1847

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25 St Stephens St, Bristol, England, BS1 1JX

Another of 1847 group of vegetarian restaurants, this one opened Oct 2015 in the city centre. Menu is modern vegetarian and vegan. Open Mon-Fri 12:00pm-3:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-10:30pm, Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Western, British

20 Reviews

First Review by StuartBaskerville

Not a big fan - expensive and underwhelming food - Edit

Unfortunately I’m really not keen. I find this restaurant too expensive for the quality and portion sizes provided! Been a few times as it seemed like the best option for a ‘nice’ meal out in Bristol but I don’t think we will go back. It doesn’t feel like it’s a place that’s really enthusiastic about food

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Best meal I've ever had - Edit

My partner surprised me with a birthday meal here and it is the best one I have ever had. One thing that I loved was when you ask for a jug of water, it is infused with cucumber! I love cucumber so it was amazing for me but my partner is quite the opposite. I do not eat meat whereas my partner does and he was still blown away with how incredible and amazing our food and experience was.

Pros: Quality is incredible , Excellent range of food , Sophisticated but still welcoming

Cons: Pricey but I'd say it is worth it 100%, If you don't like cucumber, i would mention it

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Nice place, but overpriced - Edit

Good selection of starters, mains and deserts. The pate starter was very ‘realistic’, the battered halloumi starter delicious, and the Wellington main a real hit! The barley risotto was a bit bland and the pana cotta a bit too “tofu-ish”. Mostly tasty dishes, but GBP125 for lunch for four was a bit rich.

Pros: Good range of dishes available., Mostly vegan or vegan options.

Cons: Expensive.

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very unimpressed - Edit

I am vegan and ate here recently with a mixed vegetarian-omnivore group. All dishes came from the Christmas menu and had to be pre-ordered. The food was neither generous (indeed, some starters were rediculously small) nor balanced - starchy with little protein - and rather ordinary. I doubt an experienced vegetarian/vegan cook had much to do with the menu or the food preparation. Overall conclusion: an unpleasant surprise given the upmarket prices.

Pros: friendly staff

Cons: dishes are ordinary, overpriced

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fancy date - Edit

I went when this place first opened and had felt it was overpriced so hadn't been back until this week.
I felt like we got better value for money this time round. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. The service was also attentive but not overbearing.

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Sunday Roast - Edit

My partner and I ate here on a Sunday and had the vegan roast - it was a super hearty portion and very good!

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A proper restaurant - Edit

An interesting seasonal menu with good vegan options. I particularly enjoyed my beetroot main “Textures of beetroot”. Prices were reasonable at £21 for two courses / £27 for three. Not large portions but I felt satisfied with two courses.
Service attentive but not intrusive. The decor is nice but somehow the layout of the restaurant doesn’t quite work for us. We were seated close to the bar and staff were coming and going all the time which is detracted from the atmosphere. Otherwise a great fine dining experience and good to find somewhere central.
Best to book at weekends.
(Visited in early October 2017)

Updated from previous review on 2017-11-05

Pros: Seasonal menu, Good vegan options, Attentive service

Cons: Restaurant layout

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  Contributions +30

Good - Edit

Food really good, nice option for a special occasion.

Pros: Good quality food, great value for money.

Cons: Service can be hit or miss, limited options.

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a little pricy, but overall great food - Edit

I did a vegan tasting menu. The food was all good. Portions were smaller than anticipated. Quite expensive. Still, the food was so tasty and unique that is recommend trying it.

Pros: variety

Cons: price

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Amazing food - Edit

This restaurant had some of the best vegan food I have had. We tried the polenta cake and hummus/pita for starters, then we had a sweet potato and lentil wellington (like a vegan roast dinner), courgette and bean salad, carrot cake and salted caramel chia pudding. The vegan roast dinner was amazing, this dish is one of the best I have tried. I would definitely recommend this place. The waiter Roberto was also very nice and helpful.

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Worth the money - Edit

Hidden away from the main street this restaurant is worth a visit. Trendy interior, music and relaxed. Waiter was busy but stylish. Haloumi and tofu side-dish was prepared close to perfect with focus on many flavours. Choc mousse would benefit from a bit more choc as it is more a strawberry dessert. Still nice though.

Pros: Value for money when you want high level food

Cons: Could be noisy when full

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Special Birthday Dinner - Edit

It's always really nice to find a Veggi restaurant that is a bit fancy as you usually end up going to a laid back hippy café (nothing wrong with that!).

1847 is gorgeous, it's quite small but the food was excellent and beautifully presented. The service was very efficient, so much so that we were in and out in about an hour.

The food is really excellent, the price is quite high but I think that is a reflection of the quality and ambiance, it's not the kind of place you would go everyday.

Pros: Decor, Quality food, Staff

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Delicious - Edit

We went to Bristol for Christmas and had a delicious Christmas Eve dinner. We were quite surprised and suspicious at the beginning, as there was no other customers! But we changed our minds as soon as we got out meal. Everything was so tasty and nicely presented! My husband is meat-eater but even he was impressed. The portions were big, so we were full and unfortunately there was no space left for desert...
Definitely will go there again if we are in Bristol next time!
I wish there was restaurant like that a bit closer to London!

Pros: delicious food, very nice staff, close to town centre

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Very pleasant - Edit

Went for dinner on the 11th. We had one course each and shared a dessert. I had the cauliflower and pearl barley risotto, which was incredible and unlike anything I've tasted before. My partner had the sage and lentil croquettes, which is actually a starter (we had eaten snacks before), this too was really tasty. Dessert was apple and cinnamon rice donuts with pear and coconut malabi. I didn't care for the malabi, but the donuts themselves were really tasty, would probably prefer them with something else like an apple sauce or caramel. Staff were very very friendly and attentive, and the furniture and vibe of the place was really nice. Would definitely go again.

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Expensive

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closed on Monday & Tuesday - Edit

the opening hours shown are wrong- as per their website they are closed as above

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Expensive and disappointing. - Edit

My partner and I had 2 courses for £19.50 each and one soft drink and a coffee, plus a service charge was added to our bill, taking the bill to £50.
I had something (I can't remember the name) served on a slate, 3 rolls of aubergine with chopped nuts(?) inside, on a bed of soya yoghurt and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds. It was very bland. My partner had the lentil soup which apparently was very good, but served a little cool for her liking.
I had the surf'n'turf as a main which was nearly a whole aubergine with some kind of reduction served on top, it was incredibly bland, it was hard to cut through with the cheap knife, the potatoes it was served with were nice enough, but the seaweed(?) side was lovely and there was just enough to spread on the incredibly dull aubergine. The tempura samphire was a nice touch aesthetically but had lost its flavour. Nutritionally the meal is mainly water and clearly not considered. I would also apply the same non-consideration to flavour. I've never paid so much and had something so dull.
My partner had 'fish and chips', she had the vegan option so it was fried smoked tofu in batter with a small basket of chips. The 3 pieces of tofu looked great on the plate with small dollops of mustard, I have zero idea why you'd serve mustard though. It makes no sense. The smoked flavour of the tofu was minimal so made for a bland main with an incongruous condiment. The chips were double fried, so no potato flavour, just oil.
This is the worst review I've had to leave on Happy Cow, I feel genuinely sad about it. I want to be able to support every vegetarian/vegan business, but it's more important to let other would-be customers know of how their experience could go.

Pros: The location was convenient for us., It was clean., The food was served fairly quickly.

Cons: Very bland food., Over priced., Tepid service.

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Nice clean and friendly - Edit

The staff were excellent and really friendly. The choice of food and drink was pretty good and the food was brilliant. liked the whole ethos of the place. A wee bit pricier than the other veggies but a bit more upmarket

Pros: Good food , Nice staff

Cons: a wee bit pricey

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A different experience - Edit

Lots of tasty vegan options bundled in with a fine dining style atmosphere. I would very much like to take omnivorous family members back here as the food is "fancy" enough that they would forget that they were not eating meat. A good example of how impressive vegan/veggie food can taste and look.

Pros: exciting food, friendly staff, beautiful restaurant

Cons: dessert was quite small.

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Great - Edit

At last a vegetarian restaurant in the centre of Bristol. Really tasty and creative food at prices that don't require a bank loan, plenty of vegan options, lovely interior, with very friendly and helpful staff. My new favourite place.

Pros: Location, Vegan options, Freindly staff

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Fine dining vegetarian - Edit

Really lovely meal, big portions, fairly priced. Great service with friendly staff. Couldn't fit a pudding in! The battered aubergine side dish is a must try - loved it.

Pros: Nice to see a cheese free menu (even though I love

Cons: Lighting could be less bright.

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