Offering champagne brunch during the day and cocktails and wine by night, The Last Word fits comfortably into its location in Clifton Village.
On a recent Tuesday evening, owner Tomas was welcoming new customers through the doors of the former restaurant Shop 3 Bistro.
What seems like a small bar as you enter is spread across three floors, with the downstairs lounge looking like the best place to share a bottle of wine, if you can decide on one from their list of around 60.
Before the food though, it was time for a couple of cocktails. The Last Word’s espresso martini is made with a coffee tequila that was dangerously delicious. For those that are more sweet-toothed, a Blueberry Aviation was sweet, jazzy and tasted just like Parma Violets sweets.
After perusing the dinner menu, we opted for a couple of sharing plates; a meat platter (£19.95) and a cheeseboard (£12.50).
The range of meats – including braised crispy pork belly, za’atar chicken thigh and spicy mmoked Polish sausages – and locally sourced cheeses, with some toasted sourdough was more than enough to fill a hole.
With the promise of an introduction of small plates to their evening menu soon, the sharing boards provided a great taste of what’s to come.
During the day, their brunch and afternoon tea menus include classics such as avocado and crispy egg toast or a jaunty barbecue squid salad.
Finding ourselves unable to decide on which cocktail to finish with, Tomas took our taste fancies and created a drink he thought we would enjoy. A pink grapefruit, mango and gin concoction proved itself to be even tastier than the espresso martini.
For Cliftonites who brunch and lunch, The Last Word could become a popular new all-day opening in their midst.
The Last Word, 3A Regent Street, Clifton Village, Bristol, BS8 4HW
0117 973 5655