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Bath Road | Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
+44 117 972 8838
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (138 reviews)
“salads” (16 reviews)
“side salad” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bath Road | Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went straight from work to meet family for a few drinks and dinner, managed to get a table for the four of us. The food was amazing, I had a vegan pizza and it was a fab size and tasted great! I was the last...More

1  Thank Millie T
Reviewed 5 days ago

I arrived recently on a Tuesday evening at about 9.45pm, at 10.00pm the staff began putting chairs on tables and dragging bins and bags past us, to presumably put outside. At 10.45, despite being at least a dozen customers still drinking etc, the staff turned...More

Thank cromwell1599
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great alternative place to socialise, drink and eat. Restaurant was fully booked so we ate in the bar area which was pleasant enough. Lovely atmosphere twinkling fairy lights and shabby chic decor. Pizzas and Salad delicious and priced at what you would expect. Staff were...More

1  Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Original decor but our table wasn't comfortable, especially for eating as it was a large picnic table design. No choice as only one free at 6.00pm on a Thursday. Pizzas were approx. £14-17 were acceptable but nothing outstanding. All other items charged as extra. Service,...More

Thank DebbiefromDevon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday lunch. Fatty beef. Undercooked potatoes, so called cauliflower cheese just swimming in a buttery liquid with no cheese. About a teaspoon of watery no flavour gravy. Very poor all round. Not impressed.

1  Thank Thockley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a frankly average lunchtime experience. I ordered pinchos and got something that looked like a big wrap filled with 3 small pieces of chicken swimming in something i couldnt identify, which didnt taste of much. With half a plate of uninspiring leaves. Massively overpriced...More

1  Thank Oldmiseryguts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came with friends for the first time in a number of years. Really great, varied pizza menu - lots and lots of choice and nice and interesting pizzas. There is a LOT of choice though so either look in advance or be prepared to think...More

Thank Charlotte A
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The sexiest chocolate strawberry croissant pudding in the world. Fab pizza and a few pints too. Highly recommended.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Went for a surprise 40th party. I had pizza and the base was super thin and awesome. I had the spicy one I can't remember the name of it but salami and pepperoni etc. It was light to eat fresh and awsome as the pepperoni...More

Thank Neil L
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We were in Bristol this weekend for my brother-in-laws wedding at the paintworks. A great venue if you're thinking of getting married in the area. We called in to pick up some bits and pieces this morning and decided to eat at their bar- Bocabar....More

Thank enterprise1000
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Questions & Answers
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bath Road | Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 972 8838
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