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Bath Road | Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
+44 117 972 8838
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (138 reviews)
“salads” (16 reviews)
“side salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bath Road | Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
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Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Wicked place... Really cool vibe, comfortable, great sofas, good beer, excellent pizza.... Great place to come at night and just as good during the day, great coffees.. Highly recommend this place. Not cheap but you get what you pay for and I've never been disappointed...

Thank Philsgonemissing
Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

My favourite place to relax and eat in Bristol. The food is amazing particularly the key lime pie and Blackforest cheesecake. I've never been to a bat with so many friendly and attentive staff.

Thank xena l
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for years and think it's time I rated it. This place is perfect for a casual dinner and nice drinks in a laid back environment, which is also very child friendly. The bar has a great selection and the food is...More

Thank Katie D
Reviewed December 7, 2015

Whilst in the area my friend and I decided to pop in for a coffee and breakfast. We we advised by the waiter/ bar staff to not have a cup of tea as the water was only warm??? We both had a coffee,that tasted good....More

Thank Bristol98
Reviewed December 7, 2015

I've worked at Paintworks for about 5 years and have been a pretty loyal supporter of the Bocabar. I went in today for a bacon sandwich only to be told it was 11.32 and they stop doing them at 11.30. No sorry. No flexibility. No...More

1  Thank mypartnersonny
Bocabar G, Owner at Bocabar, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2015

Sorry you didn't manage to get a bacon sandwich. It's the busiest two weeks of the year, and our chefs only have 30 minutes to switch from breakfasts to Christmas lunch preparation. They had put away the bacon and other breakfast options, and the griddle...More

Reviewed November 25, 2015

Best piozza we have ever had. The slate platter was delicious. Sweets expensive and Vanilla Brownie was far too hard.

Thank LYNN B
Reviewed November 19, 2015

The Bocabar is literally our 'local' and we would like to spend more time there but for some very off putting experiences. Firstly during the day it is nothing more than a crèche I have witnessed babies being changed on tables and toddlers running wild,...More

1  Thank gill h
Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Me and my friends love hanging out here. It has such a cool and chill vibe and of course, the food is amazing!! The pizza is incredible and they have blue moon on tap which is always a win. Will be back time and time...More

Thank Hetty G
Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We were a large group celebrating a birthday. Big airy bar with lots of sofas and children. Family place at weekends. Very busy and hard to get served - too few staff. Drinks and pizza OK. Parking OK on a Sunday. Not for those who...More

Thank shish57
Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a really great bistro/restaurant/bar. The food is delicious, especially the pizzas!! Also love the place itself, great building and atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful too. It's all good.

Thank aeyreal
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Dany M
September 22, 2016|
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Response from rusty17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi The only gluten free dishes on offer are salads. None of the pizzas are gluten free. Rusty17
August 19, 2016|
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Response from Logo4 | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park for people who work in the complex, with a small area for visitors' cars at the far end. If you had a passenger with a buggy, or with accessibility needs, you could let them out right at the door then go... More
December 17, 2015|
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Response from Bocabar G | Property representative |
There is free parking on the Paintworks site. Drive down the road from Bocabar and turn left and follow the parking signs. See you Saturday :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $24
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bath Road | Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 972 8838
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