The Golden Heart

4.2
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45 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Gastro Pub
With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The Golden Heart in Bristol is a classic meets modern pub, a perfect setting for any occasion. Our chefs take pride in preparing fresh, delicious tasting food using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes include spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit, slow cooked pork belly with seared scallops, salmon supreme served with thyme-roasted butternut squash, and our home-made British beef burger. For a lighter bite, our spiralised carrot salad and Mediterranean mezze are both delectable, or for some sweet indulgence our melting golden chocolate bomb with caramel ice cream is sure to please!
You’ll also find a range of daily-changing specials and a carefully selected drinks list, including beautiful wines, ales and lagers, cocktails, and bubbles. So, whether it’s for a drink at the bar with family and friends, a special dining experience or a relaxed afternoon with great food – you can sit back and unwind, and we’ll take
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.3
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OT
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience4

I was slightly disappointed as I have been before and the food was great! Today the roasts looked great but I believe they may have been made and then reheated as it came w it him 5 minutes and a lot of it was hard. Drinks atmosphere and desert was good however.

DH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Scallops were cooked lovely except had been cooked on steak grill so tasted like steak
This would have been bad for anyone with seafood allergy
Sweet sorbet should have had cookie. Cocktail not very strong
Don't seem to understand food allergies

JG
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Golden Heart was conveniently situated for us as we had a 90 year old relative with us. Good quality food and service. Nice ambiance.

JF
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and service, there was an issue with our booking ( no table had been reserved despite a reservation email being confirmed to me) but they quickly found us a table and we were well looked after from there. Menu choices were good and almost all were available.
Been here many times and it never disappoints.

MD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The meal was fine but when we got there we were not booked in. Fortunately, they had space but there was no record of my booking through Open Table. So something is wrong with the system either at your end or at the Golden Heart.

MW
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. We did not have to wait long for our meal.
The food was to a very high standard but a bit on the expensive side.
A bottle of wine was not too expensive.
Would happily recommend.

SW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was ok. We didn’t like where we were sat, in the middle of two tables. We couldn’t have a private conversation, as we were too close & could here word to word of their conversation, so obviously they were aware of ours.
Food was lovely. Service was good, but the girls are rushing around, felt like can we have your table now, you’ve had your food move on. Drinks pricey.

JS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Our table was in the conservatory section which did get a little noisy, but it was a Friday evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and not rushed from our table although apparently could not find my booking, luckily had my text confirmation!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great drink and service

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really brilliant foot and service- lovely place

OT
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, something for everyone. Fast and friendly service. Food really lived up to our expectations

J
Bristol
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was really bad and food was overcooked, would not return

PG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and choice. I'm dairy free so the vegan menu is a delight for me, not having to feel like a pain asking for the allergen menu, and I get to have a choice of desserts, all of which are amazing! Can't wait to return.

WL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to the Golden Heart many times and have never been disappointed always consistently good.

MW
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Meal was excellent - when it finally arrived at the table.
We waited over an hour for the food to be served which took the edge off of what could have been a more enjoyable evening.

LL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The golden heart was very accommodating. We arrival for our valentines meal to actually find there was no table booked. Was told that open table always say there are tables when there isn’t. They found us a table and we had great service same can’t be said about open table. Will be telling friends to be very very careful about using opentable.

K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a great meal here for Valentine's day.
The food was fab, the service good and the atmosphere too.

JJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food took a very long time to come out and all meals were very cold! There was 8 of us in total!

HM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. We come to the Golden Heart regularly, for Birthday's, Anniversary's, and to catch up with friends, in fact any excuse we can find.Our Waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and very friendly . We always recommend you to family and friends if they ask for places to eat as we can guarantee that they won't be disappointed. We will see you again very soon.

J
Bristol
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Like the new decor very much.Nice ambience as well,food lovely, staff very friendly,all in all a good time was had.

JY
Bristol
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us went for Sunday Lunch it was amazing lovely pub excellent friendly service would highly recommend definitely visit again

KP
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit this year and better than last time had the three meat roast gravy was delish and veg too and to top off our visit the live band too which rocked our stay and along with the cider tasters. You did us proud thank you for looking after us. See you all soon

HM
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit The Golden Heart regularly. On our last visit we asked the waitress to pay our compliments to the chef. The food is always beautiful.

JF
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, well priced, lots of choice what ever your taste, good service overall a good evening!

HM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow - it was very evident not enough waiting staff to cope with a busy restaurant. When good eventually arrived it was cold so had to wait again for a replacement. Waitress was grumpy and seemed like she didn’t want to be there. Not a great experience which is a shame as was highly recommended by lots of friends.

KP
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly clean and tidy. Sunday lunch was delishus and we all enjoyed the meal and gravy. Mini puds ate such a good idea too. Great visit and will be back again soon thsnk you

PP
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Despite booking on line and receiving confirmation of the booking, when we arrived we were told there was no booking for us. They did find us a table so we were able to stay. They were busy but it took nearly an hour to serve our starter, and a further 40 minutes for our main course. We also noticed that some were being served before us even though they had come much later. Overall there seemed a lack of organisation. We did take a chance on a dessert which again took a long time, meaning the meal took 2.5 hrs or more.
The food was good and the staff were frindly but we would not want to book here again.

H
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beauftil yet again.

We ate here on a Friday evening with my parents. We received a friendly welcome & service as soon as we arrived.
We had a lovely table at the back of the restaurant near the terrace which was a lovely spot.
We all had three courses and each one was absolutely lovely, couldn’t fault them at all.
Happily recommend to others and will definitely be back soon.

AB
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Reasonable venue, bit crowded at the bar for taking food and drink orders. Reduced menu on the day due to a health and safety issue in the kitchen meaning gas wasn't available (so no steaks etc). But did receive a phone call to fore warn us of that issue. Food itself was again reasonable but not brilliant. Portions a bit meagre for the price - presentation could also have been better. Overall I would go again but not in a hurry.

M
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had our table cancelled the day before as they were over booked so cannot give a review but very disappointed

H
Bristol
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely lovely food & good service. Booked again for this Friday!
we had the midweek treat deal which isn't the full menu but still plenty to choose from. Its a great deal including wine.

F
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was absolutely wonderful, very tasty and good value for money, there was a great atmosphere and not too noisy, it was easy to find, our waiter Dom was very helpful, we are looking forward to going back especially in the summer.

SD
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not too happy with my food choice this time , I had a wagyu burger not knowing what it was prior to looking it up on internet . It promised a succulent juicy burger of the best possible quality when in reality it was simply a burger . Will never have one again !

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch ...always is.great choice of food and. Wine...lovely atmosphere
Couldn't be better

D
Bristol
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very busy but still good service.

L
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly a popular pub, service, food, basically the whole meal was great. Will certainly not hesitate to come back again and recommend to friends and family 😆

MW
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was the second time we have dined at the White Heart. Each occasion has been very enjoyable. The food has been outstanding and the service exceptionally good. The wine was not too expensive although the overall bill was not the cheapest - then you have to be prepared to pay a little bit more for quality.
Would recommend.

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food ok but yet again service very slow at bar and in restaurant. Waitress had to be prompted to get our main course 40 mins after finished starter. Party of 4 and only 3 meals came out. 4th meal appeared 5 mins later. Expensive for the quality of the food but ambiance good.

J
Bristol
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Returning visitor. Always enjoy the food, service and general ambience.