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Bath Road | Paintworks Central Trading Estate, Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
+44 117 972 8838
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (154 reviews)
“salad” (33 reviews)
“sunday roast” (8 reviews)
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British, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bath Road | Paintworks Central Trading Estate, Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Bocabar to celebrate my daughter's birthday today and we all left very happy and very full! The quality of the service was really high throughout and the menu met the needs of several generations of our family (gluten-free, vegetarian and all-round fussy eaters!)...More

Thank mcklowski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to enjoy a rustic pizza and watch the world go by. I visited this place twice last March with my friends on the 10th, And I wasn't disappointed the pizza was perfect and the side salad was so delicious I had to come...More

Thank Kwan Ming
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I understand serving small slice of cake but if I order and paying £4 and after they give me slice of cake like for baby? ! Definitely too expensive for slice like that, the taste as well isn’t that special. Pizza one of the best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to host my 40th birthday celebrations at Bocabar on Saturday 10th March, approx 40 friends and family showed up. It was fantastic from start to finish, nothing too much trouble for the staff who constantly checked that things were running smoothly. No queues...More

Thank Selina C
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is a super place for pizza and drinks - so much to love about this place, but the parking can be a problem. We have visited many times and never been disappointed by the quality of drinks or food. The menu is large and...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I went here with my Girlfriend and her family for drinks and deserts not a big meal so I need to go back and try their real food. As for as what I had it was amazing (A rocky road). One thing that made it...More

Thank madmanprod2015
Reviewed 24 February 2018

As I said I've been here a few times (I have family living nearby so when I visit we often come here). Now, that tells you some thing already, I keep coming back! It really is a wonderful laid back sort of place to eat...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 20 February 2018

The Bocabar is a large, family-friendly eatery in a vast shed-like space which used to be a paint works. Our family paid a visit in December to enjoy the Christmas festive menu. As a starter we had cauliflower and paneer bhajis. The vegetarian mains were...More

Thank deverestackpole
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Came in and had some pizza's on the weekend, they were delicious and came quickly considering how busy they were! Staff were friendly and they have a great selection of local beers, and the sofas were great to relax and drink with friends. There are...More

1  Thank ingjones
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Came for Sunday breakfast. Stood at the bar waiting for 15 minutes. They had one guy at the bar. If one person ordered a coffee then then the entire queue had to stand and watch the one guy take ages to make the coffee himself...More

Thank mightydan
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Dany M
23 September 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
19 August 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
17 December 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
US$8 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bath Road | Paintworks Central Trading Estate, Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 972 8838
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