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The Ox

Restaurants, Steakhouse
Recommended
5 out of 5 stars
The Ox, Bristol
1/2
The Ox 2, Bristol
2/2

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

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Meat, meat and more meat. And what mighty fine meat it is – served up by dapperly dressed waiters and waitresses in the most unlikely of locations

Located beneath a Wetherspoon, this effortlessly stylish restaurant is the first from the team behind popular bars Hyde & Co, Milk Thistle and Pata Negra. Steak with cocktails is nothing new, as anyone who’s been to London’s Hawksmoor will tell you, but this is Bristol’s first stab at the concept – and it’s working incredibly well.

Booking is highly recommended for the early evening deal – from 5-7pm, Monday to Saturday, a 6oz rump steak, fries, sauce and a glass of house wine is only £12.50. If you can get a better deal than that in Bristol, we’re yet to find it.

The Ox is the kind of place that might tempt you into a long lunch, although this is currently only served on Thursdays and Fridays. And good luck making it back to your desk in one piece after a 12.5oz sirloin (£28).

The triple-cooked chips have been known to be the one weak link in the chain – a bit hard and tasteless on a previous visit. But all is forgiven when you can enjoy Dorset snails, bourguignon sauce and foie gras toast (£8.90), or more of that meat. Visit with a hungry friend for The Ox English meat board (£12.50) – featuring house-cured marmalade smoked ham, wild boar salami, farmhouse terrine, wild rabbit rillettes, pickles and chutney – as a starter before the main event.

By: Betty James

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Address: The Basement
43 Corn Street
Bristol
BS1 1HT
Contact:
Opening hours: Changes according to season – see website
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