Koocha Mezze Bar

4.6
243 Reviews
£25 and under
Persian
*PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE RELOCATED* and are now located at 203 B Cheltenham Rd The Arches Bristol BS6 5QX

Koocha was founded in 2018 as Bristol’s first totally vegan restaurant – a plant pioneer, we’ve led the way for animal-free cuisine across the city.

What really sets us apart though is the big, unexpected and delicious spices and flavours from Persia and the Middle East that infuse every dish in our bountiful menu.

Our food is as fresh as it comes, sourced locally and sustainably, everything is made from scratch by our talented team. And whether you’re vegan or not, we pride ourselves on our seductive fare – even the most devout meat eaters have declared their love after a meal at one of our tables.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 243 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ELRDR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food and drink was amazing - couldn’t fault it but service was lacking a little.
Seemed like they were under staffed potentially - but considering the social distancing protocols which are supposed to be in place it was very full.
We were sat down very quickly but nobody took our drinks orders until they came to take our food orders. Drinks and food came quickly but we didn’t have any cutlery. We had to ask for cutlery and even then the waiter finished cleaning the table by us before going to get some. Leaving us to stare at our food for a bit.
I mean I can’t fault the food - it was amazing! And the cocktails were incredibly tasty - and will definitely be coming again but.... yeah just felt a little forgotten.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 for everything! Amazing experience and beautful food! Highly recommend to everyone.

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Squid
Bristol
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good, service was also very good and I’ll definitely be returning.

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lots of choice that even my non-veggie husband enjoyed.
Good atmosphere and some interesting cocktails available.
The seating was comfortable with modern decor, that can sometimes be lacking in this type of restaurant but not here.
We hope to be back soon as a nice change from the usual Restaurants around.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal out that I have had in such a long time, will definitely be back soon, thank you

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AnnabelH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delighted by the food and service. One slight issue for me was when I booked I advised this was my daughter's 18th birthday and it would it be possible to have a balloon? There wasn't one. I feel this was a missed opportunity for Koocha to make this rare event just that little bit more special for her and us.

The waitress however, was very friendly and nice.

SG
SarahG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really excellent food and I'd highly recommend it. Stuffed our faces and had a really good time. I'm definitely going to return as soon as I can.

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TomR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very enjoyable.
Mezze plates are very small (£4.50 for 3 falafels, really?) but we ordered 5 plus a main course and it was enough food. Couple of beers (advertised at 500ml but actually 440ml) as well and the bill was about £45 with a tip.
There is serious hype about this place, I do get why, but I can't help think it was better when I first went a few years ago.

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TonyF
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to the new site - really impressed. Highest standards have been maintained. The Mezze choices provide a brilliant range of tastes and makes for a great sharing meal. Lovely service

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Ophelias
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing, I'm not vegan but loved it, lovely decor and staff, can't wait to go back and would defo recommend!

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adaleanH
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, staff were attentive and in good spirits despite a couple of tricky customers complaining about their entirely correct covid protocols!
It was quite loud but lovely atmosphere!

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VictoriaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best vegan meal out I’ve had! Everything was delicious will definitely be back.

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Joanna
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

All staff seemed tired and unwiling to serve. Multiple clients had to personally find a waiter/ess to pay or order food. Waiters seemed to be making an effort or a favor when serving clients.
Fries and tapas amazing. Kebab wasn’t worth £10 since the only difference from one from a kebab shop was the bread and the vegan meat.

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Finn
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best vegan restaurant I’ve been to! Amazing mezze as well as main meals and cocktails

DP
DanniellaP
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really good atmosphere just was really hot upstairs where we was sat but they can’t help that as it was a really hot day. The food was lovely can’t fault it and the mocktail were lovely aswell defiantly be coming back and definitely recommend.

MA
MichaelA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, great staff, what's not to like!
We will definitely visit again when back in Brizol

LD
LeanneD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best vegan breakfast I’ve had in a long time, and was lovely to see such a diverse range of options. Shall be back :)

MS
MissizSmiff
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Tasty vegan food, varied menu, very friendly, happy vibe, beautiful restaurant!

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EPaul
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Reserved a table for six more than a month in advance. When we arrived they said they only had what was a table for four, with a chair stuck on the end. It was not comfortable and when the food finally did arrive, the table was too crowded, which could’ve been helped had the staff come to remove empty glasses (not to mention give us another pitcher of water or ask us if we wanted more drinks).
We sat there for 1.5 hours without any food whatsoever. It would be nice if they could at least bring people something to eat while the rest of the food is cooked.

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CathyR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic mezze selection, decent value, unfamiliar and lovely dishes, punchy flavours.

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katew
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

fantastic meal and gorgeous venue just a shame we were sat upstairs - felt a bit neglected by the staff and the atmoshpere was lacking. still a great meal and staff so will look forward to returning

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RodricN
London
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and beautiful place. Jus can't get over the range of food available and so tasty. Can't wait to go backbajd sample more of the mezze.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was flavourful and we will definitely be coming back for more.

Lovely presentation

JH
JocelynH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazingly tasty food, but service was very slow. We arrived at 7pm and didn't get food til 8pm. The restaurant was very loud, my friend struggled to hear me speaking when he was sat right next to me! Would definitely visit again though as the food was great value for money. £3 for a small bottle of coke was a bit much though!

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FiazA
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful place with beautiful vegan food, would definately recommend

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Freiya
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such amazing food, will definitely be going again

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StephS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food as always and friendly service; especially from the young gal with short dark hair! Could eat here every day and not get bored. Thanks Koocha team!

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SophieA
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always amazing food here, really great atmosphere and a lovely evening out.

JC
JCR1
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was fantastic. But the staff were all oddly really rude — 2 of the 3 who served us that is. Not least, we were given the tiniest of tables for 3 of us to eat from; our food couldn’t even fit on the table! When we asked to use the spare table we were rudely declined it because another group may need it (in an hour). We had to eat at weird angles and put our stuff on the floor and elsewhere. So strange. If the restaurant has made error in bookings, whereby there aren’t enough tables, that is our problem but their fault! And they should solve it, not us!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing. Will definitely visit again. So much more I want to try. It just felt as if the waiter had better things to do with his time as there were only 2 tables so not busy. He didn’t see a couple of people arrive as he was sat at the bar with his back to the door when not serving.

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AGFBristol
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Exquisite food, good wine, pleasant decor. Only slightly spoiled by delayed service when our ticket was lost, which can happen to anyone, and the servers were kind enough to deduct something from our bill for the inconvenience.

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Rachy
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so tasty and well flavoured. It’s definitely the best vegan food I’ve had in any restaurant.
Would definitely recommend to all!

EG
EszterG
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decent portions, balanced meals and cosy decor! Loved it!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, reasonably priced and the food was amazing

HC
HelenC
Essex
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mixture of starters, would highly recommend.

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LydiaL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the staff were very friendly and helpful. They also have lovely decor.

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VICTORIAL
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch would recommend to a friend :))))))))

LJ
LJam
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and tasty cocktails at this gorgeous looking restaurant. One small downside was the lengthy wait for our main course, but the staff were extremely apologetic and we were very happy with the food once it arrived. Would definitely visit again when in Bristol.

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RhysY
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food packed full of flavour and service was great. everyone was very kind and welcoming would 100 percent recommend.

JH
JakeH
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best vegan food I’ve ever eaten! Would definitely visit again

FAQs

Koocha Mezze Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Koocha Mezze Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0117 924 1301.

Koocha Mezze Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 243 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.