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#303 of 1,246 Restaurants in Bristol
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Bath Road | Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
+44 117 972 8838
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group of 11 was served meals across a 30 minute time span so we couldn't eat together. Most of the food was wrong (missing eggs or the wrong dish entirely) and they missed my order. I waited an hour for food and in the end I told them not to bother. Very disorganised.

Thank kaypurvi
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just come back from Bocabar. Must say the pizzas were excellent BUT this restaurant says it closes at 11 pm so why when finishing my meal with friends at 9:25 was the coffee machine off and no coffee available. I believe having coffee after a meal is a normal thing to expect in a restaurant but "it was quiet so... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to sit outside in the sunshine, with well behaved dogs welcome outside. Pizza is yummy and huge, so ok to share one between two if you include a side salad. Big menu with lots of choice. Full of families at the weekend, as plenty of space for buggies.

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been visiting Bocabar for a while now, mainly for a quick couple of drinks. I've only eaten here once (which was lovely!) but every time I go in I read the menu and keep promising that next time we'll eat! Bocabar is a lovely and vibrant bar/eatery just up the road from Bedminster one way and Temple Meads the... More 

Thank Neil N
Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was taken for Lunch by a business associate. Regretfully it was during the school holidays and the place was filled with Mums, their friends and all their babies, prams, push chairs and kids. We got a table. Have to go to the bar to order and it took time to come...... When it did arrive it was rather "so so".... More 

Thank piers2017
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Visit every so often as relatively local to us. Fairly reasonable selection of independent beers on tap from local brewing companies, though they are on the expensive side. Pizzas here have long been a hit as one of the most authentically Italian pizza bases, though toppings are much more internationally influenced. Always reliable and if you hit the right time-slot... More 

Thank Amy W
Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Food was really good, very tasty english full breakfast eventhough I rarely choose this dish. Love the interior. It looked very family friendly as well. Would definitely come back

Thank NB1414
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Good ambient friendly staff delicious coffee good pizza and nice terrace. But it can be better service and more organised place

Thank Rami A
Hadleigh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We've been to Bocabar three times now when visiting family in Bristol and cannot fault it. Six of us went this Saturday 1st April, two children and four adults and although phoning to book a table quite late we got into the restaurant area whereas we usually sit on the sofas. The service and food was brilliant. Ellie, our waitress,... More 

Thank christined552017
1 review
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Amazing food was nicest fare from me to cum but I joy my self food was nice look busy car park was ok xxmany thanks

Thank Andy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Bar, Pizza, Italian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bath Road | Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 972 8838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?