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Bocabar

#210 of 1,227 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Bath Road | Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
+44 117 972 8838
Today
10:00 - 01:00
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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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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 Kingofeye
Bristol
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked myself on the works do, whilst driving to bocabar I was thinking, shall I bother...it's only 17 quid...it's gonna be cardboard turkey, watery gravy and limp veg.....😷... served by grumpy staff What a surprise...lovely venue...very chilled and relaxing....staff were very friendly and welcomed us...drinks order was taken and then we were asked if we're ready for the food...very good... More 

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1 Thank Nigel K
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. The food is good - the pizzas are great but they also do a very nice Sunday roast. It can get very busy at times. They have a lot of sofa's for relaxing, some self service tables as well as restaurant area.

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1 Thank Andrew I
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Professional Bocabar staff served 3 courses to a party of 40 people at the same time, allowing everyone to start eating at the same time in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

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1 Thank dry107
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place, makes a great change to other pubs and bars in Bristol. It is a little out the way but it's a great atmosphere, beautiful building and great pizzas. Also great live music on a weekend. Definitely recommend popping in!

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Thank georgio30
Austin, Texas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Paintworks at Bristol is a really cool area. An old industrial site that has been reworked with studios, apartments and restaurants. The Boca bar is really atmospheric and we enjoyed our visit. Exoticly ambitious is how I would describe their Pizzas! Decent selection of beer. Boca is Spanish for estuary which I guess is the root of the name... More 

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Thank Malcolm G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

They served 16 of us with no fuss or complications. Pizzas & roasts all arrived within 10-15 minutes and everyone enjoyed their meal. Mine could have been slightly warmer but I enjoyed it all the same. Recommended without hesitation.

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Thank realeyes2013
Moraira, Spain
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We met here as a family and found the informal environment very relaxing. Drinks and food are ordered at the bar, and is well presented. We would happily go again, although it does get busy on weekdays.

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Thank nigel p
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I came here to have breakfast. It was pretty over priced for what it was. I asked if I could have a poached egg instead of a fried egg, though was told "it,come as it is" pretty poor really as many places in Bristol give loads of options and really try and make sure you get what you want. When... More 

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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
US$8 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, Pizza, British, Italian
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
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?