1-3 Chandos Road, BS6 6PG
Tel: 0117 973 7999
Web: wilksrestaurant.co.uk

restaurant is an
owned, vibrant
cooking in a
relaxed and
informal setting. Opened in September 2012 by chef James Wilkins and wife Christine Vayssade, Wilks gained a Michelin star after just a year – a testament to James’ skill, who trained in top restaurants across France, Istanbul and Japan. Inspired by James and Christine’s travels, the cuisine at Wilks fuses international flavour with a commitment to locally sourced produce from farmers, growers, suppliers, and even the local artists who show their work in the restaurant. The menu is light and modern, with an emphasis on clean flavours and seasonal ingredients. The health-conscious will be pleased to know that rich butters and creams are kept to a minimum at Wilks, allowing the natural flavours of each ingredient to shine through (and helping to avoid that post-dinner bloat we’re so accustomed to). Dishes over the summer included wild turbot fillet, lobster salad and corn-fed duck breast with bitter orange, girolles and blueberries. The puds are something to behold as well, with the likes of banana mousse, warm biscuit ganache and cocoa meringue with poached pear.