Christmas Bird

Bristol chef Freddy Bird has opened his third restaurant in Clifton in the run up to Christmas. Number 1 York Place in Clifton has 46 covers and is a new neighbourhood restaurant in the former Rosemarino site. The interior decoration was conceived by Freddy’s wife Nessa who also works Front of House across all three restaurants.

Talking about the opening Freddy Bird said: “Completing on the lease took forever. We started in April and had hoped to open in July. Nessa had planned everything and we hoped to get a few weeks of business in before Christmas. In the end we got a week! It’s brilliant, though. We’re delighted to be open.”

Starters include surf clams, confit tomato and chilli, and potato soup, black truffle and chanterelles. Mains include whole squid stuffed with pork rib and trotter rice, and hake, caramelised fennel, saffron, anis and clams.

Sharing dishes include hot roast shellfish, tarragon garlic and parsley butter; whole wood grilled monkfish tail, rosemary manteca, and roast suckling pig shoulder and fabada.