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Racks Bar & Kitchen

St Pauls Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX, England
+44 117 974 1626
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“sunday roast” (19 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
“pies” (12 reviews)
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European, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
St Pauls Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I popped in after seeing their Thursday special on organic rib-eye steak. For the price, it was excellent; well cooked and seasoned, and nicely tender. I can also recommend the broccoli side, which was properly garlicky. Service was quick and friendly, and a minor mistake...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar staff are very friendly, the beer selection is fairly good and the food is nice. Great if you're looking for a few beers away from the students as well!

Thank Bortish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is part of and in the basement of the Clifton Hotel. It is popular and serves everything from snacks to full meals. Go to the bar to order as the waiters' eyes are hard to catch. Good food, reasonably priced. Strongly recommended.

Thank Mick H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Racks on Sunday with friends and quite a few of us had the lamb roast. The meat was tender and delicious and the large homemade Yorkshire pudding was a nice touch. The vegetables were minimal but not crazy over cooked. They also did...More

Thank Skiingchick
Reviewed 14 September 2017

You couldn’t easily tell that this restaurant is attached to the Clifton Hotel, a nice atmosphere and the staff were great, esp as a single traveller. The mussels are a must, although even though I enjoyed them I couldn’t finish the portion so they could...More

Thank Happy_holidays99_11
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Came here this evening to eat, planned to use our taste card. Great atmosphere and ambient feel to the restaurant. Unfortunately there was a slight problem with the steak we ordered-was undercooked. We were dealt with by the waitress Lily who went above and beyond...More

Thank Toby B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Brilliant venue and great staff happy to accommodate. Guiness kept very well (too well making you want more).

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The beer was cold, the service good and the food average. Indoors was cosy and outside the heated umbrellas a god send on a cold dank Bristol day

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The food was pretty average, but one of our party ate a bad oyster and that ruined the entire weekend. I guess that's the luck of the draw with oysters. But there was no excuse for the indifferent service or for presenting us with a...More

Thank gilesbick
Reviewed 29 June 2017

My second visit here as a lone woman which is a good review on it's own. The Racks burger is tasty and beautifully cooked, the atmosphere lively but not overpowering and the service attentive and friendly.

Thank Tina B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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