survey result

Summary

£38
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Fans “love this place” – a softly-lit tapas joint, in Cotham Hill, which has made a name for its “small plates and Spanish sandwiches done right”; if there’s a caveat it’s that “too many covers squashed into a tiny space” can spell noise and a “rapid turnover”. Owners Kieran & Imogen Waite – also behind Bakers & Co (Gloucester Road) and Cargo Cantina/Gambas (Wapping Wharf) – launched new Mexican eatery, Masa + Mescal, in Stokes Croft, in March 2019.

Summary

£38
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Fans “love this place” – a softly-lit tapas joint, in Cotham Hill, which has made a name for its “small plates and Spanish sandwiches done right”; if there’s a caveat it’s that “too many covers squashed into a tiny space” can spell noise and a “rapid turnover”. Owners Kieran & Imogen Waite – also behind Bakers & Co (Gloucester Road) and Cargo Cantina/Gambas (Wapping Wharf) – launched new Mexican eatery, Masa + Mescal, in Stokes Croft, in March 2019.

Summary

£38
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Lovely tapas” and a “buzzy” style win praise for Kieran and Imogen Waite’s “busy”, “cheap ‘n’ cheerful” tapas bar on Cotham Hill.

Summary

£38
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3
Good
4
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Somehow they have managed to create a terrific atmosphere in an ordinary shopfront” at this “small, lively tapas bar” (and former pop-up) on Cotham Hill; on the food front, they “don’t content themselves with blind imitation”, resulting in “rustic” and “interesting” dishes, best chased with one of their “amazing gins”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
No dress code
40

Prices

Tapas / Dim Sum

Main Pudding
£6.50 £3.90
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £17.95
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
7 Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6 6LD
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 ‑12 am
Friday12 ‑12 am
Saturday12 ‑12 am
Sunday12 pm‑11 pm

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