The tucked away Bristol pub that’s the hardest restaurant in the world to get a reservation

It has a waiting time of four years for its Sunday roasts
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A new study has found that a tucked away pub in central Bristol is the hardest restaurant in the world to get a reservation.

The Bank Tavern in John Street, off Broad Street, now has a waiting time of four years for one of its in-demand Sunday lunches.

Restaurant booking platform Dojo hunted down the hardest restaurants to get into across the world, looking at TikTok content and online reviews.

Three of these restaurants are in the UK. The Bank Tavern is number one with a waiting time of four years and the other UK restaurants in the Top 10 are The Fat Duck in Bray (four months) and The Clove Club in London (three months).

Second in the list is New York restaurant Damon Baehrel, with a waiting time of a year. It hasn’t accepted reservations since March 2014 due to its huge backlog.

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Bristol city centre, The Bank Tavern has stood in John Street since the 1800s.

The website states it’s survived ‘an alarming number of riots, two world wars, Bristol City Council town planners and Thatcher’.

The Bank Tavern is most famous for its award-winning Sunday roasts. However, due to the huge popularity of the Sunday roasts, they’ve had to shut Sunday roast bookings for the foreseeable future, and according to recent reports, you could be waiting for their four-year waiting list to clear up.

You can, however, still visit The Bank Tavern for their lunch menu the rest of the week