Sonny Stores

4.8
278 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
We serve up a seasonal Italian-inspired menu, which changes daily according to the produce available. Our ingredients are of the best quality and, other than some choice Mediterranean ingredients, are almost entirely sourced from independent, local suppliers.



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 278 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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JaneC
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely vibes. We will definitely be back!

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DavidR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb and interesting food excellent service and well worth visiting

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NickM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot for lunch with friends. Fantastic food and service

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Abbs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Having heard such good reviews and seen delicious pics on Instagram we came away disappointed. The majority of our dishes were too salty and too fatty and I love salt and fat! Maybe we were unlucky with our choices but I would go back again to hopefully have a better experience.

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SophieS
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal. Would highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful again

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PaulM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well worth the journey we made to eat here. Left feeling slightly envious of the Raleigh Road residents having it on their doorstep.

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in Bristol, can’t wait to come back!

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RebeccaP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food at this cosy, lively place and a lovely welcome

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ChrisD
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch, fresh daily menu, excellent service and Farinata to die for! What more could you want!

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VictoriaM
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Such high quality food, lovely atmosphere and excellent service. What a treat.

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CazePe
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.
Looked and tasted great.
Friendly and helpful staff

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HelenaW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service. We will definitely be back!

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Claire
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food served in a very relaxed environment. Highly recommend

PE
PeterE
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly,welcoming,neighbourhood ,restaurant.Compact,corner shop conversion,so limited space,laid out simply.
Food was very good.Italian menu,using first class ingredients..Limited wine list,but well-selected.
Would love to have it on a street corner closer to me!

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CarolineD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food, was such a lovely treat. It is a small space though and felt a bit too tightly packed. Felt like our table wasn’t big enough and the noise was a bit too loud for me.

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Helen
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Sonny’s Stores. The ribeye and tiramisu particularly delicious. Very much recommend.

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Trudes
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a vibrant , fun and classy place to eat. From the minute we walked in door it was such a pleasure to be there. Food was amazing and served by such friendly staff from front of house to the chefs. Highly recommend Sonny Stores.

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ClareH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, efficient and friendly staff. Bit cold sitting outside but better that than no opportunity to enjoy a special night out at a lovely restaurant.

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AndrewC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish, the experience at Sonny Stores was magnificent. Beautiful produce served simply, with attentive, friendly and professional service throughout.

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KellyK
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the hype of a Jay Rayner review, we had to wait a few months for a table. Thankfully Sonny Stores lived up to expectations.

We were a hungry group of 5 with no dietary restrictions so were able to gobble up most things on the menu, which were all delicious. The sweetbreads were an unexpected treat, as were the Spaggly Waggly cocktails.

It did feel a bit classier than your typical neighbourhood restaurant, it also it wasn’t exactly what I’d describe as a cheap eat (perhaps it would be if you had more restraint with the number of courses and wine list than us) but it was certainly fairly priced for the quality of the food and service.

All round, an excellent meal and experience.

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ValGC
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful gem of a restaurant in Southville! A relaxed and welcoming ambience coupled with delicious food made for a great lunchtime experience. The menu - although short, was varied and with something to suit most preferences. Spanking fresh quality ingredients. The wine list was well priced and varied. We would definitely return.

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EmmaA
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pasta I’ve ever had and I think the best restaurant I’ve visited in Bristol.

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Coco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most beautiful birthday meal, we had nearly everything on the menu and shared it all. Absolutely divine, I can't wait to come back! Thank you Sonny Stores x

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Holly
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three courses were delicious (especially the fish), the wine was lovely and the atmosphere was very comfortable. Shared starters and desserts and still came away feeling nicely full. Can’t wait to go again and try something else!

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MollyK
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Helpful and friendly waitress. Good service times and nice lovely atmosphere.

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Anneli
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Third time here and will keep coming back. Gave 4 on ambiance due to noise level and 4 on value because as good as the food is, the pay check always stings a bit. I will keep coming back though as the food and drink is always exceptional.

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BarbetteS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to the restaurant the other day and had the most delicious meal.we decided to go for the starters so we had a selection which was a good idea as we had the chance to taste a variety of dishes I would definitely recommend this the whole experience was wonderful and to top it off we had puddings which I would also recommend thank you for a lovely meal

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LydiaN
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Wonderful evening. Will come again for sure
Thank you

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Amelia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had such a lovely evening! The food was amazing and the service was fabulous - definitely need to return to try other things on the menu!

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JamesG
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, unpretentious cooking in a lovely atmosphere. Italian cuisine of the very highest quality. Highly recommend.

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Thea
County Durham
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious and reasonably priced, authentic food. Simple, seasonal and sophisticated. It was all so fresh my palate was just singing!

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Jo1212
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely lunch. Stunning food - but hard to chat and hear friends as acoustics hampered by a noisy toddler/baby at another table.

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SallyH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t fault this restaurant. I don’t want to recommend it because I want to always get a table. However it would be a disservice as everybody needs to try it. Possibly the best meal I have ever had. Outstanding in every way.

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ClareH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gorgeous local and independent Italian bistro. The food was simply stunning with a great choice from a small menu. The service was super. Will definitely be returning!

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SaraJA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Lovely service, but heavily overpriced food, to be sitting in a small local store. Pizza the best value and very tasty

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IanH
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food. Really excellent ingredients, simply but beautifully cooked. Short but interesting menu. Very good wine. Friendly, informal service. We loved it and would love to go back SOON!

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MarthaM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta I have ever eaten - staff were friendly, kitchen team were smiling, general atmosphere was spot on.

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oliviat
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food matched by equally as brilliant staff

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Claire
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed Sonny Stores. The food and service were lovely. Between us we ordered quite a few different dishes and everyone was very pleased with their choices. Pricing was very reasonable too. Only slight downside was that we were sat next to a group of four young people who seemed unaware that they were talking and laughing so loudly that it was hard for anyone else to hear one another. We were very relieved when they left. In small setting there it nothing that Sonny's could have done about this of course but it was a bit of a pain.

FAQs

Sonny Stores offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0117 966 0821.

Sonny Stores is rated 4.8 stars by 278 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 reservations at the moment.