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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 #175 of 1,387 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: British
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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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English first
Ambleside, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Recently went to Bristol, the food at the star and dove was excellent, service was friendly and staff made you feel at home. It was right next to Victoria park. You could take your dog into the pub after 12 pm and have a great lunch there, right after walking your dog in the park. Although a word of warning,... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This gastropub was chosen by someone else. And when I read some of the Trip Advisor reviews, my heart sank - there were lots of very negative comments. But we had a fantastic lunch today - cannot fault it. And the price! £10 for two courses, bit more for three. FABULOUS starters - excellent mains - tasty deserts ( ice... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were recommended to try the Star and Dove as the food was supposed to be great.. At first i thought we had been stitched up as the outside of the pub (which it is) looked..well.. Just like a pub, however when we went in we were greeted by a lovey dining area and an equally lovely... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A delicious but pricey roast lunch a little difference from your average experience. The restaurant was busy but they were able to squeeze us in with a last minute booking. The staff were friendly and helpful but seemed to lack knowledge on a few things - served incorrect ale due to naming error and didn't know what French mustard was/if... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

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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

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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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

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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

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