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Assilah Bistro

#67 of 1,237 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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194-196 Wells Road | Totter Down Knowle Border, Bristol BS4 2AX, England
+44 7816 202827
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a romantic valentines meal last night with my husband! Been here only once before. The FOOD was LOVELY and TASTY, love the' Harrissa Sauce ' the SERVICE was EXCELLENT something I look outfore being an ex -waitress. Traditinal Morrocan Restaurant! With a cosy romantic atmosphere ! Later realized that the owner herself cooked our food then came and... More 

Thank _atageorgiou
bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your review and so glad you enjoyed your valentines evening with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been there a couple of times, but my last visit was on Valentine's Day, the bistro is a fantastic Moroccan restaurant with a new menu that's delicious, some examples being the crab cakes & Moroccan minted meatballs which tasted great. Definitely would recommend eating here!

Thank Abfab61
bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

It was great to see you again and glad you enjoyed your valentines eve with us. It was also our 15 Birthday so it was extra special. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife went there for a meal and we weren't disappointed the food was excellent authentic morrocan

Thank Panayiotis A
bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to write a review we really appreciate all feed back. Hope to see you again soon More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated my husband's 40th birthday at Assilah. All the guests were impressed with the food and atmosphere. Well done!

Thank AbbiGu
bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

What a wonderful surprise Birthday Party and Jazz Singer. We are so glad your husband enjoyed it. More 

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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at this bistro. Very welcoming with quaint little glasses of mint tea, flavoured with orange blossom water. We sat on very cosy, comfortable low sofas with plush scatter cushions. Authentic music and atmospheric Moroccan lamps added to the ambience. Fabulous falafels, Moroccan bread and olives for nibble starters followed by terrains of rich lamb koftas in... More 

Thank cherylsuesomerset
bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review and comments. We have a new menu starting this week which you can find on our website or Facebook which also posts all the events that we run here at Assilah so hopefully we will see you again soon. Maybe for one of our Jazz evenings More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My favourite eatery in Totterdown (and Bristol!) Delicious authentic Moroccan food. I'm vegetarian and Assilah Bistro offers a number of very tasty veggie dishes. I can thoroughly recommend the falafel starter and their olives are the best :) I usually have Dbinjah, or mixed bean tagine is my personal second choice - both absolutely delicious. Assilah has a low seating... More 

Thank Michelle H
bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your review and glad you like our menu. We will be kicking off the New Year with a slightly new menu as well as more Jazz evenings and music workshops so we look forward to seeing you then but from all of us at Assilah have a fantastic New Year More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This was probaly the worst experience in a resturant iv ever had. Its was so packed i had to walk over people to get out the place. The menu was quite limiting wasnt alot to chose from. As the room was so small with so many people inside it was very loud.I felt i was dinning in somones living room.The... More 

Thank Kate R
bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Kate sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit . We do carry 16 main courses for a small venue this is about average. As for me being rude on tripadviser well sometimes its because reviews are sometimes written by bogus reviewers or competitors who haven't actually been here but maybe a friend of a fellow bistro or... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is an atmospheric Morrocan bistro in Totterdown. Be prepared to sit on low sofas with gorgeous cushions to lean on and then tuck into a variety of delicious starters (we had excellent olives and bread) before main courses of chicken or lamb tagine, meatballs or a couple of vegetarian options. Friendly and efficient service. £2.00 corkage as it is... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was our first visit and we were not disappointed by the whole experience. We had a very warm welcome to this comfortable relaxed restaurant and to top it all the quality of the food was excellent. We will definitely be returning.

Thank Lorraine T
bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to review us we really appreciate all feedback. Thankyou also for tour lovely comme ts More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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813 reviews
503 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We had a table booked for 8.30, we arrived and were ignored for a while until the menus arrived. It's a BYO which is lucky as without the booze we'd have had a more miserable time! We ordered a range of food and the starters arrived at 9.30 and the mains arrived at 10.45! The food was lovely when it... More 

Thank AnanB
bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Anan sorry to hear you had a wait during your visit to the Bistro. Unfortunately this sometimes happens when earlier tables arrive late and causes a knock on effect on the kitchen and to other diners. And also apologies if you felt ignored when you first arrived we always take you to your table and bring wine glasses to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$19
Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194-196 Wells Road | Totter Down Knowle Border, Bristol BS4 2AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 7816 202827
We are a family run authentic moroccan bistro on the wells road between totter down and knowle. Established 14 years ago we operate on a B.Y.O basis allowing the customer to bring the tipple of their choice. We use traditional moroccan recipes from tagines to meshwi and relax in the moroccan bedouin seating or the more traditional bistro seating. We can cater for large groups and belly dancing can be arranged. So come and enjoy a taste of morocco in Bristol. AS WITH ALL TRADITIONAL MOROCCAN RECIPES TAGINES DO TAKE A WHILE TO COOK SO WE WOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED FAST FOOD

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