Fishers Restaurant

4.2
73 reviews
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Fishers Restaurant serves the freshest fish and seafood just landed by fishermen across the South Coast. The breadth of Fishers daily changing menu includes influences from the Med, Asia and good old blighty, as well as the classics of shellfish platters, fish & chips and our famous fishcakes.

Fishers combines the intimacy of a neighbourhood restaurant, with a polished menu and attentive, personal service. The entire menu is sourced seasonally, sensibly and ethically.

Fishers Restaurant is located in the heart of Clifton Village, Bristol a beautiful Georgian shopping quarter featuring a plethora of independent boutiques, hotels, shops, delis and jewellers… Just a stroll away from Brunel’s Suspension Bridge, Royal York Crescent, the Zoological gardens and Durdham Downs, Fishers is the perfect place for a lunch interlude or a destination dinner.
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SS
Bristol
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful decor and fantastic service. Will definitely be returning!

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B
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food was good and the service was equally as good , the wine was great and the oysters very yummy

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SC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food,good location. Would definitely go back and would definitely recommend.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Fishers early evening following a day at the SS Great Britain and other museums.
The greeting was welcoming, friendly but not over familiar.
The waitress was attentive but not too pushy. She was efficient, very knowledgable, friendly and added to the enjoyment of the evening. The food was fantastic . I couldn’t fault the food at all.
Can’t wait to go back.

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SK
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Okay it was a Sunday but no excuse for slow service and low quality fish and seafood from a specialty fish restaurant.
Mussels were okay but I can cook better.
Salmon was good but the rice was over cooked and poorly seasoned.
Further we do not like a service charge added. A tip should be to recognise exceptional food or service, not a given.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Fishers for my birthday and apart from the fact that the food was amazing we had the added bonus of receiving a second bottle of wine free to take home.
My plaice was to die for and the staff were friendly so all in all a lovely experience

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r
Bristol
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the waiting staff friendly and efficient.

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JU
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fishers had a local friendly restaurant feel to it. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The food was really good. I'd definitely go again!

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p
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

this is a lovely neighborhood fish restaurant, but one that welcomed new customers with friendly open arm's, the food was fresh and well presented, the staff so enjoying their work, a memorable evening all round.

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PL
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice welcome, excellent service, great food and wine and good to see such an extensive range of options for a gluten free diet.

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AV
London
40 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went on a Friday for a late lunch and chose their daily set menu. It was all very delicious!! I would highly recommend eating here as it is truly lovely. Fish and seafood is hard to get right but Fishers know what they are doing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal for a 70th birthday. All the food was fabulous as usual, especially the sticky toffee pudding which is particularly worthy of note as it is also gluten free.
Special order for the birthday girl was happily accommodated which was gratefully received.
The only very slight thing that let it down was the speed of service. There was only two staff on, they were both great but had a lot to do (so not really their fault). The plates remained longer than was ideal and we had to go up and ask for the bill as we could not catch them and they did not automatically bring it over. No major issue and certainly would not stop us visiting again, just thought it should be mentioned.

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Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

5th time I’ve been and sadly we were let down a bit by the service. No as efficient as the previous occasions; food took slightly longer than expected. They didn’t charge for service and overall dealt with it well. We will be back

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R
London
31 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent seafood well served in convivial surroundings

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent gluten free fish and chips and a wide selection of items clearly labelled for allergies. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable and the food was great. Hard to find good battered fish and chips without cross contamination risk but these guys use a separate fryer. My husband isn’t gf and he thought it was really tasty as well.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, well presented and nicely cooked, great, friendly service

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OT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without doubt the best fish and chips I’ve ever eaten. Only just found this restaurant but love it. Try the mussels as they’re fab. Quick service, great prices. I eat out a lot and have found it faultless!

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NB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Cool place, great food, amazing value on wriggle deal

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and lovely service!

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B
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The fish was fresh and very well cooked , I loved the crisp Italian white wine , it complemented the fish dishes very well. the service was very good and the oysters were fresh and succulent . it was a very good evening out and I thougfhrly enjoyed it .

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious seafood and cosy ambience as well!!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I have been going to this restaurant 3 to 4 times a year for the last 10+ years. The food and service was always exemplary...until the last two times we have visited. We put the penultimate visit down to them having an ‘off night’. On that occasion, the food was not up to the usual standard and the waitress we had was extremely annoying (everything was ‘amazing’ and ‘fantastic’), and we were made to move tables after ordering drinks?, this had never happened previously and was rather embarrassing.
I’m sorry to say, but the last time we visited will probably be our last. We had scallops and the chorizo was burnt, the wine at almost £30 was poor quality (I’ve had better £5 bottles) and even the side of chips were anaemic. This may well be the reason the place was dead at 8pm on a Friday evening.
Overall, I would have been embarrassed to have taken friends there after raving about it for so many years. This is not a cheap place and it certainly has not offered decent food and drink for the prices they charge.

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in Bath and make the trip over to Bristol now and again to go to Fishers. It's a proper, no frills independent fish restaurant of the sort that Bath sadly doesn't have. We love it, service always good and the freshest of fish.

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PB
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent, waitress seemed flustered and forgot our wine order. Nothing complicated but all good in the end.

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GB
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant experience for a quiet birthday meal. The only concern was that there was quite a delay before our order was taken- not even the drinks order.
When the couple next to us had their order taken despite arriving after us we felt we had to ask the waitress for service. She was very apologetic and we then got our drinks quickly. The rest of the service and food was very good.

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R
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Fishers having seen a review on-line, wanting to find a special fish restaurant for a Saturday evening. We were not disappointed! I felt like I was on holiday. The atmosphere was great and the staff friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The service was also very efficient and wine and menus arrived quickly followed by our olives and bread. We ordered the Seafood platter with extras and it was amazing. i don't think I have enjoyed a meal so much in a very long time.

We will definitely be back. Thank you for such a lovely evening.

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CJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the set lunch menu and honestly think it's the best value food i've found in Bristol after 3 years. Took my family there when they were visiting and they absolutely loved it. Will absolutely return

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F
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Hvnt been for a few years
Thought it wasn’t as good as it used to be
Although it was ok but nothing special

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s
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had Boulliabase followed by the place which was white and firm with a capder sauce which complemented the delicate flavour of the fish very well.

Fishers Restaurant
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hi Susan - thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the caper sauce (one of our favourite garnishes for the Cornish plaice!). Hope to see you another time soon!

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AW
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable time but felt food was not to the standard that we have had before. Fish batter greasy and roast fish certainly not roasted and swimming in butter.

Fishers Restaurant
Responded on 6 May 2019

Hi Ann, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review - your feedback is so greatly appreciated, especially as someone who has dined with us in the past. We're so sorry to hear that you felt like the food wasn't up to it's usual standard on this occasion - we hope that you'll be back to try us again soon to allow us to show you how good Fishers can be. All best, Polly and the Fishers team

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GG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but great as a special event
Service was great food great

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AF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The hot shellfish platter was a bit of a disappointment, paying £8 for two crab claws that we could hardly see. The rest of our group had fish which they all thoroughly enjoyed.
The service was not good, very slow and at times I felt we were an inconvenience!
Will try somewhere else next time I want fish.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We really enjoyed our meal at Fisher's, but the service left something to be desired. It started out ok, but we ended up waiting over half an hour to get a dessert menu (in the end my husband went and got his own from the front of the restaurant), and then took a while to order the dessert. At the end of the night, we sat around for quite a while before giving up and going to the front to pay, since no one brought our bill or asked if we were gone. We spent probably 3.5 hours there and could have easily been there an hour less if if it hadn't have been for the slow service at the end.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit to this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Food was great, atmosphere good, will visit again next time we are in the area.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful food in quiet location. Good choice of fish and non-fish meals and unfussy service.

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J
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and friendly, they adapted well to little people (son 1yr) and didnt realise they do a small quantity of non-fish items on the menu, which suits well as most of my friends dont like fish. The lemon possett was devine and far to good to share. Cant wait to go back!

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DM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would absolutely recommend. What a restaurant , fabulous food, fabulous staff, will be returning as soon as possible. The seafood sharing platter was out of this world!

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A
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and food at a favourable price. Will certainly visit again

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DB
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The extensive fish menu was just what we wanted. Lovely staff and good communication when I was setting up the birthday meal.
Food really excellent and well presented.
Would certainly recommend.

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J
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We had the fish platter for three and although the food was good it consisted mainly of mussels with one large prawn each , one medium prawn each and one scallop each. Chips in a mug is a pet hate of mine. Seems like a reason to give a tiny portion and indeed I counted 10 chips in total when I would have appreciated a few more. Unfortunately we were next to the door on a particularly cold night and every time the door opened there was a very cold draft of air that hit us. The service was good but it seemed a little bit expensive for what was not a great deal more than a large plate of mussels. I have eaten here before and it was much better than this experience.

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