Wilson's

4.8
375 reviews
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Wilson's restaurant is a small independently owned & run restaurant in Redland, Bristol. Exceptional ingredients gathered, grown & hunted by ourselves.
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RB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding cooking once again. This restaurant is a gem and we are lucky to be living in Redland.

JH
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Friendly team great food and we will be back in the near future.

TD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal here! We went for the tasting menu that didn’t disappoint. We started with four different canapés.. each excellent and a varied selection. The anti Prosecco was really interesting (a bit like cloudy cider!). Tasting menu consisted of all three starters, two of the mains, a pre desert and a full sized desert. Definitely a good option as we got to try most of the menu! All in all, really great food and service. The chef delivers at least one course to each table, so you get to have a chat! The wine selection is also good, with four of each by the glass. If anything, I’d say the tables were pretty close together and a few pictures on the wall to have something to look at wouldn’t go a miss, but that’s being pretty picky!!

KA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the testing menu, all the dishes were excellent and highly recommend

DS
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

There is nothing to fault at Wilson’s. The food is excellent and carefully prepared and the service is exactly right. There is a good wine list and the aperitifs original and very good.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never tried a tasting menu before and weren’t sure if we would enjoy it. However we decided to step outside of our comfort zone and go for it. And we were so glad we did!! The flavours were out of this world, the wine was delicious and the service couldn’t have been bettered. All in all a wonderful evening !

S
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favourite restaurants anywhere. Imaginative, seasonal food, great staff and a relaxed but buzzy feel. The tasting menu is great value and wines are sensibly priced. Be prepared for a short a la carte and have an open mind - you will not be disappointed.

r
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The welcome you get is simply lovely. Like old friends. This is our third visit and we took some friends who said it was the best food they’d had in Bristol. The menu is so fresh and original, far from the complication of some ‘big name’ restaurants. You were also very generous in letting us finish a bottle we had opened at home - thank you. We will be back.

RT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us sat down to the tasting menu of eight courses. We were introduced to a particular Prosecco - not very bubbly, dry rather than sweet which was rather refreshing and saw us through the first three courses. Some assistance on the wine front saw us with a fine Pinot Noir to take us to the end of the tasting menu.

Little, delicious tasting portions came, each with a detailed description from the servers. The food was always beautifully presented, the flavours worked so well together and each course seemed better than the one before - I'm sure if we had eaten them in the reverse order that that statement would also have been true.

The restaurant itself is simply decorated, cafe style, with ample space between tables. The kitchen is visible from many of the tables. There was a quiet air of complete competence from each staff member which made for a very relaxed evening. The cooking was exceptional!

BS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall a great meal. Everything was beautifully cooked (only slight quibble would be whether my terrine starter was a little colder than ideal) with the cod main course the standout. We had a lovely bottle of Greek white (and a glass of sparkling Vouvray to start) but it is a bit of a pain if you happen to be seated with your back to the list on the wall as there aren't any printed versions to look at. Those are minor criticisms though, would definitely recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious experience- had the tasting menu, which is incredibly reasonable at 50£ for 8 courses.

BO
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding across the board. Food. Ingredients. Combinations. Visuals. Wine. FOH staff. Ambiance. Setting. Countertop Flowers. A modern celebration of British ingredients with heaps of imagination.

DM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Innovative well cooked food, presented by very knowledgeable and friendly front of house team.

Mains course, whilst beautiful, needed another element to make it more filling. However, these points did not spoil a very enjoyable first visit, and Wilson’s will certainly be one of our regular eateries.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic
Great service and the food was incredible.

Best fine dining experience in Bristol
Definitely have the 8 course taster menu

RW
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food is still beautifully cooked but the portion size for the a la carte has been reduced so much that it is no longer a value for money restaurant meal. The cod was served in a deep bowl that made it difficult to eat.

HC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Wilson’s since it opened and it just gets better and better. So lucky to have it so close to our home. Thank you all for a great meal and service

MR
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really love this place. The food is excellent, I had the eel terrine, followed by a fish dish. Both were outstanding. My husband and our friend chose the lobster to start and were blown away by it. We all tried each other's and as always nobody felt they had lost out!

SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This small restaurant continues to be fantastic. There is a friendly welcome without any fuss. Interesting drinks on a specials blackboard help us whilst study the small but interesting blackboard menu. The wine list is on the opposite blackboard and contains a range of sensibly priced wine mostly by glass, carafe or bottle. The food as always was beautifully presented and flavoursome. I cannot fault them.

JS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every way!
We love this place, fantastic food, service and atmosphere.
They take such pride in everything they do.

MS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was delicious. Canapes and smaller portions off the a la carte menu .Lobster wrapped in chard, english cherry soufflee etc etc . Superb . Exceptional food. Excellent service. Relaxed. Not poncy. In the top three meals of my life. ( I am 61 yrs old and well travelled)

KM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely bistro / restaurant. Very warm welcome when we arrived. Service was excellent and managed to be attentive without being intrusive. Also very knowledgeable on the ingredients and there source. All beautifully cooked and presented. Flavours to die for. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in London and eat at lots of the best restaurants here, but, without hesitation we will drive to Bristol at regular intervals to eat at Wilsons! Quite simply the best, most imaginative food with tastes and food combinations that are so exquisite. Also the best malted sourdough bread i’ve ever eaten.
I couldn’t recommend it more highly.

J
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the Wilson's experience was top drawer - food was astonishingly inventive, service was attentive and informative without ever being overbearing or obsequious. I could not fault a thing.

That I rated the noice level energetic was simply that it was graduation week - and this small, lovely restaurant was packed.
Can't wait to return.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very excited to be able to come to Wilson’s as we’d read great reviews and the meal itself did not disappoint. From the moment we walked in we felt valued as customers and after a quick glance at the menu decided to have the Tasting Menu option. We didn’t have the matching wine flight as we had a long journey afterwards.

I started typing out a full review of each dish but instead I’m going to suggest you just go there and discover Wilson’s for yourself. It’s modern British cuisine with lots of clever additions that work without being pretentious or repetitious.

Go there while you can still get a table at relatively short notice and enjoy their delicious food.

ST
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully presented and delicately balanced flavours. You can feel the enthusiasm of the team for their food. Definitely up there with some of the best restaurants in Bristol

JB
Bristol
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food Friendly and informative service Totally unpretentious We had a wonderful evening

IM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely some of the best food I have ever had. All of it was delicious and the cherry souffle was like eating a beautiful fruity cloud.

MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just exceptional in every way. From the moment we were greeted when we arrived to when we left the experience, food, wine and service was excellent. Already looking to rebook

PT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food and impeccable service, the Michelin inspectors should be queuing round the corner.

MP
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stunning food and brilliant staff. Best meal we’ve had this year. Will definitely be back!

SH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is totally faultless. Always imaginative and interesting, amazing technique and execution. I Love everything about it.

O
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing seasonal food in a relaxed environment. The tasting menu was great value for the quality. Look forward to coming back again!

DE
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, including delicious unexpected entrees, and lovely staff. The venue is small and compact enough so that you can’t help finding yourself chatting to the tables either side of you about the food. Highly, highly recommended.

EW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely marvellous and delicious throughout. Gooseberry souffle was scrumptious.

I
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tasting menu well executed, nice buzz on a Tuesday evening. Staff knowledgeable, attentive enough. Good value.

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food that is produced from such a small kitchen is amazing.

F
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was introduced and explained, and all had clearly had a huge amount of effort put into every tiny detail. The food was delicious & service attentive but relaxed. The atmosphere is the restaurant is relaxed and comfortable. The tasting menu is great value for money

AV
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu. Excellent. Imaginative and tasty with good sized portions. Attentive service. We shall be coming to this good value restaurant again.

s
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seek Wilsons out, it is an experience that leaves you saying wow, and recalling dishes for days after, each course as good as the last. A tasting menu to die for.

AA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Catered for all diets. Friendly and knowledgable waiter. Looked after us although we were probably slightly more giggly than their usual clientele. We were just happy to be back in Bristol 30 years on.

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