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Bocabar

About

On your first visit to Bocabar, they hope you feel like you've walked into a fairy-lit food and drink heaven. They've filled this gorgeous redbrick warehouse with vintage tassel lamps, comfy sofas, local art and interesting artefacts for sale, to complement the creative Paintworks-site spirit.

Now in its 12th year, they're delighted to say Bocbar is an award-winning independent venue. They have been awarded Taste of the West Gold 2014, Highly recommended for best Family Favourite 2014, Best Café Food 2013 by Bristol Good Food Awards as well as an Award of Excellence 2013 from TripAdvisor. These follow on from Netmums Favourite 2011 award, Taste of the West Silver 2011 and 2012 Bronze for best Pub Dining.

They offer locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients in their lunchtime specials, Sunday roasts, deli/tapas counter and gourmet stone-baked Bocapizzas.

At the heart of the Bocabar is the ten-foot long bar displaying a selection of local draught beers and ciders, cocktails and wines, alongside Ottolenghi-inspired tapas and salads and delicious cakes. Free live jazz and world music entertains diners on Saturdays and DJs spin some tunes on Fridays. Their art exhibitions run every six weeks so look out on their website for the private views when you can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles.

Co-owners, Mel and Paul, and the Bocabar team, hope that all your senses are indulged when you spend some time in Bocabar and that you'll leave feeling you've been somewhere unique and that you must return for more.

In September 2013 Bocabar opened another restaurant/bar in Glastonbury which serves locally sourced menus, including a reinvention of the crepe and Gallette. It has a similarly large industrial feel and is just as lovingly decorated and furnished and has a red brick walled events space for gigs, exhibitions and private hire. It runs an extensive gigs listing throughout the year and is only a trip over the Mendips away - they would love to see you there too.

Extras

Catering

  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for
  • Take away service - Pizza / salad boxes

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - All ages. Over 18s after 9.30pm
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Al Fresco Dining - Terrace
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Groups accepted
  • Live Music - Yes and DJs at weekends
  • Private rooms

Key Features

  • Unique venue

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

TripAdvisor

The Paintworks
Bath Road
Bristol
BS4 3EH

Tel: +44 (0)117 972 8838

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousBristol Eating Better Award - Gold Bristol Eating Better Award - Gold 2018

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
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Sunday10:0022:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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