The Milk Thistle

Quay Head House, Colston Avenue, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS1 1EB
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Hours of business
Monday to Thursday – 4pm til 1am
Friday – 4pm til 2am
Saturday – 4pm til 2am
Sunday – Closed
Please respect that our close time is the time we request you leave the premises, we would gratefully appreciate if these rules are adhered to.
We advise calling ahead to avoid disappointment 0117 929 4429

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
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About The Milk Thistle

We pride ourselves on being purveyors of the finest cocktails in the city, and with four floors, including a cocktail bar, lounge and private function rooms we’re also the perfect place to host a truly fabulous party!

With a reputation as one of Bristol’s best kept secrets we promise to provide a decadent escape for those in the know who are looking for good food, good drinks, good company, and most of all, a good time!
But hey – don’t take our word for it – come in and try us for yourselves!

Looking for a venue, look no further. For private dining and for hiring of our rooms please contact our team for availability.

We recommend booking in advance so please contact our team for availability. As you would imagine we get booked up so if you are unable to keep to your booked please call ahead as we will only hold your table for 15 minutes before releasing.

Cuisine: Cocktails, Romantic
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Great place, cool atmosphere and really good drinks!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Superb bar, great service, great music and a great atmosphere, even in these Covid times

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

The drinks were fab and the service was great!! Will absolutely be back!!

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Gorgeous place! Loved the drinks and service was top notch.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Quite dark, loud and expensive. But great service, music and drinks on offer. Just need to get the balance right

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Great place, great cocktails, great staff. Atmospheric décor with plenty of room to socially distance. Table service only with very knowledgeable staff, who can advise on the cocktail menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Fantastic night, brilliant service, and most importantly the cocktails are amazing. Bonus points for a cracking soundtrack.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 September 2020

The table service was excellent, I asked the chap who was serving for recommendations on drinks. He seemed to know the menu inside out and was spot on with his recommendations. The drinks were delicious and the atmosphere was great. Bit of a shame that we visited mid Corona as I’m sure it would have been even better. Would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

Great drinks and friendly service.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Great cocktails 👍🏻

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

We had a fabulous time on Saturday night. Staff couldn't have been more helpful and the cocktails were ace!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

We had a wonderful time at the Milk Thistle where the atmosphere is second to none. I also felt v safe and distanced from all the other customers whilst feeling cosy too as you'd expect in a cocktail bar. It is a bit pricey but that's what you expect. Cocktails were different to.those advertised on the website but all tasted amazing.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Lovely cocktails. Hard to comment on the atmosphere as we were outside.. Would love to come back and try inside sometime.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 August 2020

Awesome bar and great offering

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Visited On Saturday, 22 August 2020

3 out of the 4 drinks we ordered were weak, didn't taste much alcohol in them. Shame ad the vibe and atmosphere is good, would have stayed longer had the drinks been.

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Visited On Monday, 24 August 2020

small selection of drinks but staff were more than happy to make something off menu

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Amazing cocktails and great service from knowledgeable staff who are always happy to help.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Such a brilliant space for a beautiful cocktail and romantic date! Will be returning. The attention to detail for the social distancing remits was spot on as well.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Friendly staff

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Great cocktails, great service, great atompshere. Literally couldn't ask for anything more from the guys.

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Visited On Monday, 17 August 2020

Great cocktails, and even better service. Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, and the drinks were incredible

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Visited On Saturday, 15 August 2020

We were accommodated despite a late booking request. The drinks were fab as ever, and the service exemplary.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 August 2020

Best cocktails we’ve ever had and a great atmosphere!

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Visited On Friday, 14 August 2020

I would have given 5 stars for Atmosphere,but in these social distancing times I had to shout to hold a conversation. Whilst I enjoyed most of the music being played, the quality of the sound was average and definitely too loud.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Me and my boyfriend decided to come here as part of our 2 year anniversary- we were so excited to visit and our expectations were fully exceeded. The service and customer service was so lovely and you could tell the staff really knew their stuff on the drinks and were more than happy to offer their advice on drinks and go through the menu with us. At the end of the night one of your staff members also offered to give us a tour of the rest of the rooms which he really went above and beyond by doing. Thank you so much for our amazing experience and we can’t wait to return soon!

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