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“interesting menu,have to go to see what is on menu as nothing on website”
Review of Wilsons Restaurant

Wilsons Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 1 849 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

we arrived 12.30,only couple there for a while then joined by 7 more diners.Unless you go down there[no website menu] you are not able to see the 3 starters,mains and puds,tough if you do not like the options.Seating hard, but nice laid out clean tables with proper serviettes. Amuse bouche profiteroles of mushrooms nice and squid ink wafers with cod roe not sure I liked.We had starters of mine; boudain tasty his turnip/peach too sweet.Both had deer with pear and beetroot again nice but could have improved with some puree potato,pud of pear,choc and ice cream lovely.Portions small so do not expect to feel full.Good bread and 3 choices of wines.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

This was my second visit in a few months and third or fourth in total. Wilson's is the perfect local, independent restaurant. It's good value for the quality of food and attention to delivering an enjoyable evening without the formal stuffiness normally associated with food of this quality.

In a previous visit in the early summer, we had an amazing tomato consommé as one of the pre-food 'nibbles'. It was the best dish I've tasted all year. We mused on this in advance of our autumn visit thinking it would be but a memory of summer.

We had some yummy wafers with smoked cod's roe and some beignets filled with mushroomy/ truffle yumminess.

And then some late season tomatoes appeared in a cup of ambrosia. The consommé was still on the menu!

Quite frankly I could bathe is this creation. We cheekily asked for more and Jan appeared with two extra wine glasses of this nectar.

It's worth coming here just to experience the essence of tomato. But you'll portably have to wait until summer 2018 now.

The pigeon broth with pigeon dumplings was yummy and the mallard luscious. My son had the hake, leeks and it was yummy too. The peach soup was a bit underwhelming but once a lemon verbena leaf was included in a spoonful the dish really came together.

Wilson's is a perfect local (at least it is for me), independent restaurant - great cooking, great space, , great stand, and great value given the quality, care and ethos the owners and staff put in.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank avi05
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

What can I say? Jan and the team at Wilson's just keep on delivering, and last night was no exception: the amuse bouches were tantalising and between the four of us we tried all three of the starters - special mention for the woodcock broth, oh and for my turnip with caviar and as for the Mackerel tartare: sublime!

Onto the main courses.....I'm still dreaming about my Mallard but balancing that with my food envy for my wife's choice of Hake. So, having had the third main option as an amuse bouche we were still on for having 'eaten' the menu between the four of us.

However, we stumbled at pudding: two for cheese and two for the Peach soup and sorbet. Again, faultless...I'm going back for the chocolate delice!

I'm no Jay Rayner, but I can see why he canned Cardiff to come here (Google his review). The restaurant is simple and unpretentious and there's an air of humility about the team: this place is about the food and not about egos: bravo Wilson's.

PS so pleased to see a thoughtful beer selection too!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank CharlesNYaxley
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We must have gone on an off day judging by previous reviews. the menu is limited and unfortunately the day we went we could find little we really wanted to have and as a result ordered defensively. The cooking was OK nothing more. The service was reasonable. Perhaps on another day with a different menu I might warm to the place but I dont think I will call again.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I was visiting my mother's cousin in Bristol when she suddenly announced apropos nothing at all that we were going to a new restaurant in Redland near her old digs from her time as ward sister in BRI. Her friends all recommend it. She had no recollection of booking and indeed when we arrived even before they opened, we were unexpected but seeing Hope's mobility problems we were made most welcome with a sequence of wonderful amuse bouches. I have never seen Hope so taken with a gastronomic experience. After this we had artistic presentations of the most wondrous food. I had a pigeon starter with ethically sourced stone bass main. I cannot praise it too highly.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank bendocjohn
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