Fishers Restaurant

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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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DK
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good value. Cod fillet was delicious. Food served in a timely manner for each course.

GL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table was available earlier than booked which was a godsend. The food was fantastic, full of flavour and brought hot to the table. Service was relaxed but the serving staff checked in enough to add to the ambiance.

R
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Friday night meal

DR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service from all the staff was exceptional. So helpfull and mind seeing as we had a 10 month old baby with us. The food was great although we had a very small portion of chips for the money. Had the sea food wok which was lovely Thanks Clifton

B
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Came following a recommendation, really enjoyed our starters of smoked mackerel pate and bouillabaisse. Mains of tuna salad and whole place were well cooked but just couldn’t finish .

Service was good, not to fussy and atmosphere is laid back. Just wish you were closer so we could come again

GP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked a table on Sunday evening after previously having a really bad visit here a few months ago.

As we were there early evening we thought we'd give the set menu a try and were not disappointed!
The food this time was fantastic and at such a good price.
We now look forward to returning again.

SW
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely recommend this restaurant as being welcoming, efficient, great food and good value for money. They have a loyalty card which is well worth getting if you are likely to return. The suggestions as to 'plate of the day' from the staff are worth while and they won't put you off anything you particularly fancy. Loads of choice and quite often I go for 2 starters rather than starter and main or main and pud. But you should save yourself for puds - they have an excellent selection! Go there!

NV
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Service is hit and miss here, food as always good.
We had a poor service day.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service 😄
Would definitely go back

RL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and warm welcome by the staff, we were late a little but they had no issues with that. They gave us a lovley table with plenty of room and the service was swift and consist. Made us feel real welcome. Best Musscles I’ve had in a long while.

JF
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Could not fault the food. Excellent. Service quite slow but did not spoil the meal. Being seated upstairs does not have as good an ambience as downstairs. Would visit again though.

I
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Whole-heartedly recommend this place. Great food generally and I simply gave less stars tonight due to fact we were stuck at back with little ambience but it was a late booking and early seat! Staff almost perfect; felt a little like some were uncomfortable.

GS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited two nights running. Family meals. Fish and chips a hit. Steak for the grown ups. Very well prepared. Good selection on wine and beer. Try the Tunnel Vision.

SW
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately this was not our most enjoyable visit to fisher's. The scallops were beautiful but the Sunday special of paella was not good value and although the rice was tasty and the seafood was good quality and very fresh they did not marry up well and the portion size was very small. I am sure we will visit again however would not order the paella in future. Service was great apart from a long wait to be brought our wine after finishing aperitifs, we had to ask for it to be brought.

A
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch here with a friend on Sunday, the setting was so cute and overall it really was fantastic.

We had the seafood platter for two and then shared a portion of paella and some sampfhire which came with beautiful complimentary bread.

The sauce in which the seafood platter was cooked in was flavorsome and creamy and went perfectly with the prawns, mussels, clams and scallops. The paella was nice, maybe a slightly small portion for £15 but it went well as a bit of carbs on the side.

Overall the meal was lovely, the staff were great and will be coming here again!

SR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely experience and great food. We've already recommended to friends/family and will be returning.

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I booked Fishers Restaurant to take friends as we had been here previously and loved the place. We came from Portsmouth and our friends from Cardiff, so not local. We had a lovely time, and the food was great, but the service was really quite slow - we had starters and waited probably best part of an hour for our main courses. The restaurant was busy but not packed so if you go maybe be prepared to wait a bit.

AM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved Fishers restaurant, the food was lovely, service was great and loved the feel of the place too. It really does make you feel like you're near the sea.

Only one thing we'd raise is that we walked into the restaurant on the off chance at around 4.45 pm to see if they had a free table - the restaurant was almost empty but we were told no as they were fully booked and not taking any more bookings.

We then went onto OpenTable to find an alternative restaurant nearby and Fishers came up with free tables at 5 and 5.30pm so we booked 5.30. Slightly odd that we were told we couldn't book and then were able to online! I think they need to give their staff a consistent message.

KW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The staff were lovely warm and welcoming. Definitely worth a visit. Nice atmosphere too.

JT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, good food and excellent value for money!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, bad service. Took over 20 minutes to just order the food and drinks. I think it was 50% full restaurant. Never again...

D
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but service was very slow Saturday night. We waited half an hour to make our order and another half hour plus to be served. We were seated on a bench which was not comfortable, especially for older members of our party.

A
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good, staff very friendly and nice but unfortunately it took a very long time for our order to be taken, even to receive a drink, starters arrived for 3 of us the other we had to wait for and by time it arrived we had all finished ours, salad side dish arrived with main but didn’t include all ingredients as stated in menu so was returned, although it appeared to be a very busy evening in the restaurant when you spend a lot of money on evening out it’s disappointing, however the food was lovely and we would all go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for a birthday celebration and even tho a fish restaurant ordered steak with a side of half a lobster
Surf and turf
Asked for medium and they served well over done ( cremated )
They did amend the dish and then cook well but was unexpected for the reputation of the restaurant and not nice to see good food wasted.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely meal in a little gem of a restaurant. The food was brilliant and the service great. Really good value for money. Thanks

M
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Attentive yet subtle and professional waiting staff, who do not interrupt you mid-conversation as many seem to these days. The ambiance reminded me of high end Cornish fish restaurant, the vibe is authentic and calming. The food was excellent.

SF
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Yes I would recommend but hoping the service would be better

B
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Popped into Fishers on a Sunday night. We ordered marinated olives which I recognised as being cheap canned plain black olives I buy from Tesco for 70p a large tin (bargain!), charging us £4 for 2 tbsp of them was not so good.

We ordered paella. The mussels in it had been cooked in our friend's white wine and garlic sauce which was pretty strange. They also seemed to have been taken out earlier. Whilst they were open, they were luke warm and very, very soft. We left most as we were concerned about getting sick. The whole thing was pretty mediocre and service was very slow despite having 4 staff working and only 4 tables in the restaurant. I wouldn't go back.

T
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Restaurant staff were friendly and very welcoming, starter of Scallops were excellent, disappointed first 2 choices of main, the Tuna and Lobster dishes were not available, so chose the Trout dish, what came was Salmon, but accepted it and found it very good, didn't see anything enticing on the dessert menu, so settled for a liqueur coffee (Jamesons), this was one of the best that I have tasted.

J
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good food, well presented in a charming little restaurant.

MM
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Great food
Service poor very slow had to ask for order to be taken after 30 mins of waiting
Long wait between courses
Wine ordered but very slow in arriving again had to ask for it as didn’t arrive
Plates cleared before everyone had finished their meal
We were given desert menu after our starters as they thought we had had our main course
Lack of staff
Bill incorrect had to be sent twice as they wanted to charge us for 2 bottles of wine and we only had 2 glasses !
Reluctantly paid 10% service charge for very poor service but food good
Would l come back ? Maybe ?

SS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I booked a table at Fishers at short notice, only an hour beforehand, for a family meal following my son’s graduation ceremony. What a great find! We all love fish and seafood, we cook a lot at home and have high expectations. This was excellent - the tiger prawns, the Thai fishcakes, the seabass, the beer battered haddock, and the chunky chips were all delicious! Great service too with friendly staff.

B
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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