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“Great food and friendly service”
Review of The Chefs Table

The Chefs Table
Ranked #2 of 1,680 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$34 - US$48
Cuisines: French, British
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Dining options: Private Dining
Description: The Chef's Table Bistro is a unique dining experience based in the Cumberland Basin, Bristol. Owner Chef Conrad and his dedicated team are there to spoil you. Sit back and relax as you watch your food prepared and plated through the glass viewing window with interaction with our chefs. We are here to provide an experience that you won't forget.
Reviewed 11 June 2021

Opened in August last year on the site that was at one time Howards, this is a small and cosy restaurant with views across the Cumberland Basin. The staff were all pleasant and friendly and the menu offered a tempting looking selection of dishes as well as a couple more from a small specials board. The wine list was fairly limited with only about half a dozen or so of each colour, but the Sancerre that we chose was very good. Starters and main courses arrived very quickly, but there was then quite a delay for desert and we had to chase up our bill as it had not materialised. On the whole though despite this hiccup, service was attentive and very good.

A starter of crab and scallop thermidor was very tasty indeed. The sourdough croustade had a slightly chewy texture that I wasn’t really sure went with it, but this didn’t really detract from the dish. A great start to the meal. This was followed by the sea bas with a smoked haddock and crab mousse and this too was a very good dish, with the sea bass wrapped around the mousse in the centre of the place and accompanied by a dill and vermouth sauce and some miniature parmentier potatoes.

A St-Emilion au Chocolat to finish was also very good and a great end to the meal, although across the table the lemon indulgence was a little disappointing. Although we had asked what it consisted of before ordering, we hadn’t expected warm doughball type things in a batter. There was nothing really wrong with it, but not what we had expected and would not have ordered it if we had known. Overall though, a most enjoyable meal and highly recommended.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 10 June 2021 via mobile

Extremely modest restaurant where the food and service does the talking. We opted for the 5 course taster, everything was beautiful! Started with the most gorgeous bread and oil…. Take with white balsamic! We were given bread by 2 different waiters…. Yes we took both helpings without hesitation… too good not to! The floor manager gave us the warmest welcome and had a lovely way about her… it clearly fed the way the team worked, she was very good at her job and should be proud of what she’s built in her team. Lovely touch having the chef come have a chat towards the end of the meal!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 June 2021 via mobile

Lovely intimate restaurant with a good menu selection and fab food. So important to go to independent restaurants to sample quality food.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank Senoritawoody
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Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

We came to celebrate our sons 22nd birthday ( belated 21st ), after reading such high reviews posted on this site. It was a near 2 hour journey, but it was so worth it. The staff were very friendly and attentive without being over bearing. The food was delicious and was topped off with the chef, Conrad visiting the table and spending a few moments with us, making us feel special and rounding off a wonderful experience.

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank Mark P
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Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

Incredible staff and Incredible food!
Efficient staff. All so friendly.
Food was amazing.
Starter, main and dessert could not be faulted.
Good portion size and very tasty / fresh.
Top class!

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank shanebY6805OY
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