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#36 of 226 Bar in Bristol
Travellers' Choice

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Local cuisine, European, British, Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Affordable community Bar, Restaurant & Live music venue emphasising local, English & seasonal produce. A revolving artists' Gallery and items for-sale make this Gloucester Road bar a hub of artistic talent and a great value eating & drinking venue. Weekday brunches, Sunday Roasts and Evening A La Carte. We serve food Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm Sundays 12-5pm
US$6 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
European, British, Pub, Bar
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 November 2020

We were eating round the corner so had a pre-dinner drink here. The prosecco and the cider were perfectly quaffable aperitifs.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 26 October 2020

If you are still unsure about sitting in a bar try this place. I have tried to go out and support pubs and bars when able throughout this and the Gallimaufry is the best example of distancing and hygiene that I have come across. The...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 16 October 2020

Took some friends here last night and we all had such a wonderful time as always! The food is so good! - The beef dish and the goats cheese starter were my favourites!! couldn't fault a thing! Amazing staff and service.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 15 October 2020

The food was great and we go regularly so we love the venue, but 10 minutes before 10 (nearly all of us work in the same pub so we have to deal with the same thing) the host came up to us and was so...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Me and my partner decided to book at the Gali for a Sunday roast as a 26th birthday meal. Ordering drinks can be done either by an app or by table service and food is by table service only. Service in general was very welcoming...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Came for a Saturday evening meal and it was very busy - booking needed. These guys are really well organised and it felt very COVID safe. We asked to sit outside - pleasant space with intermittent overhead heating so not too cold. Food was delicious...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

I have been going to the Galli regularly for 4 years since living in Bristol and now find that post lock-down, the pub has really not lived up to its reputation. The service has been rude and miserable and I will not be going back...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

Ordered the chicken po'boys and it looked great, an attractive plate of food but I have to admit it was bland and pretty tasteless.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 23 August 2020

Great casual place with good vibes. Looked cool so we stopped for lunch. Currently using QR code for entrance and ordering, very streamlined and safe. The food was tasty, well priced and better than anticipated, service excellent. Try it!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 July 2020

A jewel in the Gloucester Road crown. Great crowd, fantastic music. Daily food menu of unusual, interesting and intensity tasteful dishes. An excellent stop with dog friendly staff.

Date of visit: November 2019
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5 April 2019|
Response from candlelighter | Property representative |
Hi Laura, only guide dogs, sorry. It's a small space and open kitchen. Hope too see you soon. Best wishes, James
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    The Gallimaufry is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5