The Richmond Clifton – restaurant review

Feb 2013: Sadly, The Richmond now only serve food on Sundays and their weekday pub meals have stopped. The roasts are still good though and it’s still a lovely pub serving one of the best Malbec’s in Bristol!

We first tried The Richmond for sunday roast earlier this year. A meal which immediately placed them in our Best Sunday Dinner’s post. However until a few weeks ago we were yet to try the pub grub.

A few Fridays ago we stopped by one evening for dinner. The menu had everything on there you would expect to find – all the pub classics. I opted for homemade pie of the day and chips. Becci went for the steak.

We sat back soaking up the atmosphere of this traditional pub and enjoying a glass of the house wine, before long our food arrived.

Becci’s steak was well presented and well cooked. The meat was good quality and she confirmed it was thoroughly enjoyable.

I have to say the pie was incredible, both in quantity and quality. The shortcrust pastry top was crisp and sturdy. Best of all it was clearly homemade (I have serious beef with mass produced puff pastry ‘pie lids’ which you get so often – eugh!)

The pie filling was lamb and mint. Again it tasted great. Rich, tasty, comforting. Just what you’re looking for when you go for a hearty pub dinner. The chips were good too, nice and crispy.

Sadly I couldn’t finish all mine – I gave it a good go but it was just too big!!

An excellent pub overall, nice atmosphere, good selection of wines and ales, nice menu, great food and friendly bar staff. Best of all they serve food til 10pm and serve sunday roasts til late too. One to check out if you haven’t already.

The Richmond Pub,
33 Gordon Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1AW
t: 0117 923 75 42
Follow The Richmond on Twitter @richmondclifton

4 thoughts on “The Richmond Clifton – restaurant review

  1. Angela Reply

    I googled ‘Best Roast Dinner in Bristol’ to treat my husband to a Father’s Day outing and your website came up with the Richmond. We went along and were really pleased with the meal and how friendly the staff were. My son (aged 17) asked if he could play the piano and they very kindly let him. He played some of his favourite Jazz pieces which made my husband’s Father’s Day very special. So a big thank you to the Richmond we will definitely be returning and will spread the good news!

    • Gemma Reply

      Hi Angela – so pleased that you found this post useful and that you enjoyed The Richmond. I have to say their pub grub is pretty good so so worth a return visit.

      Bristol Foodie

  2. Greg Reply

    I went to the Richmond for sunday lunch a few weeks back with my girlfriend and her parents and have to say wasn’t impressed at all. I had read your review and I think another and it did sound good,but my beef was chewy the yorkshire pud was cold and there weren’t many spuds,so I was still hungry after, and i’m not greedy! Maybe it was a one off, but just a shame as we had high hopes.Sorry to be a downer just not a great experience.

  3. Gemma Reply

    Hi Greg – thanks for the comment, it’s a shame that you didn’t have a good experience but we really appreciate that you took the time to keep us updated :-)

    Bristol Foodie

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