This unique harbourside complex houses a delicatessen, bakery, cookery school, bar, brasserie and an upstairs destination restaurant now only used for special events). Here we'll concentrate on the latter, which is a comfortable first-floor dining room overlooking the harbour. The theme being white - from the crisp napery to the tunics of the waiting staff.
The brasserie menu follows the seasons, but starters such as 'Roasted Butternut Squash Soup'; 'Smoked Eel with Horseradish & Crème Fraîche' and 'Game Terrine with Pear & Cranberry Chutney and Grilled Bread' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Pot Roast Chicken with January King Cabbage, Carrots and Chive Mash'; 'Alsace Onion Tart with a Rocket, Black Truffle & Parmesan Salad'; 'Lemon Sole Meunière' and 'Grilled 8oz 39-day-matured Sirloin Steak with Chips, Three Peppercorn Sauce & Watercress'.
If you have room, you might be tempted by 'Dark Chocolate Brownie with Rum & Raisin Ice Cream'; 'Bread & Butter Pudding with Double Cream' or their interesting selection of farmhouse cheeses.
- Food Style: Modern European
- Lunch: Sun-Fri 12.00-2.30 (Sun 9.00-16.00); mains about £8 to £20; set L Sun £13.50 (1 course), £18 (2 courses), £23 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 12.00-22.30, Sun 9.00-16.00,mains about £12 to £20
- Seats: 120, plus 60 outside
- Wine: a well-thought-out list, travels the world, kicking off at around the £18 mark, also offers many wines by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible, plus children's menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Bristol Temple Meads Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: 24th to 26th Dec.
- Outside eating