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The Star and Dove

#203 of 1,212 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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75-78 St. Lukes Road | Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RY, England
+44 117 933 2892
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12:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon 17:00 - 23:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Cassandra W
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Mick_87_UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank hotwells7
Berkshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank MyReview22
Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had my mother staying over for the weekend, we spent the day sight seeing and like many others on a Sunday found ourselves in search for that perfect Sunday roast. We walked passed The Star and Dove just after 12, we headed in to see if we could get a seat, although the place at this... More 

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Thank Lewis W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Really good atmosphere and great food. To start, the Scotch egg and whitebait were particularly good. Mains; rabbit and venison pie with delicious pastry and Jerusalem artichokes; slow cooked brisket with pickled cabbage and, the star of the show, an onion and colcannon "pie" - totally awesome; another star of the show was the burger, pink and well seasoned, with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A celebration meal for a group of seven that delivered quality in depth. The bar snack platter was devoured in minutes and pleased a varied group. Mains were generous and inventive. Brisket and a side of smoked garlic cauliflower stood out. Service was warm and unfussy, the only minor off-note being staff unfamiliar with beers and wines on offer.

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Thank ToniaKent
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went out for a friends birthday a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday. There was a large number of us and we had to make menu choices before hand. Unfortunately this still didn't result in things going smoothly and for me, the quality and service just weren't there to justify the cost. We had a very large wait between... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$23
Cuisine
British, Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-78 St. Lukes Road | Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 933 2892
Description
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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Salford, United Kingdom
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?