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The Star and Dove

#251 of 1,526 Restaurants in Bristol
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75-78 St Luke's Road | Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RY, England
0117 9332892
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5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: On the corner of St Lukes Road sits The Star and Dove – a smart, welcoming...
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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  • 42
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Sunday lunch with a twist

We went to the star and dove for Sunday lunch on recommendation from a friend. It's been our local for the past 6 months however we had not really visited previously. Their Sunday lunch menu was awesome. I had the pork with roast potatoes and mixed veg, and a side of kale and cheesy greens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
alec1986571
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went to the star and dove for Sunday lunch on recommendation from a friend. It's been our local for the past 6 months however we had not really visited previously. Their Sunday lunch menu was awesome. I had the pork with roast potatoes and mixed veg, and a side of kale and cheesy greens. Everything was cooked well and... More 

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53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

One of our son's favourite pub/restaurants in Bristol, it's just become ours too - we shall want to go whenever we visit. Fabulous choices on a Tuesday lunchtime, especially for the non-meat eaters. The set lunch was particularly good value at £10 for 2 courses (+ dessert for an extra £3). We were impressed by the range of beers on... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My family and I visited The Star and Dove on Easter Day and had a fabulous meal and excellent service. Nice welcoming atmosphere to complement the food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I was visiting Bristol with my partner and our dog and decided to go out for a pub meal I came across this the star and dove and was very pleased the reception from start was very welcoming and food was excellent I would highly recommend this pub to anyone. Thanks tony

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Can't recommend this too highly. Four friends spent a totally enjoyable three hours over three courses and were easily tempted to linger over coffee and brandy. The food was brilliant - like other reviewers we found the slow cooked shoulder of pork particularly remarkable. The wine list was really interesting - we went from English to Lebanese. And the front... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Fantastic food and great service. Two of us had the pork shoulder and shared sides of toffee carrots and potatoes. Some of the best carrots I've ever tasted! The other two had chicken kiev and kedgeree all of which we couldn't fault. What a gem of a find! We will be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A nice selection of olde English food which tasted very nice. My friends went for bone marrow which they loved while I played it safe and went for a lentil dish (if I remember correctly) and a pork pie. Was great. Waiter was very welcoming. Also stopped by with my mate drew who was steaming after a few bevvies at... More 

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Bristol
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great food and excellent service. I had been planning to go to the Star & Dove for some time, however when I read some of the Trip Advisor reports about the service I thought twice. I am glad I decided to ignore these reports and eat there. The service was warm, welcoming, friendly and attentive. My wife and I shared... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went here with my girlfriend and brother Saturday evening having recently moved to the area. This will most certainly become my local - the bar is lovely and old fashioned with a great selection of beers, wines & cocktails - I was really pleased the staff know their selection inside-out; this place has owners that are obviously passionate. We ate... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I visited the Star and Dove today - for the third time - with my girlfriend. We had drinks and bar snacks (sausage rolls and scotch eggs) while we waited for our table. the staff were very friendly, attentive and polite. We got our table and was given water and a menu. We waited no time at all for our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-78 St Luke's Road | Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 0117 9332892

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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?
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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