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Bocabar - Bristol

Bath Road, Paintworks, Bristol, BS4 3EH

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  • Bocabar - Bristol - Bristol
  • Bocabar - Bristol - Bristol
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 22:30.

Every pleasant lunch

Helen 30 October 2018
from Bristol

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Housed in a massive converted red brick warehouse, Bocabar Bristol is an award-winning cornerstone of the city's popular Printworks district. Inside, the sweeping 10-foot bar serves up all kinds of local and international beers and cocktails, while live jazz and world music creates a buzzing ambience.

The Bocabar menu is extensive, with a great selection of salad and deli options served at the enticing deli counter during the day. Speciality stone-baked pizzas are the main focus of the menu, with the dough made fresh on the premises every day. Toppings include Somerset ham, smoked applewood cheese, roasted mixed peppers and spicy Italian pepperoni. There are also gourmet bar snacks to share, like warm cheddar and broccoli sausage roll with spicy chipotle ketchup.

Sunday roasts at Bocabar in Bristol are a huge draw, with the open-plan feel of the restaurant creating a buzzing, convivial atmosphere that's perfect for group meals. The selection of beers at the bar includes local lagers and ales, while the cocktail menu features crowd-pleasing favourites.

With twinkling fairy lights and vaulted ceilings, Bocabar Bristol is a stunning, fuss-free setting to enjoy casual dining with live music. Bristol Meads Rail Station is a 4-minute drive away.

Bocabar - Bristol

Bath Road, Paintworks, Bristol, BS4 3EH

Contact +44 1179728838

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Customer reviews for Bocabar - Bristol

4.5 (((() (based on 38 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (26)
  • dinner (23)
  • child friendly (19)
  • trendy (18)
  • breakfast (15)
  • large parties (14)
  • value (8)
  • business (5)
  • romantic (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • ((((* 27 February 2019 by Chris from Bristol

    Cool place. Decent sized portions and good flavour, the Pizzas were off the chain especially the goats cheese and sweet potato one!

    My only gripe was we had 4 different people serving us in the end which I didn't like. They were all pleasant enough but I prefer to deal with one person as it feels more personal and makes for better dining experience. We asked the third for the desserts menu and it didn't arrive so we had to go and find one for ourselves.

  • (((** 18 January 2019 by Colin from Bristol

    Food was good, poor service. Staff did not ask if everything ok with meal. Difficult to get attention of staff, as we wanted more drinks at our table. My girlfriend had a unprofessional and very rude experience with one of your bar staff when paying the bill at the end of the evening! I read some of your negative feedback about courtesy before booking a table, it was exactly how we felt.

  • ((((* 31 October 2018 by Colin from bristol

    Very friendly service (though a little slow, given that it was 5-30-6pm and it there weren't many other customers). My pizza was a little undercooked, but the others were fine. Very child/family friendly.

  • ((((( 30 October 2018 by Helen from Bristol

    Every pleasant lunch

  • (((** 10 October 2018 by James from Bristol

    The food, as always, was very good. I booked a table for 7 with no problems as usual.

    The service was very slow however - we waited for around 25 minutes for someone to initially take our order, and eventually had to flag someone down. The food arrived in a reasonable time and was very tasty. The restaurant was very busy when we first arrived, then gradually quietened down, so it was irritating to then have to also flag someone down to order more drinks and then also desserts. Two of the desserts came out much later than the others, with the only explanation being they 'came from a different area of the kitchen'. Given that they were a tiny pot of ice-cream and a plate of cheese, this seemed a bit aggravating.

    We then also had to flag someone down to ask for the bill, which the person taking the payment then got wrong on the card machine - the person paying could have gotten away with a £100 discount if they hadn't mentioned it.

    Overall an okay meal, with the food being excellent, let down badly by the very slow and inattentive service. 2.5 stars if this was possible.

  • ((((( 5 September 2018 by Steve from Plymouth

    Great pizza

  • ((((( 29 August 2018 by Sarah from Bristol

    Great food and lovely airy space

  • (((** 2 August 2018 by Jenny from Bristol

    Everything great until the waitress didn't bother bringing back change from the £60 we had given to pay the bill. Very presumptious. Had to ask for the change. Gave smaller tip as a result.

  • ((((( 24 July 2018 by A from Bristol

    Food and service was brilliant.... cocktails are gorgeous too!

    Don't recommend going when it's 30 degrees outside though as there is no air con :( hot hot hot! Not that there is much that can be done about the weather though.

  • ((((( 3 July 2018 by Chelsea from Bristol

    Breakfast was delicious:-)

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