Glass Boat

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Welsh Back,

(0117) 929 0704

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Review bySuzannah Varma23/01/2009
A touch of class on the river, established for 25 years the Glass Boat offers a unique dining experience steeped in history.

The Venue
As it's located at the end of Welsh Back the Glass Boat is easily accessible from the city centre and Broadmead by foot. And with a taxi-rank less than 50-yards away there is never far to walk if you prefer not to.

The boat has a number of potential entrances so you have to pay attention as you go in to make sure you get the right one. Once inside, the boat feels bigger than it looks from the outside and the layout of the tables is nicely spacious, allowing staff and guests to walk between them comfortably.

As the name suggests, the walls of the boat are glass, so guests can enjoy the view of the river and all it has to offer, including the beautifully graceful swans.

The People
The atmosphere from the moment of walking into the restaurant is very welcoming and on those cold nights a waiter will take your coat, which is always a nice touch. The place is comfortable but could be a bit warmer on a cold night.

It's always busy, even on week nights, and the restaurant is perfect for anyone looking for luxury in a relaxed environment. Staff know the menu and wine list very well and are always happy to help if you can’t make up your mind.

The Food
The dinner menu changes seasonally while the lunch and breakfast menus change more regularly. For parties of more than 10 people there is a set menu priced at £29.95 including coffees.

Guests eating from the al a carte menu can expect to pay approximately £25 per head for two courses or £33 for three courses. The duck (£17.95) is a real treat, it absolutely melts in the mouth. The lunch menu will set you back approximately £17 for two courses and £23 for three courses.

The Drink
The wine list has an impressive selection ranging from £15.70 for a Finca Carbonnel Tempranillo or Finca Carbonel Viura Chardonnay to £164.95 for a Ruchottes Chambertin. A glass of Moutardier Carte d’Or can be bought for £7.60. When you are seated the waiter will present you with an exciting aperitif menu to get you started.

The Last Word
The Glass Boat is an excellent restaurant with fantastic service and something on the menu for everyone. The seasonal variations in food and the extensive wine list will keep you going back again and again, while the service will help make it a pleasure everytime.
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