Review: Lunch at Prince Street Social, Bristol

August 5, 2017


My boyfriend and I met for lunch at Prince Street Social with a Wriggle deal – a gourmet sandwich, chips and salad – all this for £4.95.


I was initially struck by the decor and how spacious it was. The colourful, distressed wall-mounted scaffold boards, mismatched chairs and pendant lighting gave the place a trendy look. There were several people dotted about with their laptops with a coffee and a sandwich, and I noticed plenty of power points around.


I don’t pretend to be an expert on accessibility but they seem to have made a big effort to make their premises accessible for people in wheelchairs and buggies, and so they should. There is a wheelchair ramp in the entrance, and accessible toilets and baby changing facilities on the restaurant floor.


We sat down and were told the Wriggle deal included any sandwich. Being someone who will often chose a veggie or vegan dish over a meat one I was disappointed to find there was just one veggie (eggs and avocado) and no vegan option at all. There were three fish options (fish finger, prawn cocktail and tuna & cucumber), which looked very tasty. They also had a substantial drinks menu including cocktails and spirits, and beer from the bar.



We both ordered the Prince Street Club sandwich (chicken, bacon and tomato) and they came in reasonable time. In hindsight it would have been better to order two different sandwiches to see how they compare, doh! However, our sandwiches did not disappoint. They came beautifully presented, well proportioned and had plenty of filling. It came with a small bowl of triple-cooked skin-on chips and a small leafy garnish. The table salt was rock sea salt, which I think always tells you a lot about a place and the quality of their ingredients. Secondly, the bread was sourdough and apparently sourced locally from Totterdown. Big thumbs up. Not a bad lunch at all for under a fiver!


If had to be picky... our tea came in a loose leaf teapot but there was two teabag in the tea infuser and the cups, although looked cool, were difficult to hold and fit your finger through the handle.  Or maybe I just have fat fingers! That said, I will definitely be coming back again soon.


Overall rating: 4 out of 5

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