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The Star and Dove

#279 of 1,500 Restaurants in Bristol
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75-78 St Luke's Road | Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RY, England
0117 9332892
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Most recent review
Just excellent!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Mrlowe01
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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Bristol
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We have been to the star and dove quite a few times, it is our daughters local. Today we had the (very) slow cooked pork shoulder. Apparently fourteen hours. It was the best pork we have ever tasted. It really fell apart and the flavour was fantastic. Can't wait to go back.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was part of a group of 15 with young children (4 of) and cannot praise Star and Dove enough. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable. It was my mothers birthday and there were relatives over from Ireland so keeping the kids entertained was a challenge, but it was fine as we brought colouring in books and crayons. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Perfect winter pub, roaring fires, decent ales, good food (I'm a veggie and lactose free and they always accomodate) and charming and knowledgeable staff. I'm told they're opening the upstairs as a fine-dining place, looking forward to that, it's about time Totterdown had a bit of class. Me and the wife agree, it's our favourite pub in Bristol. Maybe after... More 

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County Wicklow, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Went to restaurant with family and were treated to absolutely delicious food.The braised beef brisket dish was so nicecly cooked it just had a melt in your mouth taste The lamb shank was also delicious.The room was cosy with lots of candles and a big open fire as well as good hot radiators on what was abitterly cold night. The... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Held my 40th birthday party in the music room of the pub on Saturday evening and have to say the whole experience was spot on from planning through to the night itself. The staff I dealt with were friendly and helpful - they were more than happy to tweak their buffet menu to meet my budget and preferences and the... More 

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Cirencester
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our third visit to this surprising pub/eatery in a back street in Bristol. Looks so ordinary, but the food is superb, and I gather the beers are interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas lunch - food based on ideas from the time of James I of England. This time we were there for a lighter lunch though. So some 'small'... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We found it on line and the reviews, apart from the most recent, looked good. We got there on a wet Saturday after battling with the traffic in Bristol. On arrival, it looked as if the most recent reviews were right. The place was cold, everyone was still wearing their coats and we were not sure this was the place... More 

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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I booked this place as I have been a local since it opened I was told a week in advance no under 18s so had loads cancellations. They refunded my 100 deposit but took 70 for the sparse gross buffet it was awful. The guests all complained so I emailed them and was asked not to come back all I... More 

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

i was utterly disappointed with my experience at the star in dove which resulted in myself and my boyfriend being banned. The staff were very aggressive to us and it is clear they do not value their customers. I would not recommend this pub which I think is a great shame as it has the ability to be great for... 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?