The Old Market Assembly

The Old Market Assembly

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 20:00
Mon
16:30 - 23:00
Tue
16:30 - 23:00
Wed
16:30 - 23:00
Thu
16:30 - 23:00
Fri
12:00 - 0:00
Sat
12:00 - 0:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
£9 – £20
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles166 reviews
Excellent
105
Very good
34
Average
14
Poor
7
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

PixieD
108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
Had booked on line and specifically requested table downstairs and not in the dark corner by the entrance to the theatre. I explained my friend is 94 so stairs would be difficult and in the dark corner she can't see. Arrived to the tiniest round table at the bottom of the stairs, by the fire. So small and awkward to use that when our food arrived we had to put the candle, water, our drinks on the floor so that our two dinner plates could fit on the table. We couldn't even fit the bowl of cauliflower cheese or stuffing we had ordered on the table. Really awful. Staff were very good and polite. My friend had pork, no complaints, other than, as always here, nothing is piping hot (they obviously don't read any reviews). I had lamb, which was beautifully cooked but it consisted of 3 tiny slices ( each the size of a Wrigley Chewing Gum). For £21, I expect more than two forks of meat. Total bill (we had 1/2 a shandy and a small glass of merlot) was £65. I much prefer an extra 10 minutes walk to the Loaf in the Beacon Centre (Colston Hall). Much more food, it's piping hot about a tenner cheaper and they don't automatically add a service charge (without even telling you).
Written 6 May 2024
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PixieD
108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Sunday lunch. Good portions, nice variety of vegetables, really crispy and lovely roast potatoes. As I gave said in previous reviews, food was only warm,not piping hot. Hubby's pork was nice but my beef was very tough and difficult to chew. Panacotta was nice but said came with berry compost, which I assumed was more than one berry, if was in fact only cranberry so not very nice. Latte was cold. So, a mixed bag really. Not terrible, but not excellent. Automatically added 10% service charge to bill.
Written 31 March 2024
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Ming N
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
We went there for dinner and decided to try their small dishes menu. This was unfortunately disappointing.. especially the pork and battered fish. However, the pizza was good.
Written 29 February 2024
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Bridget M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
Went for pre drinks and food before a gig down the road. Never been there before and didn't book but we went around 5.30 and had no problem getting a table even though the place filled up quite quickly. Staff were pleasant, helpful and friendly. We had pizzas and a side of Potatoes Brava. All freshly cooked and really fast and probably one of the best pizza crusts I've ever had. The Potatoes were perfect. There was no entertainment when we went but intend going back to experience that in the near future. Really recommend this venue.
Written 27 October 2023
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Jordan M
York31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Pizza was fine - lovely venue too. We ordered the patatas Bravas to share and found them undercooked and under seasoned and left half of them. Also, plates went uncleared between starters and mains meaning we had to move the excess plates to another table for some room! Staff a little bit inattentive.
Written 15 July 2023
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David M
Taunton3449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Totally awesomely fabulous brunch. The babaganoush focaccia with artichoke hearts was exceptional. The avocado toast was the best I can remember with an olive oil of the finest quality imaginable. The decaf iced mocha was not too sweet and again used exceptionally high quality ingredients.
Written 10 June 2023
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EmBooMoo
Bristol234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
One of the nicest Sunday lunches I’ve had in a while. Went for the pork and the beef. Both were cooked perfectly with a nice selection of veg. Great value for month. Some nice wine choices. Great atmosphere. Staff could be a little bit more attentive but it was really busy and it is a relaxed atmosphere.
Written 23 January 2023
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Lincolnintheuk
Lincoln236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
Five of us booked for Sunday lunch. We were shown to our table quickly and given menus. The staff are friendly and helpful. But they did need prompting on occasion, like to take our order, bring the bill, etc. In fairness they were pretty busy. But they also cleared the table before everyone had finished eating which is one of my pet peeves. It was also fairly noisy so it was difficult to hear the conversation at times. An age thing? Anyway, overall it was a good experience. It has a bit of a funky vibe and the food was good and great value at £125 for the five of us, including a 10% which we increased. Worth a visit.
Written 4 December 2022
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tania
La Colle sur Loup32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
Excellent coffee!! I was so happy to come upon a great double espresso coming from France!! I also had a chai latte one day which was equally delicious. Food wise, lovely fresh sourdough and pastries and a great platter with poached eggs, hummus, avocado spread, manchego and sourdough toast. Love the place, very friendly staff and lots of deliciousness all around!
Written 27 June 2022
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Steph @1
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
Nothing special about the roast dinner at all £47 for 2x bang average roast and one drink each 👎👎 very over priced
Written 22 May 2022
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Anna B
Hi Steph, we find our roasts are competitively priced. As we use smaller suppliers, and organic produce where possible, our prices may be slightly higher. However we always hope the quality reflects this. It would be great if you could let me know the date of your visit and we can look into it further for you. Thanks.
Written 7 September 2022
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Annabel M
Bristol1166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
Came here early evening prior to a performance at the theatre on premises. Lovely friendly man serving behind the bar. Great pizzas. The best pizza base I've ever tasted! Lovely wine too.
Written 18 May 2022
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Anna B
Thank you! Our bases come from our neighbours The Assembly Bakery, who also make delicious pastries! Hope to see you again soon.
Written 7 September 2022
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Sam
Taunton24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
Service was okay, did ask for something but never arrived. Food wasn’t as hot as expected because we waited 40mins but was still yummy. Nice atmosphere and staff were friendly. Just disappointed to be honest.
Written 1 May 2022
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Magickcarpet
20 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 friends
Ordered roast dinner at 2pm and left at 2.45pm as food still hadn’t arrived despite flagging with waiting staff. It wasn’t busy and the menu is tiny, so overall a disappointing experience. Great venue but wouldn’t bother eating there again unless attending an event
Written 17 April 2022
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PixieD
108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
Have been coming here regularly since it first opened. Food is always a delight. Today was no different, excellent roast dinner and plenty of it, although the lamb, pork and nut roast had all sold out by the time we arrived, 3pm. Beef was delicious. Now the not so good .... After waiting 50 mins from ordering and being totally ignored by the table servers ( we were seated upstairs and told it was a full table service), my hubby went to enquire about our food ( not least as because when we booked on line we were notified that we had to vacate the table after an hour and 15 mins). No apology. We were told (quite oddly) that the delay was due to having to redo a number of people's roasts! Didn't instill us with confidence. Server went to check. So our food arrived an hour after ordering. It was all a bit odd and the fact that the servers just ignored every one ( not just us) made the whole experience quite unpleasant. I am happy to order at the bar, but if you tell guests it is a "full table service" you should expect them to want to be communicated with. We ate lateish in the day, so the place was only half full, so that can not be the reason for the appalling service. To add insult to injury, when the bill came they added 10% service charge... for appalling service. As I said, the food was great and I have been coming for years, however, if someone was visiting for the first time ,(it was mother's Day), I doubt they would give the place the benefit of the doubt and return again. I know times have been hard for hospitality and delays can happen but please, just let your customers know why things are delayed and they will accept that, simply ignoring everyone isn't the answer.
Written 27 March 2022
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thoughtfuldiner
Edinburgh1028 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
High quality coffee, at reasonable prices and served by friendly staff. Seating options upstairs and downstairs. Many non-coffee and very interesting deli items (jalapeno jam anybdoy?) on display for sale.
Written 27 March 2022
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