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Located in the city centre, The Thistle Grand Hotel is a quiet haven in the heart of buzzing Bristol, and is one of the city's oldest and finest four-star hotels. The beautiful building dates from the Victorian era - the splendid architecture means that the hotel more than lives up to its name. Tyrells restaurant, situated in the hotel, is the perfect place to dine in style. The classic and elegant interior is the perfect setting for its excellent food. To start, try the warm feta cheese and pesto tartlet with rocket garnish, or the baked camembert with caramelised red onions and salad. The wide range of main meals includes honey-glazed ham hock, roasted on the bone and perfectly cooked to flaking, served with creamy mash and sautéed green beans, and a deliciously fresh yet creamy red pesto and creme fraiche linguine with pan-fried salmon tossed with basil and Parmesan. Tyrells takes the edge off waiting for your meal with delicious pre-starters, such as stuffed peppers with feta cheese, to graze on while you wait. The service, as you would expect from a restaurant in a four-star hotel, is impeccable, although the prices (from £8.95 for a main) won't break the bank. Puddings are sumptuous takes on classics - apple and Calvados tarte tatin and sticky toffee and walnut pudding. For those of you lacking a sweet tooth, the cheese board - with Brie, mature Cheddar, Stilton, grapes and red onion chutney - is unmissable. An extensive cellar of classic and New World wines has something to complement any meal. The cellar bar, Malows, is comfortable and contemporary - perfect if you fancy kicking back with a cocktail and light nibble. The Thistle offers the perfect location for exploring all of Bristol's sights, and the leisure complex, complete with state-of-the-art gymnasium, pool, beauty treatment rooms, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, offers quite a temptation to stay the night. Thistle Hotel is also one of the best business, wedding and party venues in Bristol. The perfect place for an indulgent weekend, or simply to absorb the atmosphere with an evening meal or relaxing drink.