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“Great meal”
Review of The Spiny Lobster

The Spiny Lobster
Ranked #121 of 2,088 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Spiny Lobster is an award winning seafood restaurant. We've been on Whiteladies Road for 15 years with a restaurant and fishmonger and a great loyal following locally and from visitors to Bristol and to Clifton. The Spiny Lobster offers a wide ranging menu designed for lovers of the best seafood and shellfish. We specialise in cooking over the open fire of our Josper grill, adding a distinct flavour to our food inspired by our staff's travels. Have a look at the menu, come to the restaurant and fishmongers and see for yourselves this gem in Bristol. We look forward to welcoming you.
Reviewed 11 October 2021 via mobile

We had a fantastic evening here last fri. The food was superb and served by lovely friendly staff who made us feel special. Thank you to all the staff, can't wait return

Date of visit: October 2021
Thank Frederick126
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Reviewed 9 October 2021 via mobile

Me and my partner visited the spiny lobster for an anniversary meal , as my partner adores seafood . We were not let down the menu was as intended heavily dedicated towards seafood for starters we had the camarones with aioli and grilled scallops both were absolutely delicious ( scallops were definitely the dish of the day ) . For mains we went for the monkfish and whole native lobster. What a delight both were , the monkfish was delicious and i was lost for words on the lobster. The menu was more on the pricy side but thats what you expect for quality food done at this level . The service was slightly slow for what i would normally expect and took a while to get the bill but nothing that i would mark them down on. Will be looking forward to another visit in the future

Date of visit: October 2021
Thank Tristan P
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Reviewed 7 October 2021 via mobile

The entire experience was fantastic from the off. Complimentary processco due to it being one of our birthdays was a great touch.

Seafood was just incredible. The oysters were fantastic and the lobster just perfect.

Along with the excellent was the service which was even better. Staff were a credit to the restaurant, Martha in particular was really great.

Date of visit: October 2021
Thank Bearmanross
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Reviewed 23 September 2021

The restaurant concentrates on seafood as the name implies although there are other dishes available. We shared a large fresh crab to start and then shared the fish for two which we had served off the bone. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. The wine list has something for all tastes and pockets. The staff are welcoming and very friendly which made the evening a real treat. They have a fresh fish counter open during the day and we took a good selection home with us the following day. The Spiny Lobster is well worth the visit.

Date of visit: September 2021
Thank DouglasC803
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Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

Came in for Saturday lunch and my partner and I had an amazing time. Oysters were fantastic and the champagne made it all the better. Will definitely return soon. Thanks guys!

Date of visit: September 2021
Thank Navigate755112
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