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River Cottage Canteen

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River Cottage Canteen


River Cottage Canteen Bristol offers its guests delicious, unique food in a wonderfully restored Grade -II listed 19th Century church building in the Clifton area of Bristol.

With freshly prepared seasonal, local, organic and wild food, on an ever evolving menu, guests can enjoy a taste of River Cottage, served in the relaxed ambience of the restaurant.

During the day River Cottage Canteen has a laidback, family friendly vibe, with a dedicated children’s menu for younger members of the group plus the option to eat half portions of anything on the menu for the more adventurous eaters.

During the evening, the restaurant comes alive with events, comedy nights and much more. The stunning a la carte menu is offset with a fantastic selection of locally sourced drinks.

The bar is the perfect place to catch up with friends; enjoy a delicious assortment of cakes and bar snacks, fresh juices and coffee all day or join them in the evening for fortnightly live music, seasonal cocktails and a chance to unwind.

A Private Dining Room is also available for special celebrations or private events and is free of charge for groups of 10 or more people all dining off the main menu – a fabulous space, with your own personal server.


Key Features

  • In town/city centre

Children & Infants

  • Children's menu


  • Locally sourced produce

Establishment Features

  • Private rooms

Map & Directions

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Special Offers

  • Canteen Cocktail Club – 2 cocktails for £10

    The offer: Celebrate the start of the weekend with River Cottage Canteen’s new Canteen Cocktail Club – taking place in the bar area every Friday between 4 - 8 pm, you and a friend can enjoy 2 delicious seasonally selected cocktails for £10. Sit back, relax and let our bar tenders mix you up the perfect River Cottage cocktail.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book contact River Cottage Canteen on 0117 9732458 mentioning that you saw the offer on or alternatively visit the River Cottage Canteen website.

    Offer link: Eating out

  • £10 Healthy Lunch

    The offer: To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of River Cottage HQ, the River Cottage Canteen Bristol is putting on a £10 Healthy Lunch. Enjoy a main lunch dish with a fresh juice for £10, Monday – Friday lunchtimes. Pick from seasonally selected dishes on the menu.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the River Cottage website.

    Offer link: Eating out

  • Free Organic Wine

    The offer: Visit River Cottage Canteen Bristol with a friend on a Monday to Thursday, and enjoy a free bottle of their organic Sicilian Sangiovese, Grillo or Rosato wine. This offer is available when booking in advance, quoting 'Wine and Dine'.

    Not valid in conjunction on any other offer, or on their event nights. Offer available when a table of two both select two full priced starters and full priced main courses including at least one side dish, a bottle of house wine is complementary. Only available Monday through to Thursday lunch and dinner.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the River Cottage website.

    Offer link: Eating out

  • Kids Eat Free

    The offer: Escape the bleak winter skies and put some colour back into the weekend with a seasonally vibrant Sunday lunch, where kids eat free!

    For every adult eating 2 courses, one child eats a free Sunday lunch, when booked in advance.

    This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or set menu and is not available on breakfast or sharing boards. Valid for kids under 12 only. One child per adult.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book contact River Cottage on 01179 732458 or email, mentioning that you saw the offer on

    Offer link: Eating out



    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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

    Recent Reviews:

    • travlyn2017
      Toowoomba, Australia
      Trip Type:
      Anticipation rewarded
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd September 2017
      Eagerly anticipated visit from Australia was rewarded with pleasant attentive service, quality food prepared by obviously knowledgeable committed chefs and shared platters which tempted the taste... Read full review
    • JRW38
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Fantastic food, staff and atmosphere
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd September 2017
      Myself, partner and friends visited the River Cottage last night and can thoroughly recommend. Food was great (esp the sardines), staff couldn't have been friendlier and decor perfect. Would def... Read full review
    • HKP2010
      Trip Type:
      Delicious and different
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 2nd September 2017
      Our group included one member with a hearing problem. The restaurant manager showed us to our table and saw us working out where would be best for everyone to sit, to help that person join in... Read full review
    St John's Court
    Whiteladies Road
    BS8 2QY

    Tel: +44 (0)117 973 2458

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    • Bristol Tourism & Hospitality AwardTaste of Bristol Winner 2013 Taste of Bristol Winner 2013 2014

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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