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Greens Restaurant
Billed as ‘great food and wine on your doorstep in Bristol’, Greens is a stone’s throw from fashionable Clifton with residential and high street neighbours. An intimate split- level restaurant with distinct brasserie characteristics, one feels instantly at home here and front-of-house owner Nick has a relaxed and positive way about him. This no doubt is underpinned by his con dence in co-owner and chef, Martin. They have been a team for over 10 years, working in  ne dining together in Scotland – making their way, and their mark, further south in Bristol. This is a great venue for casual and quality dining.
The menu is interesting and demonstrates considerable thought and choice – we peruse with a glass of Prosecco and a Kir Royale, along with some marinated olives and a bottle of gently, and naturally carbonated Badoit mineral water.
The ham hash cake with poached egg and hollandaise was beautiful – the naturally salty hash and runny egg was a perfect example of  avour, timing, and presentation. Equally perfectly prepared was the deep fried Perl Wen cheese with courgette chutney and gem salad, crisp to bite with gentle, soft, and succulent Welsh sourced brie-style cheese. The steamed mussels – with white wine, cream, and garlic are comforting and traditionally French in style.
At this juncture the restaurant is two-thirds full, which is a great lunchtime and midweek look and of course testament to the owners.
Following the brasserie tradition, main courses of rare rump steak are enjoyed with salad and chips and a modest £3 supplement (worth every penny) along with roast chicken supreme with tru e oil mash, roast carrot, and red wine sauce – the tru e oil beautifully balanced in the mash. Other choices include a vegetarian option and sea bass or hake.
The wine list is concise with really interesting contributions from local wine merchant Averys.
Greens is tranquil and desserts come around too quickly alongside casual chat. Sticky to ee pudding with cream and a dark chocolate mousse with vanilla ice cream continue the brasserie theme.
Lunch and dinner are both a pleasure here, the welcome is as warm as the environment, and this is an honest restaurant. Pop in, and stay as long as you like and there aren’t many eateries that would lend themselves to a ‘single occupancy’ either – at Greens it would be just  ne.
0117 924 6437
25 Zetland Road, Bristol BS6 7AH.

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