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Racks Bar & Kitchen

St Pauls Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX, England
+44 117 974 1626
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (19 reviews)
“steak” (23 reviews)
“pies” (12 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
European, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
St Pauls Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX, England
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1 - 10 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch via a recommendation. The food was mediocre at best, I specified medium rare beef yet it still arrived well done, along with over cooked broccoli & red cabbage and tasty, but roast potatoes which resembled more mash potato’s than roast. We...More

Thank Shaun F
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic evening. Well organised and very efficient & friendly staff. Can’t wait to do again end of this year. Would thoroughly recommend as good value.

Thank Nicki B
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Booked an early Christmas dinner with friends and were given a nice private area. Food was very good, service efficient and friendly, really enjoyed all 3 courses and very reasonably priced!

Thank BristolCharlotte
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Xmas parties can be a disaster, but our evening at Racks was great. Delicious food, good service, atmospheric building. It was very busy but all the food was hot and served courteously. Recommended. 10/10, we will be back. Thanks!

Thank SarkenDS9
Reviewed 2 December 2017

You're in Bristol - don't go to a painfully average, poor service, over-priced bar when you could go to the millions of other places this amazing city has to offer

Thank Lydia D
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I only visited this bar as my hotel, opposite, did not serve breakfast. Rack's is underneath another hotel and presumably serves that as well. I had eggs benedict and was not disappointed. The full English looks good too, the set price of breakfast includes juice,...More

Thank Reevsie1
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Lovely,lovely food but very slow,inefficient service. Waited over an hour. The food order was wrong,the drinks order was wrong then one of our party's meal arrived 10 minutes after ours. As I say... lovely food but more.. and more efficient staff needed. Breakfast was much...More

Thank LOIS57
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Popped in here for a quick lunchtime baguette and a beer. OK...but nothing special. The beer selection was good.

Thank AlienFootprints
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Inattentive staff, mediocre food and expensive drinks, there's not really much to recommend this place given the amount of excellent placed available within walking distance.

Thank jtotheten
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I popped in after seeing their Thursday special on organic rib-eye steak. For the price, it was excellent; well cooked and seasoned, and nicely tender. I can also recommend the broccoli side, which was properly garlicky. Service was quick and friendly, and a minor mistake...More

Thank Sarah B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Pauls Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 974 1626
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A friendly and relaxed restaurant, sports bar and function party venue in the heart of Clifton - the pride of Bristol. Having been in the heart of the community for 30 years, Racks is renowned for a great atmospheric venue which serves fantastic food all day.
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