The Square Kitchen

“…careful cooking of quality ingredients and intelligent, interesting flavour combinations – the new menu at The Square Kitchen is far too good to be experienced by hotel guests alone…”

Mark Taylor, Bristol Food Critic

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Great food is best shared – now you can purchase pre-paid gift vouchers for the Square Kitchen.

The award-winning Square Kitchen is regarded by many as one of the best restaurants in Clifton, not to mention the rest of Bristol. Serving forward thinking, delicious food and offering first class service in stylish surroundings, The Square Kitchen delivers on every level.


The Square Kitchen is open for breakfast. lunch and dinner Monday – Saturday. On our Velvet Sundays we don’t just serve a cracking Bloody Mary and beautiful roasts but also have live Jazz, board games and all the Sunday papers.

The Square Kitchen is available for private dining upon request. Simply drop Steph a line to find out more.

A La Carte Menu
Served Monday to Saturday | 6pm – 9.30pm

Homemade soup  (v)  £5.50
Wiltshire-bred pork belly, pressed ham hock, pickled baby root vegetables, baby roast apples, cider sauce, edible flowers  £6.90
Balsamic heritage tomato, basil mousse, bocconcini, basil gel, rocket pesto, tomato spherification (v) £5.90
Chicken mousse with roasted garlic and tarragon, parmesan panna cotta, chestnut mushroom, pea puree saute peas, sherry vinaigrette £6.20
Sea trout tartare, cured sea trout, cucumber and gin, beetroot puree £7.20


Pan-fried stone bass, langoustine, pickled fennel, crab bisque foam, courgette, sea vegetable £17.50
Upper Wraxall lamb two ways; herb crusted rump and braised breast, spinach puree, pommes mousseline, baby carrot, asparagus, lamb and port jus £18
Gnocchi, tenderstem broccoli, saffron cream, pine nuts, parmesan (v) £11.50
Devon Red 8oz Rib-eye steak, triple-cooked chips, watercress £18.50 (add Peppercorn, Bearnaise or Chimi Churri sauce for £1.50)
Grilled Cornish Skate, girolles, salsify, cauliflower puree, pickled cauliflower, hazelnut buerre noisette £15.50
Roast duck breast, pan-fried duck liver, braised baby fennel, baby leek, spring onion and citrus jus £16.50
Cote de Boeuf: saute mushrooms, vine-ripened tomato, triple-cooked chips or Saute Jersey Royals, a choice of sauce – S.Q.

All of our fish is line caught by local day boats and sourced from Brixham and St. Ives fish markets.


Homemade breadboard £3.50
Selection of olives and homemade breads £4.75
Seasonal vegetables £3.90
Savoy cabbage & pancetta £3.50
Creamed leeks £3.50
Mixed leaf salad £2.50
Buttered asparagus £3.50
Broccoli with anchovy and toasted pine nuts £3.7
Saute Jersey Royals £3.50
Fries £3.20


Chocolate fondant, salt caramel, hazelnut praline, peanut butter ice cream £6.50
Rhubarb and stem ginger creme brulee, shortbread £6.20
Deconstructed tiramisu: vanilla sponge, raspberry coulis, dark chocolate, amaretto and coffee gel £6.20
Selection of homemade ice creams and sorbets  £5
Variations of strawberries £6
Selection of Westcountry cheese, crackers, chutney, grapes  £7.95 (£13.95 for 2)
Add a glass of Sandeman ruby port for £3.50

Selection of teas and coffees

Dessert Cocktails

Irish Coffee (Jamesons Whisky, coffee, fresh cream) £7.50
Chocolate Martini (Absolut vodka, creme de cocoa, Bailey’s, fresh cream) £8
B52 (Kahlua, Bailey’s, Grand Marnier, coffee, fresh cream) £8
3BIT (Amaretto, Frangelico, espresso, fresh cream) £8
Grasshopper (Creme de menthe, creme de cacao, fresh cream) £7.50

Sunday Roast
Served 12pm – 4pm Sunday afternoons


Homemade soup of the day (v) £5.50
Smoked salmon, capers, shallots, herb salad £6.50
Duck liver parfait, red onion marmalade, toast £6.50

Mains (all £12.50)

Topside of beef, horseradish mousse
Loin of pork, apple sauce
Chicken Breast, bread sauce
Salmon fillet, hollandaise sauce
Risotto of cepe, black truffle & chervil (v)

All served with duck fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables & Yorkshire pudding


Cauliflower Cheese £3.50
Creamed Leeks £3.50
Selection of olives and homemade breads £4.75
Homemade breadboard £3.50


Chocolate Fondant, salt caramel, peanut butter ice cream £6.50
Crème brûlée, shortbread £6.25
Westcountry Cheese board, trimmings £7.95 (£11.95 for two people)
Selection of homemade ice creams and sorbets £4.95

Take advantage of our special Sunday Lunch Offer:

2 courses for £16.50  –  OR  –  3 courses for £19.75

(Subject to T&Cs – not valid on Bank Holidays, Valentine’s or Mother’s Day)

Express Lunch Menu
Served Monday to Saturday 12 till 3pm

(all come on toasted ciabatta with a side of fries)

Bacon, lettuce, tomato £5
Chicken & mayo £5
Crayfish, watercress, marie rose £5
Cheddar & chutney £5 (v)
Smoked salmon, cream cheese, chives £6.50
Steak, mustard mayo, fried onions £8


Chicken & bacon £7.50
Crayfish & smoked salmon £7.50
Goat’s cheese & olive £7 (v)

Square burger & chips £10.50 (add cheese or bacon for £1.50)
Wild mushrooms on toast, poached egg – served with fries or mixed salad £8.75
White bait & fries, lemon mayo £8.50
Croque monsieur, poached egg – served with fries or mixed salad £9.50

French fries £3.50
Seasonal vegetables £4.25
Mixed leaf salad £2.50
Homemade bread board £2.95
Pommes mousseline £3.50

Wine List
Recommended Aperitifs

Lillet (candied orange aromatic liqueur) £3.50
Aperol (light and floral rhubarb liqueur) £3.50
Antica (Premium dry vermouth) £4
Noilly Prat (Sweet vermouth) £3.50
Sant Orsola (well-balanced prosecco, with apple and peach notes) £5.50

Champagne & Bubbly

Sant Orsola Prosecco  –  125ml £5.50     |     Bottle £26
Prosecco Kir Royale  –  125ml £6
Champagne Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut  –  125ml £7.75     |     Bottle £42
Champagne Duval Leroy Magnum  –  Bottle £89
Veuve Clicquot Brut NV  –  Bottle £55
Dom Perignon Brut 2000  –  Bottle £165
Veuve Clicquot Rose NV  –  Bottle £72

White Wines

Dry, herbaceous or aromatic whites
Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc, California  –  125ml £4  |  175ml £5.30  |  Bottle £19.50
Parini Pinot Grigio IGT Venezie  –  125ml £3.80  |  175ml £5  |  Bottle £18
Waipara Hills Sauvignon Blanc NZ  –  125ml £4.40  |  175ml £6.50  |  Bottle £25
Gloire de Chablis, J Moreau  –  Bottle £26

Very dry, delicate, light whites
Borsari Inzolia, Italy  –  125ml £3.20  |  175ml £4.50  |  Bottle £15.50
Macon-Villages Domaine de la Grange Magnien, Louis Jadot  –  125ml £4.40  |  175ml £6.50  |  Bottle £25
Sancerre Les Collinettes, Joseph Mellot  –  Bottle £29.50

Juicy, fruit-driven, ripe whites
Cullinan View Chenin Blanc  –  125ml £3.50  |  175ml £4.80  |  Bottle £17.50
Geyser Peak Chardonnay, California  –  125ml £4  |  175ml £5.30  |  Bottle £19.50

Red Wines

Light, delicate reds
Rare Vineyards Pinot Noir, France  –  125ml £3.80  |  175ml £5  |  Bottle £19.50
Louis Jadot Beaujolais Combe aux Jaques  –  Bottle £24
Beaune 1er Cru Les Theurons, Dom. Jadot, 2002, France  –  Bottle £58

Juicy, medium-bodied, fruit-led reds
Blackstone Merlot, California  –  125ml £4  |  175ml £5.30  |  Bottle £21
The Gourmet Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia  –  125ml £3.50  |  175ml £4.80  |  Bottle £17.50
Vinuva Barbera, Italy  –  125ml £3.20  |  175ml £4.50  |  Bottle £15.50
Waipara Hills Pinot Noir, New Zealand  –  125ml £4.70  |  175ml £6.90  |  Bottle £29
Torres Celeste, Ribera del Duero  –  Bottle £32

Spicy, peppery, warming reds
Don Jacobo Rioja  –  125ml £4.40  |  175ml £6.50  |  Bottle £24.50
Malbrontes, Malbec-Torrentes, Mendoza, Argentina  –  125ml £4.20  |  175ml £5.50  |  Bottle £21
Dark Horse Shiraz, South Africa  –  125ml £4.70  |  175ml £6.90  |  Bottle £26

Full-bodied, intense, concentrated reds
Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel, USA  –  125ml £4.40  |  175ml £6.50  |  £24
Chateau-Lamothe Cissac, Cru Bourgeois  –  Bottle £35
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Les Cornalines  –  Bottle £38
Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, California  –  Bottle £44

Rose Wines

Rich, fruity nose
Vendange White Zinfandel  –  125ml £3.90  |  175ml £5  |  Bottle £19
Cullinan View Rose, South Africa  –  125ml £3.70  |  175ml £4.80  |  Bottle £18

Dry and elegant
Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, Chateau de Beaulieu  –  125ml £4.20  |  175ml £6.30  |  Bottle £24

Dessert Wine

Campbell’s Rutherglen Muscat, Victoria, Australia  –  125ml £7.95  |  Bottle £24


Sandeman Late Bottled Vintage  –  125ml £7.50  |  Bottle £35