In the heart of Bristol’s docks, instagram ad examples Spyglass is a contemporary 170-seater alfresco style restaurant split between a converted barge & the adjacent quayside in one of Bristol’s most stunning waterside settings.

The inspiration behind Spyglass is our favourite ‘holiday in the sun’ restaurants, bringing a piece of the Mediterranean into Bristol’s old city. The interior is smart, sunny, & alfresco in style, although the whole area is covered by canvas & fitted with heaters should the British weather not be at its best.

The concept is barbecued Mediterranean food that is simple & great value for money, with the average price of a main course being £7.00. There are no starters, simply a selection of main courses served from the barbecue, salads, tapas, side dishes & desserts. (MENU)

Like the food, drinks are simple & continental in influence – carafes of wine, sangria & beer. (DRINKS)

For parties of eight or more there’s a party menu at £14.95, which includes meze to share, plus a choice of selected mains & desserts. (PARTY MENU)

Spyglass operates a non-reservation policy for tables less than eight, & works on a first-come, first served policy. During the for 2002 by Venue Magazine & included in the ‘Top 5 New Places to Eat’ in the Bristol Food Guide.

summer queues form daily so arrive early to be guaranteed a table.

Spyglass’s 2002 debut was enormously successful, & we were awarded the prestigious ‘Best Restaurant Newcomer’ award