Wilson's

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394 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
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  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Wilson's restaurant is a small independently owned & run restaurant in Redland, Bristol. Exceptional ingredients gathered, grown & hunted by ourselves.
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DS
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool, busy, intimate with exciting and unusual food. Fabulous!

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

From start to finish, each dish was delicious, who knew mushroom custard could be so tasty?!
All the staff were lovely and knowledgable, definitely my new favourite local restaurant

A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food tried much too hard and was oily and rather sickly. Pureeing very overdone. It was not possible to see a menu online before committing oneself to the booking which is a very unacceptable tactic for locking in business.

I
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Wilson's was fantastic! The service was excellent and I think we met every chef as they came to introduce the dish they had made - a really nice touch and made our meal a special experience. The food was just ridiculously good - we went for the taster menu and enjoyed every bite.

We'll definitely be back and look forward to bringing friends along with us.

JS
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing.

Great team who are obviously very proud of what they do and passionate about the food they produce.

Can’t recommend Wilson’s enough.

AB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A stunning dining experience: we were comfortable and very well looked after, and the food was absolutely sensational!

SF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food good wine good value, the staff were lovely but service was a little slow.
We will be regular visitors

HT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful little place where they are really passionate about food

DW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great evening, as always. There was a chap on the next table who complained about the food but he was a muppet and was wrong.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I found the combination of background chatter and piped music just too much. The music was unnecessary .

We were sat at a table nearest the door and although it was closed there was a really strong draught. There was one table free ( the other side of the door so still near the door, not great, but no fraught)

Didn’t like fact that pigeon starter was served with claw- gimmicky and unnecessary .
Food ok otherwise but v small portions indeed . Also took a long while coming and combination of bread and two amuse bouches is silly- just get sharper with the starters!
Puddings saved the day. Unusual and delicious.
Wine v good.
Overall didn’t live up to Jay Rayner’s ‘get here from Cardiff’ review or recent FT review. We were v disappointed

RG
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Jan and his team are a talented bunch. Never disappointed.

t
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you know London's Clove Club, then this is a brilliant chip off the old block - modern, small plate, unusual flavour combinations, and nothing that wasn't delicious. Also - at the time of writing - cheap for the quality!

TW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and excellent service. Expensive but you get what you pay for!

JS
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, from the welcoming team, fantastic choice of seasonal food which was prepared to perfection and extensive wine list.
I can’t recommend this place enough, they really looked after us!

CM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service. I’ve wanted to visit this restaurant for a long time, and it was truly exceptional.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly wonderful meal. Charismatic chef who produced an outstanding tasting menu that was, for me, faultless.

BW
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My third meal at Wilson’s, and it continues to move from very good to truly sublime. Every aspect of the meal was great, from mushroom tart canapé to a memorable blackberry soufflé. Charming service, including from the chef patron himself, and a great selection of wines. Many wines available by the 250ml carafe which enables mixing and matching - another bonus. Strongly suggest the tasting menu if you have time. An ever stronger presence in a city of great restaurants.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the taster menu. The only weakness, and this would be splitting hairs, was the desert. There wasn't anything else that wasn't innovative, well presented and tasted wonderful, including the 'non-menu' items. The meal overall was terrific value. Service was friendly and timely and we never felt rushed.

CL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and service. So good, we booked to go again before we left.

ML
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative and delicious, all had fabulous food and an extremely enjoyable birthday lunch - thanks Wilson’s, we will be back!

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
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 on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TD
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
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 on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
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
2 reviews
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
4 reviews
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)

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