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The Old Bookshop

#124 of 1,246 Restaurants in Bristol
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65 North St | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1ES, England
+44 117 953 5222
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11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the old bookshop yesterday evening for a drink and some dinner Firstly the venue itself is quirky with a great atmosphere I had a glass of fizz which was on offer for £3 (between 5-7pm Fridays ) The menu was very limited, I ordered a burger ... I was not disappointed, it is literally the best burger I've... More 

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Thank LJamesGemma
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having wanted to eat here for a while now, we chanced popping in on a busy Sunday and they were able to fit us in even with a sneaky baby in a pram. The Sunday roast was absolutely amazing, melt in the mouth pork belly with lots of tasty veg and cauli cheese included. Great wine, tasty and unique puds... More 

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Thank Amy H
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Lively atmosphere, good interesting food, music later in the evening, Friendly helpful staff. Vegetarian curry was excellent

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Thank FCN-11
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Big portions, great quality, seasonal/interesting veg and lively atmosphere. Great place, highly recommend.

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Thank DaniGoes
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My girlfriend and I have eaten two great meals since the new chef took over here. The pub itself is charming and relaxed and the casual service approach they have adopted works well in this environment. The menu is short but innovative and well balanced. Most importantly, everything we ate was packed with flavour. I think the chef is to... More 

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Thank WaltDreyfus
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A fantastic little independent place to drink and eat. Varying types of quality food, very friendly staff set within a cosy, quirky environment. Couldn't recommend more.

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Thank Bykophish
Greasby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious Sunday lunch with friends and family! Very welcoming staff. Toddler son was welcomed well! Food scrumptious and delicious Bloody Marys!will be back!

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Thank Maighread B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The title says it all, really. Exceptional food, exceptional people. Even managed to make these oldies feel welcome!

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Thank LauraandJamesW
Chester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Two stunning Sunday veggie dinners to make a cow weep, swept down with a Gem of an ale. The carnivore amongst us inhaled his slow roast belly pork, smacked his lips and using words I can't repeat here declared his satisfaction. You should go, only not when we want a table thank you.

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Bristol UK
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157 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

A wonderful find, superb sunday lunch. Small menu with three meat choices and one vegetarian. 2 or 3 starters and desserts. Lamb, Beef and Pork all mouth watering, great yorkshires and roasties, cauliflower cheese, kale, beetroot, carrots and tasty gravy. Desserts were brownies and pear crumble, good strong coffee to follow. Service was good, the place buzzing and a definite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 North St | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 953 5222
Description
The Old Bookshop is a small, eclectic cafe/bar that serves good food at a fair price. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. The walls are covered in old photographs, typewriters and curiosities. We have guest chefs and pop-up kitchens each month, so menu changes regularly. Don't expect a stuffy restaurant, we are just a quirky little bar that does great food! We also serve delicious cocktails. Our smoking garden has a wood burner to keep you warm on chilly evenings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?