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Bocabar

#238 of 1,246 Restaurants in Bristol
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Bath Road | Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
+44 117 972 8838
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10:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having waited for 1.5 HOURS after ordering our meal (table service), the response from the waitressing staff was nothing short of surly and rude. No apology offered, the only excuse given that "pizzas come from a different part from food ordered from the kitchen, so there will always be a difference in time" - this excuse didn't really make any... More 

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Thank Kim P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The roasts USED to be great at Bocabar but after our experience on Sunday we won't be visiting again. Our table of 6 (4 adults, a 2 year old and a 5 year old) ordered 1 roast lamb, 1 roast pork belly, 2 children's roasts, a salmon dish and an anit-pasti dish. The roast lamb and roast pork were delivered... More 

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2 Thank Gilbear84
Bocabar G, Owner at Bocabar, responded to this review

We're so sorry that you had such a bad experience. This most definitely is not the norm. Our Head Chef (not a pizza chef) was away for a while, but this is no excuse, because our other two chefs have been doing roasts for us for ages, and to a high standard. They messed up and we're sorry. This will... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like pizza this is well worth a try. Great variety of high quality and taste for around £13 We went on a Saturday night as group of eight. Atmosphere was good and kid friendly. Service was friendly but haphazard

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Thank 340paul01
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza here is fantastic. Also very family friendly with highchairs and changing facilities. A great place for dinner. Service can be a little slow but it's worth the wait.

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Thank FamilyK16
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit any time of the day, the food menu is varied and interesting ranging from sandwiches to full meals. Plenty of vegetarian options. They stock a good range of beers and wines at reasonable prices. In the summer there is a sun deck which is really nice. There is plenty of seating, either at... More 

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Thank Roy M
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Bocabar for pizza and beer as the first part of a stag weekend and I was really impressed with the venue. In terms of size, mood etc it was great! The pizza was fantastic - mine had spicy salami, chorizo, roasted pepper and chilli flakes. Perfectly cooked and the toppings were generous and delicious. We then stayed on... More 

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Thank WillM03
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a Sunday lunch with family and friends. The atmosphere is very good with friendly staff and the food is worth the wait although the wait is only a short time. Really efficient, food really tasty. Well worth a visit.

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1 Thank Mike P
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Had a fantastic meal here on Friday 20th January. The staff were warm and very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble! The food was excellent and very well priced. A wonderful lively 'London' atmosphere with loads of comfy sofas and lovely people ready for a for a great Friday night 'chill'. I especially recommend the home made cookies and... More 

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1 Thank angieh935
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A fantastic family and baby friendly place with a great kitchen and deli selection and amazing atmosphere. very arty with a gallery in the corner and separate dinner area and cafe. loads and loads of space for buggies and people. must visit on the bristol art trail.

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1 Thank mrMarioJuana
Bristol
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

There were over 60 of us on a work Christmas night out. We had a 3-course meal which took a long time to be served but was worth waiting for. The dishes were of good quality and hot and there was plenty of food. There was a good atmosphere, no pressure to vacate our tables in a hurry, and live... More 

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1 Thank DBBristol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 24
Cuisine
Bar, Pizza, British, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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?