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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A packed diner menu of sliders, sides and stodgy comfort food. The burgers range from safe staples to rare creations that will keep your taste buds guessing

Ruby's Diner, situated at Bristol's popular live music haunt Start The Bus, holds some of the finest Diner iner dinners you’ll find this side of the Atlantic. The Snack & Share menu features stacked sliders (starting at £11.50 for the veggie option), as well as chips and dips, and chilli fries. Sandwiches are superb – pick up an NY deli option, complete with fries, for £6 – while the fried chicken (£8.25) is crisp on the outside, juicy in the middle.

Of course, no diner menu would be complete without a decent burger selection, and the  handmade options at Ruby’s are definitely worth sampling. Classic flavour combos battle for your attention on a whopping menu, while more outlandish compositions – such as the pickled onion Monster Munch, Emmental and thousand island burger (£9.45) – are just crazy enough to work.

Other American classics include a satisfyingly stodgy mac 'n' cheese (£6.75), and a sweet, smoky, fall-of-the-bone rack of ribs (£15.95), while from a little closer to home you’ll find a mean British Sunday roast. Add in a great beer and spirit selection and you have all you could need from a bar in the city centre.

Written by Nick Watkins


7-9 Baldwin Street
Opening hours:
Sun-Wed noon-1am; Thu noon-2am; Fri-Sat noon-3am (food served daily till 10pm)
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