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The Star and Dove

75-78 St Luke's Road | Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RY, England
0117 9332892
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Ranked #187 of 1,374 restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
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 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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82% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Had my birthday party here. The food was gorgeous. I was really thrilled with the venue. The staff were great very accommodating. I highly recommend the place for food and parties

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Passed the pub a lot of times but didn't want to go in as it doesn't look too good from the outside. Finally my boyfriend googled it and was very curious as it looked quite amazing and had a nice menu on the website. Went there without reservation but were so lucky as we got a table and quickly got... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Came here for Sunday lunch back in May with a friend and thought it was fantastic. Just been with a family member. First the £7.80 glass of wine was off & waiter agreed, gave me another fresh glass. No serving spoons given or meat knives. Roasties so tough that you needed a steak knife to cut through them! Told the... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had just finished moving Son for the day and wanted a pint and food. The pub is now his nearest so thought we would give it a go They had a table for 3 but with a 30min wait The long and the short of our experience was really good food but service proved to be very slow. There... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've been to a few functions at The Star and Dove which is a very ordinary looking Bristol 'boozer'. As it has developed a reputation for serving interesting food, the idea of going for a Sunday lunch was something I was looking forward to. I ordered the pressed chicken thigh (£6.00+?) for starters. It wasn't unpleasant, however the portion size... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The location and space is lovely, the staff appeared aloof and cold but once the ice was broken they warmed up a little. I was surprised to see such a complicated Sunday lunch menu, there was no option for a traditional roast, only pretentious variations of a roast. I ordered the lamb, it was a very small portion served on... More

Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We recently visited our daughter who had just moved into the area and decided to go out for lunch somewhere. The S&D came up on her search for local hostelries, so we thought we would give it a try. We had lunch sat in the "beer garden", which had a lot of plants on display for sale, and it was... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you are looking for a venue for a birthday or a party - this is most definitely not the place to go! We hired an area of the pub for a 30th birthday celebration and were under the impression that the room was ours. Whilst we didn’t pay the £150 fee, we were told (and assured by the manageress)... More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A unique pub / gastro pub. Brilliantly different to the norm inside, traditional bar and some great "side rooms" / lounges. Thought the courtyard and the ability to have blankets was a nice touch. Excellent selection of proper beers and ciders. Eat in the restaurant, what a concept - traditional English food c1700, with a modern twist. The boiled onions... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Booked a table for 8. They were apologetic as the restaurant upstairs was being renovated. However downstairs was great, with a good atmosphere. The food is a modern take on old recipes. Staff were happy to explain. The description on the menu takes some getting used to, but the food delivered was wonderful. Some beautiful and unusual flavours which really... More

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