Bocabar Paintworks

The Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH

Tel: +44 (0)117 972 8838

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On your first visit to Bocabar, you'll feel like you’ve walked into a fairy-lit, food and drink lounge heaven!

Inside the gorgeous redbrick warehouse building, the creative Paintworks spirit has been complemented with vintage tasselled lampshades, an ever growing collection of unique and interesting artefacts and comfy Chesterfield sofas and chairs. Artwork from local artists, which can be purchased, also adorns the walls.

Now in their 17th year, Bocabar are delighted to be recognised as an award-winning independent venue. Early accolades include Netmums Favourite 2011 award, Bristol Good Food Highly Recommended Award for Best Family Favourite 2014 and in 2016, as well as Best Café Food in 2013. The restaurant has also been awarded various Taste of the West Gold and Silver awards for casual dining over the years. More recently they were nominated as finalists for Best Casual Dining in Crumbs Magazine awards 2018/2019 and Best Bar Finalist in Bristol Life awards 2019/20. In 2020/21 they received their first Bristol Eating Better Gold award.

The creative kitchen, overseen by head chef, Jason McNeilly, delivers locally-sourced and seasonal ingredient based breakfasts, lunchtime specials, Sunday roasts and their renowned delicious, gourmet, stone-baked Boca pizzas. The deli counter is filled daily, with a variety of freshly made savoury pasties, scotch eggs, antipasti, wholesome salads and delicious cakes and desserts.

At the heart of Bocabar is the fabulous ten-metre long bar, displaying a selection of local draught beers and ciders, spirits, wines and refreshing soft drinks; the cocktail list is extensive and features monthly specials that are lovingly created.

They love to support the community and host regular art exhibitions which run every six weeks, often launched with a private view, when you can enjoy a complementary glass of wine and nibbles, and meet the artists so look out for details on their website.

Co-owners, Mel and Paul, and the Bocabar team, hope that all your senses are indulged when you visit Bocabar and that when you leave you’re all the better for being somewhere fresh, vibrant and unique, and you can’t wait to return.


Special Offers


    20% off Takeaway Collection

    The offer: Get a 20% discount on the takeaway menu when collected (excluding Deliveroo).

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Bocabar Paintworks website.


    Eating out - redeem this special offer immediately

    Offer link: Eating out

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)


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

Further Information


  • 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

COVID-19 Response

  • Eat Out to Help Out

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


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