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Assilah Bistro

#31 of 1,442 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Moroccan
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194-196 Wells Road | Totter Down Knowle Border, Bristol BS4 2AX, England
+44 7816 202827
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are a family run authentic moroccan bistro on the wells road between...
We are a family run authentic moroccan bistro on the wells road between totter down and knowle. Established 10 years ago we operate on a B.Y.O basis allowing the customer to bring the tipple of their choice. We use traditional moroccan recipes from tagines to meshwi and relax in the moroccan bedouin seating or the more traditional bistro seating. We can cater for large groups and belly dancing can be arranged. So come and enjoy a taste of morocco in Bristol. AS WITH ALL TRADITIONAL MOROCCAN RECIPES TAGINES DO TAKE A WHILE TO COOK SO WE WOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED FAST FOOD
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really relaxed

Great service and relaxed atmosphere. The bistro was quite busy on the evening we went which meant a short wait for our food but it was worth it. Totally Delish! Will be going back for sure. Really fun night with friends. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Charlie P
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great service and relaxed atmosphere. The bistro was quite busy on the evening we went which meant a short wait for our food but it was worth it. Totally Delish! Will be going back for sure. Really fun night with friends. Highly recommended.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Had a really enjoyable evening here with family celebrating a wedding anniversary. The restaurant feels very authentic Moroccan in both the decor and the food. We all enjoyed starters and mains, really could not fault it, so tasty, as were the desserts. We took advantage of it being BYO bottle so had our own wine to accompany the meal. Found... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was our first visit but certainly won't be the last. From the minute we walked through the door we could tell we were going to have a good night. We were warmly welcomed, our booked table was ready and we were given just the right of time to make our choices. When it arrived the food was excellent. Two... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I ate here last night and it was top quality. The atmosphere is warm and homely and the owner is a very kind woman who even gave us an unexpected student discount! BYOB is always a bonus as well, with a co-op just down the road in case you forget to take your drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

My brother took my husband and I to Assilah for dinner. He had heard the food was good. As soon as we walked in we were made to feel welcome. The lady serving us was lovely and friendly. A large party came in just after us, our waitress made sure to take our order first so we didn't have to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I don't normally get excited to eat out until it comes to Assilah, it is my all time favorite place and if you haven't visited you are missing out. See you Friday Assilah!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Delicious Exquisite Sublime Legendarily good Stunning Yummy Mmmmmmmmm ...you follow what I'm saying... :) Say no more!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A couple of years ago my wife and I enjoyed a fabulous holiday in Morocco and we have lasting memories of delicious food and friendly happy people. Therefore when we read the reviews of Assilah Bistro which is just a short distance from where we live in Bristol we felt that this would be a great place to spend a... More 

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bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Hi there thankyou for taking the time to write a review for us we were disappointed to note that you did not enjoy your time with us on several points we have two types of seating more traditional moroccan and traditional english unfortunately we are not always aware on telephone bookings the best seating for particular customers unless they request... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went for dinner here after a recommendation from a friend. Dined as a group of 4, and had a variety of starters and main courses, which we shared, particularly liked the sardines, Moroccan bread & chicken megrebi, although all the dishes were fantastic and full of flavour - also huge portions for the price of the food. Although we were... More 

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bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your time with us and for the positive review we aim to offer a taste of morocco we now offer tapas eveinings on fri and sat 5 until 7pm we hope you will join us and thanks again for taking the time More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a meal here after using a Groupon deal, the food was traditional Moroccan fare which was really hot and tasty, the owner Bridget is a the best host you could hope to find really chatty and interesting, a bit like the place it self with really funky Moroccan décor and seating, we cant wait for a return visit.... More 

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Thankyou so much for taking the time to write us a review and for your kind comments we look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

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Additional Information about Assilah Bistro

Address: 194-196 Wells Road | Totter Down Knowle Border, Bristol BS4 2AX, England
Phone Number: +44 7816 202827
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
Average Prices: USD 16 - 23
Cuisine: Moroccan

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 194-196 Wells Road | Totter Down Knowle Border, Bristol BS4 2AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 7816 202827

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 23
  • Cuisine: Moroccan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

We are a family run authentic moroccan bistro on the wells road between totter down and knowle. Established 10 years ago we operate on a B.Y.O basis allowing the customer to bring the tipple of their choice. We use traditional moroccan recipes from tagines to meshwi and relax in the moroccan bedouin seating or the more traditional bistro seating. We can cater for large groups and belly dancing can be arranged. So come and enjoy a taste of morocco in Bristol. AS WITH ALL TRADITIONAL MOROCCAN RECIPES TAGINES DO TAKE A WHILE TO COOK SO WE WOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED FAST FOOD

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