Coal Grill & Bar
Perched on the top floor of Bristol’s bustling Cabot Circus, Coal Grill & Bar is an all-day destination that’s renowned for fantastic cocktails and mouth-watering food. This popular restaurant offers a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere in which friends, family and colleagues can come together – ideal for those looking to while away a few hours. From breakfast through to dinner, there’s truly something for everyone, including an excellent selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. The laid-back bar area is perfect for relaxed drinks and larger social gatherings, and there’s always a deal on the signature cocktails.
As we perused the impressive menu, we sipped two delicious cocktails from the two-for-£10 offering – a Long Island Iced Tea and a refreshing Singapore Sling were the perfect way to kick off our meal. The extensive menu focuses on simple ingredients and big flavours, and you’re guaranteed to be spoilt for choice. To start, I enjoyed two barbecue brisket sliders served on a brioche bun, while my companion’s fried chicken strips accompanied by sriracha mayo were a total triumph. For the main event, we couldn’t resist trying something from the grill selection. I plumped for the Coal firesticks – two grilled steak and grilled chicken thigh skewers served on a hot skillet with blackened peppers, mushrooms, onions and courgettes, alongside a choice of two side dishes including fries, rice and house salad. My partner’s 28-day-aged sirloin steak was everything she’d hoped for, and I couldn’t help but ask for a taste. On top of all this, diners can choose from the likes of juicy burgers, sizzling fajitas, and barbecue ribs. Though portions were extremely generous, we couldn’t resist perusing the tempting range of desserts. I devoured my gooey chocolate sponge served with vanilla ice cream, while my partner’s peanut and caramel tart with ice cream was equally rich and moreish.
With such a wide array of beautiful dishes and tempting drinks, Coal has achieved a winning combination. With the added appeal of the delightful interior and welcoming staff, and it’s easy to see why this fantastic establishment is so well received.