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Assilah Bistro

#29 of 1,434 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
Cant wait to visit this Friday

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Vicky A
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
32 helpful votes 32 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
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 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

lovely morrocan meal here. recommend lamb tagines.plenty of food on a plate. bring your own drink byo charge £2. morrocan style interior furnishings, good service.

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bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

We were really pleased that you enjoyed the atmosphere and food on your visit to us we try to offer a taste of Morocco and we appreciate all feedback and for the time people take to write a review once again thankyou from all at Assilah More 

Crowthorne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I arrived after seeing the good reviews on trip advisor and I can understand why! I have just been here with my boyfriend and arrived to comfortable & traditional seating. We ordered Falafel and bead with tapenade for starters and the houmous with the Falafel was incredible we had to ask for more! For mains we had... More 

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bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review and title we realise it takes time for customers to write review and appreciate all feedback we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Always brilliant food and friendly service. While not an extensive menu, it is varied enough to enjoy regular visits. There is always a warm friendly welcome and the atmosphere there is always positive. I have been going there for a number of years and have never been dissapointed. The belly dancing is a bit of fun on occasions. This is... More 

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bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

thankyou so much for your positive feedback we are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon from everyone at Assilah More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Well I am quite late to write this review but but better late than never.... my friend took me and my boyfriend here and I was really fascinated with the atmosphere and music.... I really loved the cosy feeling and not the conscious feeling when going somewhere for the first time. We loved the food and it was such a... More 

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bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your review and kind comments we really value our customers experience and feedback and hope to see you again in the not to distance future More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Best 'couscous' I have ever eaten in England. The place is worth going as the owner is extremely friendly and the price is reasonable. N.B. The 'couscous' was as good as my mother.

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bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for taking the time to write a review and I will pass your compliments on to the chef hope to see you again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

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 15 - 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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