Quay Street Diner

4.3
68 reviews
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£25 and under
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Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
*If you want to book for a table for more than ten guests please give us a call and we'd be glad got arrange it for you*

Welcome to Quay Street. Californian Diner.

The menu is built around our love of great produce and cooking over open fire. Seasonal, locally sourced ingredients make-up our fresh and ever-changing offer.

Handmade in Britain by Ox Grills, our custom charcoal grill takes pride of place
in the open kitchen.

The bar offers a great range of craft beers on tap, wines, spirits and cocktails.

Hand-built in Italy and inspired by custom motorcycles, our San Remo 'Cafe Racer' espresso machine ensures we’re serving the very best coffee for enjoying in or out.

We've teamed up with our favourite Bristol roasters Extract Coffee which allows us to bring you world class coffee thats sourced ethically and responsibly from fa
What 68 People Are Saying
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M
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Prosecco brunch bought on wowcher for 4 of us. Paid extra for a fifth. Good service. Food, great value. We ordered an orange juice to have with our Prosecco (mimosa) but was told later we could have had it made up as one anyway which would have been good knowing beforehand but not the end of the world. Well cooked food, lush chips.

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

Went for the bottemless prossecco brunch and it was amazing. Great food and fab service. Defo be back & will recommend. Thank you x

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GH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great for veggie/vegans. Great service and nice cocktailslll

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FB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food - generous portions and very well cooked and presented. Quirky range of drinks. Give it a whirl!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Good atmosphere and pleasant staff. However, drinks and food took a very long time to arrive and when it did, most of the items on the breakfasts were over-cooked / burned.

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V
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our table was booked for 9am however the front of house staff did not appear to be really ready for the day and it took a long time to have an order taken and any drinks to appear. There also seemed to be an issue with the meat delivery not arriving which affected our order slightly (no sausages for 1 dish). The food though was the redeeming feature which was excellent and plentiful.

On the door it states the hours of opening from 8am, this either needs correcting or adhering to.

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CK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great menu, interesting options, food was lovely, good drinks menu and great prices! Also enjoyed the decor/interior/atmosphere, however next time we would request not to be sat right next to the door!

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AD
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately even though we had booked when we turned up the diner let us know that they had no food yet and couldn’t do brunch. I was disappointed as this was for a birthday celebration and no one had contacted us in advance.

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AC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We had a lovely brunch overall, the only downside was our server who constantly looked annoyed. We wanted to have more cocktails after brunch but it was hard to get anyone’s attention so we left.

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

Really impressed with this place as a ex chef of 11 years the food was spot on really nice. My wife is vegetarian and she had plenty of choice and we can’t wait to come back top work guys thank you !!!

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FB
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant. Not a huge choice but everything prepared well. Lovely staff. Would recommend.

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L
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, great service, food was amazing. Bottomless brunch is well worth it!

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LW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and fast service , my 5 year old said it was her best dinner ever!! we will definitely return on our next Bristol trip .

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GV
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed eating at this restaurant, loved the atmosphere and the food was amazing.

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AR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Average food, small portions, average customer service - it was so a birthday but no attempt to make anything special about it. Wouldn’t recommend which is a shame.

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JO
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

We were pretty disappointed in the food and value. A vegi burger sold on its own with no fries was very expensive. We also ordered a salad and a couple of ingredients were left out. This included avocado. When we complained we were told that the kitchen had run out of avocado. This doesn't seem like a fair reason to serve what was mainly a bowl of lettuce without any admission, explanation or apology. We were offered sweet potato fries to compensate. However, it felt as if we were being given something in the hope we wouldn't notice or complain. I'm afraid we weren't very impressed with the food or service.

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

A really friendly Diner, the staff were great and the brunch was delicious. We went for a Mother's Day treat and Mum's were given a free glass of prosecco which was a lovely touch.

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

2nd visit, shame the specials board has disappeared but great food. Reasonably simple food done really well and fresh

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JM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked on open table not sure what to expect, from when we arrived staff were very friendly and helpful. Good menu and tasty food would recommend for a good night out

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A
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a table then waited an hour for someone to come to serve us. Eventually gave up and went somewhere quieter. It's like a nightclub with heavy bass club tunes playing at 100dB continuously.

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DJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, so glad we stopped in for lunch. Very reasonably priced lunch menu.

Everyone enjoyed their food.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately we were informed upon arrival that they’d run out of quite a lot of items on the menu, including the pulled pork which meant only about half of the menu was available.

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AR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent birthday lunch. Best burger I have ever had said my 16 year old!

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L
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Went for Sunday lunch and it was really nice... but could of done with a few more potato’s and a bit of cauliflower cheese for the price.

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IM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! We visited on a Saturday evening and sat down to eat at about 8.00pm. Fortunately we had booked a table earlier in the day as the place was very busy. The food, service and atmosphere can't be faulted. I enjoyed the open kitchen, it was great to see the guys at work. Really good value, my wife and I will certainly visit again when we are next in the City.

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H
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, well worth the price you pay.
Great atmosphere
Would highely recommend!

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OT
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for brunch, I had the Huevos Rancheros and it was as good as I have had anywhere in California. Boiling hot, spicy, perfect - washed down with an extra spicy and very good Bloody Mary. The diner is a great spot and I could've chilled there for hours. Highly recommended.

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DC
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very on trend, great food (po boy) and a diverse crowd.

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SL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, tacos were very good.... worth a visit for casual food, def recommend.

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JP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Very disappointing meal - chicken was quite pink and a tiny smear of guacamole when it was advertised as containing avocado.
Only one waiter - not busy - but he kept forgetting our table. Forgot to bring menus, then forgot to come back to take order, convinced us to stay for dessert and then forgot to bring menus back and started sweeping the floor for a good 10 mins.
Overpriced and mediocre. Looks nice - good decor, but I wouldn't go back.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely welcome from the staff for us and our children. After busy day of site seeing and museums we certainly needed to refuel and relax. Quay Street Diner has such a lovely atmosphere and is located very conveniently in the city centre. Food was yummy, plenty of choice, service was prompt, efficient and so friendly and the blueberry mojito fabulous (highly recommended)! We will be back.

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OT
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked for New Year’s Eve. Got a call in the afternoon of New Year’s Eve to say they weren’t open for when I was booked! Despite being asked to confirm I would still be turning up a few days before.
Don’t know where the fault lay, but very late notice that they wouldn’t be open. Luckily, I managed to get a table at another restaurant.
So poor score is not a reflection on the quality of the restaurant, I never got to try.
The fact I’ve been asked to review, shows Opentable/The Quay still aren’t joined up.

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LP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was a bit slow but the food was very tasty and everyone was satisfied.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good portions of tasty and filling food that tastes fresh. I really liked the music and lighting in the restaurant too and the service was attentive and friendly

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JK
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Shame as it could have been so good. 3 of the starters I wanted were not available and neither was my 1st choice main. Drinks took ages to come as did the food which was well over an hour. Also my 4th choice starter never arrived, and when I asked the waitress was it coming with the mains she had just given us, she checked with the cook who replied that he thought we had already had our starter!? Main door to outside was also left open by smokers for a long time and the restaurant was freezing until my wife went to shut it...none of the staff seemed bothered.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food. Nice atmosphere. Ethically sourced food.

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CB
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Well executed fare - good cocktails too

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went here on a Saturday night. Attentive staff, interesting menu, lovely cocktails. Just a bit different which is what we were looking for. Will go again, maybe take our kids sometime too.

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great all round

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TD
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an early dinner, so it was not into full Sat night swing when we got there, but it was starting to get much more lively by the time we left. The food was very tasty, and the service was excellent. The Happy Hour cocktails were a nice surprise!

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