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Glassboat Restaurant

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Evening dining at the Glassboat


The Glassboat restaurant is, and always has been, that rare combination of style and substance. Its unique waterside location and elegant interior are matched, if not surpassed by the quality of the dishes created on board.

The all-day menu that has wide appeal – a mix of sophisticated bistro classics inspired by the very best of British and French dishes.

Located on the floating harbour in the heart of Bristol, Glassboat affords spectacular views of the city and harbourside, with its unique interior carefully restored to make the most of the original polished wooden decks, sculptured oak and portholes.

Glassboat is a restaurant to suit any occasion, whether it's for lunch or dinner with friends, a business breakfast or lunch, or to celebrate a special occasion, the Glassboat is a unique and versatile choice.

They are also fully licensed to host weddings and civil ceremonies and we're only five minutes’ walk from the Bristol Registry Office.

Glassboat is open seven days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoons and Dinner - see the website for full details and sample menus.


Key Features

  • In town/city centre


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Bristol Pound Accepted
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Licenced for civil marriages


  • Glassboat Video

Map & Directions

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Special Offers

  • Set lunch or early dinner

    The offer: Lunch at Glassboat offers fantastic value without compromising on the quality of ingredients used and this is reflected in the 'Set Lunch Menu' with three courses for only £15!

    Three courses £15 or two courses £12; Tuesday to Friday, 12 midday to 2.45pm

    The offer is also available from 5.30pm to 6.30pm Monday to Friday and Sunday

    Whatever the occasion Glassboat remains the waterside location of choice; the menus change daily but lunch treats might include rock oysters or gravadlax followed by braised venison, mash, roast shallots or plaice, capers and brown butter.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book contact the Glassboat on 0117 332 3971, mentioning that you saw the offer on

    Offer link: Eating out


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Terrible

Recent Reviews:

  • cariad6
    Bridgend, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Pleasant experience but Overrated
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 24th April 2017
    Enjoyed our family gathering here on Saturday, but that's because we were together! I've never been anywhere where a request for ice is charged! £3 a glass of ice? The food was fair only, I enjoyed... Read full review
  • Rebecca J
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Lunch deal heaven
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 22nd April 2017
    Food is sublime. Staff were lovely. Setting is superb. Wish I could lunch here every day. Do visit this place if you visit Bristol. Read full review
  • gymjoe
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 21st April 2017
    Been meaning to put a review up for a while now, it's been over 2 months since we went to this restaurant on the 15th of Feb 2017. The service was shocking even when I booked well in advance, the... Read full review
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Tel: +44 (0)117 332 3971

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Opening Times

Check website for opening times (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)


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