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The Star and Dove

#249 of 1,245 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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75-78 St Luke's Road | Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RY, England
+44 117 933 2892
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon 17:00 - 23:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This venue was chosen by our son for Sunday lunch as he had been once before for a friend's birthday meal. He fancied a roast dinner. Generally the premises have a rustic feel. We agree with other comments made regarding the lighting or rather lack of it, it is rather dark in some areas. Our son had a glass of... More 

Thank Aliricht
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Sad times. The Star & Dove used to be my go-to pub in the area for friendly, chilled out drinks (and great bar snacks) at any time of year. Sure, the drinks weren't cheap, but they were always good, especially the wine – an extensive, well-chosen list that the friendly bar staff were knowledgeable about. Three words: WHAT. HAS. HAPPENED?... More 

Thank Laura H
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Having sampled ale and bar snacks over the last year or so we didn't need much persuading to try the Christmas menu. Starting with kedgeree and beetroot both of which were delicious really full of flavour and textures perfect start, followed by the Turkey which was moist and fluffy inside roasted potatoes and delicious gravy. Then the deserts to share... More 

Thank southwestern
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Xmas works lunch the starter I had was pickled beetroot not much beetroot and tasteless . The turkey main was pretty food with possibly the best roast potatoes I've had away from home fluffy in the middle crisp on the outside and the sharing desert was OK

Thank Neil L
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were here for our Christmas meal on tuesday and it was not busy inside. Despite this, we had to wait a long time to order drinks and had to seek out staff members each time we wanted something new. After the food was brought out we were not asked if we wanted any sauces or anything and were just... More 

Thank Cassandra W
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Went for a Sunday Roast for the second time in a year, and found it once again absolutely delicious. Great value for money, and what I believe is the best Sunday Roast I ever had. Booking on a weekend is mandatory as there are not many tables.

Thank Mick_87_UK
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for 6 years and have to say it's on the decline quite rapidly. Management change takes away the last possible reason to overcharge so criminally for the drinks. We miss the old managers and their charm and knowledge of food and drink. Wine list now completely overpriced and wines actually not nice at all (this bears all... More 

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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I went in this place years ago and it was all modernist blond wood and aspirational lagers, so it's slightly amusing to see its current retroish, fashionably dog-eared incarnation. However, comedy makeovers aside, this big old place has reinvented itself as a pretty nice dining pub. The menu is an imaginative take on pub / British traditional food and done... More 

Thank hotwells7
Berkshire, UK
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Just moved to Totterdown and I feel so lucky to have this is my local. Lovely old independent pub with a keen eye for quality. The roast beef is some of the best I've ever had and the Yorkies were awesome - crisp and fluffy in equal measure. Interesting beers and wines available. On another visit I tried one of... More 

Thank MyReview22
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited yesterday for a roast, 8 of us in total. I had heard such wonderful things and was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately it just didn't quite do as well as I had hope. Firstly the positives: The free amuse bouche of white onion and potato soup was incredible. The beef and pork were beautifully cooked and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 22
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-78 St Luke's Road | Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 933 2892
On the corner of St Lukes Road sits The Star and Dove – a smart, welcoming pub and a favourite among Bristol’s young and trendy locals. Downstairs, there are two separate bar areas where you can lounge around on comfy sofas; while upstairs in the restaurant, the parquet floors, royal blue walls and huge windows create a bright and airy space. There are separate menus too, with the bar menu offering classic pub grub and the restaurant menu serving up top-class European cuisine. As if that wasn’t enough, the kitchen produces a seasonal tasting menu on the first Thursday of every month. There’s a great outside space, a concise wine list and a good selection of draught lagers – what more could you ask for?

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