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★★★☆☆

“We have been to Howards several times over the years...”

Written on: 12/04/2009 by tom2 jones (1 review written)

We have been to Howards several times over the years as we knew it was a quality restaurant. However our last visit we were very dissapointed. we were the only people upstairs… Read Full Review

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“The food was lovely, a really good choice on the set...”

Written on: 14/03/2008 by Helen Caine (1 review written)

The food was lovely, a really good choice on the set menu (£9.95 for 2 courses) and (£12.95 for 3) which was very reasonable, lots of veg to accompany. Service was not rushed and was very pleasant, wine was lovely and NOT overpriced. Even the a la carte menu was reasonably priced. The restaurant was not too busy but there were half a dozen tables booked, some ordering champagne (also very reasonably priced). Food was cooked to perfection. There were 4 of us and we eat out a lot, stands up… Read Full Review

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“Howards used to be one of my favourites but after...”

Written on: 14/02/2008 by aakerman (1 review written)

Howards used to be one of my favourites but after three consecutive poor experiences we have finally decided never again! To be brutual, the food just isn't that good - even when it's cooked well - to justify prices of £22 for main courses. The Lockside and Demi Leune around the corners now offer far better value.

And, to be the tin hat on it, when we commented on the slow service (to a really pleasant waiter who was clearly embarrassed) we were told that the chef was focused on a private… Read Full Review

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“Dined with another couple at Howard's restaurant in...”

Written on: 05/04/2007 by hallettm (1 review written)

Dined with another couple at Howard's restaurant in Bristol on the Telegraph offer. Excellent value for money, sufficient choice of starters and main course, and contrary to some opinions, you do get extras i.e. bread and veg. The fixed menu is good value outside the offer, and a la carte won't break the bank. The chocolate medley for pud was delicious!… Read Full Review

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“I disagree entirely with hungryboy's review - we went...”

Written on: 08/01/2007 by Julia Brearley (1 review written)

I disagree entirely with hungryboy's review - we went on the same deal, and we found it to be exceedingly good value for money. Two courses for ten pounds is highly unlikely to come with extras as well, especially as a fillet of salmon alone probably costs more than half that! And as for having an empty glass - well, the deal comes with only a 125ml glass of FREE wine!

I have to say that I really enjoyed dining at Howard's Restaurant in Bristol, and I am planning to go more often!!… Read Full Review

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“This was the first time I had eaten at Howards...”

Written on: 18/12/2006 by helendunton (1 review written)

This was the first time I had eaten at Howards restaurant in Bristol. It was a good night, but the only real negative was it was a bit pricey… Read Full Review

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“We celebrated my partner's birthday last night at...”

Written on: 19/10/2006 by hungryboy (1 review written)

We celebrated my partner's birthday last night at Howards. My Partner's family had been collecting the tokens from the Daily Telegraph. It took twenty minutes to be offered a drink and a further 30 minutes before our orders were taken. I ordered the onion soup to start which was served without any bread which was rather disappointing. My main course of salmon fillet arrived and was accompanied by a lettuce garnish approximately the size of a postage stamp, and nothing else. When I asked the… Read Full Review

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“We chose to celebrate our anniversary at Howard's...”

Written on: 11/09/2006 by keithcmajor (1 review written)

We chose to celebrate our anniversary at Howard's Restaurant last Saturday night. Our table upstairs, was not quite ready upon arrival. Order taken, starter delivered some 25 minutes later. We had almost finished starter, to be informed that one of our main courses wasn't available after all, and what would we like instead? An hour later we received our revised main course. Our food was well presented although my main course was under-cooked. No staff upstairs to return food to, and we… Read Full Review

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“I have read the review before this on and think that...”

Written on: 16/01/2006 by jumpingjack (2 reviews written)

I have read the review before this on and think that they must have gone to a different restaurant. Our night was a very memorable one - my mothers 80th birthday - an I have to say the Howard's Restaurant staff could not have been more friendly and the food was cooked to prefection.

The atmosphere of the restaurant was great - no doubt why it's so hard to secure a booking for a Saturday night - and everyone there was in fine spirits, even the couples dining alone!

Well done Howard's keep up… Read Full Review

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“Having just read the other review I had to write my...”

Written on: 09/12/2005 by Muriel (1 review written)

Having just read the other review I had to write my own in disagreement...
My husband and I visited Howards about a year ago after a recommendation from a work colleague. It was my Husbands birthday but we had just attended his best friends funeral that day. All things considered we managed to have a nice evening. The food was so amazing that it will stick in my mind as the best meal we've ever had on what we consider to be one of the worst days of ours lifes.
It cost £75 which included 2… Read Full Review

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“My husband and I thought that we would treat ourselves...”

Written on: 21/08/2004 by paradise (27 reviews written)

My husband and I thought that we would treat ourselves after reading a review on an Internet Restaurant Guide (not this site). Howards was stated as being one of the nicer restaurants in Bristol - we thank God that a taxi was not ordered and I opted to drive.
Our table was booked for 8.45 - 9.00 p.m. We arrived around 8.45 p.m. Shown to a table which was tucked right out of the way next door to a drafty curtain, which I found out housed the coats, napkins, etc. Not a good start. Decor… Read Full Review

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Sarloubrady's Response to paradise's Review

Written on: 03/11/2004

We recently ate in Howards and I can honestly say it's hard to believe it's the same place described in review 132054.
<br>The service was excellent, admittedly it took awhile between courses for the food to be served but given the small size of the restaurant this was to be expected.
<br>The foods itself was beautiful, top marks for presentation, and the taste was wonderful.
<br>We too have eaten in many places around Europe and the UK and it's difficult to compare as Howards is pretty unique in itself.
<br>I would certainly eat here again and recommend it to others.

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Paradise's Response to paradise's Review

Written on: 20/04/2006

The review Centre is for people to place an independant review of their own experience with whatever product, restaurant, etc they have personally used. Of course you'll get people having experienced good and others bad. The reviews I place are from my own personal experience and are an honest account. If you are eating out at a restaurant which is very expensive I personally would expect nothing but the best in all respects. There should be no excuse whatsoever for poor service, poor food, poor decor if you are paying for it.

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Semor's Response to paradise's Review

Written on: 19/08/2005

We have recently had the pleasure of eating at Howard's. Definately ten out of ten! A lovely place with a great cosy atmosphere. The food was amazing, service was efficient and friendly, we will definately be returning. I recommend that you ignore the bad review and see for yourselves!

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