Traditional British cuisine can be in short supply in the increasingly cosmopolitan precinct of Bristol's city centre referred to by locals simply as The Centre. For the rustic glory of bangersham, egg and chips or a homemade shepherd’s pie, The Roaster is on hand seven days a week, from 10am (a late morning full English is always on the cards) until 10pm (11:30am until 8pm on Sundays), with the restaurant occupying a fantastic St Augustine’s Parade address overlooking the floating harbour, on the corner of Denmark Street and where the Parade becomes Anchor Street.
The Roaster is a byword in blue-blooded British food for diners in search of a traditional meal in Bristol’s city centre. Occupying a premium position on St Augustine’s Parade, among all the cafes and bijou bistros crowding the floating harbour and the pedestrian-friendly precinct of The Centre, this restaurant offers not only the best of British, but on of the most picturesque urban landscapes you’ll likely find in the UK. Breaking fast with fare as simple as toast and marmalade or as hearty as the full English, with pork sausages, bacon, free-range eggs, mushrooms, baked beans and hash browns is just the beginning.
Lunch and dinner service at The Roastery is a wonderfully simple and satisfying affair. Traditional British roast dinners – proper slow-roasted pork, for example, simply seasoned with a touch of garlic, thyme, sea salt and black pepper – are a popular reason to pay a visit to this rare find on St Augustine’s Parade in The Centre, while the cod fish and chips with mushy or garden peas make for a good maritime choice while peering out over this section of Bristol’s historic former city centre docklands. With a full dessert menu plus a kids’ menu for smaller appetites, The Roaster has classic British cuisine mapped out to the mile.