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65 North Street | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1ES, England
+44 117 953 5222
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Ranked #45 of 1,487 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Been here a few times and every time I go I get great service from friendly staff. Foods always top notch and the drinks selection has something for every one. Always has something unusual and interesting going on and they guarantee you'll never have a dull moment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A fantastic place to start or finish an evening. Great food, lovely staff, and a manager with, quite frankly, the best beard in Bristol.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

North street is full of great places to eat and it is so good to have more at the Bedminster end of the road. The Old Book shop does not disappoint. We have been twice once for breakfast, the food was delicious and there were many option from large to small to cater for all appetites and hangovers. The second... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Sunday lunches are delightful. And always served with a smile from the great staff. Weekday dinners are just as good and their movie night is lots of fun. One of the best places in Bristol - we love it here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Awesome Sunday Roast! Stupidly good VFM weher you have the standalone Roast, or combine it with a Starter &/or Dessert. The standard menu is just as good. If you haven't been, what on earth are you waiting for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Not the first time I've enjoyed an afternoon at the 'Bookshop and definitely won't be the last. Service is always on point and the food is deliciously well-made.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

First visit since the extension..the place looks great. Friendly and helpful staff as ever. In my opinion the food and menu isn't as wonderful as it was year or so ago. Chunks of cucumber and Tomato with bagged lettuce leaves formed a non event side salad/garnish and tinned chicken in the chicken stew?! Lamb kebabs were delic and tortilla was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Visited recently when staying with a friend, and have to say this really is a great little find! Really enjoy the decor and the homely feel. The staff are friendly, and the food looked great. Our friend has had the roast before now and says its very good. Outdoor seating area is def worth a look!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I reserved half of the venue to hold a surprise birthday party for my boyfriend. I've always enjoyed the food, music and decor but they really pulled out all the stops to ensure we had a great evening. The food in particular was briliant - the buffet was freshly prepared and everything was very tasty (everyone was raving about the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited The Old Bookshop for Sunday roast yesterday for my husband's birthday. The service was very slow despite the fact it wasn't particularly busy. We had to wait nearly 45 minutes for our food which was only a roast. The waiter and waitress were both drinking wine and in fact the service of our drinks was delayed while the... More 

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Additional Information about The Old Bookshop

Address: 65 North Street | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1ES, England
Phone Number: +44 117 953 5222
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: British

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