, no acknowledgment of our occasion whatsoever, even though there were presents on the table & cards were being opened. The waiters and waitresses were rather busy with party tables upstairs and did the bare minimum at our table....More

Thank leanne99
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Surprise family dinner for my sister . We had private dining on the mezzanine floor . Excellent food and service all round . I had rang the restaurant ahead of the meal with specific dietary requirements. Nothing was too much trouble and all accommodated without...More

Thank Dawn N
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Food was good but service was a disgrace. Arrived At 12;30 finally someone came to table at about 1pm to take drinks order and we ordered food at the same time as were not sure when a waiter would get back to us. Limited Sunday...More

Thank margietim
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My first visit was a family Sunday lunch for 16 of us. We were given our own room upstairs and was really surprised at the speed and standard of service, considering the restaurant and outside seating was full. The food was served quickly and was...More

Thank Dorian J
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Having popped in for lunch on Thursday 30th March at about 12.30, my wife and I sat at a table towards the rear, not far from the kitchen door. We could clearly hear the Chef using foul language which was bad enough, but things got...More

Thank garth345
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Townhouse boasts a great menu a good wine list and cocktail menu so expectations where fairly high when attending for a Mother's Day Lunch. The service upon arrival was good if not somewhat rushed but we were allowed to change table pretty seamlessly. Our...More

1  Thank Marcus B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We arrived for a family Sunday lunch and were quickly seated. The restaurant was extremely busy. Despite this, orders were taken quickly and efficiently and all staff members were attentive and friendly. The food was the aspect that let the restaurant down as the quality...More

Thank Richiemint
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great meal with excellent food. Lovely atmosphere. Efficient friendly service. Highly recommended. A real treat.

Thank Colin1421
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I like Whiteladies Road - it is a bustling artery of upper Bristol. The Townhouse is located in a prime position; near the Clifton Down train station, nearly opposite the Clifton Down shopping mall and facing the cinema. A laid-back place with very friendly staff,...More

Thank GreenBeansSuisse
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Can we book a table late afternoon/early evening to drink and only eat small things not full meals?
8 April 2017|
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Response from Richiemint | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine so. We called in on Saturday afternoon and just had drinks and snacks.
How big is a group booking please is it more then 6. Thanks
15 October 2016|
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Response from Doug V | Reviewed this property |
We had only 6 in our party, and they accepted a reservation.
Hi is there a charge for the private room on a Sunday afternoon, and is this suitable for young children would be a group of 12, what age is the children menue up to. Thanks.
28 August 2016|
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Response from memesue1952 | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure about Sunday afternoon bookings , it is suitable for children and the menu is up to 10 years old.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 973 9302
  • E-mail
Moved premises; formerly known as The Old Picture House, Bristol.