Quay Street Diner

4.3
55 reviews
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British
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
*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 55 People Are Saying
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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
3 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
2 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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L
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Little bit disappointing. Service was terrrible, really slow and we had to ask for everything - a drink, to order our food, get the bill etc. Food was pretty good but I think we suffered as there was a large group booking that night.

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z
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

food was so slow. and when it came it was quality very poor indeed. very disappointing. the meals we ordered were not hard to prepare, a bit of chicken to carve up and wraps to heat and it took so long, when it arrived chicken really dry and rubbish too.

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LL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location, staff are friendly and attentive, food was also really good. Good selection of American beers on tap to fit with the theme. Only criticism would be a lacking of interesting vegetarian options

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SB
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, great atmosphere and the food is always fantastic

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LH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really lively and fun place with good food and great service - good beer selection too.

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MB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Nice convenient location close to the centre. I booked a booth for a birthday party and we decorated the booth ready as a surprise and the staff were helpful with that.

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L
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at Quay Street Diner, the staff were all wonderfully friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was fun and relaxed and the food was delicious. Highly recommend it.

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W
Bristol
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time I have been here and once again the food was fab. The restaurant was very quiet when we got there which was not a bad thing it still had a good atmosphere. Service was friendly and efficient. Will definitely be coming back

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, good value and decent food. A very nice evening.

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RM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, Will frequent and tell all my friends. Steak was lovely as were the starters. There's good choices for the vegetarian too (we had one with us) There's some great sneaky digestives and cocktails on offer to. Ask the staff they'll have something you'll like.

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W
Bristol
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Lovely food
Service was friendly and prompt to start with drinks order was taken quickly but not all drinks delivered at the same time. Also took ages for our plates to be cleared, the waiters all but disappeared when we wanted to see the menu again for dessert and because it was so slow in coming we decided not to order any.
It was busy and they started out so well. A shame really but I will go back as food was good and prices reasonable. I’m sure the service will pick up and it’s only really a small grumble not a complaint

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EM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Quay St Diner on Friday night, both of us ordered the ‘Vegan Del Ray Cheeseburger’ which was delicious! Cocktails were tasty and well balanced, and pudding was delicious. Would recommend for vegans, veggies and meat-eaters! Something on the menu to please all palettes.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting, locally sourced street food. Children were welcomed and the staff were friendly. Steak was amazing, as was the children’s burgers. Nice rum cocktails and prosecco was good quality (and nicely chilled).

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