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75-78 St Luke's Road | Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RY, England
0117 9332892
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12:00 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: Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 15
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting food beautifully prepared and served, but with one slight aberration

First, we were impressed with the separate English wine list which surprisingly compared favourably in price with all the Continental and New World wines listed separately. We enjoyed our Bradford-on-Avon white very much. 6 of us chose 3 different starters, all of which were absolutely superb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

First, we were impressed with the separate English wine list which surprisingly compared favourably in price with all the Continental and New World wines listed separately. We enjoyed our Bradford-on-Avon white very much. 6 of us chose 3 different starters, all of which were absolutely superb. Wild mushroom salad with pear and walnut was beautifully balanced, small but perfectly formed,... More 

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Lichfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was our second visit and it was even better than the first; I wish we had this pub close to us in Lichfield! The pea mousse may have sounded insubstantial but it was delicious and a welcome alternative to the usual tart, risotto or pasta for veggies. The pork tenderloin and salmon wellington were equally well received. Beer choices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Visited HDR with my wife. We enjoyed the 7 course tasting menu, the food and service were impeccable. With my only criticism being that the meals were too big for a 7 course menu. With that as the only drawback we'll definitely be returning, and encouraging anyone else with an interest in great produce superbly crafted into fine food from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I stumbled on this pub at lunchtime and tried there £13 three cores lunch special, a Mushroom salad (fresh pears, walnut and pickled chicory) followed by Organic Cider Cured Gammon (wild garlic dressing,Jersey royals and Arlington white fried egg. This was delicious and I rounded of with seeded Treacle Flap Jack (Dark chocolate mousse screwed with soured cherries ) Having... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Had my wife's birthday party at the Star & Dove on Saturday evening, which was excellent. Great room, decent PA system to plug our ipad into, and the people working there couldn't have been more helpful. Would recommend for sure. Thanks guys!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a good pub. Amazing bar snacks- scotch eggs are awesome. Knowledgable staff, an incredible selection of beers and ciders from all over the world. Cozy inside, nice seating area outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Have enjoyed many great meals at this pub over the years and their Sunday Lunches are great. However, tonight my wife and I tried their new venue upstairs - The "Historical Dining Rooms". OMG - what a fantastic experience. They have really done it so well, you do feel like you have been transported back in history and the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My husband and I booked a table for 2.30pm today (Sunday) for lunch I ordered the sirloin of cow & my husband the Belly of pig they are served with roast potatoes and horseradish and a selection of veg we ordered 1 extra Yorkshire & the purple sprouting broccoli with blue vinny cheese. We waited a respectable time and enjoyed... More 

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Cambs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We booked because we were looking for a dog-friendly place not too far from Temple Meads. It proved to be a real find. Very spacious dining room, with nice relaxed atmosphere and lots of room for our party of six (plus dog). Something for everyone on the menu - I feared it was going to be nouvelle cuisine because of... More 

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Taunton U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A pub with such quality food is a find indeed. Wonderful beers and a really helpful bar man.Two courses for ten pounds or three courses for thirteen. Presentation 100%, superb quality food , really magnificent ,We ate in the bar but there is a dining room upstairs .,Could not fault anything....tip , try the scotch egg at the bar, how... 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, Pub

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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