No Man’s Grace
No Man’s Grace is a small restaurant in Bristol’s trendy Redland area. Don’t be fooled by the casual air and scrubbed oak tables – this place takes its food very seriously.
Situated on popular Chandos Road No Man’s Grace is all about fine dining but, in line with the surroundings, it is delivered in an informal style. Head chef and co-owner John Watson serves British and French inspired small-plate dishes with a modern twist, and the menu changes almost daily to make the most of the ingredients and what’s in season.
Expect unusual combinations like turbot with cauliflower, raisin and grape, and expect to try lots of different things. Following Thomas Keller’s philosophy of diminishing returns, No Man’s Grace believes that the first few mouthfuls of a dish are the most important. So by serving small plates, you are able to sample a wide range of flavours in one visit, without losing the excitement of that first bite.
If you really can’t decide what to order, try the tasting menu. Priced at £45 it includes eight dishes from the main menu. For an additional £35 you can add a wine flight – highly recommended as the wine menu here is excellent.
No Man’s Grace has already won numerous awards since opening in June 2014 including ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Bristol Good Food Awards, a Michelin Bib Gourmand and inclusion in The Times top 25 ‘coolest restaurants in the UK’. My prediction is that they will continue to go from strength to strength and that I will want to return time and time again!
By Alex Ryder, Bristol & Bath editor
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