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“Lovely Sunday Brunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tinto Lounge

Tinto Lounge
344/346 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8TP, England
+44 117 942 0526
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Ranked #229 of 1,424 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Bar, Coffee Shop, British, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Tinto Lounge is an informal, neighbourhood food led cafe/bar open all-day everyday where families, friends, and locals can come for a coffee, a drink, or something to eat in a relaxed comfortable environment.
Illogan, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Lovely Sunday Brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We had Sunday brunch here and all had full englishes, which were really tasty. There was a good range on the menu and going by the food and atmosphere we would definately try some of the other food on their menu!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Swansea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A real treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Excellent place for casual dining or daytime coffee and snack. Great ambiance. I spent a couple of wonderfully relaxing hours in there today just drinking coffee and playing Scrabble (they provide a selection of games and newspapers).

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Our local and we love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is pretty much the perfect place to eat or drink at any time of day. If you want to eat, they do breakfasts (all day), burgers, tapas, and more 'serious' food on the specials board. You can also camp out all day with your laptop, sipping a cappuccino and scrounging their free wifi (I don't think they like you doing that if it's busy though), or just go in the evening for a pint or two.

The atmosphere is informal - coffee shop by day, bar/bistro by night (as signified by the tea lights they put out on the tables when it gets dark). The place is crammed with mismatched tables, salvaged chapel chairs, and a couple of comfy sofas.

It can get very busy, especially on weekend lunch times and most evenings. I almost hesitate to give this place a good review because the more people that know about it, the busier it will get :)

Visited February 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great place any time of day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I've been to Tinto lounge a couple of times before, but most recently it was on a Friday evening with a couple of friends. The place was nice and busy, but this didn't mean we had to wait long for our tapas. Friendly staff, good food, nice atmosphere. Perfect for a winter's evening with friends.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We were reccommended to visit this place by someone that lives close by. It did not appear to be anything special from the outside, but as soon as we walked through the door it was clear this place was something a bit special. It was set out in a very quirky way, with mismatching comfy furnature and a relaxed cosy atmosphere. It was bustling, with some people enjoying a quiet cup of tea, others with their laptops out, and more enjoying the food.

There was a large selection of teas and coffees, and also alcohol. Teas came in great red spotty tea pots of generous size.

You went to the bar to order food which was written up on a few of the walls as well as menus. I chose a delicious salmon and crayfish burger which was beautiful. My partner had a different vegetarian burger which was equally as nice. There were starter, main or snack options, with a good selection for vegetarians. The menu had some options that were not standard eats, and we would definately go back to check them out.

This place seems to be busy morning, lunch or dinner, and rightfully so. Staff were friendly and the toilets were very clean.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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