Quay Street Diner

4.2
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£25 and under
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Casual
Californian bar and grill

Inspired by the sunny shores of Southern California, Quay Street is a vibrant neighbourhood all-day diner welcoming guests for coffees, brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails.

Here at Quay Street we’re all about live fire cooking. Powered by our custom built Santa Maria charcoal grill, our creative and diverse menu brings fresh, local and seasonal ingredients together with flavours and influences from all over the world.
What 97 People Are Saying
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4.2
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PH
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place, good sized portions and great beer! Lovely attentive waitress, decent sounds and cool vibe inside. Toilet is a bit of a trek but otherwise I'd be very happy going here again.

SH
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant atmosphere, great food and service as well. Highly recommended

g
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The food was ok but the price was high for the quantity and standard

O
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Really good food in a lovely little diner, slow service but definitely worth the wait!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I think we were generally forgotten about. Took 50 minutes to order and by the time we were feeding the parking meters after 2 hours we still hadn’t had any food. Sweet corn fritters were lovely but mains were a combination of Stone cold, forgotten about, the wrong size, and cremated. Over all really really disappointing as it was a birthday brunch we had booked well in advance. No one in the restaurant could really explain why we had our experience. We watched tables arrive after us, being served, eating then leaving all whilst we waited for drinks! We did keep asking for updates but no one really cared. Very disappointing as it could have been so different. Our meal was discounted in the end by one member of staff who started as we were finishing - the others were just hiding. But even after the discount it felt wrong to pay so much for cold cremated food and awful service.
Won’t be returning or recommending.

C
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went for brunch with the girls. Great food & lovely decor.

J
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the bottomless brunch. Excellent value. Had the big breakfast and it was really tasty. The bacon is really thick and crispy. Top ups on the Prosecco were frequent. Definitely worth doing as a birthday treat. Staff are really nice with attentive service

KC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Really tasty! We had the wriggle deal which was amazing value, and the tacos were delicious. Very strong margaritas!

JH
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice food in a nice diner. The service was good too. Toilets are upstairs which was too difficult for my mum in law.

GC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

We all had a nice meal but when we tried to order from the Christmas menu, we were told it was pre order only. Really disappointing as this isn't stated anywhere on the website, and no one told.me when I made the booking two weeks earlier. So rather than ordering the Christmas menu, which we were all looking forward to, we ordered from the main menu. The food was nice which sort of made up for it!

K
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, great menu and cool vibe. Would definitely recommend!!

DC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service was good. The food was nice but it was served on cold plates so my food was cold very quickly. The burgers did not come with chips so it would be nice if we were asked. Or the menu made more clear. Overall it was a nice place.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

3 of us sent our food back, strange textures and taste...

EB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We went here specifically for the set Christmas menu but when we tried to order it we were told that it was for pre orders only. We ordered other stuff (£12 for a burger without any fries, bit pricey) and then when given the bill there was a flyer for the Christmas menu saying available to all without booking! Just felt like a wasted trip overall. Service average.

KJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value for money! Fish tacos, burgers and sweet potatoe fries were just amazing!

LE
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our meals, food was served hot and fresh and was very tasty

MF
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed my veggie breakfast, my partner didn’t really like his fried chicken with waffles as he thought it was a bit weird, he ate it tho! I really like this place and would recommend it, just make sensible choices and not eat chicken for breakfast!

PW
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff were attentive and polite. My son had chicken and I had the rib-eye. The Pinot Noir red wine was very nice. We booked very late but we had a choice of 2 tables and the ambience was good.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place. Great staff. Great fun and really good value

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Amazing food, lovely staff, good atmosphere. Service was a bit slow due to only one waitress however it didn’t matter due to the enjoyable setting.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant bottomless brunch!

NR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best brunch in Bristol! The staff are super friendly and very generous with the bottomless offering, plus the food is incredible.

EM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly and efficient staff .
Food was fantastic , lovely and hot and had great flavour .

EB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We were looking for somewhere to eat on a Saturday brunch / lunch time and happened to walk past Quay Street Diner. Not hugely hungry just yet, we booked a table for 2 at 1.30pm.
Getting there a little early, our table was ready in the busy restaurant so we sat down and ordered our drinks. Drinks (a pint and a tea) came out pretty quickly and our food order was taken.
We then waited. And waited. For 45 minutes. My partner went up to order another a drink (as no-one came to the table) and enquire about food.
Our 2nd round of drinks came 5 minutes later and the food 5 minutes after that.
55 minutes waiting for fish tacos and a Phillycheese Steak sub which were nice but not almost an hour wait nice.
The server apologised when our 2nd round if drinks were brought over and when we went to pay they were also apologetic.
I was looking forward to ordering a dessert (which sounded amazing) but didn't want to risk another massive wait. We left fairly quickly after finishing food.

KC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Don’t book on line as when we got there they said they were full and we shouldn’t have been able to book on line.

m
London
16 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Service is great but the food mediocre

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked a table too small for our party. They switched us quickly to a booth that would work on a Friday night. My fish taco was delicious and at the end of the night they called a taxi for some of us. Friendly service and the food was better than I expected!

FB
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, generous portions ,all freshly cooked. Authentic recipes.

LB
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Third visit to this diner and each time I’ve never been disappointed. Already planning visit number four!

M
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Prosecco brunch bought on wowcher for 4 of us. Paid extra for a fifth. Good service. Food, great value. We ordered an orange juice to have with our Prosecco (mimosa) but was told later we could have had it made up as one anyway which would have been good knowing beforehand but not the end of the world. Well cooked food, lush chips.

b
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the bottemless prossecco brunch and it was amazing. Great food and fab service. Defo be back & will recommend. Thank you x

GH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great for veggie/vegans. Great service and nice cocktailslll

FB
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food - generous portions and very well cooked and presented. Quirky range of drinks. Give it a whirl!

M
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Good atmosphere and pleasant staff. However, drinks and food took a very long time to arrive and when it did, most of the items on the breakfasts were over-cooked / burned.

V
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Our table was booked for 9am however the front of house staff did not appear to be really ready for the day and it took a long time to have an order taken and any drinks to appear. There also seemed to be an issue with the meat delivery not arriving which affected our order slightly (no sausages for 1 dish). The food though was the redeeming feature which was excellent and plentiful.

On the door it states the hours of opening from 8am, this either needs correcting or adhering to.

CK
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great menu, interesting options, food was lovely, good drinks menu and great prices! Also enjoyed the decor/interior/atmosphere, however next time we would request not to be sat right next to the door!

AD
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Unfortunately even though we had booked when we turned up the diner let us know that they had no food yet and couldn’t do brunch. I was disappointed as this was for a birthday celebration and no one had contacted us in advance.

AC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

We had a lovely brunch overall, the only downside was our server who constantly looked annoyed. We wanted to have more cocktails after brunch but it was hard to get anyone’s attention so we left.

CH
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really impressed with this place as a ex chef of 11 years the food was spot on really nice. My wife is vegetarian and she had plenty of choice and we can’t wait to come back top work guys thank you !!!

FB
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent restaurant. Not a huge choice but everything prepared well. Lovely staff. Would recommend.