The Coconut Tree - Bristol Glos Rd

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Sri Lankan

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Vibrant and authentic, TCT Bristol Glos Rd, is modern and authentic interior. Traditional Sri Lankan dishes are matched with innovative 'Cocotails' bringing a taste sensation like you've never had before.

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.
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livh
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a wonderful little restaurant, always serves amazing, quality food. I will be going back there as much as possible.

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AlisonB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a delicious selection of tapas style small plates and discovered some new treats. Our favourites were the 'Hoppa' and the cheese dish, but everything we had was very nice. Service was pleasant, timely and friendly. Would recommend.

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Lynne
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place to eat. How can Street Food seem like a Banquet? Thank you very much

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AdamW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Staff. Great food. Awesome music. Really enjoyed it here and will be back again!

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IanJ
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service-great ambiance and staff

MJ
MaxJack
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, great flavours and spice content. Really liked the Chick Peas, Tuna clay post fish, Potatoes. Overall great service and nice ambience.

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TomS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Most of the food was very tasty, but I had a slight issue with a couple of aspects. Three of us exercised the option to have the restaurant decide what to bring to us. Two of us were vegan and one an omnivore. The offerings were a little too balanced towards the meat eater, which meant the vegans felt a tad hard done by. It would have also been good had there been some kind of rice to soak everything up. Indeed, the 4th of our party had ordered off the main menu and held back from eating until the rice arrived, but when it became apparent that there would not be a carb, he went to the bar and ordered a portion. After a while he went to chase it up and saw it had been left on the hotplate and subsequently didn't look appetising. He felt that the £33 he paid for his food and a drink did not represent value for money.

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AndrewK
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Coconut tree. The cheesy Colombo and chick peas are worth the visit alone. Staff very friendly and polite

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JakeY
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was good, we went for the £20 a head option for our group of 5. Our server asked what we liked and we specifically said that we would all like to try the cuttlefish and the pork, we were told that we would have several servings of each (these were the more expensive dishes). Towards the end of the meal these still hadn't arrived so we asked and were told they had 'run out'. No-one informed us of this! Then the bill arrived and it was approx £20 less than we anticipated, we assumed that this was due to us not getting the dishes we specifically asked for. We paid and left a healthy tip. We were then approached on the pavement by a server to say they had 'forgotten' to put our drinks on the bill so we had to go back in a pay the extra. Very poor service, we felt 'stung'. Won't be going back.

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Sarahr
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and service . Only gripe was the bench seating where we were sat was a bit cramped / uncomfortable

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HannahC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly helpful and lovely staff. Very attentive. Completely delicious food, every dish! We’ll be back!

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jennyc
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety. Lunch with a vegan , carnivore, veggie and coconut hater !
Waiter listened to our vague preferences and produced a fabulous array of food. All full , happy and tried something new !
£100 for 4 of us for lunch and a drink each.

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CatC
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. Was just one server working so service was slow, but he was very nice.

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JezS
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing and such a good relaxed atmosphere.

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LisW
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff and good service. The food which is served in small dishes, is fresh and light and beautifully spiced. I recognised some of them from Sri Lanka and they were authentic.

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MattB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, but they seem to have forgotten one important part of street food is that it doesn't involve a 30 minute wait.

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MadisonM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a nice table in the bar by the window which was nice to people watch and was quiet away from the main restaurant area. The food was incredible and very filling and was excellent value we had 8 dishes between us and 2 cocktails each and it came to £60 which was incredible. Haven’t eaten food this good in so long with so many brilliant flavours, I can’t wait to come back. The staff were super friendly too!

LJ
LJ1983
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant food and service exceptional. I tried the black pork dish this time which has a new recipe and was amazing. I have a friend from Sri Lanka and tasted like her mums cooking! :)

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Sofee97
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The service was helpful, and friendly - and the food was tasty. However, the restaurant was cold, and the chairs are very high and uncomfortable I couldn’t sit comfortably for my entire meal. I would return as the food was very good but only if I can sit on lower seats and if the heating if turned on - it is February still.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service, decently priced

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davidm
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and a friendly environment. Highly recommended.

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vipBathDiner
Bath
31 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Loved the cuttlefish and goat curry but probably would go parotha instead of rice next time.

KR
KittyR
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Staff lovely. Great food. Yay

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SaraE
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is a must try. Some genius combinations and all super tasty. All along with great veggie options too.
Staff were really friendly and it’s a very intimate atmosphere. Low levels of lighting can make it a bit tricky to read the menu tho!!
DrinkS we’re great too. A really unique selection of cocktails and a great offer of 2 for £10
The only thing that’s holding me back from a 5 star review is the service on the night I visited. Whilst the staff were super friendly, me and my table did fell a little forgotten. After the food was delivered we didn’t get checked on by the waiters until we promoted for more drinks/ the bill. It seemed like a busy evening with a couple of large parties so a table of three people are quite easy to forget. However, because of the slow service and having to grab their attention every time we wanted something I would hesitate in going back but would recommend, with a caution. But all said, a great place if you have lots of time to chill and people watch. The food really is top quality!!

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SallyM
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Different night out. Food interesting but not great. Saturday night so very busy & noisy but staff very friendly. Cash only as internet issues was pretty inconvenient though obviously not their fault

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Morwenna
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was not good and was our final dish in particular did not have much taste. I don’t feel this was a good representation of Sri Lanka food. The service was very good.

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Paddy88
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Although the food and flavours were outstanding i cant get head round the fact that it is all sent out together especially in dishes that do not hold their heat, by the time i got round to eating the goat curry it was cold, if you were ordering street food you would not have 6 items at once so this was disappointing as was the lack of room to put all the dishes once they all duly arrived at our small space, with a couple either side of you, you spend your time trying to avoid elbows.
Given each table has around 1.5hrs not sure of the rush. We were done in an hour and considering it was my birthday meal out this felt a little rushed and underwhelming, i was glad i choose to go on a Friday and not wasted a Saturday.
I would definitely go back but next time i will order my dishes in stages so at least they will be hot when i get round to eating them.

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Faye
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was a bit of a mixed bag - some was really good, like the Cheesey Columbo, but some was very average, for example the potatoes.

There were a few things unavailable on the menu, and we found out one dish we ordered wasn't available when the rest of our food came out. We ordered something to replace it but were still waiting for it when we'd finished the rest of our food. Both dishes were on the bill but this was rectified.

Overall it's a great setting and nice for a change, but I wouldn't go back.

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SaraC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, lovely relaxed atmosphere, will 100% go back again. Staff were all lovely too- knocked off one star because we waited quite a long time for drinks at the start and it wasnt busy.

KB
KimberleyB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, brilliant service and very friendly staff! Will definitely go back again

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EmilyB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Everything was delicious and there was so much to choose from. Only thing is that the room was very cold!

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GraceH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere for a date, the server was really knowledgeable about vegan food and the cocktail menu. Food came quickly, altogether and was piping hot and delicious! Outstanding restaurant, would highly recommend

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LaraM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and really tasty food. Thanks for a great night out!

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Suef
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Meal was very nice. But the seating arrangements were a let down. Didn't expect to book at table, to end up sat on a high stool at a very small bar looking directly at a brick wall. Was very uncomfortable.

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JessicaT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Second time I’ve been, this time I took my whole family. With all of us who have visited Sri Lanka multiple times we thoroughly enjoyed it and the food was very authentic. Only one downer was that there was a guy drilling the wooden benches when we were sat there, it was very noisy and not enjoyable, it could have been done once the Restaurant was closed. Other tables weren’t happy with the noise either. Apart from that brilliant meal and had left overs for dinner that night 👍🏻👍🏻

MJ
MichaelJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Superb food, slow but friendly service (but to be fair it was pretty packed). Main gripe would be it was v hot in the restaurant, otherwise would definitely recommend.

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TomS
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there and food is amazing. Only had the vegetarian options and they were all delicious.

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Nse2001uk
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, great resteraunt. Only marked down slightly as it was really loud so conversation was difficult. A small gripe that's just down to my age :-)

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davidd
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, outstanding cocktails and very friendly staff. Food was really interesting and super quality.

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SuzyH
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazingly tasty food and yummy cocktails!

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The Coconut Tree - Bristol Glos Rd does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. The Coconut Tree - Bristol Glos Rd also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0117 924 0284.

The Coconut Tree - Bristol Glos Rd is rated 4.2 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.