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The Old Bookshop

65 North Street | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1ES, England
+44 117 953 5222
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Ranked #25 of 1,345 restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Old Bookshop is a small, eclectic cafe/bar that serves good food at a fair price. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. The walls are covered in old photographs, typewriters and curiosities. The menu is written on a blackboard, and you order at the bar. Your meal will be served on vintage mismatched china. Don't expect a stuffy restaurant, we are just a quirky little bar that does great food! We recently added a cocktail bar with the most delicious cocktails imaginable.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Old Bookshop is a small, eclectic cafe/bar that serves good food at a fair price. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. The walls are covered in old photographs, typewriters and curiosities. The menu is written on a blackboard, and you order at the bar. Your meal will be served on vintage mismatched china. Don't expect a stuffy restaurant, we are just a quirky little bar that does great food! We recently added a cocktail bar with the most delicious cocktails imaginable.
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My husband and I have visited this cafe / bar several times. We even had a "wake" there which was handled very sensitively. The cakes are delicious and generous and the coffee is top quality. We love the atmosphere and quirky / fun decor. Staff always pleasant and friendly

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We found our way to The Old Bookshop via a music event we wanted to attend which took place on a saturday afternoon, and which was surprisingly well attended for a non-evening gig. The venue is located south of the city centre, in Bedminster though it's easily reached via the 24 bus which stops nearby and travels between here and... More

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Been a few times with friends and always enjoyed it. A small place with a huge character. Staff are friendly, plenty of drink choice and the food is amazing especially the burgers! Nomnom

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Bristol
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We went here for breakfast at the weekend, we were very impressed by the good quality food, polite staff and general atmosphere. The food was a little bit late coming from the kitchen but the staff apologised in advance and knocked 10% off the bill. I had the eggs Bedminster which were fantastic and I think they deep fry the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We visited for a family Mothering Sunday lunch. The staff were helpful & very pleasant. The food was excellent & great value. I loved the quirky artefacts & atmosphere of the place. Sandra age 69. 10/10

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I went into the okd bookshop this eve with 3 friends and of course me being an annoying vegan asked if they had anything I was able to eat. The guy who I spoke too was really helpful and went and spoke to the chef who without hesitation said he could make me something up. When it came out it... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

popped in for a quick catch up with my friends the other week before heading down to Newcastle to visit family. INCREDIBLE atmosphere and great service. definitely a gem i'll be returning to when i'm home!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Went to the old bookshop while down in bristol for the weekend, excellent atmosphere, food and drink 10/10.. No mothering from staff while your trying to eat asking how your food is!! Very trendy and quirky, would go back tomorrow, wish this was on my doorstep!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Some chums suggested we have a look at the Old Bookshop in Bedminster Bristol. It was well worth it. The place is really interesting and very cool. Great atmosphere. Quirky and odd decor and the food was excellent. I would recommend the 'Eggs Bedminster'. It is all the creation of Ben who is an interesting bloke. The world needs more... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Quirky little café/bar with excellent staff/service. Food is pretty good but its more about the atmosphere especially on a Friday and Saturday evening.

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