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The Florist, Bristol

69 Park St, Bristol BS1 5PB, UK
The Florist, Bristol Review
4 Star Rating
5 August 2018The Florist, BristolTags: Bristol, UK, Casual reviewsThe Bill: £32 per head

The Florist in Bristol can be found located on the lively Park Street. The Florist is a relatively new player in Bristol’s busy dining scene, however its roots have been firmly laid and we were only too pleased to have discovered the delights of this eatery. As the name suggests, you can expect an abundance of floristry, superb craft cocktails, live music and DJs, complete with a fine selection of food. This fun and bustling restaurant offers a glorious atmosphere across all floors.

During our visit, we were lucky enough to be sitting at a table on the top floor, which has the added benefit of impressive views over the city. To begin our evening, we decided to sample a couple of cocktails from their list. I chose the Lavender Thistle, which saw a mix of Brockman’s blueberry gin with Old Curiosity lavender and echinacea gin, blueberry liqueur, juniper gomme, lavender bitters and egg white. This complex cocktail was an absolute delight with wonderful floral notes. My partner chose the Fir Tree Manhattan, which saw Woodford Reserve bourbon, plum sake, fir tree liqueur and Jerry Thomas bitters. We were incredibly impressed with the craftmanship that went into these cocktails and we couldn’t wait to try more.

“As the name suggests, you can expect an abundance of floristry, superb craft cocktails, live music and DJs, complete with a fine selection of food.”

First though, we skipped our starters and went straight for the main event. We both chose The Florist’s renowned hanging chicken kebabs which are sopped with sweet chilli and ginger and came served with harissa chips. The meat on these kebabs is so tender and beautifully cooked, we couldn’t fault them. We also added one of their grilled red tractor chicken breast salads with roast sweet potato and pepper quinoa, crumbled feta, rocket leaves, pomegranate seeds and honey buttermilk dressing. We can certainly see why The Florist has become a foodie destination of choice.

Having been very impressed, at this point we simply had to revisit the cocktail menu. I opted for The Florist Espresso Martini this time, which was a blend of espresso, Tia Maria liqueur, white chocolate liqueur, Ketel One vodka and geranium-orange foam. This was an indulgent take on a classic and it certainly hit the spot for me. My partner went for the Oak Moss Gin Old Fashioned, another interesting take on a classic, which came mixed with gin, orange bitters, oak moss syrup, bergamot liqueur and a bay leaf. It was simply delicious.

Overall, we were thoroughly impressed with The Florist. The service was prompt and friendly, the cocktails were intriguing and well-executed, and we enjoyed each and every mouthful of our food.

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