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The Star and Dove, Bristol, England

The Star and Dove

4.8
4.8
93 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Chef proprietor Newstead Sayer has breathed new life into a much-loved local landmark. The Star and Dove stands proudly in the heart of colourful Totterdown.

Comprised of two halves; a dog friendly, classic British pub on one side, and a relaxed, comfortable restaurant on the other. We proudly offer an authentic modern British menu, a hand-selected wine list, Cask Ales and three open hearths.

Our menu is perfect for sharing with family and friends, and we take great pride in the fact our produce is meticulously sourced from Bristol and the surrounding countryside.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate in giving us a call, we're all very happy to help.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–17:00

  • Phone number

    0117 403 0386

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Newstead Sayer

  • Area

    Bristol

  • Parking Details

    Street parking available

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 93 people are saying

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4.8
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  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was blown away by this little secret in Totterdown of all places. Just a wonderful evening. Amazing food, good fun staff. A defo return date due v soon!
  2. AT

    AnnaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great delicious food - we had lovely roasts with very generous portions - and the desserts were works of art with unusual but symbiotic flavours. The staff were very helpful as they were very busy but managed to fit us in in another room and it was comfortable and quiet.
  3. SN

    StephenN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to deliver the best food experience you could ever want
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great diner, cosy venue, wonderful staff. Extraordinary quality of the food. Great experience.
  5. TR

    TonyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    South Bristol’s top dinery. Impress your best chum, wife, boyfriend, husband with your cultural and gastronomic credentials. Get down there!
  6. K

    Kyle

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Roast in Bristol. Best Bloody Mary in Bristol. Staff go above and beyond.
  7. C

    Clare

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very accommodating, friendly and helpful. The food was impeccable and the atmosphere was great! Will definitely visit again.
  8. SA

    ScottA

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best roast I’ve ever had, would recommend to anyone. Me and my wife both had the belly pork it just fell apart and the taste was amazing. Look forward to returning very soon.
  9. KT

    KraigT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot praise this place too highly. The food was utterly delicious and beautiful to look at. The wine pairings were amazing. I will be returning in my next visit to Bristol
  10. C

    Crich

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Probably the best roast in Bristol. Lovely, fresh ingredients. Homemade Yorkies and scrumptious cauli cheese. Desserts were sublime. Service was great as well
  11. k

    kevinh

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another memorable meal at The Star and Dove! The food was perfect!
  12. JH

    JimH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very scrumptious food. The only comment was that the mains could have been a little bit bigger. It seemed like a taster menu, portion wise. We'll go again!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and service
  14. EH

    EdwinHawkerlots

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great food, in a pleasant low-key setting. Friendly service, not too formal. Was expensive, but worth it. Would definitely go again for special occasions.
  15. RW

    RebeccaW

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was amazing, one of the best roasts we have had in Bristol. A long wait between courses but definitely worth the wait. The restaurant itself was really cold. A few people at each table kept their coats on and I ordered a cup of tea to warm up. The bar seemed a lot warmer but the restaurant itself wasn't warm enough.
  16. JT

    JonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really high quality food, well cooked and presented with attentive and friendly service. Perhaps more than I spend on a normal roast but this is well worth the extra.
  17. DN

    DebsN

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful meal! Can’t fault anything… you must try the chocolate gateaux ♡ Cannot wait to go back again.
  18. HC

    HarryC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Delicious and well presented food in a cosy pub. I highly recommend.
  19. MM

    MattM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Comparable to many places with big reputations. Definitely worth seeking out.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding
  21. CK

    CherylK

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Complete surprise as to the standard of service and quality of food. Definitely recommend
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday lunch. One of the best for a while. Really tasty food, well presented. Great job
  23. AE

    AESJ

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food, welcoming staff. A wonderful place for a grown up treat!
  24. L

    Londondiner

    London

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience, visited for the second time for my husbands birthday. Great menu choice, we found it hard to choose as there were so many things we liked. Service was spot on and the food was fabulous. Particularly liked the crab starter and Guinea fowl main course. We’d definitely go back.
  25. k

    kcs39

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food & lovely staff. Portions are small & quite expensive but very nice for a special occasion.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, good service
  27. C

    Charlotte

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience for a very long time. We arrived a little bit late but were welcomed with a warm smile. The service is faultless and the food exceptional. Would definitely recommend and go back ourselves. The only thing missing in my opinion is a vegetarian option on the menu.
  28. MF

    MiFa123

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow!! What can I say the, the roast was absolutely unbelievable! We will be back soon!!
  29. DB

    DaveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly amazing food. Clearly very high quality ingredients handled with expert care. The menu was diverse enough to offer good choice and every mouthful had to be savoured. The staff were friendly and helpful and there was a wonderfully laid back atmosphere
  30. MW

    MWalker

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious, service was great and very friendly. I loved the cosy atmosphere and I will definitely be coming back sometime.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, great service, fantastic food. The bread and butter is unreal!! Perfect place for a celebration. We’ll definitely be booking again soon!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and attention! Really enjoyed the food as well. The Amuse bouche was tasty af! Had the torched salmon starter with beef cheek as the main and both were sooooo good! Would definitely visit again!
  33. s

    sarah

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal
  34. JW

    JosieW

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service. My boyfriend and Visit often. It’s very nice.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was impeccable. It felt closer to fine dining in a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Customer service was excellent and the chocolate gateaux dessert was a thing of beauty!
  36. RG

    RuthGW

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came away from my birthday dinner at the Star and Dove with a smile I could hardly contain and a memory I will not forget. I have not stopped raving about the meal. My only regret was that we did not prepare ourselves all day for the gustation as we did not feel we could embrace the 3 courses. It is indeed almost impossible to say what was the stand out but as it was my birthday by an minuscule nudge it was my dessert. The Chocolate Gateau orange ginger with ice cream was sublime. I never wanted that pleasure to end. Time was actually standing still for a brief moment as ever so slowly and with the serenity it deserved each mouthful was embraced. Seriously the best dessert I have ever tasted. We will definitely be back and the Star and Dove will be our go to restaurant.
  37. L

    Lizbeth

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food looked amazing but the taste was average. Atmosphere and service were great. A little pricier than it should be for the quality.
  38. SA

    SiobhanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service is always perfect, attentive and friendly but not too much. Food is incredible.
  39. CS

    CarolineS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to this venue and we were as impressed as the first time. This is a restaurant making a real effort and succeeding. We eat in many of the best restaurants in Bristol and this one is right up there with the best. Definitely worth a short taxi from time. Try it, you will not be disappointed!
  40. KT

    KatieT

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had the Sunday roast and it was amazing! Lovely pub, we’ll definitely be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Star and Dove is rated 4.8 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Star and Dove

75-78 St. Lukes Road Bristol, England BS3 4RY

Additional information

  • Area

    Bristol

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–17:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street parking available

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Newstead Sayer

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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