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The Star and Dove

4.9
4.9
48 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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  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0117 403 0386

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Newstead Sayer

  • Neighborhood

    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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

Menu

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What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Good for Groups

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    Great for Lunch

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    Romantic

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  • Bristol

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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    Best Overall

  • Bristol

    Best Food

  • Bristol

    Best Service

  • Bristol

    Best Ambiance

  • Bristol

    Best Value

  • Bristol

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bristol

    Good for Groups

  • Bristol

    Healthy

  • Bristol

    Great for Lunch

  • Bristol

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, drinks & service as always. If you haven’t had a Sunday roast there yet - book it right now!

  2. TP

    TomP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding, service was prompt, and a very good wine list. Dog friendly pub, which was a plus for us, but maybe not for those with allergies. No vegan options that we could see (again not a deal breaker for us, but useful to know).

  3. CS

    CarolineS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great pub. Superb food, well thought out menu and presentation. This place can rival some on the best we have in Bristol and we have some great restaurants! Don’t hesitate, if like good food, then definitely try it. If you are a pile it high person then this isn’t for you and stick with the Hungry Horse!

  4. JA

    JAMIEP

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and drinks menu and great service.

  5. L

    Londondiner

    London

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved our experience at the Star and Dove. The food was fantastic as was the wine. Really nice atmosphere and great service too. Recommend!

  6. i

    isc84

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely casual atmosphere, excellent variety of options all executed perfectly. The food is really too class here. You won’t be dissapointed!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Don’t let the pub resturant mislead you, some of the most grown up food and indeed service in Bristol.

  8. l

    laurab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dining experience food and drinks were exceptional and friendly staff booked to come back twice already ! Highly recommend

  9. g

    grahamhuw

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is cooking some of the best food in Bristol at the moment. Stand out dishes are the Guinea fowl and the cabbage/seafood parcel. Don't miss the chocolate, malt and orange dessert. Fabulous :-)

  10. F

    Foodie

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is fun and creative. It’s a pleasure to eat here. All three courses were wonderful. The quality matches the price.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our second visit in 10 days it’s absolutely stunning - fabulous Sunday lunch !

  12. a

    amyn

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Amazing service and atmosphere - although there was only 1 other table so felt quiet. The food looked amazing but was all incredibly salty, it was as if too much was trying to be done and was overkill. Such a shame as first mouthful was lush! But then became far too salty. The bar menus looked nicer than restaurant so would advise having that. Lovely staff though.

  13. SW

    SianW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great service. Will definitely be booking again soon

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a fabulous night! Brilliant service , the food and wine , stunning and incredible value for money!!! Reminded me of Simpsons in Birmingham, Michelin star level , can’t wait to introduce my friends to this gem!

  15. GJ

    GregJ

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best food I’ve had in Bristol in years. All of us had different starters and mains. The menu is small but there’s enough choice for everyone. Can’t rate it highly enough and will book again

  16. AP

    AlisonP

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very high standard of food, high level of service. Lovely building and up-market decor. 100% recommended

    The Star and DoveResponded on July 28, 2021

    Thank you Alison, so glad you enjoyed your time with us and wonderful feedback!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Sunday Roast. Absolutely huge. Staff were really friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Great place.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Very enjoyable evening.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, lovely space.

  20. WB

    WelshBoy88

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always in the Star and Dove - incredible food and impeccable service. So glad it’s reopened for food again!

  21. TP

    TinaP

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Outstanding food. Will definitely be going back However the restaurant was very cold

  22. JW

    JosieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is outstanding and the service is always very good. This wasn’t our first visit, we love this place. Hats off to the chief. It’s a must try for food in Bristol.

  23. GD

    GuyD

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was incredible and the service was great. Can't wait to go back !

  24. S

    Sharon

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Star & Dove was absolutely outstanding. The standard of food was amazing. Service was friendly and efficient. The excellent online reviews are well deserved, I only wished we lived in Bristol to visit frequently. Good luck in the strange times. Sharon & Stewart Roberts

  25. EJ

    EmJC

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great team and atmosphere. A must for Sunday lunch in Bristol.

  26. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best roast I've had in a long time - lovely pub, great staff and good drink selection. I'll definitely be back soon. Thank you :)

  27. PT

    PaulT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In our opinion it qualified as a bonafide Gastro pub! A title that is often used these days to mean a pub that does anything other than ready meals. But this is a dinning experience in a pub. Really enjoyable.

    The Star and DoveResponded on October 28, 2020

    Thanks Paul!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food as always, good service, highly recommend a visit

  29. GD

    GinaD

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Although the food is high in price (£8-12 per starter; £20-26 per main), the food is of high quality, delicious and beautifully presented. Do note that you need to order at least one side to share between two.

  30. SP

    SaraP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, absolutely delicious. It’s so good I Overindulged so had to nap when I got home.

    The Star and DoveResponded on October 10, 2020

    Thank you Sara, Looking forward to seeing you both again soon!

  31. C

    Cimone

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the most amazing meals I’ve had this year. The fish soup was great and the steak - outstanding, melting in your mouth. Friendly stuff makes the venue even more perfect :)

  32. R

    Roberts1892

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Firstly the food was excellent. Beautiful fresh sourdough bread and our Hanger Steak and Duck were beautifully cooked. The pricing was in line with the quality of the cooking so absolutely no complaints there. The service was very pleasant but just way to slow for us. While I appreciate not being rushed, two hours for a main course and one dessert with up to half an hour after ordering each time for any food to arrive was disappointing. I have no idea how you'd get three courses ordered served and finished before closing if you booked a table after 7:30

    The Star and DoveResponded on October 1, 2020

    Hi Stuart, Thank you for taking your time to write your review. It's highly appreciated. I'd like to apologise personally for the wait times you experienced on the Saturday evening you visited us. It was due to my own personal error we had overbooked and it really isn't a true reflection of our normal evening service. We're chuffed you enjoyed the food so much and we hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Tom

  33. LH

    LucyH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We visited for our Wedding anniversary... was blown away by the quality of the food. Everything was delicious and beautiful! meticulous and stunning presentation! It is a little on the pricey side but totally worth it. And excellent spot for a special occasion.

  34. GO

    GeorginaO

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best roast I have had in Bristol. Staff were pleasant and food was of the highest quality

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food, great service. We’ll be going back. Highly recommended.

    The Star and DoveResponded on September 26, 2020

    Thanks!

  36. SN

    SharronN

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Sunday lunch, the Yorkshire puddings were massive, everything on my plate was delicious 😊 excellent friendly service. Loved it ❤️

    The Star and DoveResponded on September 19, 2020

    Thank you, Sharron! Really kind words and we're thrilled you loved it.

  37. R

    Rich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have dined in almost every restaurant in Bristol opened over the past decade - this has to be the most pleasant surprise of them all. Highly recommended.

    The Star and DoveResponded on September 16, 2020

    Wow, such high praise! Thank you so much Rich. Team S&D

  38. KS

    KatyS

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Well sourced fresh food with light and creative flavour combinations. Attentive polite service.

    The Star and DoveResponded on September 16, 2020

    Thank You Katy! It's so kind of you to leave such lovely review, we're thrilled you enjoyed your visit.

  39. SP

    SaraP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cosy and nice atmosphere, delicious food and great menu including veggie and vegan options. Would recommend.

  40. H

    Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic sunday roast and lovely service! Highly recommend

    The Star and DoveResponded on August 28, 2020

    We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, Thanks for leaving a review too, it really means a lot!

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The Star and Dove is rated 4.9 stars by 48 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.

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Google Map for The Star and Dove

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

  • Neighborhood

    Bristol

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • 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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