Wilson's

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European
Wilson's restaurant is a small independently owned & run restaurant in Redland, Bristol. Exceptional ingredients gathered, grown & hunted by ourselves.
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4.9
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JG
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again Wilson's was fabulous, some of the most delicious food and so fresh! My favourite restaurant in Bristol. I love the idea of the menu, takes away my need to choose and I get to sample so many fabulous flavours.

JS
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic seasonal and quality produce, cooked to perfection. The team are obviously very passionate and proud of what they do. Taster menu is such good value and means that you try new dishes. I cannot recommend Wilson’s highly enough, my favourite place!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant! Delicious and thoughtfully presented food, of local and sustainable provenance; excellent professional and knowledgable service; great ambiance and a miracle how all this is achieved by a brilliant Chef and his team in such a small kitchen. Accommodated all our party of six’s dietary requirements without a hitch, and the wind paring worked wonderfully. Thank you!

JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

£50 for a 7 course Menu with Extras with Exceptional cookery through out And Expensive ingredients such as Truffle it’s just a Faultless little’s neighbourhood Restaurant and the best in bristol for me.

J
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at Wilson's. Every course of our meal was outstandingly delicious and we loved the waiters' passionate explanations to each dish. Highly recommended!

SK
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine. It was the first time we went, but it definitely won't be the last. The chefs and the waiting staff were as good as the food itself.

SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love Wilson's, I think it's the best in Bristol, I have probably been more than 10 times. HOWEVER, some issues on this last visit. The music is not only unnecessary, it's downright intrusive - the noise level from diners is already very high, the music makes it more difficult. Then the new menu system is not great, effectively there are no choices except between 4 and 7 courses - this is not nearly as good as the previous more flexible system. BUT the food is totally wonderful.

JR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent evening was had by all. The food was outstanding, the service impeccable and the atmosphere was buzzing. We will definitely be back.

SF
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lunch I have had this year. We had the four course menu, which was delicious.
We will be returning

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive food but more important, highly flavorful. The service couldn't have been warmer, and the waitstaff took the time to explain the local nature of the ingredients and the way each course was put together. It was unpretentious and special at the same time. Good for a date night, a family reunion or just a rather special night out. This place is a keeper.

LW
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a great unusual experience! Some food was delicious and all of it was interesting. Seemed very meat based which was then adapted to a vegetarian (pescatarian) palate......so this was less positive for me. I enjoyed the umami overall flavours but missed the textures of my usual vegetable diet. Where as J my companion was very happy to try all the meats and juices.
The surprise pumpkin dish and the quince souffle were outstanding!
The staff were lovely and enthusiastic and knowledgable about the food.

C
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the 7 course taster menu and every course was a total delight - fresh, tasty, original and locally sourced with great attention to detail. Just the right amount to feel pleasantly full with nothing wasted! Smoked eel and partridge skewer was my favourite but the broths and herb-infused oils and sauces were fantastic too. Definitely coming back and have already recommended to friends.

MM
London
31 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Weekend away trip to Bristol, great evening out at Wilson’s

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding value tasting menu.

Bread whipped cods roe
Red mullet soup
Mushroom tart
Pheasant nuggets
Finnochiona
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Blowtorch mackerel sashimi poached oyster apple salsa kohlrabi herring roe
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Spuma potato Wiltshire truffle onion consommé
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Smoked eel partridge bay skewer consommé cabbage
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Steamed brill cauliflower purée pheasant jus fried skin fish head
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Roast grouse beetroot & beetroot purée trail on toast jus
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Pumpkin & thyme ice cream herb oil roast wild rice
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Quince soufflé & sorbet

RT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I dined here on a Friday and it was sublime. The menu was innovative, the food absolutely delicious, service attentive without being overbearing. I would definitely come here again.

HG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal and great service, everything on the tasting menu was perfectly balanced and utterly delicious

LN
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch at Wilson's. We went for the four course tasting menu and the food was delicious. The service was also excellent, with the chef taking particular care to accommodate my dietary requirements. Would definitely recommend.

EM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was amazing, staff knowledge outstanding, wine choice delicious and ambience perfect to celebrate family birthday. Looking forward to the next time.

SA
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Wilson's and it really didn't disappoint! We decided to go for the tasting menu which was an amazing 7 course dining experience plus canapes, washed down with some lovely Italian white wine. Each course was absolute perfection and we didn't leave one morsel of food on every plate/dish it was that good. The service was fantastic and usually came with a little story about each dish, and there was a good amount of time between each one and certainly not rushed. The ambience was a really cosy and relaxed one, not pretentious in the slightest, and made our Friday night really very enjoyable.

KM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wilsons full as usual. Really good atmosphere with everyone enjoying great food. We went for the taster menu and loved every mouthful. Such good food, beautifully presented, wonderful combinations and tastes. Already looking forward to our next visit!

T
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit, came with friends.......fantastic. I can't fault it. Lovely atmosphere, exceptional food great front of house team. We will be back.

TP
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Pleasant venue. Definitely one of the best place to eat in Bristol.

OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A second visit within 10 days, which says a lot! Outstanding cooking and very friendly service.

RF
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love Wilson’s and this is the second time I’ve been. The vibe is just lovely - relaxed, neighbourhood restaurant with impeccable service. Historically pretty good value - especially with the delicious extras that appear at the table. A little disappointed with the cod fish this time and didn’t feel it was as delicious or filling as the mallard. However I wouldn’t hesitate to come again.

KL
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only did I recommend Wilson's to a friend, I brought her with me. Didn't want to miss out myself, did I?

PS
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always very very good, service, ambience and food all great, the only thing is......it's very very noisey,you can hardly here your other members on your table

FP
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We were made to feel so welcomed and given lots of attention despite a full restaurant

SG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous innovative food, fantastically presented with friendly, knowledgeable explanation of the dishes from brilliant front of house staff. Our vegetarian guest said that it was the best meal she’d had in 38 years as a vegetarian!! We had the tasting menu and each course was excellent, particularly the partridge and duck courses. The chef came out and was friendly and engaging, just a great all round experience!

CH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were wonderful and friendly and the food was sublime. We had a late sitting so and decided not to have the taster. The tart for starters was a winner as was the pumpkin desert. Would highly recommend and would love to go again.

RC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Unbelievably great food packed with flavour. Almost as packed as the restaurant which was also insanely noisy. The tables are so close together we kept getting disturbed by waiters attending to neighboring tables as they squeezed between us. Not a welcome addition to the meal as we had to endure the backsides of the waiters close to our faces at eye level, everytime a new course was delivered. Amusing the first time. Annoying by the fifth. Fix that and the noise levels and this place would be perfect.

A
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried the tasting menu and it was excellent. A wide variety of food cooked to perfection. Normally you feel hungry after a meal with tasting menu!! We were very satisfied with the quantity of food and felt like we had a good meal. It is a surprise that tey haven't got the * yet!!!

RT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Five of us sat down to enjoy the Tasting Menu with its accompanying wine flight.

My wife and I had enjoyed the Tasting Menu only a few weeks before - some of our favourites remained on the menu and others were replaced by 'in-season' dishes.

The food was excellent and the wine flight beautifully complemented each course. We loved the attention to detail, two of our company had food allergies and suitable substitutes were incorporated with no fuss of bother. Difficult to say which course was best - for me it was the hare but we all had our individual favourites. The team - front of house and the chefs - were knowledgeable about each course, how it was cooked, where it was sourced - and the same with the very different wines.

We were there on a Tuesday evening - every seat was taken. Testament to the quality of the food and the very unstuffy atmosphere.

We enjoyed the whole experience so much that we are going back again at the end of the month.

E
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! The food is amazing. We had a tasting menu. Canapé to start and “onion soup” are my favorites. Staff and Chefs do beautiful work!! Thank you!

TC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Wilson’s going for the tastings menu. There was lots of delicious small dishes that came on top of the main dishes and it worked out to be the perfect amount of food for the two of us. We will definitely recommend.

CS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a relaxed independent feel. Open kitchen with minimal décor in the restaurant. Loved all the food which was displayed on a 3 option per course chalkboard. Wine menu was ideal and our choice suited the food very well. Service was excellent being attentive but relaxed. Shame we live so far away as would like to visit more often.

HS
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant experience with the tasting menu. Staff were fantastic and overall a very memorable evening.

CG
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about this place!! The ambience, service, food are all amazing. We will definitely be back

3
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant; amazing food, ambiance and wine list

NC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Thanks.
The food was exciting and the service friendly and informative.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely meal and delightful staff. Quite noisy and my hearing isn't great but lovely lively atmosphere. We were visiting for the weekend but would definitely book there again. Thanks to veryone!