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“A hidden gem - now with a great new chef”
Review of Volunteer Tavern

Volunteer Tavern
Ranked #252 of 1,615 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: US$5 - US$22
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Rough, ready and real.
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A hidden gem - now with a great new chef”
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We've been gong to this lovely refurbished pub in central Bristol since it re-opened in 2011. It really is a hidden gem, tucked away in the St Jude's area but only a stone's throw from Cabot Circus. It's small, friendly and beautifully kept - as are the wonderful selection of real ales. The food has always been good, but it's now stepped up a level with the appointment of Mark, a very talented young chef. I have enjoyed the mussels in white wine (best I've ever tasted) and today my husband took our son-in-law. who is vegan, for lunch. Mark immediately whipped up a delicious homemade veggie burger. Husband had the salmon fishcakes on wilted spinach with chive sauce. The menu is imaginative and absolutely everything is home cooked. So next time you're shopping at Cabot Circus, take a break from the chain restaurants and pop into the Volunteer Tavern for a friendly welcome and excellent food.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Anna R
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English first
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“Great roast, Hidden Pub”
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Excellent sunday roast, with three kinds of meat and all the trimmings for around a tenner. can't go wrong really! Nice crispy roast potatoes are hard to come by in bristol's pubs, but I was greeted by three or four of them here!

  • Visited January 2013
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“Excellent Local”
Reviewed 4 January 2013

Good beer, good staff, good people, good place!

Always have a good selection of ales and a top chef serving very, very good food.

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Thank DavidJPH
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