Review on River Cottage Canteen
Housed in a Grade-II listed 19th Century church hall on busy Whiteladies Road, Bristol's prominent shopping area is the setting for Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's third River Cottage Canteen, with siblings in Axminster and Plymouth. The split level interior has been created by Simple Simon Design with a modern décor whilst retaining a rustic ambience, featuring wood flooring and tables, a splendid beamed ceiling, beautiful tall stained glass windows and a large open plan kitchen, so diners can watch the chefs at work.
The daily changing menu runs in tandem with the seasons and locally sourced and foraged produce is used to telling effect, as just about everything comes from within a 50-mile radius of the restaurant. Enjoy a starter of chicken and pig trotter terrine served with onion jam and crostini or mussels, white wine, shallot and bacon. When it comes to main courses you might see slow braised lamb, crushed new potatoes, red kale and horseradish crème or wood roast mackerel, beetroot and dill salad with a cumin yoghurt dressing.
There's a well considered wine list to complement the food and reasonably priced seasonal cocktails together with cider from award winning Orchard Pig and beers from the Bristol Beer Factory.
British / Organic
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 11.00am (10.00am Sat & Sun) though
Dinner: 10.00pm (10.30pm Sat & 5.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card