1 York Rd, Montpelier, Bristol, Avon, BS6 5QB
- Tel: 0117 924 0357
A cornerstone of the Bristol dining scene since opening in 1976, Bell's Diner offers an innovative menu from one of the city's most celebrated chefs, Chris Wicks. Exploring a passion for the sous-vide art of cooking, where seasonal ingredients are gently cooked for long periods at low temperatures, Bell's is renowned from its pioneering approach to dining. Guests can complement the wholesome and colourful menu with a choice from the eclectic wine list, filled with biodynamic bottles which are renowned for their wonderfully clean flavours.
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- Vegetarian Dishes
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ENjoyed every mouthful!
12/12/2009 by Garlicpress
I have never eaten anywhere (in Britain) before where the food is so good that you don't want it to stop. Amazing menu ideas. The wine was a bit of a disappointment and I wish the list had better wines on offer. I thoroughly recommend the experience!Report this
Good Food, but don't believe the hype
14/02/2008 by helenleckie
I ate here on 5th December 2007. My birthday in fact. It was a satisfactory birthday meal, although every dessert was Christmas-related, which made me feel a bit less special. The food is nice, and they tried some adventurous techniques. The chef is of the Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal school of experimental cooking. To me the techniques and slightly odd flavours did not really make them taste too different from a regular dish. On one dish they had slivers of ?was it salmon tartare? with cubes of tea jelly. (I may have this slightly wrong but this is what I remember). Unfortunately the jelly was very mildly flavoured and did not stand up to the strong fish. It was, however, all very tasty, and reasonably priced for an avant-garde (?sp?) eatery. The a la carte menu averaged about £30 per person for three courses, excluding drinks. Speaking of which, I was a little disappointed by the rough fitou we had with our meal, but I have to admit we probably did not pair it very well. The location causes concern for some, in a back street of Montpelier, but I felt safe enough there, and the ambience inside is welcoming and not at all stuffy.Report this
Tries too hard
09/06/2007 by evilkitten
I'd seen this restaurant mentioned in several national publications, not to mention BA's inflight magazine, and was determined to try it out. I can see what the fuss is about; the restaurant has a lovely cosy feel to it, and the food is very, very good. I can't fault it, in fact. There is, however, a problem with Bell's Diner, and that is that it tries too hard. Just because it is possible to create parsnip and tobacco ice-cream doesn't mean it is a good idea. The menu is littered with these gastronomic land mines, and it is difficult to pick a meal without chosing something that perhaps you wouldn't elsewhere.Report this
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