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The Cloak & Dagger

4.6
48 reviews
£25 and under
International
The Cloak and Dagger is a brand new cafe bar and grassroots event venue in the heart of Bristol’s Independent District.
We are a small ambitious team with decades of experience in the industry who are working on utilizing the building to its maximum potential. We have programmed a calendar packed with weekly events and activities and have generated appeal and customer base from successful past events and serving good quality food and drinks.
Regular events include- magic shows, therapy drop ins, gigs & club nights, markets, workshops and private parties, baby showers and hen dos. The majority of our events are free.
The venue is a beautiful, versatile and eccentric space, spread across 2 floors.
We are also very proud of our weekly menu which is thoughtfully prepared by Masterchef finalist Sebastian Merry, who is passionate about serving fine dining, that is affordable as well as sustain-ably sourced.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 48 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.6
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BonitaA
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous roast with perfect veggies to go with it including cauliflower cheese without having to order it as a side 10/10

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MoragM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having recently started to open on a Friday afternoon for lunch I highly recommend. Good to support a local business who does exceptional food in such a lovely quirky environment! x

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.
The roast dinner was one of the more expensive roasts but very nice and flavoursome

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John
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The place was under construction so very noisy as music was put on loud to compensate. Menu was via a website but no signal downstairs so had to look on waiter's phone which felt awkward and pressured us into a decision. We visited for Sunday lunch and the food was lovely although was disappointed the vegan option didn't come with the same trimmings, especially as I am not actually vegan just didn't want the meat options. No gravy either. That said, the atmosphere was quite buzzing even for a Sunday afternoon and the food was tasty. Nice enough place, but probably wouldn't rush back.

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PatrickM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I've had in Bristol in 20 years. Genuinely! And no, I don't know the people who run it. Just great food!

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Bristolgal
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

2 staff members seemed rude, the drink we had was not very good. One staff made up for the rest.

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GarethN
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Sunday lunch menu was outstanding and genuinely one of (if not) the best I’ve ever had. Staff really friendly, nice relaxed atmosphere and will definitely be going back. Would highly recommend.

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Tatooine356
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good COVID processes. Service was really attentive and really lovely Sunday lunch. Quality of food was surprising

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MarkA
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing food!!! Had the beef short rib, it fell apart and all the sides was just as nice

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CharlotteH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

You must try the trout starter and also the beetroot! Winners for us!

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Cecil
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Waiters were very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious! Can't wait to go back!

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JamesR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Get this food at these prices while you can! This chef is going places. Fine dining and creative and tasty food at very reasonable prices.

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Cecilia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had every nibble, and every small plate (and virtually every cocktail!) -nothing but praise for this place. Great service, Covid restrictions not too restricting-it almost felt like a normal night out. The food was magnificent really tasty loads of interesting flavours, cocktails delish, and waiters’ didn’t hang around bringing us new ones. Thanks guys for a memorable night out.

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JazW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed. Loved the decor. The table plan completely adheres to social distancing. Food delicious. Already planning our next evening there

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TomS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was amazing, had a very good roast. Not your average flavours - in a good way

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!!

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AnastasiaO
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is amazing, the love that goes in to this food is incredible. I had the beef rib roast and in was probably the best roast dinner I have eaten! I will definitely be back to sample some other dishes. my husbands pork was also amazing.

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isc84
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First class food. Loved it! Great vegetarian options too

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food -best Sunday lunch I’ve ever had! Will be returning 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thought my partner couldn’t have a starter as they all had gluten in them. However the chef made the effort to come out and talk to us to see if he could provide something else. He gave my partner a fantastic sushi dish especially for him. What fantastic service, they really went out of their way. The roast was also fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So pleased we chose to eat at Cloak and Dagger. The food was very impressive, we enjoyed every single dish. It's clear a lot of thought went in to the menu and is the product of a true food lover. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food and excellent service. Will be returning!

JR
JessicaR
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I ordered what I thought might be a simple burger, but it was packed with deliciousness. Lots of rich flavour and texture and beautifully presented. Also - Pickled chips! Might be one of the best ideas ever.

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ADee123
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Discovered during eat out to help out via recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed! Super chill vibe, beautiful food clearly made with passion and friendly, informal service.

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DanielG
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What can I say. I think this is one of the best meals for taste I've had in Bristol (I converted from huge meat eater to vegan!) But also, my friend said the same and he was a huge fan of the pickled chicken starter (best fried chicken in Bristol hands down). The service was impeccable. Never awkward. Friendly. Personable. Happy people. Started with an off menu cocktail downstairs and the bill came to a very reasonable price with 3 drinks. Considering it was eat out to help out, £42 bill so in normal circumstances,. £62 for a 3 course meal and 3 drinks for 2. Great for a date or if you just want some great food. Will defo go back

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Quirky setting, food is focused around vegan food service was fantastic

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quirky place to eat with beautifully presented dishes, great value for money and really tasty.

JB
JamesB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best food/dining experience I've had in ages, and the value for money is incredible.

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KittyO
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, fantastic different flavours, attention to detail, beautifully presented. Lovely friendly welcoming team, everything served with a smile. Great ambience, relaxed and chilled, fab fun and funky decor! A perfect evening...my 3rd visit in 3 weeks!

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KarenS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visited on Saturday with a last minute booking. Had a lovely tasty meal and were very well looked after. Would thoroughly recommend

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Sovel
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our meal. The starters and desserts were particularly good. The main courses were tasty but perhaps a bit salty, and it would have been nice to have had some rice or a similar contrasting accompaniment to go along with the charred haddock.

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ReubenG
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We asked for the small plates and large to arrive at the same time as someone was having two small plates as a main. Simple enough. However the small plates arrived and then it took another 50 minutes for the large plates to arrive which was very awkward as it meant we were completely out of sync of eating with each other. There was no apology or even recognition which was pretty rude especially as they didn't seem that busy. Even if they were busy it's not hard to say sorry for the food taking that long. Anything over 30/40mins waiting time should be flagged.
The portions are very small which we expected but after waiting so long and seeing such small portions it wasn't a pleasing sight. Luckily we went on an eat out to help out discount or it would have not felt like we got our money's worth. I must say the food was really delicious and I would like to vouch for the place regarding that. If we had got the food at the correct time or even got an apology I wouldn't have even felt the need to write this review at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice food, good service and amazing value. Highly recommended

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Lawyerjase
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Lovely food (pickled chips were delightful).
Ambience was good - needed to change the one music track though (Gogglebox theme tune was played about ten times before getting changed).

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal at The Cloak and Dagger with 3 courses for only £10... unbelievable value (usually £20 but used with the eat out to help out scheme). Friendly and attentive staff with a cool atmosphere. Only thing I wasn't a fan of was the pickled chips, but to fair it's probably a good job as the rest of the food was so good I probably couldn't have fit them in!

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JSmith
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first visit this week using the eat out to help out scheme - delicious food, friendly & attentive staff and a lovely quirky venue. Will definitely come back!

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AdamH
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food! And so well priced. Great service and inventive cooking too, the Frank's hot sauce and soy foam blew my mind, I could have had that with a straw! Will definitely come back. Great cocktails too!

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StevenB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Young team serving excellent food from a narrow menu. Really good quality and value for money

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Sara
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at the Cloak and Dagger during the first week of the eat out to help out scheme. Despite being very busy, the service was excellent and the food was exceptional. As part of the scheme, we had 3 delicious courses with a bottle of wine for £20 each. I’m looking forward to revisiting this quirky hidden gem in the near future and would highly recommend it to Bristol foodies!

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a Sunday roast at 7pm. Obviously quieter time and late in service but the quality did not suffer in the slightest. Had the pickled fried chicken starter followed by Umami beef short rib and wasabi glazed pork mains and Hibiscus pan a cotta/ Caramel chocolate mousse desserts. Wonderful mix of flavours In all dishes and just what was needed after finishing running my own service earlier! Great value, when considering portion size and quality and great, comfortable service throughout. Good selection of beers, lost and grounded being a great choice for the beer selection.

One of, if not THE best roast I’ve had in Bristol.

Will 100% be back next time I have an early finish on a Sunday, thank you!

FAQs

The Cloak & Dagger offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0117 329 4758.

The Cloak & Dagger is rated 4.6 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.