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Assilah Bistro

#42 of 1,196 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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194-196 Wells Road | Totter Down Knowle Border, Bristol BS4 2AX, England
+44 7816 202827
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of a few visits I've made to Assilah. The food is always delicious and my friends from Scotland, Newcastle & the midlands loved it too. So glad cards are now accepted!

Thank SherianNewman
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Newly refurbished and reopened this is a definite find in an area short of authentic ethnic foods, this one is for 'Moroccan/Med Cuisine'. Bring your own wine, glasses willingly provided by Bridget-Ann. Low tiled tables, lots of cushions and a great atmosphere.Unobtrusive music I enjoyed an excellent tagine baked by Jack in the kitchen behind the main eating area whilst... More 

Thank Dick L
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was welcomed by the cheery lady owner who chatted informatively about the menu items. I had sardines which were the best I have ever tasted, with just the right amount of crispness and superb flavours, followed by the Lamb Tagine which was served hot and was excellent soul food. The man of the house (the resident chef) came out... More 

Thank markwatkinprice
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

My daughter & I chanced upon this little oasis of North Africa and were not disappointed. We were welcomed by Bridget, the owner whose husband ( I think ) is the chef. Newly refurbished after a few weeks closure, the restaurant was quiet as it's regulars hadn't realised that it is now open again. The restaurant is unlicensed but customers... More 

Thank Pat E
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We arrived before opening time (7.00pm), but were happily allowed in, and given drinks, despite the chef not being there the food was great, and piping hot, though it did take a while to come, but this was because it was actually freshly produced, which was clear from the taste & quality. When we were leaving the manager very kindly... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Had my 50th party at Assilah Bistro with Belly dancing. The food was delicious, reasonable and amazing evening with relaxed manager who let us stay till early hours! It's a BYO restaurant which makes it even better for a good night out. Well done Bridget & co!

Thank Shezmin N
Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Great food from a Moroccan heritage. Relax in comfort with your own wine and enjoy an inexpensive taste of Tangiers with friendly service

Thank DeeTee1950
Bath, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Quite a small restaurant, but what it lacks in size it most certainly makes up for in decor and ambience. The owner has clearly put a lot of effort into making the restaurant the wonderfully quirky and atmospheric place that it is! FOH all run by the one lady, quite impressive but I do think she could benefit from an... More 

Thank Emma H
Pistoia, Italy
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Assilah Bistro as it was recomended to us by our airbnb hosts and we weren t dissapointed!!! The food was great, we had 2 starters the falafels and sardines, sooo tasty and so diffent from everything we ve tried so far, and 2 mains seafood tangine and grilled lamb, both very good but the lamb mind... More 

Thank Valentina U
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

We went on Friday evening. A very themed Moroccan vibe but all feeling and looking a little jaded. Although the staff were friendly, there was an air of unprofessionalism about and I felt strangely uncomfortable but not sure exactly why - possibly that the manager/staff were rolling cigarettes on the tiny reception desk and then sitting just outside the front... More 

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bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Hi there firstly I would like to thankyou for taking the time to write a review we value all feedback from customers. I do apologise that members of staff were smoking on the forecourt and yes you are correct it doesnt look professional usually they take their break to the side of the Bistro but the weather was very bad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $18
Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Mediterranean, African, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194-196 Wells Road | Totter Down Knowle Border, Bristol BS4 2AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 7816 202827
We are a family run authentic moroccan bistro on the wells road between totter down and knowle. Established 14 years ago we operate on a B.Y.O basis allowing the customer to bring the tipple of their choice. We use traditional moroccan recipes from tagines to meshwi and relax in the moroccan bedouin seating or the more traditional bistro seating. We can cater for large groups and belly dancing can be arranged. So come and enjoy a taste of morocco in Bristol. AS WITH ALL TRADITIONAL MOROCCAN RECIPES TAGINES DO TAKE A WHILE TO COOK SO WE WOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED FAST FOOD

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?