Quay Street Diner

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£25 and under
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*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
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LizzieL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really yummy food, freshly cooked as we ordered it. Good service, nice choice of food and drinks. Will definitely go back and would recommend to others!

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SimonH
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We booked our table the night before as the place had the word 'DINER' in the title and after our night out I thought a diner would provide the appropriate level of sustenance required - and it did!
The brunch menu was excellent with a good Bottomless option available as well and all food ordered and consumed was excellent
I would recommend the Breakfast Burger and the Cali Benedict - and for those who LOVE their bacon; the thick bacon and eggs is a must

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Charlotte
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was absolutely lovely and the vegan food was incredible!

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AmyH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Served by a lovely member of staff, he seemed to really love his job. Lovely atmosphere, bringing my family back again in a few weeks.

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PeterHanraOHanrahan
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, good sized portions and great beer! Lovely attentive waitress, decent sounds and cool vibe inside. Toilet is a bit of a trek but otherwise I'd be very happy going here again.

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ScottH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant atmosphere, great food and service as well. Highly recommended

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gracek
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was ok but the price was high for the quantity and standard

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really good food in a lovely little diner, slow service but definitely worth the wait!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I think we were generally forgotten about. Took 50 minutes to order and by the time we were feeding the parking meters after 2 hours we still hadn’t had any food. Sweet corn fritters were lovely but mains were a combination of Stone cold, forgotten about, the wrong size, and cremated. Over all really really disappointing as it was a birthday brunch we had booked well in advance. No one in the restaurant could really explain why we had our experience. We watched tables arrive after us, being served, eating then leaving all whilst we waited for drinks! We did keep asking for updates but no one really cared. Very disappointing as it could have been so different. Our meal was discounted in the end by one member of staff who started as we were finishing - the others were just hiding. But even after the discount it felt wrong to pay so much for cold cremated food and awful service.
Won’t be returning or recommending.

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Christinamead
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for brunch with the girls. Great food & lovely decor.

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Jade
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the bottomless brunch. Excellent value. Had the big breakfast and it was really tasty. The bacon is really thick and crispy. Top ups on the Prosecco were frequent. Definitely worth doing as a birthday treat. Staff are really nice with attentive service

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KimC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really tasty! We had the wriggle deal which was amazing value, and the tacos were delicious. Very strong margaritas!

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JohannaH
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food in a nice diner. The service was good too. Toilets are upstairs which was too difficult for my mum in law.

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GeeC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We all had a nice meal but when we tried to order from the Christmas menu, we were told it was pre order only. Really disappointing as this isn't stated anywhere on the website, and no one told.me when I made the booking two weeks earlier. So rather than ordering the Christmas menu, which we were all looking forward to, we ordered from the main menu. The food was nice which sort of made up for it!

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Kittycat
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great menu and cool vibe. Would definitely recommend!!

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was good. The food was nice but it was served on cold plates so my food was cold very quickly. The burgers did not come with chips so it would be nice if we were asked. Or the menu made more clear. Overall it was a nice place.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

3 of us sent our food back, strange textures and taste...

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EveB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We went here specifically for the set Christmas menu but when we tried to order it we were told that it was for pre orders only. We ordered other stuff (£12 for a burger without any fries, bit pricey) and then when given the bill there was a flyer for the Christmas menu saying available to all without booking! Just felt like a wasted trip overall. Service average.

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KatazynaJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money! Fish tacos, burgers and sweet potatoe fries were just amazing!

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LouiE
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meals, food was served hot and fresh and was very tasty

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MariaF
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my veggie breakfast, my partner didn’t really like his fried chicken with waffles as he thought it was a bit weird, he ate it tho! I really like this place and would recommend it, just make sensible choices and not eat chicken for breakfast!

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PeterW
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff were attentive and polite. My son had chicken and I had the rib-eye. The Pinot Noir red wine was very nice. We booked very late but we had a choice of 2 tables and the ambience was good.

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CharlieH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place. Great staff. Great fun and really good value

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food, lovely staff, good atmosphere. Service was a bit slow due to only one waitress however it didn’t matter due to the enjoyable setting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant bottomless brunch!

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NellR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Bristol! The staff are super friendly and very generous with the bottomless offering, plus the food is incredible.

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EMMAF
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly and efficient staff .
Food was fantastic , lovely and hot and had great flavour .

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were looking for somewhere to eat on a Saturday brunch / lunch time and happened to walk past Quay Street Diner. Not hugely hungry just yet, we booked a table for 2 at 1.30pm.
Getting there a little early, our table was ready in the busy restaurant so we sat down and ordered our drinks. Drinks (a pint and a tea) came out pretty quickly and our food order was taken.
We then waited. And waited. For 45 minutes. My partner went up to order another a drink (as no-one came to the table) and enquire about food.
Our 2nd round of drinks came 5 minutes later and the food 5 minutes after that.
55 minutes waiting for fish tacos and a Phillycheese Steak sub which were nice but not almost an hour wait nice.
The server apologised when our 2nd round if drinks were brought over and when we went to pay they were also apologetic.
I was looking forward to ordering a dessert (which sounded amazing) but didn't want to risk another massive wait. We left fairly quickly after finishing food.

KC
KateC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Don’t book on line as when we got there they said they were full and we shouldn’t have been able to book on line.

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vipmanfredkf
London
16 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service is great but the food mediocre

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table too small for our party. They switched us quickly to a booth that would work on a Friday night. My fish taco was delicious and at the end of the night they called a taxi for some of us. Friendly service and the food was better than I expected!

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FrancesB
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, generous portions ,all freshly cooked. Authentic recipes.

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LadyB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Third visit to this diner and each time I’ve never been disappointed. Already planning visit number four!

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Michelle30
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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beckyg
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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GregH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FrancesB
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Matilda
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

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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Vicky
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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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ClareK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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!

FAQs

Quay Street Diner offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0117 403 1152.

Quay Street Diner is rated 4.1 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.