The Coconut Tree - Bristol Clifton Triangle

4.2
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
154 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Sri Lankan
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Tapas
  • 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.

Special Offers

Sri Lankan Feast x 3 dishes £18pp

Choose any three dishes for lunch or supper from the menu, a naturally abundant vegan & vegetarian cuisine with meats and fish. Try the legendary ‘Hoppers’ ‘Devilled’ dishes or chicken, or vegetable ‘Kotthus’ the most famous Sri Lankan street food.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 20 May 2019

Ends: 20 November 2019

Availability: Sun-Fri 12:00-21:00

What 154 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
GO
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great night out. Cocktails are amazing and the “cannot decide” menu was great 👍

s
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service and buzzing atmosphere would go again

CW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Scrumptious food as always. Excellent value for money and we came away very happy.

KR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic, they had a big party of 50 in, so it was very loud and we waited quite some time for drinks. But considering this, the ambiance, quality of food and service were still impeccable. Our party of five paid £20 per head and there was more delicious food than we could manage. Drinks are reasonably priced with an excellent cocktail list. And our favourite dish, the cuttlefish is every bit as good as it is in the original restaurant in Cheltenham. 11/10!

J
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is absolutely great! Really good prive and a nice atmosphere!

F
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Poor quality food, some of the dishes felt like they were leftovers reheated for the evening.

k
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First ever visit. Would definitely visit again. Food was great and the staff were very helpful, explains the menu and how things worked

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty tapas style spicy food with great service.

PT
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service and delicious food, relaxed atmosphere. Food really good value.

R
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is so fresh and tasty I'm a little glad the restaurant is far away from me or I'd be there all the time. Well worth a visit, service is great and it's kind to the purse strings as well.

JK
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food, good service. Would definitely come back.

1
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent meal but we did have to wait an hour for our food, which when it arrived was not what we ordered, despite having been repeatedly assured it was imminent. That being said, the manager comped our meal which was appreciated. We will return, perhaps not for dinner on a Saturday night though!

JS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A little bit different the service was excellent. Very tasty food at a reasonable price

TC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly amazing food with such a vibrant, relaxed and friendly atmosphere- the second you walk in you are greeted with the kind of aromas that are worthy of the title “Sri Lanka street food” and the staff are incredibly friendly. First time there but definitely won’t be our last- you MUST go!

JW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great authentic Sri Lankan/South Indian food good service (thanks Zak) excellent value

AF
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, quick and friendly service and a fun relaxed atmosphere.

NE
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff were great and helped steer us through the menu as this was our first visit. Food was great (especially the black pork and the cuttlefish!), plenty of drinks options available and we’ll definitely be going back!

HH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

authentic, warm, spicy sri-lankan cuisine experience with friends was sold and was expected. Disappointment on every count. Burnt chicken curries, bland goat/black pig, disappointing squid. the highlight was a fried cuttlefish. the highly anticipated Hoppers were too thick and tasteless and the accompanying coconut sambol - a true Sri Lankan would not claim...and where was the Seeni sambol. the staff didn't even know what that was, when I asked where it was? I would not recommend my friends. Maybe Saturday night the chefs were off? I hope so, as Sri Lankan food is magnificent and this was so far off the mark. sorry to even write this review.

TK
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was burnt, roti was rock hard, seats were seriously uncomfortable. Interior decor ? What is that about !

S
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great staff. Very enjoyable evening. Lots of choice for vegetarians.

HW
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely staff, amazing food and great value for money. Will definitely be coming back and have already recommended you to several friends :)

CP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was great however we were put on a small table and our server forgot about us after we had our food. However a man names Jack was another server who was lovely and took puddings and wine off the bill as he noticed the poor service we had recieved.

BS
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Couldn’t hear what the waitress was saying. Super noisy. Food came in bursts but the rice came last so hot food is hotter without rice. Felt overwhelmed by the din and left for coffee elsewhere. Food was tasty but my mouth was burning and they did not have any yoghurt! Cheap but not a place to linger.

AB
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was great, but service was very poor. We waited for our order (drink or food) to be taken for over 30 minutes. When the food came they had forgotten half of our order. When we asked for the bill the waitress went to get the card machine and returned with dessert menus. Not good service

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic meal as always. Slight hiccup when the second order for takeaway didn’t go through to the kitchen and it wasn’t noticed for 30 minutes when we were ready to leave. They did sort my friend out with a free drink to compensate though.

RD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and Henry our server was super friendly and Great

CG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying Sri Lankan food. Loved it! We were recommended some fantastic dishes and all the staff were so friendly and energetic. Highly recommend this place!

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Brilliant family meal for 6. Very impressed that staff sorted us out more suitable table for our needs. Cannot fault food which was all delicious. Only negative was the noise level. Background music very intrusive and causes diners to speak louder to make themselves heard. But five star meal. Thanks

HM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the vibe. Very good value for money and great friendly service. The cocktails were excellent and the food outstanding.

CM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible service and food was over priced and not enjoyable

RH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Cramped restaurant and poor, muddled service which was a real shame as the food for the most part was really nice.

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue and food was incredible and really good value. Lovely staff

BG
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We took an early booking and it was busy even then, showing it’s popularity. The food was great, not as spicy as genuine Sri Lankan food but really tasty. Surprised that they ran out of 2 dishes before 7pm yet still tried to charge us - be careful on that one! All in all it is a basic and rustic setting but to get a large tapas meal and a drink for £20 per head is incredible value. The service was a bit hit and miss, not overly attentive but keen and polite when they did arrive. Definitely worth a visit and you probably will have to book in good time.

DA
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was incredible and I thoroughly enjoyed how authentic it tasted and the variety however, we found the service to be slow and that they were understaffed. Although the weather outside was warm, the temperature of the restaurant was so hot – I appreciate there are limited things you can do about this but I did joke with my partner that you had brought the heat and humidity of Sri Lanka to the restaurant to make it feel even more authentic. The drinks were good but the service was slow. Although the staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and we could see that they loved working there and enjoyed their jobs, we were not provided with any menus upon arrival until we were seen too by the waitress which was some time after that. There also seemed to be a delay with the food. I don’t want this to be deemed as bad review because we would come back and have recommended it to our friends but we just felt the time and attention of the service was poor.

JG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, lovely food. Totally recommend the drunken Sri Lanka cocktail.

L
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! After a 7 week trip to Sri Lanka last year, I can confirm they really do have the authenticity of the Sri Lankan food! 100% would recommend to friends

p
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

the place is very different, but in a good way, food came fast and tasty,a great concept and it had a genuine buzz , we loved it !!!! my only other comment is that we are in our mid 70s and we got it ; we understood the concept...but i suspect the ultra cool maitre d ' wasn't sure how to approach us.......

SJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food, fab music and fab people. This was our first visit and we’ll definitely be coming again. Such a lovely evening out to celebrate Father’s Day. Thank you!

CW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting food with plenty of veggie options. Friendly staff. Good ambience. The food is tapas style so you get to taste many different flavours and set your meal size to your own needs.
My only gripe was that the online booking application was a bit buggy. Best to phone for a table.

LR
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and fantastic service!!!
Lovely atmosphere would recommend for family venue also.

1
2
3
4