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Summary

A “Bristol classic” – founded in 1976 and forerunner of the city’s booming small independents gastro scene – this charmingly boho Montpelier spot is back on top form under the ownership of local mover-and-shaker Connie Coombes. It’s “the absolute epitome of a neighbourhood bistro – Alice Waters (of iconic Chez Panisse in California) would feel immensely at home”.

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

The latest, four-year-old incarnation of this Montpelier veteran – once a greengrocer’s, but a well-known, shabby-chic Bristol haunt since the ’70s – “offers small, well-flavoured plates” but as big a draw is the “very well chosen wine list including some gems by the glass”.

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A local gem”; this beloved Montpelier veteran – once a greengrocer’s, but operating (under several owners) as a ramshackle haunt since the ’70s – is on sparkling form currently, serving up “a short menu” of “reliably superb” and “vibrant” small plates prepared by an ex-Moro chef. A jovial sibling, Bellita, arrived in Cotham Hill in 2015.

£50
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Little in the way of survey commentary of late on this Montpellier stalwart, which was reborn in a small plates incarnation in 2013; now under an ex-Rocinantes team, it's serving up modern Med food in the same ramshackle setting with a vinyl-only music policy to go with it… more feedback please! A sister site, Bellita, opened in Bristol's Cotham Hill in October 2015.

£49
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3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
50

Prices

Tapas / Dim Sum

Main Pudding
£22.50 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
1 York Rd, Bristol, BS6 5QB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm-10 pm
Wednesday6 pm-10 pm
Thursday6 pm-10 pm
Friday10:30 am-10 pm
Saturday10:30 am-10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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