Hall & Woodhouse Portishead
Portishead Quays Marina is home to this thriving dining destination. Boasting panoramic harbourside views, this unique venue was constructed from 28 recycled shipping containers and was recognised as the UK’s best new build at CAMRA’s prestigious Pub Design Awards. Inside, the pub is split over two floors. Downstairs you’ll find the vibrant bar and the relaxed Pantry, with huge tables and long wooden benches perfect for relaxed, sociable dining.
We took a seat upstairs in the stylish dining room, complete with open kitchen and delightful views of the marina. Inspired by our waterside location, my companion and I opted to share a seafood platter to start, which comprised lightly dusted calamari, whitebait, crab mayonnaise with croutes, and classic prawn and avocado cocktail. My partner followed with a succulent West Country sirloin steak accompanied by grilled tomatoes, flat mushrooms, watercress and fries. I plumped for the Vitality salad, a vibrant medley of tenderstem broccoli, wilted chard, carrot, roasted beetroot, pomegranate seeds, rocket, spring onions, cherry tomatoes and toasted pine nuts. My salad was just one of the vegan dishes available, alongside vegetarian options like stuffed roasted aubergine. We finished our delightful meal with an indulgent chocolate and coconut torte and a warm apple and sultana crumble.
Delicious food, a fantastic location and regular events throughout the year make Hall & Woodhouse a great destination for any occasion.