Building 11,
Explore Lane,

(0117) 925 3993

The Living Room Information

The Living Room is a contemporary restaurant and bar located at the Harbourside. Here you can expect an impressive cocktail list, good food and friendly and attentive service plus great live music and DJ nights.

Venue Type
Opening Hours
Mon 11:00-00:00
Tue-Thu 11:00-01:00
Fri-Sat 12:00-02:00
Sun 11:00-23:00
Essential on Fri, Sat
Advisable on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun
Avg Food Spend
£10 - £20 per person
Food Info
Pre Theatre Menu, Set Lunch Menu, A La Carte Menu
Drink Info
Beer from £3.25 per bottle
Wine from £12.95 per bottle

Cocktail List available
Various drink promotions throughout the week
On Fri Sat playing Dance, Funk, Soul
Live Ents
Live music Thu-Sat evenings and Sun lunch
TV Screens, WiFi
Smart/casual dress code.
Children welcome - until 21:00

Kids Menu, High Chairs, Baby Changing Facilities
Outdoor Area
Large terrace
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets

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Reviewer LHi29
I went to The Living Room on Saturday and was sorely disappointed by the food, the waiting staff and the cost.
I went in a large group for a special celebration and was looking forward to enjoying my evening however I left very unhappy.
Firstly the set menu (which groups have to have) at £17.25 for two courses I found expensive. I am vegetarian and the one starter choice and the one main course choice would have been cheaper to buy from the main menu! My main would have been £8.95 so I paid £8.30 for what was quite frankly some soggy fried mushrooms! I did ask for a main off the menu and they did cater for that which was good, however the tagine was a pot of tastless ratatouille and microwaved cous cous! I ate three mouthfuls and could not bring myself to eat anymore. We ordered by 9 o'clock and just about got our main by 10.30, again it was busy but it seemend that they were understaffed and unable to cater for a large group efficiently and politely.
Our waiter I found rude and although I appreciate that he was very busy and having to deal with a roudy saturday night crowd he did not mangage his job well and blantantly ignored us. If restaurants do not want large groups then please do not allow them, rather than make large groups feel asthough they are in the way. I do not understand the policy of a set menu when surely if the restaurant is full then they have to cook whatever is ordered anyway.
To top it all the waitress accidently tipped wine down my friends back, admittedly they did give my friend a free glass of wine and a card for her dry cleaning, but again the waiter did not seem to want to help and was rude when we bought the incident up again to see if any other compensation could be made, saying that he may bring out another glass of wine but did not want it to 'go warm on the table'.
I have always found this bar/restaurant pretentious and will avoid it and advise anyone else to do the same.
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Reviewer violet1616
Visited this venue recently and had a great experience, the waiters were very knowledgeable and friendly and the food was lovely.

The cocktails here are pricey but worth it - I would recommend the white chocolate and chilli.

My only negatives are that the wine could have been a little more chilled and there was nowhere to hang coats.
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Ate here with a group of friends and frankly was very disappointed. We were 45 minutes late sitting down to our table and then it was a further 30 minutes before we received our food, even though we had pre-ordered. The service was slow, inefficient and off hand. I had to order a bottle of wine 3 times. The food was good but not value for money. The final insult was when I told the waitress I hadn't received my pudding to be told "someone else must have it then" In all a disappointing experience.
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Reviewer Lamb6168
Visited the Living Room by @Bristol for the first time last night, was not disappointed.
The food was excellent, well presented and brought out in a timely manner. The beef just fell off the bone and the shared starter was ample for the two of us.
We were there during their version of happy hour on some of the cocktails, so we tried a few. Very nice, no issues with the presentation and again brought over in good time.
The staff were always on hand to make sure everything was alright.
Would highly recommend.
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