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Dao Chao, Bristol, Bristol City

Dao Chao

4.3
4.3
45 Reviews
£25 and under
Chinese
Casual chinese dining restaurant in a relaxed ambient environment

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    0117 911 0880
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    £25.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Please note, we do not charge at the time of booking. Card details are held for bookings on Saturdays to secure the booking. Join us at Dao Chao for the ultimate brunch experience! £25.95 per person Enjoy 90 minutes of delicious food & bottomless drinks, including a main and a dessert per guest. Choose your tipple. There's something for everyone with choices between cocktails, prossecco, lager & cider! Skipping the alcohol? We've got mocktails and soft drinks available too!

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Bristol

    Best Ambience

  • Bristol

    Great for brunch

  • Bristol

    Good for business meals

  • Bristol

    Good for business meals

  • Bristol

    Good for groups

  • Bristol

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Bristol

    Healthy

  • Bristol

    Hot spot

  • Bristol

    Good for special occasions

  • Bristol

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Bristol

    Lively

  • Bristol

    Best Ambience

  • Bristol

    Great for brunch

  • Bristol

    Good for business meals

  • Bristol

    Good for business meals

  • Bristol

    Good for groups

  • Bristol

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Bristol

    Healthy

  • Bristol

    Hot spot

  • Bristol

    Good for special occasions

  • Bristol

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Bristol

    Lively

45 Reviews
  1. Joanne

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 2nd visit and equally as good as the 1st. Great food and the drinks were plentiful on the bottomless brunch. Special shout out to our server Sue who was great. We'll definitely be back

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  2. VeryHappyCustomer

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Though there were few in being lunchtime, could not fault the service or food, second visit and will go again!

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  3. ElaineB

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time. Colleagues were so friendly and welcoming. There are a few people in the restaurant and we're very well attended to. The food was great and the menu choice was good too. Price was a bit high for me. Absolutely loved the two for one cocktails. The only thing I can suggest is that you warm the plates slightly so that the food doesn't get cold are duck pancakes were cold

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  4. JohnDoe

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff very friendly and relaxed. Nice view of the centre of Bristol. Great access for people travelling by bus.

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  5. HappyCustomers

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, great cocktails and overall great food. Duck pancakes very disappointing.....dry and portion of duck very small.

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  6. NatalieP

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the bottomless brunch and it was one of the best brunches we have been too! Good and service was amazing

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  7. LornaM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Quick meal before the theatre. Good food served well - attentive staff, friendly and pleasant.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Difficult to find due to pin incorrect on google & maps. Greeted by happy and helpful staff, good knowledge of the menu & very attentive throughout. Decor and visuals basic but modern and clean ideal for family meals & date nights. Food came out fast, hot, well presented & was generously portioned however lacked flavour ultimately. Wide variety of cocktails and drinks on the menu, 4 of which i tried tasted superb. Bill was reasonable, not over or underpriced. I tipped based on my waiters service.

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  9. Tony

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Vegetarian choice was very limited Chosen starter wasn’t available, and 2 of the chosen mains were unavailable Waitress cleared starter plates and put the used cutlery back onto the napkins !

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  10. Boff

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prompt service, excellent food, great ambiance, would recommend to a friend. Shredded lamb was delicious. 👌

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  11. Maggie

    Bristol

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was terrible, service was terrible, tasteless plain and wouldn’t recommend. Very disappointing.

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  12. Joanne

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a bottomless brunch. Service was amazing as was the food. Between us we had most of the menu from the bottomless brunch menu, all of it was amazing. They were excellent advising about a nut allergy within the party. Tom and Charlotte were great at making sure our drinks were topped up and being warm and friendly. Would definitely recommend

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  13. CsongorZsoltH

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for a friend's birthday and both the cocktail and food offerings were excellent!

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  14. AntheaS

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience from the food to the drinks to the service. Highly recommended

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  15. VeryHappyCustomer

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food excellent and service to match, will go again

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  16. TomaszN

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing and friendly staff, food was very good and tasty. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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  17. Susan

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the bottomless brunch, the food was gorgeous and the waiters made sure we always had a drink on the table sometimes two ! Also had complimentary dessert and shots for my friends birthday. Will be going back

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  18. Ella

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were really nice and attentive to our table, and the ambience and food was amazing as usual! 10/10, can't wait to go again!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere. Good service overall Would recommend to friends and family

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  20. TracyF

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the bottomless brunch, excellent value for money. Food was delicious, we were kept topped up with Prosecco as well as cocktails. Can highly recommend and will visit again.

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  21. StephenD

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was superb and value for money. Good place for families.

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  22. MichaelaA

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, I can’t recommend highly enough. Especially our lovely Waitress Sue. A totally unexpected brilliant experience. We will be back and very soon. Sue and Trent made our experience perfect. Thanks also to the other lovely staff.

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  23. KeithA

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time for me and my wife to eat here customer service was absolutely brilliant. Atmosphere was nice just I think personally wasn't enough food for the money .But what we had was really nice thank you to all staff .

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  24. Curioustraveller

    Isle of Wight

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely time. We booked last minute on Open Table and the reservation went without a hitch. The food was delicious as were the cocktails. The staff were lovely, friendly and keen to make sure you were looked after while being fairly discreet. The only negative was the food took quite a while to come out. The staff did notice this and apologised and offered a complimentary drink without us having to complain - I believe that is good service. As we weren’t in a hurry it was fine.

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  25. VictoriaK

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good choice of food. We both enjoyed what we had, Very quick with drinks on bottomless brunch. Cocktails all very sugary.

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  26. MaxB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and very nice cocktail list. Excellent service with an intimate vibe. Top date spot.

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  27. EmilyK

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing, great food and service. Staff are so friendly and really met my expectations. Thank you for the experience.

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  28. AlexandraR

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Would have like our water bottle to be refilled more frequently as the food was expectedly salty as its Chinese. But the staff were so so attentive otherwise it was great.

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  29. JAReviews

    Bristol

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant ambience was lovely, no issues there. The starters were really good, we had the Fried Wonton Chicken and the Salt & Chilli Squid. Would definitely recommend those! The mains weren’t as good, we had the Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry and the Prawns in Hot Garlic Sauce. The portions were quite small and whilst it was decent, we wouldn’t get it again. The biggest flaw was the cost. They asked if we’d like still or sparkling water when we sat down but never mentioned it would be charged for. When we asked to take the bottle at the end since we had paid for it, they said they’d thrown out all of the bottle caps… Ended up costing far more than we expected for what was a pretty mediocre experience. In summary, nice ambience and great starters but far too expensive for what you get. Probably best to try another place.

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  30. ClairC

    Bristol

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped given out cocktails after a while . A Kept asking staff members but never received them . Service charges also added which isn’t mentioned anywhere

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  31. MariaTs

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely evening. The cocktails and food were very tasty. Definitely worked in our benefit that there was a 50% discount in food when we went, so we had a chance to try more new food!

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  32. JonathanW

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, food a bit formulaic, in other words nothing you couldn’t find elsewhere so all a bit safe, which is not necessarily a criticism. The toilets need attention. Please make this a priority. Good start, wish you all the best

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  33. JurgenK

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Chinese food presented in western style. The taste is traditional. The atmosphere is good and quiet and the restaurant is classy, the feel is totally different from traditional Chinese restaurant.

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  34. EliciaP

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very average and didn't blow me away. Most of the food was bland but I did enjoy the wontons. The service was great, Jose was very attentive and chatty.

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  35. Daisy

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my best friend here for her 21st and they made it very special. The food and drinks were incredible

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  36. PhilB

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food but small portions. Service very good, especially our waiter, Tom.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and very nice friendly service. Location excellent for city centre. We all enjoyed our food and were able to take our time without feeling rushed. Would recommend.

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  38. GeorginaB

    Bristol

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was not good quality, the desserts were disappointing, the won tons were dry, and the main we ordered was the same size as our starters. The tapioca beads in the cocktails were hard as well. It was disappointing overall, especially as we were the only two people in there for a while, you would think, they had the time to prepare the dishes better.

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  39. SimoneP

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Found the space was very warm, staff friendly and accommodating, food came out in a prompt manner, would be happy to eat there again the mains you do have to order the rice separate just as a FYI but all still tasted lovely and lovely cocktails!

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  40. Heidi

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After an unsuccessful visit a couple of weeks ago we were invited back to try again and we had a lovely time. Tom our server was excellent and provided great service and we had a lovely meal. The music was great and the decor is modern and contemporary. The menu is not overly complicated and there are some familiar dishes along with Bao buns which seems popular at the moment. If you are looking for an authentic Chinese experience then that's not here, it's a more modern feel but a good spot for a pre theatre bite or drinks with friends. It's not the cheapest but it's a city centre location! The ladies toilet could do with some attention to bring it up to the standard of the rest of the place. Overall we enjoyed our visit and hope they continue to improve.

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FAQs

Dao Chao is rated 4.3 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Dao Chao

12 Broad Quay, Bristol, Bristol City BS1 4DA

Additional information

  • Area
    Bristol
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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