The Square Kitchen

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“Nightingales may sing in Berkeley Square, and angels may dine at the Ritz (as the old song goes), but those in the know will pop into the Square Kitchen instead.”

One of the Best Restaurants in Clifton
With spring underway, head chef Kyle Jordaan and his team are poised to make the most of the bounty of new ingredients coming into the season.

In developing our latest menu our chefs marry classic British cooking with vibrant flavours from around the world, using only the best in local West Country produce.

How about our vegan heritage carrot starter? – Carrot bhaji with pickled and fermented carrot spiced with dukkah. Or the delicate flavour of brill, asparagus and brown butter, but with a touch of verjus, a sweet vinegar made from unripe grapes.

Taste the Mediterranean with olive crusted pork cutlet served with black garlic, anchovy and smoked capsicum; and finish your meal with baked cardamom custard, poached rhubarb and finished with pistachio and rose.

Fresh, exciting and modern, our dishes are sure to stimulate your taste buds this season – and with the option of a five-course taster menu, you can try the chef’s choices from what we believe is our most ambitious menu yet.

All of our meat and fish is responsibly sourced, including Devon Red beef from local butcher Ruby & White, and fish from Devon and Cornwall day boats.

The Square Kitchen is available for private dining upon request. Simply contact us to find out more. During the summer months, alfresco dining is also available on our beautiful Terrace. We are among the only restaurants in Clifton to offer an exclusive, peaceful outdoor space in the city centre.

We are also pleased to introduce our fantastic dining offers and discounts – another reason to make us the top of your list of Bristol restaurants to try next.


Mark Taylor, of the Bristol Post, was not wrong when he described the latest menu as “seasonal ingredients treated with respect”.

Subject to availability. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Winter Menu

Soup du jour (V) 5

Glazed pork belly, sweetcorn purée, spring onion, chili oil 6.5

Leek terrine, quince mustard, tapioca (V) 5.5

Chicken liver parfait, pomegranate, port gel, crispy chicken skin 6



Braised lamb breast, spinach, butternut squash, wild mushroom, lamb jus 18

Risotto of broccoli, blue cheese & walnut (V) 12

Marinated salmon, cabbage, cherry tomato & olive, lime emulsion, clams 16.5

Guinea fowl, wild boar sausage, beetroot, smoked aubergine 16.5



8oz Ribeye steak, triple cooked chips 20

To share…

30oz Cote de Boeuf, trimmings 60

To share…

18oz Chateaubriand, trimmings 50


Peppercorn – Blue cheese – Mushroom – Béarnaise 1.5



Saffron mash ~ Roasted vine tomatoes ~ Creamed leeks ~ Tenderstem broccoli 3.5 each


Chocolate delice, plum, malt 6.5

Baked alaska, juniper, earl grey 7

British cheeseboard, trimmings 8



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

All of our fish is line caught by local day boats and sourced from Brixham and St. Ives fish markets. All produce is responsibly sourced, and is local, seasonal and organic where possible. Ingredients in our menus may contain allergens, please ask a member of staff for allergen information. 

Taster Menu
Monday-Saturday 6pm-9.30pm

Five courses from our seasonal menu £45

Amuse – Starter – Fish – Meat – Dessert
(Vegetarian option available)

Wine flight £20

Sunday Roast
Served 12pm – 3.30pm Sundays

(Subject to change due to weekly specials)

Soup du jour £5

Smoked salmon, gin pickled cucumber, horseradish cream £6

Ham hock terrine, piccalilli, toast £6

Mains (all £15)
*We have carefully selected wines to compliment your main course

Sirloin of beef, horseradish
*Malbrontes Malbec-Torrontes, Mendoza, Argentina

Braised pork belly, apple sauce
*Rare Vineyards Pinot Noir, France

Stuffed roast chicken, bread sauce (sharer board for 2/4)
*Louis Felipe Chardonnay, Chile

Salmon fillet, honey & orange glaze
*Waipara Hills, Sauvignon Blanc, NZ

Barley nut roast, vegetarian gravy (Ve, gf)
*Tekena Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile

All the above are served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and a Yorkshire pudding

Sides All £3.50

Cauliflower cheese

Creamed Spinach

Braised red cabbage

Homemade breadboard


Bread and butter pudding, berry compote, Chantilly cream £6

Peanut butter parfait, walnut praline, chocolate shards, salted caramel £6

British cheeseboard, trimmings £8


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

Day Menu
Small plates

Hanger steak, Cajun aioli 6.5
Smoked eel arancini 5.5
Pork belly, soya mayo 6.5  
Tapioca & squid ink crisps 3.5
Bread & olives (V) 5
Cauliflower gratin, buerre noisette (V) 4
Tempura oysters 7
Triple-cooked chips (V) 4
Pearl barley fritter, caper & raisin (V) 5


Bacon, lettuce & tomato 6
Chicken breast & mayonnaise 6
Smoked salmon, cream cheese, chives 7
Tomato, mozzarella, basil pesto (V) 5.5

All served on toasted ciabatta
Add fries for 1.5


Crayfish, avocado, baby gem lettuce 8.5
Cajun chicken, bacon, feta 8.5
Caprese salad – mozzarella, tomato, basil pesto (V) 8


6oz Square burger, brioche bun 9

Add cheese for 1
Add bacon for 1

Wine List
Recommended Aperitifs

Martini Rosso (elegant orange and caramel notes) – £3.50
Martini Bianco (sweet floral botanicals and herbs) – £3.50
Campari (infusion of bitter herbs and fruit) – £3
Aperol (soft orange and tangy rhubarb) – £3
Aperol Spritz (Aperol, prosecco, orange, soda) – £7
Manhatten (Monkey Shoulder, Antica, Bitters) – £7.50
Negroni (Beefeater gin, Campari, Martini Rosso Vermouth, Orange peel) – £7.50

Champagne & Prosecco

Da Luca Prosecco  –  125ml £5.50     |     Bottle £25
Da Luca Rosato Spumante – 125ml  £5.50   |     Bottle £26
Champagne Perrier-Jouet –  125ml £7.75     |     Bottle £48
Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque – Bottle £150
Perrier-Jouet Blason Rose NV – Bottle £69

White Wines

Dry, refreshing and delicate
Borsari Inzolia, Italy – 125ml £3.80  |  175ml £4.80  |  Bottle £17
Parini Pinot Grigio IGT Venezie  –  125ml £4.50  |  175ml £5  |  Bottle £19.50

Zesty, herbacious and aromatic
Tekena Sauvignon Blanc, Chile – 125ml £4.50  |  175ml £5  |  Bottle £19.50
Les Terres Basses de Laballe, France – 125ml £4.60  |  175ml £5.30  |  Bottle £22
Waipara Hills Sauvignon Blanc, NZ – 125ml £4.80  |  175ml £6  |  Bottle £26

Juicy, fruit-driven and ripe
Flagstone Two Roads Chardonnay, South Africa – 125ml £4.80  |  175ml £6.50  |  Bottle £24
Cotes du Rhone, Dauvergne Ranvier, Viogner France – 125ml £4.80  |  175ml £6.50  |  Bottle £25

Elegant, intricate, mineral-laced
Chablis J. Moreau et Fils – Bottle £36
Macon-Villages, dom de la Grange Magnien, Louis Jadot – Bottle £26
Sancerre Les Collinettes, Joseph Mellot – £29.50

Red Wines

Light and delicate
Rare Vineyards Pinot Noir, France – 125ml £4.50  |  175ml £5.50  |  Bottle £22
Louis Jadot Beaujolais Combe aux Jacques – Bottle £24
Fixin, Louis Jadot, Burgundy, France – Bottle £44

Juicy, medium-bodied
Blackstone Merlot, California – 125ml £4.50  |  175ml £5.50  | Bottle £22
Cuvee Cabernet Franc Pays d’Oc, France – 125ml £5  |  175ml £7  |  Bottle £26
Tekena Cabernet Sauvignon Central Valley, Chile – 125ml £4.30  |  175ml £5.50  |  Bottle £19
Vinuva Leaves Italy – 125ml £3.80  | 175ml £4.80  |  Bottle £17
Torres Celeste Ribera del Duero, Spain – Bottle £32
Waipara Hills Pinot Noir Marlborough, NZ – Bottle £29

Spicy, peppery and warming
Red Knot Shiraz, McLaren Vale Australia – Bottle £28
Don Jacobo Rioja, Spain – 125ml £4.50  |  175ml £6  |  Bottle £26
Between Thorns Shiraz, SE Australia – 125ml £4.50  |  175ml £5.50  |  Bottle £19
Malbrontes, Malbec-Torrontes Mendoza, Argentina – 125ml £4.50  |  175ml £6  |  Bottle £26

Full-bodied and intense
Ravenswood Zinfandel, Lodi, USA – Bottle £27
Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks California, USA – Bottle £24
Ch. Lamothe Cissac, Bordeaux – Bottle £32
Chateauneuf-du-Pape France – Bottle £38

Rose Wines

Rich and fruity
Vendange White Zinfandel California, USA – 125ml £4.50  |  175ml £5.50  |  Bottle £19.50

Dry and elegant
Ch. Beaulieu, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence – 125ml £4.80  |  175ml £6  |  Bottle £26
Parini Pinot Grigio Rose Italy – 125ml £4.50  |  175ml £5  |  Bottle £19.50

Fortified Wines

Sandeman Ruby Port Portugal – 50ml £3.50  |  Bottle £30
Campbells Rutherglen Muscat Australia – 50ml £4.50  |  Bottle £20


Not only are we among the best restaurants in Clifton, and the Bristol area, we also have several awards to our name: