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Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SB, England
+44 117 929 0704
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family dined at Glassboat Brasserie to celebrate our daughters graduation. We wanted somewhere special and the restaurant did not disappoint! The menu was modern European, with a dish to suit us all. I had the artichokes, my husband the mussels, my son lamb and...More

Thank Mrs6dogs
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a glass of wine here one afternoon which was superb, so we decided to come back for an evening meal. It was certainly popular, but didn't live up to expectations on all counts. Some flavourless offerings and some insufficiently hot ones.Nice views and...More

Thank Marian E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall a good experience, nice attentive staff, portions a bit small and the set menu a bit limited , superb location On the river.

Thank ted o
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a long lunch with plenty of time to catch up and are happy to pay over average prices for small portions then this is the place for you. The lunch menu is reasonably priced for two courses but you need a side...More

Thank Hurfeneration
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really looking forward to eating here as had read great reviews but sadly disappointed! The location is great but that's what you are paying for not the food! At £12 for 3 tiny scallops this cannot be justified (plus the fact they hadn't even been...More

Thank Glawster1873
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Glassboat is just the place you want to bring your friends to. Looks great inside out. Nice little menu too. Kitchen and bar is not really top quality. Some serious flaws. Slightly overpriced. Still, I would go their again.

Thank UlfKjell
Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven't been to the Glassboat for a while but had heard that it has a new chef and were eager to try it again. We weren't disappointed. A lovely setting on the river and very attentive waiting staff. The menu was very French and...More

Thank roystonfrank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times. Beautifully clean restaurant and lovely staff. however, this time disappointed with the portion size of a couple of dishes. The fixed price menu choices portions vary a great deal. The fish soup starter ordered by two of our party...More

Thank nichola59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lunch from the fixed price (£15 for three courses) menu recently. Great food, sensible sized portions, served with panache (that's not a fancy sauce, by the way!) and an affordable bottle of wine. The surrouindings a great, and the view across the water...More

Thank captain_jeb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the glassboat for a work lunch with some colleagues. I ahd heard a lot about the place and wa slookign forward to try it out. I was not disapointed. as a French person, i felt right at home witht he menu and...More

Thank Frenchbird
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Questions & Answers
17 January 2017|
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Response from MERLION04 | Reviewed this property |
I think you will be fine. Have eaten on the Glass Boat many times & have seen that most people are dressed very casually.
9 September 2016|
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Response from Sammi_333 | Reviewed this property |
My sister in law has coeliac disease and managed to eat there with no issues.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$39
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SB, England (Formerly Glass Boat)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 929 0704
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