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“Quirky, fun and friendly”
Review of The Old Bookshop

The Old Bookshop
Ranked #251 of 1,712 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Old Bookshop is a small, eclectic cafe/bar that serves good food at a fair price. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. The walls are covered in old photographs, typewriters and curiosities. We have guest chefs and pop-up kitchens each month, so menu changes regularly. Don't expect a stuffy restaurant, we are just a quirky little bar that does great food! We also serve delicious cocktails. Our smoking garden has a wood burner to keep you warm on chilly evenings.
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Visited with a couple of friends after being reccomended. Decor is fun and creates a good environment for chatting.

Food was great, tried all of the tapas and couldn't fault them. Ship was sinking a little bit as was pretty full. Chap appeared who I am guessing was the owner and soon things were back on track. We didn't even notice the delay on food but plenty of olives and bread waere provided free of charge whilst we waited.

Good fun, good food & great evening

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1  Thank Tewk1
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MammaBookshop, Owner at The Old Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

Hello. I just wanted to say 'thank you' for leaving a lovely review. We appreciate it when customers take the time to leave feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to our little place.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

We're lucky enough to have this gem as our local. We like everything except for how popular it is :-)

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1  Thank Jessiegeorgia
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MammaBookshop, Owner at The Old Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2012

Thank you for leaving such a great review. We wish our place was twice as big so we could fit everyone in. When we opened up a year ago we had no idea how popular it would be! Cheers

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Tapas with a twist, great music, quirky, original decor and amazingly a geunuinely welcoming atmosphere brought by the individual attention shown to all by proprietors the Gatt family. We love it.

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4  Thank OptimisticDiner
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MammaBookshop, Owner at The Old Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It's so nice to know that you enjoy coming to our little place. High-five from The Gatt Family!

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Bedminster location. Small, Quirky, fun, relaxed, good service, £4 a dish, tasty food, sensational mussels and prawns!

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3  Thank marlon81
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MammaBookshop, Owner at The Old Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Hi there! Thank you so much for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our little place. Come and say hello next time you're in!

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Staggeringly good food, fantastic atmosphere and excellent service. All wrapped up in one of the coolest internal settings in Bristol. Number One for a whole bunch of very good reasons.

If you haven't been yet, what are you waiting for . . .

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2  Thank RegBS3
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MammaBookshop, Owner at The Old Bookshop, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to write such a complimentary review! It's so nice to know that people enjoy visiting our bar. We know it's a bit quirky and probably not to everyone's taste, but you sound like the sort of customer we love! Come and see us any time!

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