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The Milk Thistle

Quay Head House, Colston Avenue, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS1 1EB
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Opening Information

Hours of business
Monday to Thursday – 5pm til 1am
Friday – 5pm til 2am
Saturday – 6pm 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

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: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Lovely cosy atmosphere, friendly staff and fantastic cocktails

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Very cool place, excellent service

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Amazing venue, friendly and knowledgeable staff, gorgeous drinks. Loved it, thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Always fantastic. Drinks awesome. New menu. Great.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Quality cocktails, super friendly, knowledgable staff. Will definitely visit again. 90 minute time slot doesn't seem quite long enough after taking 10 minutes to pick your first cocktail!!

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Absolutely awesome. Had a good few cocktails of pure high quality without the fact. Nice mixes with a relaxed atmosphere.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

A trip to Bristol highlight. Staff were really lovely and felt genuinely welcoming. Enjoyed our cocktails and had great time. Would of gone again, the following night, if any tables had been available.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Really good for drinks!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Very accommodating, laid back atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

Great atmosphere. Disappointing service.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Great venue and drinks. Staff have a lot of knowledge, it was a busy Friday night in December and I noticed how earlier in the evening when it was less busy the service was exceptional, later in the evening as it got busy the service started to slip, I was brought the wrong drink and the lady serving us started to look stressed. I would recommend more staff to ease the pressure on busy nights if you want to keep up standards.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

We had a great time, it was the perfect place for our Work Christmas Party.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Loved the atmosphere and the drinks. Just wish the table slots could be longer.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

Brilliant host and fabulous cocktails

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Nice looking place to start the night

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Very nice evening.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Great for a special occasion

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Lovely drinks, fun atmosphere and thoroughly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

This was our second visit to the Milk Thistle and unfortunately it will be our last. We arrived and were seated quickly, however due to there being two parties of people behind us and the acoustics of the room, neither of us could hear each other... We asked to be moved and were told all other tables had been reserved and it would be loud anywhere as it was a busy night (great service)... Therefore, we left after 10 minutes without ordering a drink. I had purchased a gift voucher for the evening for £20 which is now unused and I would like to think you'd refund... This was a suprise for my Fiancee's Birthday and as you can probably tell I was extremely let down by yourselves. Fortunately, Bristol has a great night life scene and we found another couple of bars which we had a great night in!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, unique decor- highly recommended

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

I reserved a table for myself and two friends. We were celebrating our joint birthdays. When we came to order our second cocktail, we were told we couldn’t as we would have to vacate our table in 10 minutes. This came as a complete surprise to me- I had no idea that we would only have the table for an hour, and it did rather spoil our birthdays

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

great!

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Visited On Monday, 05 November 2018

We were served by a waitress called Mia (sp?). She was excellent, and even took time out to show us the other rooms. Please pass our thanks to her.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

Hired a private room for my sisters hen and everyone had the best night. We had our own bar and the service was brilliant, staff all so lovely! Food was fab too. Would definitely recommend for private function!!

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