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Assilah Bistro

#82 of 1,246 Restaurants in Bristol
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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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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with wife using Groupon voucher Thurs 11/5/17. Regular chef was away due to bereavement. No need to worry the girls did them proud, really enjoyed our evening. Intend to visit again fairly soon

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic and very different Christmas work do! Bridget and her staff were amazing and made it a great relaxed atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed themselves and what better way is there to be social when you are breaking bread together. Thank you.

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Thank mabes550
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I found this place on a top 10 byo list. After visiting it with a friend it become the first on my list. It's cosy with great design, we could feel that running the restaurant is owner's hobby. Definitely will come back.

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Thank Barbara S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 

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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
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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!

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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
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

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

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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
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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

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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 

somerset
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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 

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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 

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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 

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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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
Description
We are a family run authentic moroccan bistro on the wells road between totterdown 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. We now offer breakfast and brunch on selected days

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?