Wilson's

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323 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Wilson's restaurant is a small independently owned & run restaurant in Redland, Bristol. Exceptional ingredients gathered, grown & hunted by ourselves.
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L
Bristol
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Really disappointing. Foam, emulsion, oils. No substance

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JS
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and atmosphere in Bristol.
Welcomed by the staff who could not do enough to make you feel special.
We can not recommend Wilson’s enough.
Top Top Top everything spot on!!

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EM
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best food I’ve eaten in Bristol. Highly recommend.

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FC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service in Bristol. Great team. Tiny kitchen with chefs producing amazing food. Only slight niggle is portions are on the smaller side but that is reflected in pricing too. Can’t wait to go again. Highly recommend it

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OT
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Fresh, innovative, beautifully presented. Deeply flavoursome. Warm, attentive, unpretentious, knowledgable and passionate staff. Third time visiting. Brilliant.

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J
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was very nice fine dining. There was a tasting menu that allowed you to sample many of the dishes. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal

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E
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely fantastic restaurant
The tasting menu is to die for
The waitress was amazing so well informed
Have booked again

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MH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Some beautifully crafted dishes from amazing ingredients. Highly recommend the set menu. Staff were great at showing passion for their food. Fantastic best dining in Bristol!

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NS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great attention to detail and knowledge shared

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S
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food which encourages you to try things you might otherwise not. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Wine list short and sensible. Service and surroundings focus on excellence without the “fuss”. Can’t fault it.

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

Small seasonal menu - not too many flavours in each course - just delicious food - our favourite restaurant in Bristol

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RW
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, lovely service, really special night thanks for the champagne top up at the end!

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TH
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and service I have had in a long time, can't wait to go back!

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DA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely sensational food. You must have the tasting menu, just so much variety & in your face flavour. Skandi influences, light, delicious and beautifully presented. Wines a little on the expensive side, but I really didn’t mind paying when the food was so good and great value compared with other places we have been. We will be back - keep up the great work.

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NK
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the greatest dining experiences of my life. The casual dimension to haute cuisine really adds to the allure of this tiny establishment in Redland.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just brilliant. Never fails to deliver a beautiful menu. Incredible ingredients served up with the most attentive care. Fine dining with no nonsense. Recommend

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o
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for Pat?'s birthday....we're both over 70.... based on reviews. Quirky small bistro style to look at but top notch, fine dining food from tasting menu delivered by great team from waitress to chef. Definitely be going again. Food was 5 star value.....wine bit pricey for the quality but that may just be our choice!

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NQ
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully cooked food with outstanding flavours.
A young girl with long dark hair served us. I think she was new but she did brilliantly and was very knowledgable about the dishes! We will definitely be coming back.

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PW
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wilson’s is getting better each visit. The menu choices great, wine list varied and interesting, the quality of cooking is simply exceptional.
Very impressed

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JE
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experimental and locally grown food. Flavours that make your tongue do things you can't control. Excellent, will definitely be returning!

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a passionate chef and such amazing food. All the staff are so lovely! It’s our favourite restaurant.

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ET
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most incredible evening. We had an early table so the chef so kindly presented some of the food himself. Will absolutely be returning. Thanks so much for a perfect evening.

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

Wilson's is a truly lovely place to come and eat. We were met with a friendly welcome from the helpful staff. All of the dishes were simple, exquisitely presented and utterly delicious with vegetables full of flavour rightfully dominating the vegetarian choices. My rhubarb souffle was wonderful. It's a real family business: the chef/owner popped out to help serve and clear; apparently even the gorgeous flower arrangement on the bar was made by his wife with flowers she grows in her polytunnel. We had a lovely, relaxed and happy lunch. Thank you.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Wilson's makes me very happy. This was my girlfriend and I's second visit from Cardiff and we had high expectations after our first. The unpretentious, cosy setting is relaxed and welcoming. The dining area is not overly decorated and touches like the bouquet of wildflowers on the bar above our table added character.

Our attentive waiter made us feel very welcome and was happy to recommend wines to match our food. We started with a natural prosecco that was delicious (I usually don't like sparkling wine). The other wines we drank throughout the meal were interesting, delicious and well paired to our food.

We opted for the tasting menu and we began with with a number of canapes and amuse bouches in quick succession, all of which were delicious. Highlights were the mushroom custard tart which was an intensely savoury mouthful and buttermilk fried rabbit with a tarragon emulsion that had me wiping the plate clean with my finger.

As I write this, I could go on and on about each dish but I will limit myself to the very best bits.

Isle of Wight tomatoes, straciatella with a tomato and rose consomme was amazing. I have never tasted tomatoes so good and the addition of rose flavour to the consomme was new to me and it was delicious.
Barely-cooked slices of courgette with a citrussy sauce of spider crab meat was fantastic.
The sea urchin veloute that accompanied our steamed cod and turnip was incredibly deeply flavoured and rich.
A pre-desert of pink peppercorn lemonade and mint granite was a sharp and exciting palate cleanser.

I will definitely be going back to Wilson's and I hope that the chef and his team that produce this wonderful food continue to do so long into the future. Thank you all.

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was excellent - my only complaint is that the two “mains” on the tasting menu were quite large portion wise considering it was a tasting menu! Anyway, I will definitely be back.

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

In a very unassuming location with the most simple decor, you are greeted by a friendly front of house team who immediately make you feel welcome.
From the short menu and extensive wine list we had a fantastic meal full of subtle and beautifully combined ingredients.

Some of the best food we have had in Bristol for a while!

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

We were blown away by the whole experience. We had the tasting menu which was sublime. The attention to detail was wonderful and the service was friendly and well orchestrated. This was a celebration meal and we and our guests had an amazing experience.

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AT
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to celebrate my Mothers 90th Birthday the whole team at Wilsons delivered a great experience. We visited on a Saturday lunchtime and enjoyed every aspect but the highlight is the food - Creative, seasonal and delicious. Highlight were the Artichoke and slow cooked egg, Squid & Tomato with a clear tomato consume as well as the Halibut and sea urchin. An excellent couple of wines accompanied the meal and all at a very reasonable price. Will definitely return.

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

Best meal I’ve had in Bristol. We went for the tasting menu, which isn’t cheap but well worth it. Would definitely recommend and will have it again.
The staff and owner are great, talk you through your order and will pair wine with the meal as well.

Thanks for a dining experience we thoroughly enjoyed.

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

I always think that having the Chef Owner welcoming you upon arrival is always a treat. We had the taster menu and it was delicious. I can't recall a time I've had food that good in Bristol. Considering the simplicity of the restaurant's interior, there was an atmosphere. Overall we really enjoyed out meal, so thank you.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening. The taster menu offers exceptional value and the food is out of this world. Excellent wine list. After eating at Wilson's there is no point going anywhere else as the numerous courses will take you on an unforgettable culinary journey to paradise.

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NS
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food - especially the vegetarian options, which were the best dishes of the night even for the non-vegetarian among us!), flawless friendly but efficient service, great wine.... can't fault Wilson's in any way. Oh, and the mushroom amuse-bouche? Stunning!!! Great job and thanks to all.

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CB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Another delicious meal and wonderful eating experience. We had the tasting menu and it was a delight. A few extras thrown in such as canapés to start and a pre-desert which is always good. Very friendly and accommodating staff. They were happy to swap the desert for me as I wanted the cheese. Definitely recommend! Only consideration is that it is quite expensive so prefer to come for special occasions.

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o
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food could not really be faulted. Well done! The one thing which needs to be more effortlessly professional is the service. A good waiter knows exactly what is the right time to leave between courses and here it was rather hit and miss and gave the impression of not being seen as a priority. Actually it is very important and makes all the difference between a perfect evening and one which leaves behind a slight feeling of resentment.

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LA
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wilson's is without question a must visit destination and is in my view the best restaurant in Bristol. The food is absolutely outstanding, with chef and owner Jan a charming and funny host. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly but efficient service, fantastic atmosphere, excellent wine selection with the most delicious food.

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AC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All in all a fantastic experience. Great service, inventive food, good wine. Highly recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The set menu is amazing and they gave some palette cleansers Inbetween. Service was attentive and had plenty of personality.

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RT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, seasonal food prepared from local ingredients. We try to go at least once a year and Wilson's never fails to impress.

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i
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were visiting Bristol and chose this restaurant based on recommendations by the BBC and the Guardian. We were pretty disappointed. The menu is very limited to begin with so if you have any special dietary requirements you are left with not much choice. I had a Jerusalem artichoke starter that tasted nice but was too big and rich to start a meal. My husband’s cuttlefish in broth looked pretty but was bland and unseasoned. What killed me was a main of steamed asparagus with a dollop of hollandaise and a couple of mushrooms and undressed leaves for £19! This is a shocking price by any standard. I live in London and am straining to think of anywhere that would try to charge that price for something so completely dull. The chocolate torte for dessert was ok but too rich when combined with the overwhelming starter. My husband’s chair was seated on a loose floorboard so every time someone walked by he bounced, which was pretty much the whole meal. Overall the whole experience was embarrassingly pretentious.

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