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#278 of 1,251 Restaurants in Bristol
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Bath Road | Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
+44 117 972 8838
10:00 - 01:00
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Kim P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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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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
Level Contributor
53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 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

Thank 340paul01
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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.

Thank FamilyK16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 24
Bar, Pizza, British, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Groups, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?