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Glass Boat Restaurant

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Modern bistro fare on a glamorous barge

AA Inspector

At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Children welcome
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

This 1920s barge once earned its crust along the Severn Estuary but is now moored up in the heart of the city, converted to a decidedly handsome restaurant with walnut floors and a beautiful marble bar. The menu offers modern bistro fare with plenty of imagination, plying a course from chicken liver parfait with onion jam, or crispy frogs' legs with wild garlic risotto, to chicken suprême with celeriac, Savoy cabbage with lardons and honey-roasted swede. Seafood dishes are full of appeal too - perhaps a creamy bourride of monkfish and mussels. Finish with zesty lemon tart with crème fraîche. Theatre-goers can enjoy a good-value supper until 7pm.

Opening hours

  • Closed:: 24–26 December and 1–10 January
  • Lunch served from:: 12
  • until : 2.30
  • Dinner served from:: 5.30
  • until: 10


  • Chef: Freddy Bird, Charlie Hurrell

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style:: Modern French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30:: 14
  • Wines over £30:: 27
  • Wines by the glass:: 10

Price guide

  • Starter from £: 6.50
  • Main course from £: 13.50
  • Dessert from £: 8.50
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Children welcome


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats:: 120
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 40
  • Off-site parking available:: NCP Queen Charlotte Street

Additional information

  • Seats:: 120
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 40

Getting here

Moored below Bristol Bridge in the old centre of Bristol

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Nearest train station

Bristol Temple Meads
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