This unique harbourside complex houses a delicatessen, bakery, cookery school, bar, brasserie and a destination restaurant. 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 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 'Roast Rump of Lamb with White Bean Purée, Beetroot, Cavolo Nero & Salsa Verde'.
If you have room, you might be tempted by 'Pecan & Hazelnut Tart, Caramel Sauce & Clotted Cream'; 'Bailey's Chocolate Mousse with Cranberries' or their interesting selection of farmhouse cheeses.
Slightly less elaborate meals are offered in the Brasserie, which keeps similar hours, and is run on a no-bookings principle (unless you intend to be a party of eight or more).
- Food Style: Modern European
- Lunch: Sun-Fri 12.00-15.00 (Sun 16.00), set Express L £16.50 (2 courses) mains about £14 to £24; set L Sun £13.50 (1 course), £18 (2 courses), £23 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.30-22.30,'Early Bird' set D £16.50 (2 courses); mains about £14 to £24
- 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