Gilded and glamorous in Bristol
The gold-slicked Second Floor Restaurant inside Bristol’s luxury department store isn’t necessarily the first place you’d look for seasonal and local cooking, but the team revel in surpassing diners’ expectations.
Harvey Nichols’ in-house restaurant has built a gleaming reputation for delivering smart, crowd-pleasing menus crafted with creative flair. Just like the ever-changing collections in the clothing department, dishes shift with the seasons and in line with what’s fresh, ripe and available from the South West’s bountiful larder.
Treat yourself to a well-deserved lunch break in the middle of a shopping trip around Bristol – it’ll feed your soul as well as your exhausted body – and take advantage of the Market Menus which are priced extremely keenly and updated each month. Or make a date for dinner with friends (this is definitely supperwith- the-gang territory) and settle in for a sociable evening at this oasis in the city.
Even afternoon tea is given the five-star treatment – expect the likes of homemade patisserie, and cucumber, mascarpone and poppy-seed sandwiches served with a flute of Champagne.
Trencherman’s tip: kick off dinner in style with an aperitif at the NYC-chic bar next door, which ups the glam factor further via moody lighting and a list of well-crafted drinks.