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Bar Chocolat

#231 of 1,365 Places to Eat in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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19 The Mall | Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4JG, England
+44 117 974 7000
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed two excellent cappuccinos at this well situated cafe. It's an independent and deserves support. The cakes look great.

Thank BigKevTravels
Jersey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had toasted ham and cheese bagels and toasted wraps., coffee then ice cream and cheesecake. Lovely food and staff. Good value

Thank murrayphysio
Bristol, United Kingdom
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398 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017

we stop by here quite often for a coffee and cake when we walk our dog around the clifton area and the downs. The staff are always jolly and enthusiastic and will give you a treat for your dog. Of course you have to sit outside when with a dog but if the weather permits the street life in clifton... More 

Thank Tim G
Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Stopped for a short break yesterday. I had a cup of tea, and my husband a cold coffee, with a straw. They also sell artisan chocolates, and some cakes. Leaving the cafe, there is a step down that would be easy to miss, and if you fell, you could crash into the glass panes of the front door, so be... More 

Thank Millie024
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

A friendly, independent high-street cafe that we have always enjoyed. It is in a prime location in Clifton Village and close to the suspension bridge.

Thank John B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Shop is cute and chocolates look lovely. Unfortunately the milkshakes taste and have the consistency of flavoured water. Probably the worst milkshake I've ever had. Very disappointing because was so excited to try

2 Thank rugby340
Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Great little hidden gem in Clifton Village. The hot chocolate is superb, there is also a good selection of cakes... these are really good as well! Limited seats available, but it is worth to wait! Enjoy!

Thank L038T
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017

By far the best mug of plain hot chocolate I have ever had, good job I don't live nearer to it would have to be my local daily drop in for a chocolate fix. Lovely staff too!!

Thank Rebecca W
Derby, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Cold and crisp bank holiday morning and popped in for a tea and hot chocolate. You can choose dark, milk or white hot chocolate and it's made with liquid not powder. Hubby thought it was best he had ever had. Toast and jam nice but cinnamon roll - sticky, goey and gorgeous. Interior a little shabby but on the whole... More 

Thank Emma P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016

It's not a treat you can have every day - or can you? It's an excellent place to take the kids if they are allowed chocolate, otherwise you should never pass it. The hot chocolate drinks on their own are terrific - have the house blend unless you are a real dark chocolate aficionado.

Thank DaveonTAdvisor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $6
Cafe, British
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 The Mall | Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 974 7000
A short stroll down from the historic Clifton Suspension Bridge and you'll find Bar Chocolat on The Mall at the heart of Clifton Village. Where better to meet up with friends and relax for a while with something from our classic cafe menu than in our cosy, unique atmosphere?

We are a family business and pride ourselves on good-old-fashioned quality service to make each and every visit a pleasure.

We think we do the best hot chocolate in town - it's our absolute passion - as well as our cafe classics including organic, fair trade coffees and teas, alcoholic drinks and delicious homemade cakes and food served all day.

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