Bar Review: Goldbrick House, Park Street in Bristol
For a gathering of friends or clients in Bristol’s thriving city centre, there is seemingly no trendier place than Goldbrick House in which to enjoy good company.
Consisting of three floors of a converted town house and a Victorian bread factory, the establishment houses a champagne and cocktail bar, a restaurant, cafe and private meeting and conference rooms.
I visited one Friday evening and enjoyed a couple of cocktails in the dark and relaxing bar. The layout of the rooms over the buildings means that every section feels completely separate and each are individually decorated. The bar had upbeat music playing as I enjoyed a drink on a dark brown plush sofa, which was housed around a low table. The dark wood bar, high ceilings, brown walls and Art Deco style wallpaper combined with a feature fireplace to make for a comfortable environment in which to sample some cocktails. After browsing the extensive drinks menu containing a great selection of punches, vodkas, gins, wines, champagnes, rums, American, Irish and Scotch whiskeys, tequilas and liqueurs, I opted for a Club Tropicana cocktail. Citrus infused Portobello Road gin was combined with aperol, fresh orange, sugar and prosecco to make a deliciously fruity and fizzy drink, so nice I just had to have two!
If you fancy flinging together a cocktail of your own, the knowledgable bar staff offer cocktail making classes called ‘kitchen cupboard cocktails,’ the morning after’ and ‘party punches and summer cups.’ The events diary is a busy one with spirit tastings, wine and cheese nights and chef table evenings held throughout Goldbrick House. The restaurant offers a la carte menus for individuals and larger groups along with a pre-theatre menu, while The Pantry serves salads, sandwiches and brunches during the day and charcuterie and craft beers in the evening. The private rooms can be enjoyed by larger groups dining from the group a la carte menu or the more casual canapé and buffet menu.
In a nutshell
For a relaxing time enjoying good food and drinks surrounded by chic décor, Goldbrick House is the place for you.
Address: 69 Park St, Bristol, Avon BS1 5PB / 0117 945 1950
Natasha traveled to Bristol in January 2016 via CrossCountry Trains.