JK’s Tapas Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

4.9
124 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
We are a brand new exciting, fresh and independently ran restaurant and cocktail bar.

Boasting a delicious tapas style food menu; freshly cooked vegan, fish, meat & gluten-free dishes made to order and locally sourced. Alongside, we have beautiful cocktails,mocktails, premium spirits and mixers, ice cold bottled beers, ciders, wines and non-alcoholic beverages.

Our culture is simple; provide food and drink unparalleled in taste and quality, with the service to match. We strive to make everyone who walks through our door feel like a true foodie during their time here.
We are very lucky to have a small family like team here who all work so hard to make it such a fantastic environment for our customers and staff.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 124 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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amyc
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and lovely setting seated outside. Food was delicious!

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RebeccaC
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely find. Staff are friendly and were made to feel very welcome. Menu isn't too big and what we ordered was made to a high standard. Staff are local, knowledgeable and professional. Really enjoyed our night.

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Fiona
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, lovely food, great selection of drinks and fantastic atmosphere. Highly recommend this lovely local restaurant x

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EmmaA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute gem of a place! Truly blown away by the food. Lovely staff, all round great service…can’t wait to go back

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DomW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, wish the garden was open later as it is 30 degrees in Bristol. Amazing staff, cocktails and food A+++++

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ShelbyE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We didn’t have a food but food that was delivered to near by tables smelt and looked really nice. Drinks were good, lasted a while. Good value. Good atmosphere. Quaint little place.

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ClaudiaB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, friendly with good vibes, food and cocktails were fab. Really made our evening.
Can't wait to return

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ChelseaB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service & cocktails!! Highly recommend to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly service. The food was lovely and the choice of gins went down well!
A little gem of a restaurant, which we will be revisiting soon.

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Paige
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great cocktails and great service. We'll be back again!

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BarryA
Kent
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous little restaurant in a residential area of Bristol. Food and service was amazing with lovely little dishes full of flavour. The cocktails were great too and had a good chat with Jack the owner at the end of the night. Highly recommended.

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Paul
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and cocktails. Off the main road so a good destination in Staple Hill.

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LeeH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt that JK offered a different experience from the usual curry or Italian restaurants. It was trendy, had a buzz and great atmosphere, almost felt like we were on holiday. The staff were great and the cocktails were fab.
Thoroughly enjoyed the night

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Gabrielle
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing cocktails and helpful staff!

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SEharvey
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great drinks, attentive service and delicious food 👌🏼

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RupaR
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu with lots of choices for everyone one really great vegan choices too. Puddings were absolutely delicious. Great cocktails menu fair prices very delicious. Would recommend to everyone.

KM
KarenM
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent small plates and friendly service. Would recommend.

KB
KimB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little tapas bar. Tasty food and fab cocktails.

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EmmaC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas and cocktails here are fantastic. Great service and friendly staff. Fab place on many people's doorstep.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional ..... which has become the norm at JKs

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food was delicious and portion sizes were very generous. Great night, great cocktails. Highly recommend this place, no need to go into the centre of Bristol!

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MatthewB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food and drinks to the service was phenomenal.

Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Lovely food and attentive staff. Every visit is a pleasure 🥰

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AshleighG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack was so friendly and welcoming! The food was delicious and cocktails were superb! Can’t wait to come back again. 😀

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Trace
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre fathers day gathering. Really enjoyed ourselves.

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hillary
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy little restaurant, amazing food, great service, music a bit too loud but will definitely go back again. I loved the cod fishcakes.

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MrsMaddie
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely cocktails, lovely staff, lovely place! My first time here and I will be back. We are very lucky to have this place locally.

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GaryH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing to back after being locked down, menu options are tasty, all the staff are on the ball with customer service, amazing owners, good to catch up, look forward to our next visit

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TerryP
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent cocktails and friendly staff all added up to a really enjoyable experience. There's not a huge choice of dishes to choose from but I'd far rather have a somewhat limited menu that is cooked and presented with excellence (which this was) than a large menu resulting in mediocre food. Just one tip for the staff if you don't mind - cast your eyes over the tables regularly as it was difficult to attract attention when we wanted something. That nitpicking aside we were really, really pleased with our meal and will definitely be coming back.

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All the food we ate was excellent- beautifully presented. Our compliments to the chef. Great service from Isaac - many thanks. Think their business would be enhanced with addition of a dessert menu. Plus also to have coffee etc. Isaac advised a dessert menu was being developed. We will be going back. We wish Jack & Isaac and all involved every success with this business.

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Fabled5
London
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a warm welcome from Jack and the team. Great decor, modern with an industrial feel and some quirky twists including a great feature photo of Jack’s adorable dogs. Table distance is appropriate to not feel squashed and the furniture echoing the feel of the decor.
Menu choice was pleasing without being overwhelming and the food is high quality, well cooked and presented - totally delicious. Fab cocktails - wow. Book it, be pleasantly surprised with what lies behind the glass door on a row of shops! We loved the personal approach and we’ll deffo be back. Spot on.

JK
JonathanK
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was outstanding. Couldnt do enough to make are experience there a pleasurable one. Highly recommended I say.

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DanzH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very small portions of food for price expected a decent size portion of chips to share between 2 people for the price
Staff very friendly

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Flash
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A lovely new addition to Downend with great food in a cosy setting that provided an enjoyable night out. The tapas options weren't extensive but what is available was perfectly cooked and well presented; sufficient options to cater for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. A good selection available at the bar with a nice variety of gins to work through. Had to remind the server about a drinks order but an apology and discount were promptly offered so more than content. A cosy setting inside (out the back looked well decked out) that created a really nice atmosphere with a good selection of music playing throughout the night at just the right level. Would definitely recommend to others looking for some decent tapas at a good price!

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Eleanor
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I recommend this restaurant, the drinks were beautiful to look at and delicious and the staff were very friendly. I understand this is a newly opened restaurant so there's a couple things that may need a bit of work. For instance, the food was good but could be a bit more polished, e.g. Sauteed chorizo could have been cooked more for a thicker sauce, chips could do with some seasoning. Also, the grime music and change in genres was a bit jarring for a restaurant, could maybe do with a solid playlist to make the experience more fluid and laid back.
Overall, I still recommend it, just has a few learning curves for a newly opened restaurant.

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Harriet
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great bar with friendly service and amazing food/cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Whilst the outside space is nice, you need to walk all the way around the houses to get in there rather than walking through the restaurant.
The waitress that took our cocktail order, didn’t know anything about how the cocktails were made / what was in them.
The cocktails where syrupy and sickly.
Wouldn’t rush back!

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PeterD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, attentive and friendly staff, good value for money. Definitely worth visiting regularly

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lizzylipstick
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely evening good food and service with a smile would have liked dessert and coffee though
tapas was very good especially ham hock & piccalilli

FAQs

JK’s Tapas Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 124 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.