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“Excellent tapas, great veggie choices?”
Review of Poco Bristol

Poco Bristol
Ranked #77 of 1,851 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Poco Tapas Bar is a seasonal restaurant in the heart of Stokes Croft in Bristol. Named Britains most sustainable restaurant for 2016 as well as having won the Observer Food Monthly magazine's Best Ethical Restaurant award, having a positive effect on the environment is at the core of what they do. All their meat is free range and fish varieties and catch method are inline with the highest MCS guidelines. Vegetables are organic wherever possible and recipes are designed to avoid any waste. Their brunch menu marries New York style with inspiration born of world travel. Morrocan eggs, homemade harrisa sauce, grilled sourdough and mounds of steaming butter kale all feature along side a menu of different bloody mary's. With light cascading in through the skylights and lush green plants tumbling down the wall there's few places better to wile away a day. Come evening the lights get dimmed, candles are lit and the menu switches to a broad range of fresh and creative tapas dishes chalked up on the black board wall at the back. It reads like a who's who of South Western seasonal produce; Wye Valley Asparagus, Dorset Rock Oysters, Cornish Mussels and Somerset Kid Goat all featuring. Saddleback pork belly roast with lemon and fennel is a universal favourite which has been a consistent presence in the fast changing menu since day one.
Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Super Saturday lunch at Poco. Great selection of tapas and a lovely mix of flavours. Service was friendly and very natural, the atmosphere was great too.
We will definitely return, I could get addicted to the mergez, labnah, shallot and lentil dish without any effort at all.
Highly recommended.

Thank Fiona H
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Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, very friendly and engaging staff, much bigger portions than I've come to expect from tapas and food that was so unbelievably tasty it felt like we'd taken drugs. (Apparently they had "spiked" it with flavour).

Definitely going again.

Thank Grimbridge
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Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Went here with a friend, a little disappointed they had run out of a few things as it was still quiet early in the evening. My friend really enjoyed the food, it wasn't all to my taste but not because it wasn't good quality just not to liking. Sourdough read was lovely as were the mussels. We had a lovely bottle of proseco. Good service and we had good advice from the waitress. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be going back.

1  Thank Morrismarina
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Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

I'll make it clear this is one of my favourite restaurants in Bristol.

Food is excellent, portions are good, style is cool. I've been eating here since it opened and recommend it heartily to everyone.

Last night's meal, however, wasn't as impressive as always. It was still good, so let's hope it's a wobble.

They'd run out of nearly every vegetarian dish, meaning my partner had bread, potatoes and dip for dinner. Not a problem really, it's that sort of place. It does happen quite a lot though, would be nice if they better estimated how much food to prep.

It's also got much more expensive. It used to cost around £50 for a couple, including wine. Last nights was £70, mostly due to charging for little extras that used to be free (more bread, glass of soda water, that sort of thing) and hefty £7 price tags on a pot of tapas. Let's hope it's not turning all commercial on us.

Focus on what made you great Poco!

2  Thank Fastcow10
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Reviewed January 7, 2016

Despite Poco being only around the corner from my house, I've only made it twice. The food's very tasty and pretty genius in terms of flavour combinations (if maybe a tad overpriced), but oh my the service is slow! If you're not too hungry/thirsty nor in a hurry, you will be alright. The rustic chic atmosphere does make up for this, though, and the open kitchen with it's good looking chefs and flaming pans are a sight for sore eyes :)

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1  Thank eva1708
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