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The Star and Dove

#214 of 1,199 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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75-78 St. Lukes Road | Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RY, England
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A celebration meal for a group of seven that delivered quality in depth. The bar snack platter was devoured in minutes and pleased a varied group. Mains were generous and inventive. Brisket and a side of smoked garlic cauliflower stood out. Service was warm and unfussy, the only minor off-note being staff unfamiliar with beers and wines on offer.

Thank ToniaKent
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went out for a friends birthday a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday. There was a large number of us and we had to make menu choices before hand. Unfortunately this still didn't result in things going smoothly and for me, the quality and service just weren't there to justify the cost. We had a very large wait between... More 

Thank Gazzasaurus
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well i'm probably being biased because I was on a date which was going particularly well. But, being a little hungover, a bloody mary was obviously on the cards - a little expensive to be honest but given that it was curing my crushing headache I could stomach the £7 blow. Anyway, we booked a table for 4pm, went to... More 

Thank Pru B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Star and Dove today for Sunday roast with my daughter. The food was very good as usual but the service seemed a bit below par. I do not live locally so do not visit here very often. The food was, as usual of very good quality although I felt that the plates could have been heated. The... More 

Thank Angela E
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We popped in for a Sunday roast - both of us had the beef option. The beef was lovely, big, thick slice. The Yorkshire was huge and tasty, there was an onion purée that was tasty. The veg did need seasoning but there was only salt and vinegar seasoning on the table. The let down from the meal were the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Have had loads of roasts and this was a really good one but not the best and nowhere near for the money. We went in after three and the spuds looked great but were chewy, and ive always cured this by blasting them in the oven. Veg needed seasoning and generally apart from great pork there was nothing special to... More 

Thank Steven S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $22
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, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?