Food & Drink
Snuggled in the old wine cellars of Bristol’s bottle merchants, Racks as a building has been around for a long time! Since opening as a bar and kitchen over 30 years ago, it’s brought that history with it into the present where it’s now one of the most popular venues in Clifton. Whether you’re after a place to catch the sport or a homely restaurant dinner, Racks manages to cater for all crowds and occasions.
Racks’ breakfast is one of the best starts to the day you can get. It’s got everything covered – from it’s satisfying take on the full English, “The Bristolian” all the way through to its irresistible sweet brunch of pancakes, bacon and maple syrup. Breakfast is served from 7am until 10am on weekdays and from 8am until 11am on weekends, so pop down after your night in our hotels and get your day started with a spring in your step. Breakfast is just £8.50 when you’re staying in one of our hotels so what’s holding you back? Stopping your stomach grumbling doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket.
Breakfast is served from 7am – 10am on weekdays and 8am – 11am on weekends & Bank Holidays.
Dining at Racks offers variety and good value for excellent food. At lunch times, we run our famous £5 Lunch menu, that provides hearty, good British pub dishes for just £5 a pop. Our warming sausage and mash or one of our freshly made baguettes are some of the most popular options, but there’s plenty to choose from! For dinner, the competitive pricing is maintained but the variety and choice increases! We run a series of mid week offers, like our 2-4-1 Burger Mondays, our “Pie one get one free” pie night on Wednesdays and our Steak and Chips for just £10 on a Thursday. But even if you’re not looking for an offer, our menu doesn’t stop there and there’s plenty to choose from.
Racks has been running as a bar for over 30 years now and with that kind of experience, we know what we’re doing. We’ve got an excellent selection of beers and ciders on tap including three delicious local ales – Butcombe, Tribute and Gem. Our recently launched Gin Lane has proven unsurprisingly popular, complete with a large array of fascinating gins from Hendricks to Saffron. Our wine list is extensive and varied, with something for everyone. Whether you’re wanting a Shiraz to drink with your steak or a quaffable pinto to cheers with friends, you’ll find something on there for every occasion.
Being a wine cellar, Racks’ building is made up of a series of hidden alcoves and varied spaces so it’s equipped for meeting the requirements of a variety of events. Our main event space, The Playroom is good for private parties from Birthdays to wedding receptions and has a capacity for up to 120 people. Not only for celebrations, but for conferences and corporate meetings too, it’s a space that delegates will find unique and appealing. If you’re looking for a smaller meeting space, Racks has several out of the way alcoves that work as small boardrooms, complete with screens for linking up laptop presentations. Summer parties are hugely popular at Racks and with a spacious out door terrace, BBQs and Hog Roasts are often spotted during the warmer seasons. Stag and Hen groups also love what Racks has to offer in terms of simple set menus, Gin & Ale Masterclasses and their own spaces still close to the atmosphere and hubbub of the main bar. Racks’ event business is growing rapidly in popularity so get in touch sooner rather than later to make an enquiry and book a space! Our Private Events Manager will be on hand to guide you through the process and work to your individual requirements.
The perfect place to catch up over coffee, recline on one of our futon beds and treat yourself to a tasty snack. At Caffe Clifton our ethos is to deliver a fun and relaxed atmosphere alongside the most delicious food & drink from local Bristol suppliers.
Just like the hotels, Caffe Clifton takes advantage of its location in a creative rich area by displaying the work of local artists and aims to provide a hub of creative activity within the local community.
Food and drink
We have a delicious selection of cakes & savoury snacks, freshly ground coffee and loose leaf tea as well as a bargain five pound lunch menu courtesy of Racks Bar & Restaurant. Not wanting anyone to feel left out, Caffe Clifton always has gluten free, dairy free and vegan options available.
We have free wifi for anyone using the cafe and be sure to take advantage of our generous discounts and offers so you can enjoy a tasty guilt-free cake.