Wow wow WOW!
I went to Goldbrick House last night for one of their Fabulous Food Club events and I have to say, it was bloomin' awesome! Like seriously good!
They have a different event every month and this was the first I had been to. It was Tapas and Cava night which was a 4 course tapas menu with 4 different cava's. Each course had 4 dishes and they were by no means small dishes - this was BIG tapas!
I've added photos of the menu. I would write what was on the menu but 16 dishes and 4 different cava's is a bit excessive to type!
The head chef sat with the 11 of us at the table for the 3 HOURS and guided us through each course and each glass. Each course was based on a different region of Spain and had a drink to match. There wasn't one dish that I didn't like, in fact, I loved most of them. By course 3 I was would normally of stopped eating, but they brought out 4 delicious desserts that were impossible not to try.
This is one of the best value for money food events I have done. It was £27.50 - I know, right! I'm not sure if they are all priced the same. The next is a night of Champagne and Desserts, so I doubt it, but its definitely worth checking. I cant make the next, but I'll certainly be a regular at these from now on.
Goldbrick House isn't somewhere I'd normally choose for dinner, and I'm not sure I would still, but I'll be keeping an eye on these events every month.
I've been here three times: twice upstairs and once in the cafe on the ground floor. This is a lovely place to hang out or take friends for a drink, and the cafe is a nice place to chat and feel cool when it's hot outside, as the front window opens fully.
Our food was very nice, and the staff go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. Our only complaint would be the lack of information about the wine. We all chose from the 'Divine' list, but none of our choices were particularly high-end.
We will go back for a cream tea soon and will report back!
This is one of my favourite bars but it is marred by poor service.
Last year they redesigned the bar on the second floor to be bigger but I've not noticed being served quicker. If you want to be served quickly then you have to go to the bar downstairs but they don't mix cocktails down there so you have to have something on draft.
During the warmer months the heat inside is unbearable. This is another place that needs table service.
My friend held her hen party at Goldbrick House late last year, upstairs in the private hire room. My review is about this private space, which is completely separate from the public bar area.
We had two main rooms to celebrate in (and decorate!) as we wished: a spacious dining room with a large table to seat us all, and some extra space for dancing - plus a separate little lounge room with a sofa. We also had our own toilet, rather than having to go downstairs and use the same one as the punters at the bar, which was a bonus!
This upstairs room wouldn't be big enough for large parties, but for smaller gatherings it's perfect, with nice décor and lighting.
As part of the package we got room hire, a lovely meal and waiter service - then had a drinks tab on top. My only complaint is that when our bill arrived, it had been calculated incorrectly (by quite a significant amount!) - and although this was resolved, we did wonder whether perhaps us drunken hens were being taken advantage of...? Or perhaps it was just a genuine mistake. Nevertheless, it was a shame to end the evening on that note - but overall it didn't really detract from our evening's enjoyment.
A stylish, high end bar near the top of Park Street, Goldbrick House caters predominately to the young professional crowd and their penchant for after-office drinks. In order to price out the riff raff, of course it doesn't come cheap, but in return for your hard earned pennies Goldbrick House serves up good quality food and drink. Just make sure you earned those pennies first or it'll take the light from your eyes.
The decor imitates a vintage house and is quite imaginative. It's all very plush and opulent as these sort of places tend to be, presumably playing up to all the fantasies accountants et al have about the lifestyles their salaries will one day lead to.
There's a lively but civilised atmosphere and while it all looks a bit pretentious to me, Goldbrick house serves good food and drink in stylish surrounds so if you've got the cash and don't mind a small side order of snobbery then make sure you park yourself here on a Friday early evening.
Goldbrick house is Bristol's overpriced classy cocktail bar par excellence. In the day time the street level bar is busy with various sorts with a bit of money to burn (and a couple of people like me who don't treat their wallet with enough respect). You'll probably see groups of women having a coffee, red faced business men lunching, amongst other types.
It's the upstairs and in the evenings where Goldbrick House comes into its own. It get rammed with who women in short cocktail dresses and men in slightly ridiculous cravats. I shouldn't sound quite so condescending. It's pretty sharp and sophisticated up here, and nice to go somewhere where people make an effort The staff whisk around the place, making high art of cocktail making (my friend Gareth is the most impressive, in my opinion).
It is easy to mock Goldbrick house, with its gold wallpaper and eye watering prices. However, it does pull off being a high end bar, worth a visit if you've got a few quid to spare.
Why is it in this country that we have to pigeonhole everything? Have you ever walked into an eating establishment and asked for a drink, only to be told that they only serve food? Goldbrick House is a bit more versatile than that, combining a bar with a cafe and a restaurant. They're associated with high end champagnes and cocktails, though there's nothing to stop the likes of you and I nipping in for a pint too.
The interior, as you'd expect, is plush, with the downstairs taken up by tables for those eating, while the cocktail bar sits upstairs. You can even hire a private room, though obviously I've never done this. The food, I've noted in the past, is also surprisingly reasonable, with breakfasts and sandwiches at a fiver, and pasta main courses for less than £7. A touch of class at an affordable price in a handy location.
Glass fronted goldbrick house is the perfect place to indulge in a bit of people watching to take your mind off whatever may be making your day go by. It's a swanky cocktail bar/cafe/restaurant on Park Street, which has many levels. I like that it's actually a full house - you can go all the way up to the top of the building to the room they've named 'the library' with your drink, if you don't find anywhere else in this pretty sprawling abode.
On the ground floor they've got the cafe part, where you can take your pick from coffee or alcohol, sit down by one of the large wooden tables and admire the golden wallpaper. On the second floor they've got both the cocktail bar and the restaurant - maybe a bit like life, the higher you get the more expensive things become, so meals in the restaurant will set you back a sizeable amount (you\ll easily spend £30 per person for a 3 course meal), and for your general night out you're not likely to indulge in many of the cocktails. You pay for quality though, and the bar staff are very friendly. They'll whip you up something to your taste, even if it's not on the menu, whilst you marvel at the wizardry of cocktail making.
The best part is the cafe on the ground floor: with adequate prices for the nice place it is, and food all near a fiver it's good value for money.
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This place is expensive so be warned. If you want great décor and super cool low lighting, classy sophisticated clientele and highly skilled bar tenders, then it doesn't get much better than this in Bristol.
If you're planning on staying for a few however, then you need to take out more than you might ordinarily need as the cocktails are all in £5 - £10 bracket and the bottle beers will set you back about £3 each. I recommend getting there early in the evening as it can get very busy and the bar isn't particularly big.
The restaurant equals the bar on the expense front and at a push it's probably even pricier for what you're getting. It is high end cuisine with high end prices, but the quality of the food isn't quite as you'd expect for what you're having to pay. It's good, but there are better places in that price range.
A much revered place on Park Street. Goldbrick House is situated half way up Park Street. The interior is beautiful and it caters for your every food and beverage need. From a light snack to fine dining followed by cocktails Gold Brick House has it covered.
My favourite part of the building is the middle floor, lots of comfy seats, original features and a great atmosphere. My aim is to enjoy a meal on the open air terrace next - it is almost like a well kept secret! The tables on the top level are laid out perfectly and you can expect excellent service.
I enjoyed a very tasty cocktail there, a 'Raspberry and Kiwi Caipiroska' which was delicious - fruity and but not too sweet, the perfect balance. And the gin they used for my gin and tonic was lovely.
Goldbrick House does not cut corners anywhere, and although the prices reflect this they can guarantee a fantastic time - whatever the occasion.
Goldbrick House actually has to be one of my favourite places to eat in Clifton, the style is great and so is the value for money!
It's a quirky and trendy little place with three floors of dining and bar areas, and it seats a deceiving amount of people. From the outside you'd think there was hardly any space, but they manage to set it out just so that it's capacity is actually quite large! The atmosphere is great and the staff are always in good spirits, a really nice venue overall!
Right, onto the food and value: both of which are excellent! The food has that traditional rustic feel, and every plate is presented well and looks so tasty! For bargain hunters, if you eat between 6 and 7 in the evening then you can get a whooping three courses of excellent quality food for only £13! And as for families, this place is children friendly and lets kids eat for free! I would recommend checking out their website for menu's and events - at the mo they are offering a cocktail training and taster session! So check it out at goldbrickhouse.co.uk.
A vast, multi-storey, vintage-inspired bar and restaurant, Goldbrick House is a classier and more exclusive prospect than many of the Park Street bars; you are, therefore, likely to avoid the student crowd if you choose this place on a Friday or Saturday. Instead you'll be in amongst a slightly more "yuppie" clientele ordering bottles of good wine after work.
Good food, good wines, nice big tables and loads of seating spread over several floors and designated areas (some of which you can book for functions and parties). I just came for drinks with a group after going to a concert round the corner at St George's. It was a shame, I have to say, that the "background" music was frustratingly loud. What is the point of such loud music in a bar? Everyone was having to shout at each other. It's completely unnecessary. There are plenty of music/dance venues around town. You come to a bar like Goldbrick House to have a drink and good conversation.
Well, you should be able to. I'm not sure I'd choose this place again because ... well, firstly it's a bit out of my price range anyway, and secondly, I object to having to shout my way through a conversation!
I do really enjoy drinking in the bars as there is always a friendly atmosphere but the drinks are quite expensive.
When i first visited the restaurant on its opening week the food was outstanding, but now it's overpriced and not that appetising. They do not appear to have a sommelier as when enquiring about a wine recommendation with our meal the girl serving said she didn't know but the barman might (he didn't).
Nice venue for a Sunday brunch before ambling up to Clifton or down to the harbourside.
My wife and I went a couple of weeks ago, for the first time in a long time. We had been loucky enough to have been bought a voucher by a work contact that totalled £150 (much less than the value of the favour originally bestowed but nice nonetheless)
As a result we indulged in pretty much everything we could without worrying about the bill. Champagne aperitifs, 3 courses from the menu, nice bottle of wine, coffees and liqueurs. The bill came to £148.50 including service.
It might sound a lot, but compared to a similar quality place in London or another European city, we felt it was a real bargain!
So its still our favourite place to eat in Bristol, even with all of the new competition. Voucher £150, amount used £148.50, rare dinner on sat night with my wife not worrying about the bill, but enjoying my company? Priceless!! Ha ha.
My wife took me here for my Birthday this year. She had been previously for drinks with her work mates so was recommended Goldbrick house for a meal.
I did look at the menu before we went and I initially thought - A bit pricey. But we went for a lunch time meal and this was set at £13 per head for a 3 course meal. This I thought was good. After the meal, which was Excellent, I thought £13 was very good value.
The waiter service nice. He was very polite and attentive. The first table we sat on had one of those annoying wobbles. You know the type. Four legs on a table and one leg is always shorter than the other? - It always happens to me where ever I go. Well not here, and not on my birthday.! I wiggled the free table next to me - it was static. Then asked if we could move there because of the table. once moved and comforted. The waiter took the table and fixed it. Very good.
Overall - I really enjoyed my meal here and would recommend to all friends and family. We have booked to go back again with friends.
First off, this place is not cheap. The food is costly and the cocktails will set you back some, so if you're the kind of person who gets immediately put off by that then this isn't the place for you. However, if you like amazing food, fantastic service and slightly too drinkable cocktails then Goldbrick House will soon be on your Best of Bristol list. It's luxurious, sophisticated good fun without any air of pompousness.
My night started off with a cocktail suggested to me by the barman as a slight variation on what I ordered and normally have. I haven't looked back since - MUCH nicer! The service was not only friendly but helpful and efficient.
The restaurant itself was busy and crowded but it wasn't to the extent that it affected my night. The food took my mind off everything else anyway and I had a beautifully cooked asparagus and poached egg starter followed by a divine risotto. It was by far the best meal I've had in Bristol.
All round brilliant restaurant. I've not tried the more relaxed cafe downstairs but it looks nice and comfortable and my friends rave about it. I doubt it will be long before I try it out for myself. I'd recommend that you do too.
This is a very expensive place to eat, and the portions are tiny. You will think you have just been given an appetiser, but it's actually your main meal. You will be looking for a takeaway after eating here.
There's a good range of cocktails, but don't get the ones with mint leaves in them, they put way too much mint in making it undrinkable.
Have to admit to being fairly unimpressed by this place. The décor and ambience were pleasant, with low lighting lending a relaxed atmosphere and eased along by the friendly staff, but the food simply was not up to the standard implied by the prices.
Duck liver parfait to start was bland, with a similarly uninspiring red onion marmalade failing to excite the palate even by comparison, and the toast was inadequate and cold.
Main course, pork tenderloin with black pudding and sautéed potatoes was better, but the portion was noticeably small, and the watercress & cider sauce did little for the overall flavour. The pork itself was certainly tender, but again there was little of interest to its taste, and the black pudding lacked punch. To be fair, the dish as a whole was OK, but it just didn't raise much enthusiasm here.
The lemon tart was tiny and less than terrifically tangy; the selection of Welsh cheeses was decent in range, if again somewhat diminutive, and the accompanying quince jelly was actually quite good - as was the fortified Valpolicella recommended by the waiter to go with it.
In fact the booze was the highlight of the meal - although the coffee was grainy and rough, an excellent Pouilly Fumé was smooth and finished, and the Hendricks was served with pleasingly thin cucumber slices - but this seems in turn to highlight the fact that Goldbricks is perhaps better as a drinks venue than an eatery.
At £63 a head before service, outside London and with portions this size, I'd really expect a higher standard where the food's concerned.
Having spent the last few years seeking out all the cheap and cheerful pubs and bars Bristol has to offer, I didn't have a clue where to take my Dad for a sophisticated 60th birthday drink. I scoured the net for a fun, classy and, gulp, pricey bar. Then I came across the Goldbrick House at the top of my beloved Park Street. The flash website, extensive drinks list and the promise they can "make any drink you ask for" was enough to ensure them two more punters that Saturday night.
The first thing I was struck by was just how lively and atmospheric the place was at just 5:30pm on a wet and windy afternoon - it was almost at the point of being TOO busy. The wooden-clad bar was full to the brim of suited and booted men and girls in the teeniest of tiny dresses. Maybe it's the ideal place if you're a city slicker looking for a dolled up lady - not so great for a quiet birthday cocktail with your dad.
The drinks, however, were just as I'd hoped : alcoholic to the point of lethal and presented with showmanship. I plumped for the exceptionally girlie looking Ruby Daiquiri, and Dad had a much manlier Spiced Brooklyn. For around £7 per drink, I'd say they were value for money on alcohol percentage alone! The only disappointment came when Dad asked for a Black Russian to be told that none of the bartenders knew how to make one, which ponders the question: why claim you can make any cocktail?
The Goldbrick House is the place to go to start off a night of drinking and debauchery - but it's not the place if you're looking for something special.
This sure is a classy establishment. Looking at it from the outside you could be in central London, somewhere like Kensington. The classy deco, the leather sofas and the gold taps not to mention the name 'Goldbrick House'. Then there's the clientele. It's actually a bit of a welcome break from the multitude of student-filled pubs and bars on Park Street, The Triangle and Whiteladies Road. In here, you'll find people in suits wining and dining clients, young professionals unwinding after a hard week at work and the richer students. There's a decent sized room which people can rent out and Goldbrick House is also home to regular meetings of Bristol's creative sector. The event organised by Bristol media sees PRs, designers, producers and journalists come together to network. It sounds a tad pretentious but it's really not. This is, however, one of the most perfect locations for it.
I really want to like the place. I've been there a few times. The staff is very friendly but I'm always disappointmed by the food. Lacking in taste, average.
Went here for a quick drink on a mini pub crawl. Ended up going upstairs which has many different rooms and hidden away areas. It's a very good place to go for a quick drink, but I can't comment on the food. Also, as we were there early evening we benefited from the very cheap cocktail offer!
Found this place by mistake and what a mistake it was,its farly expensive that I dont mind if the ambience of the place justifies it.It does,nt
The food was decidedly average and not very hot,the sort of people in there are not the sort you would want in a lifeboat all a bit up them selves including the waiters.
Did,nt feel at all relaxed in there and the steak was very dissappointing
The champers was not chilled enough and it was really difficult to make oneself heard with all that prattle going on.
If you have money to waste,you will definately waste it here
Certainly a lap of luxury for the majority of us, Goldbrick House on Park Steet is luxurious, sophisticated yet with a homely feel. Cafe come restaurant come champagne and cocktail bar, Goldbricks has a great deal to offer, along with a price tag with it!
I won't argue that this is a nice bar but that's it.. it's just nice, nothing special and I think after all the hype that this place is the best bar in Bristol, perhaps set me up for high expectations and the place didn't quite meet up to those expectations. Almost trying to be everthing to everyone and pretty pricey.
If money is no object then this is place that will sell you good drinks and serve up some excellent quality nosh. If money is of concern then my simple advice would be to avoid as even a couple of drinks can see you forking out close to a tenner.
The place has clearly seen a massive investment as it attempts to position itself as the place to go for the trendy Park Street types. On first inspection you only find a small bar that you can see from the pavement but you'll soon realise it's a massive place spread out over several rooms and floors.
The food is of an excellent quality although it's rather poncey and I've had to question what the hell they are trying to feed me on their menu.
As it's a tad over the top price wise, it's hard to feel too much warmth towards the place and it's not somewhere I'd ever consider as somewhere I'd have to go to for a night in town.
Nice atmosphere, good service
That steak you are selling as aged 28days is no way that matured
Don't try steak!
Hard as rubber, dry as sand.
This is certainly a destination restaurant but I agree with other reviewers that it's more about the 'experience' than the food. There is definitely a great atmosphere and front of house is fiendly and professional. The cocktail bar is taking 'shabby chic' a little too far and could do with refreshing but the cocktails were great.
Sadly the food didn't live up to the billing. My first course had undercooked pasta (yuk) and nothing was very inspiring. I had a fairly heated discussion with the waiter about the cheese board which was poor and to be fair they didn't charge for it. Whilst I wouldn't say the prices were extravagant I wouldn't call my mean value for money either.
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