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Rucola

Italian, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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59 Apsley Road, | In Clifton Bristol Not Derbyshire, Clifton, Ashbourne BS8 2SW, England
0117 973 4892
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good service and food

A Mothers Day breakfast for 10 of us was well enjoyed by all at Cafe 59. The service was really good despite the restaurant being full, with people waiting, and we asked for items to be changed on the children's breakfasts. Nothing was too much trouble for our waitress as she dealt very well with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2013
HamptoniteBristol
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Bristol
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

A Mothers Day breakfast for 10 of us was well enjoyed by all at Cafe 59. The service was really good despite the restaurant being full, with people waiting, and we asked for items to be changed on the children's breakfasts. Nothing was too much trouble for our waitress as she dealt very well with our requirements and always with... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My first experience at Cafe 59 as it is now called was really lovely, the comments about the staff are harsh I feel as some are not English so maybe small talk is tricky. I found our waitress to be lovely once you engage with them. They are also busy occasionally which may hinder their opportunity to have a casual... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This cafe restaurant is now called Cafe 59. It still offers good breakfasts and brunches, eaten either inside or on the terrace. But it is now open in the early evening and serves very good food from a limited menu. The value is terrific and the service good.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I am surprised by the negative reviews. We have been going for perhaps ten years for a girls brunch and we have never had anything but excellent meals all round. I dream of those Blackstone eggs, delicious! Perfect for a leisurely brunch, not a hurried one.

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Bristol
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I have been here on several occasions,and always been greeted with great service and first class dishes. I highly recommend the chicken or halloumi skewers or,for a lighter bite,a selection of mezzes...especially the succulent whitebait and tasty lamb koftes,washed down with a chilled white wine! The only disappointing feature about the cafe/restaurant is the fact that it closes around six... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in here by accident for a quick bite to eat at lunchtime and was pleasantly surprised at quality of the food. We had wraps (one chicken one lamb kofta) they were delicious and filling. Lots of great flavours. Would definitely recommend. They also had an extensive breakfast menu.

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UK
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I had lunch here with a friend. Bachus, as it is now called, has a great location just off Whiteladies Road. A great place to stop between shops. I had a haloumi wrap, which sounds a bit dull but was absolutely delicious - lots of lovely trimmings and tasted very fresh. I had to stop myself scraping the pattern off... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Love their Blackstone eggs and French toast with compote. Always a good choice for a lazy weekend brunch.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Fantastic breakfast. Never eaten anything else, but either the full english or the blackstone eggs are a great hangover cure!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

I have been to this restaurant several times, for breakfast, lunch and dinner... Breakfasts are delicious with original menu choices, I especially recommend the pain perdu. Lunch and dinner equally delicious, with original options, and good portions. It is also one of the few places on whiteladies with outdoor seating, especially lovely in the summer Only disadvantage is funny license... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 Apsley Road, | In Clifton Bristol Not Derbyshire, Clifton, Ashbourne BS8 2SW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: 0117 973 4892

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating

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