Announced late last year, the all-day restaurant and bar will be the upmarket restaurant group’s first location in the South West and will be located in the 18th century Grade I-listed Quakers Friars building a short walk from Cabot Circus.
The restaurant will be spread over two floors connected by a central staircase and an island bar which will be the centrepiece of the ground floor. The restaurant interior has been designed by a Design LSM and will feature artwork by a collection of artists from Studio 2C Art consultancy.
Inspired by the Bristol-Hannover connection, the artwork inventively mixes the earthy tones of early industrial imagery, with the rich colours of Renaissance and Old Masters portraits.
The menu, developed by executive head chef Bjoern Wassmuth (from D&D London’s German Gymnasium in King's Cross) and head chef Rhys Grayson is described as 'broad-ranging' with some Mittel-European classics and German favourites inspired by Wassmuth's German heritage.
Dishes will include soused herring with herring caviar, sweet mustard, potato and apple salad; German chicken and veal schnitzels; slow roasted Creedy Carver free range duck, potato dumpling, braised red cabbage.
The wine lists will be focused on European wines from 'both familiar and lesser known producers', including a selection of vegan, vegetarian and organic options.
“Quaker Friars is an absolute gem of a building and I hope that Klosterhaus will bring it to life. Bristol has a very exciting foodie scene and I hope that we can contribute to and become part of it,” says D&D London chairman Des Gunewardena.
“We are very pleased to be working again with Hammerson and are very supportive and enthusiastic about their plans for the overall development of Quakers Friars.”