Three Brothers Burgers
We arrived at Three Brothers Burgers on a gloriously sunny day to find it jam-packed with revellers celebrating the long-awaited arrival of summer. We took what was arguably the best seat in the house, overlooking the Floating Harbour and the hustle and bustle of lovely cobbled Welsh Back. Though we took a seat amidst several lively groups, there are also plenty of cosy spots for dinner à deux, including in the charming enclosed garden area, which is a haven in good weather. Service is friendly but speedy, so you’re in good hands if you’re looking for a quick pre-theatre or pre-gig bite.
A visit to Three Brothers means a perfect vantage point for watching activity on the water; we saw boats, kayaks and paddleboards drift by during our evening. A spot of rowing is the perfect way to work up an appetite, but the tantalising aroma of Three Brothers’ perfectly cooked burgers is surely a distraction – I don’t know how anyone manages to pass the restaurant without calling in.
As we perused the food menu we sipped top-notch lager from Munich and local Steam cider from a selection that offers something for even the most discerning beer or cider afi cionado – though I heartily recommend dining at Three Brothers, it’s also one of Bristol’s fi nest spots for a post-work pint. Burgers are the name of the game here, however, so we happily tucked in. I plumped for Le Frenchie, a delectable combination of beef patty, Brie, caramelised red onions and homemade garlic mayo, and savoured every bite. The gooey Brie proved a match made in heaven for the smoky beef – I’ve found my new favourite burger. My husband chose the summer special, the Hawaiian, featuring grilled pineapple, Monterey Jack, bacon and spicy mayo and was just as effusive, hoping it becomes a regular on the menu. Though the portions are more than generous, we couldn’t resist adding sides of fries laden with slow-cooked beef brisket chilli and Monterey Jack, and chicken wings doused in hickory-smoked barbecue. My husband sated his sweet-tooth with a Whiskey Mac hardshake – vanilla milkshake spiked with Monkey Shoulder whiskey, ginger wine, and caramel and ginger syrup. This is American comfort food at its fi nest – no wonder it’s become such a mainstay of Bristol’s foodie scene.