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Assilah Bistro & Sheisha Garden

194-196 Wells Road | Totter Down Knowle Border, Bristol BS4 2AX, England
+44 7816 202827
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb tagine” (70 reviews)
“sardines” (32 reviews)
“falafel” (57 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
194-196 Wells Road | Totter Down Knowle Border, Bristol BS4 2AX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere with the environment felt like we were in Morocco with the setting . Tasty food and extremely friendly staff. Recommended for a small group of people who want to experience something new.

Thank Jordan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would come again every time. It's atmospheric, it's tasty and it's polite. The menu is small but what they cook is nothing short of brilliant. Loved it. You can also bring your own alcohol if you wish to.

1  Thank bustr85
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Great themed restaurant with lovely fresh food. Decorations and seating in an authentic style with lovely atmosphere. BYOB.

Thank Shazza705
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We visited this restaurant for Valentine's night and were not disappointed by the quality of food and service we received. This is a little gem and family run so the attention to detail and relaxed atmosphere is a delight. The décor is ethnic Moroccan and...More

1  Thank Jeremy B
bridget h, Owner at Assilah Bistro & Sheisha Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thankyou Jeremy for your lovely review and comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Assilah. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 15 February 2018

Although this restaurant has a nice ambience, very friendly staff, is relatively inexpensive and is BYO, I'm surprised it is so highly regarded. I love Moroccan / North African food and so was hoping Assilah would at least be on a par with the excellent...More

Thank Tinram_R
bridget h, Owner at Assilah Bistro & Sheisha Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Hi there firstly we would.like to thankyou for taking the time to write your review. Fishcakes are infact made by us but you were offered sardines which has always been a favourite with our.customers. we.do use lots of spices and herbs in our dishes I...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018

Charming family-run restaurant serving excellent food at a very reasonable price. It does not have a booze licence so you have to bring your own wine for which they charge a modest £2 corkage (50p for cans). This means you can drink a very decent...More

Thank Trevor T
bridget h, Owner at Assilah Bistro & Sheisha Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hi Trevor thankyou for taking the time to review Assilah. We have noted your two points concerning heating and recycling and have acted on them the recycling was a trial and not compulsary although that may not of been clear and also heating turnt on...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This is a super restaurant! Really friendly & funny service from Mum & daughter front of house team. Food was delicious, authentic & well priced. Highly recommend!

Thank MyReview22
bridget h, Owner at Assilah Bistro & Sheisha Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thankyou for your review and for your lovely compliments. We really appreciate feedback and hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

A group of friends hired the whole restaurant out for a birthday celebration on 28.12.17. There was 40 of us and skeleton staff due to the time of year but you would never have known! The restaurant is lovely and authentic, the staff were amazing...More

Thank Frankelh123
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We were part of a large group of 20 adults and 21 kids of various ages staying in Bristol for a week and decided to treat ourselves to a night off from cooking. Firstly Bridget the owner was an absolute star. Even though they were...More

Thank jamiecarson99
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely evening. Food was fantastic and the staff were warm and friendly. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Ellieana F
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angela r
2 December 2016|
Response from bridget h | Property representative |
we are open from Tuesday to Saturday eves from 7pm and yes we have gluton free dishes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
We are a family run authentic moroccan / Med bistro on the wells road between totterdown 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. The new sheisha Garden will be operating from April lots of flavours.
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