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Assilah Bistro

#59 of 1,213 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
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first visit and we were not disappointed by the whole experience. We had a very warm welcome to this comfortable relaxed restaurant and to top it all the quality of the food was excellent. We will definitely be returning.

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bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to review us we really appreciate all feedback. Thankyou also for tour lovely comme ts More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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777 reviews
481 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a table booked for 8.30, we arrived and were ignored for a while until the menus arrived. It's a BYO which is lucky as without the booze we'd have had a more miserable time! We ordered a range of food and the starters arrived at 9.30 and the mains arrived at 10.45! The food was lovely when it... More 

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bridgteann, Owner at Assilah Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Anan sorry to hear you had a wait during your visit to the Bistro. Unfortunately this sometimes happens when earlier tables arrive late and causes a knock on effect on the kitchen and to other diners. And also apologies if you felt ignored when you first arrived we always take you to your table and bring wine glasses to... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 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!

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

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 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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 

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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 

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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 

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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!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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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

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Bath, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $19
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Mediterranean, African, Halal
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
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
Description
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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