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Racks Bar & Kitchen

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St Pauls Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX, England
+44 117 974 1626
08:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, good atmosphere. They have a great lunch time deal of only £5 for the meal. However this menu is slightly lacking in comparison to the full menu - as expected. The staff are very friendly but the atmosphere is so relaxed that they tend to take a while before serving you! On the whole however, nice place for... More 

Thank Saif K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top £5 lunch menu and great fun later at night. Big drinks selection and delicious food.friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Jamie P
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here numerous times for both lunch, dinner and Sunday roast & not had a bad meal. The food and service has already been great. The £5 lunch deal is such great value for money and the food is good quality & well cooked. Plus it's always nice to be inside in the warm when it's cold outside...So many... More 

Thank HARM08
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired Racks' for a party for a lunchtime gathering on a Sunday. We had about 25 guests and used the Gallery opposite the bar. Although a bit cramped for 25 adults, the staff were more than happy to help move the tables to the side and take out a few chairs. This allowed for sufficient seating around the sides... More 

Thank Jeff_restive
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were very good about the fact that my veggie daughter's meal wasn't nice and they didn't charge us for hers when she gave feedback.She left most of it

Thank busyfamilytraveller
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I had my 30th birthday party at Racks in November 2016 in the function room and it was perfect. The staff were incredibly helpful and catered to all of our requests. We had a live band at the end of the room and they fitted perfectly in the space and there was plenty of room to move. Around 50 people... More 

Thank Sabrina T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is the 2nd year we have eaten at Racks and what a lovely place it is. The food was excellent and the service was great considering the problems with had with the event management. I would definitely recommend eating there but the event manager last year we found to be so much more helpful. The staff however were very... More 

Thank creativecreature2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Given the price of drinks they could spend more on keeping the ladies toilets clean and not full of broken toilet roll holders and loo flush handles. Particularly dislike the black edge to floor created by cleaning with a mop and dirty water. Get a grip of the basics. Would not recommend.

1 Thank numbersign
Leicester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We pre-booked a table at 7.30pm. On arrival it was evident that a party had started, something which we were not warned about. The noise levels were terrible. I ordered the roast beef which came out cold and I had to send it back. It was replaced with another but clearly it was not fresh.

1 Thank Sn0wy111
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We were here for a friend's wedding reception, the place is very nice, cosy & well decorated. The food looked very good although I didn't have any. The drinks are so expensive £5.40 for a large (which was more like a small/medium 175ml) wine & £10 for a vodka and coke/orange. Never been somewhere so expensive. The coke had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$37
European, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Pauls Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 974 1626
A friendly and relaxed restaurant, sports bar and function party venue in the heart of Clifton - the pride of Bristol. Having been in the heart of the community for 30 years, Racks is renowned for a great atmospheric venue which serves fantastic food all day.

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