The Coconut Tree - Bristol Clifton Triangle

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Sri Lankan

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Good Vegetarian Options
Casual
Bringing Sri Lankan street food to the UK.
Experience an explosion of flavours in our vegetables, meats & fish along with sweet and fiery Cocotails...
a naturally abundant vegan & vegetarian cuisine.

Don’t expect a napkin…….it’s a roll of paper towels
Do expect an explosion of flavours in our dishes and sweet & fiery Cocotails
Do expect candles in half coconuts
Don’t expect a massive food bill…but do expect to spoil yourself with drinks
Do expect meats, fish & veggies (lots)
Do expect warm Sri Lankan hospitality
Don’t expect the volume to stay down too long

Everyone is welcome to the table! A great place for parties too.
What 219 People Are Saying
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L
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Service was slow and the restaurant felt like it had been overbooked.

BC
Bristol
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a fantastic choice of vegan and non-vegan dishes. Tapas style dishes allow you to try a good variety, especially if you’re sharing with others! The prices are very reasonable which I love. Two dishes, a side, a dessert and an alcoholic drink can be as cheap as about £20! The service was great and the staff were very attentive and efficient. Expect it to be busy, especially on a Friday or Saturday night so book a few days in advance so you’re not disappointed!

CH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100%. The staff were freidnly, the food was amazing and there were so many options for veggies and vegans.

CB
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Dishes not served at the same time - normally not a problem, but on this occasion over an hour between the first and last dish being served, multiple dishes missed while others served twice. Had to constantly chase the staff to receive our correct order. Food excellent when it arrived.

LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service. The staff made some recommendations of what to order and the dishes were incredible.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, staff where friendly, helpful and very informative.

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went on a Friday evening, food was good but the service speed could have been better. Need more waiting staff to attend busy hours

AS
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed fun place to eat. Ellie looked after us v well helping with our food choices too! Lots of veggie options.

RC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food! Good ambiance although perhaps a little busy at 7pm on Saturday evening if you’re having a quiet evening dinner.
Service was a shame but, understandable as it was so busy. Could have done with another server.

JG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I’d read / heard good things about this restaurant and was really disappointed!! The food was average and overpriced! The ambience was hectic and took ages to get a drink! Food arrived before our drink! The music was to loud and overall had a bad experience

EG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great relaxed vibe, some super tasty dishes and friendly service

NR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have't been yet, you really have to go!
Top dishes: Cheesy Colombo, Cashew curry, Fat Sister and the Kottu.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - service was fab. Unfortunate mishap with food being spilled into my bag on clearing the table but management dealt with it quickly and have since followed up with an email to confirm it will be cleaned at no cost to myself.

R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice Sri Lankan restaurant in Bristol triangle with good vibe. We got lots and lots of small dishes to share amongst the group.

PK
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Drinks only! Drinks and service was great! The food...not so much. Taste was not good, the delivery of the food was off, ate all the tapas with one lot of japatis/rotis was wait too long for the other lots of rotis ordered...the special pancakes came one by one when we ordered 4 and would have liked to try them all at the same time. mixed messages from the kitchen states one did wasn’t being sent out because the chest wasn’t happy so they would give us a sub but then sent out the original dish...a bit of a mess really. However drinks and waiter was great he has a lot of banter and the cocktails tasted good...still all four of us woke up with a funny tummy the following day!

SJ
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Having been here before my daughter and I recommended this for our book club. Food took over an hour to come while everyone around us was getting served, eating and leaving! When our food came out it came in drips and drabs with things going cold while waiting. Later found out there was a problem in the kitchen with our order not being put through but nobody bothered to tell us. Waiter was then rude. Also when we specifically checked how spicy our dishes are we were told we were safe with what we'd ordered. So not true of the chick peas! Overall a shame as the food is nice. Also too noisy in there to hear each other.

A
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I love the food here but would say that the service needs a little work, you can be waiting quite a while to be served and then are not recommended well enough on what to order or how much.

But I always enjoy coming and lovely cocktails!

JT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is so fresh and incredibly tasty! I love it here and often take friends who haven’t been before and they love it. The vegan options are brilliant too so something for everyone and really reasonably priced :)

T
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here several times now and it is becoming a real favourite! Often quite quiet on a lunch time and the place has a lovely chilled atmosphere, and staff are very attentive. Food comes out really quickly and is so gorgeous and such a good range of choices! Have been with just two of us a few times, but for Christmas we went as a group of 18 and the food and service was incredible! Some of the dishes are quite spicy, but ordering the rotti helps if you struggle with spice.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great selection of food, nice atmosphere just a little slow on the service and drinks but it was a very busy Saturday, even at 6pm

GC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food. Great service! Must try the egg hoppers!

MP
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you read a review like this you can often think ah must of got a friend to post it but no no no this was a fantastic dinning experience and the goat curry was to die for...

LG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on a quiet lunch time. Lunch for 4 people was around £50. We ordered a selection of Veganuary and other dishes. Veggies, vegans and meat eaters catered for. We were all really full! Food was fresh, delicious and varied. Would definitely come again.

AW
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty and varied dishes, helpful staff - Dan was our main server - and the food came out quickly. Buzzy atmosphere and onviouy very popular - recommend booking ahead at busy times of the week.

CC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food!! Such good value for money. And great to get lots of little plates to share

LC
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very tasty with lots of options. Service was OK to begin with but we were left waiting when a dish was forgotten and then the wrong one was brought out.

BD
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food if you like spice and experiencing different food you usually wouldnt eat

N
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 4th visit. Really enjoying the food in very relaxed casual surroundings.

LK
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch with tasty Sri Lankan street food, with great & friendly service too!

NC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The restaurant was chilly; I had to use a wrap. The seating was not particularly comfortable; even with cushions over the basic wooden benches. But you go to a restaurant for its food. Sadly, this was a disappointment. It was under seasoned which was particularly noticeable in the much lauded hoppers so that the lasting impression was bland stodginess. The chicken was dry. The spicing felt a bit one note. One of our party was born and brought up in Sri Lanka for the first 25 years of his life. The hoppers were nothing like his memories of food from his childhood. The service was adequate but not particularly attentive; we moved ourselves when the original table by the window proved too cold and were not offered any assistance. All in all, not an experience to recommend.

T
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to book following some research about positive experiences for others. Arrived slightly early but happily sat at the bar and ordered cocktails whilst waiting for our table to become available. The supervisor even managed to switch our table to a lower one which we preferred.

The food was absolutely amazing, neither myself nor my wife had ever had Sri Lankan food before but again following a little research thought we knew what to expect.

The standout dishes were the veg kotthu which was unlike anything we had tasted before and the egg hopper which was a revelation!

Would very happily eat there again if we ever go back to Bristol!

RO
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really amazing place, we were served by a really friendly and helpful waitress named Gabs who talked us through the menu.

The food was absolutely delicious, especially the seasonal sprouts.

Ambiance was well throughout: perfect background music level, if maybe a little dimly let.

Would thoroughly recommend this venue again!

LF
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for coeliacs! Thank you for a fuss free dining experience!

K
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maisie was our waitress and was fabulous. The food was incredible, plentiful and very tasty. Great atmosphere and will definitely return!

BG
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food, but not great service on this occasion.

BL
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointed as I didn't expect 'fast food'. Within just a couple of minutes of ordering and before the drinks were served, our food came. The dishes weren't hot enough which spoilt the flavours. Service was friendly and upbeat.

JC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I love this place, the food is amazing. It's a relaxed, fun environment with great service. My only negative is the temperature; it can get very warm when it's busy.

IH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We had the table booked for 19.45 on saturday. Half the food on the menu wasnt available. Was left with not much choice. We were also told that a traditional rice dish 'red rice' was not actually what it said on the menu and that it was just plain rice that they had coloured. The service was fine although we had to wait half an hour for our drinks.. could understand this if we had cocktails but it was beer. Really disappointing and would not recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food is incredible but service is terrible. Staff are lovely but we waited 45 mins (table of 6) to be asked what drinks we wanted. They took ages to come and the. We waited longer for our food order to be taken. The table is only booked for a 2 hour slot, so when we finically got our food and finished we were hurried to leave...but then they took ages bringing the bill (we had to go and ask for it), then nobody came to take out payment. This isn’t a one off, this has been my experience several time and I have heard the same from others. Other than speed of service though, great food and atmosphere!

FW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic evening!! The food and cocktails were incredible, the staff were brilliant, the atmosphere was perfect and the music was bang on...a fabulous experience from start to finish ❤