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The Star and Dove

#213 of 1,179 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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75-78 St. Lukes Road | Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RY, England
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrific! A really good pub with a decent choice of beer. The real star turn is the food though. We had a superb cold ham and pickle starter, followed by a really wonderful slow cooked beef shin. Too finish, a top quality lemon meringue. Some of the best food we have had in Bristol this year.

Thank MyLittleTownBristol
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of draughts and spirits, lovely atmosphere, only let down by patronising and condescending service at the bar.

1 Thank 433billyg
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After being recommended to visit the star and dove by a few of our friends, we decided to give it a try! On arrival I needed to use the restroom, my partner asked the man behind the bar and he begrudgingly pointed towards the door, as I left my partner at the bar, the same bar man, grumbled "Are you... More 

Thank foodiedrinky93
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for Sunday roast with our family having heard many great recommendations from other couples , How have we missed this great place so local to Southville just brilliant!, food was superb staff all seemed very friendly and helpful, we had booked because we had heard it gets very busy, probably could have got a table as although busy not... More 

Thank Neil E
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a family of four this venue suited our needs. The service was a bit slow but the staff were attentive and polite. The food was generally good with the only gripe being my hake which was not cold but neither was it hot. Reasonable prices and decent ambience.

1 Thank pauliwasyszyn
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This pub does an amazing range of beer and craft ales, not to mention some seriously tasty gastro dishes. Even the bar snacks will impress, with possibly the best scotch egg I have ever tasted! Not to be missed.

Thank Charlie P
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Went in to experience the first gastro pub in England was surprised to see they had 7 beer's out of stock the response from the manager was if you don't like go somewhere else

1 Thank John C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The Star and Dove was highly recommended to us and on arrival the dining room and general ambiance seemed to confirm this. We were served by polite, helpful and attentive staff but the food, although generally well presented, was very disappointing. Of the four meals ordered we had to return one starter and two mains. We were refunded for these... More 

Thank Swift35
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

It is a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Bristol (1.30pm) and we decided to have a lovely long lunch at a pub we love and has great food. Sadly, we can not...... The pub is empty, with a few couples enjoying a drink in the beer garden and a table of 8 eating Sunday lunch in the garden. When we asked... More 

1 Thank Claire D
Bristol, UK
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Oh what a great time we had in the Star and Dove... Celebrating our friends birthday with a group of females who don't know each other very well. Turned out to be a fabulous group of likeminded females. Anyway... The pub is deceptively large with a public bar as you enter and a dining area to the left. The bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $24
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-78 St. Lukes Road | Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 441179332892
On the corner of St Lukes Road sits The Star and Dove – a smart, welcoming pub and a favourite among Bristol’s young and trendy locals. Downstairs, there are two separate bar areas where you can lounge around on comfy sofas; while upstairs in the restaurant, the parquet floors, royal blue walls and huge windows create a bright and airy space. There are separate menus too, with the bar menu offering classic pub grub and the restaurant menu serving up top-class European cuisine. As if that wasn’t enough, the kitchen produces a seasonal tasting menu on the first Thursday of every month. There’s a great outside space, a concise wine list and a good selection of draught lagers – what more could you ask for?

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?