The Star and Dove

4.9
28 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Chef proprietor Newstead Sayer has breathed new life into a much-loved local landmark. The Star and Dove stands proudly in the heart of colourful Totterdown.

Comprised of two halves; a dog friendly, classic British pub on one side, and a relaxed, comfortable restaurant on the other. We proudly offer an authentic modern British menu, a hand-selected wine list, Cask Ales and three open hearths.

Our menu is perfect for sharing with family and friends, and we take great pride in the fact our produce is meticulously sourced from Bristol and the surrounding countryside.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate in giving us a call, we're all very happy to help.

See you soon!

















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
What 28 people are saying
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TinaP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food. Will definitely be going back

However the restaurant was very cold

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JosieW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and the service is always very good. This wasn’t our first visit, we love this place. Hats off to the chief. It’s a must try for food in Bristol.

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GuyD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and the service was great. Can't wait to go back !

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Sharon
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Star & Dove was absolutely outstanding. The standard of food was amazing. Service was friendly and efficient. The excellent online reviews are well deserved, I only wished we lived in Bristol to visit frequently. Good luck in the strange times. Sharon & Stewart Roberts

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EmJC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great team and atmosphere. A must for Sunday lunch in Bristol.

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SarahH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best roast I've had in a long time - lovely pub, great staff and good drink selection. I'll definitely be back soon. Thank you :)

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PaulT
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In our opinion it qualified as a bonafide Gastro pub! A title that is often used these days to mean a pub that does anything other than ready meals. But this is a dinning experience in a pub. Really enjoyable.

The Star and Dove
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thanks Paul!

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always, good service, highly recommend a visit

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GinaD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the food is high in price (£8-12 per starter; £20-26 per main), the food is of high quality, delicious and beautifully presented. Do note that you need to order at least one side to share between two.

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SaraP
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, absolutely delicious. It’s so good I Overindulged so had to nap when I got home.

The Star and Dove
Responded on October 10, 2020

Thank you Sara, Looking forward to seeing you both again soon!

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Cimone
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most amazing meals I’ve had this year. The fish soup was great and the steak - outstanding, melting in your mouth. Friendly stuff makes the venue even more perfect :)

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Roberts1892
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Firstly the food was excellent. Beautiful fresh sourdough bread and our Hanger Steak and Duck were beautifully cooked.

The pricing was in line with the quality of the cooking so absolutely no complaints there.

The service was very pleasant but just way to slow for us. While I appreciate not being rushed, two hours for a main course and one dessert with up to half an hour after ordering each time for any food to arrive was disappointing. I have no idea how you'd get three courses ordered served and finished before closing if you booked a table after 7:30

The Star and Dove
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi Stuart, Thank you for taking your time to write your review. It's highly appreciated. I'd like to apologise personally for the wait times you experienced on the Saturday evening you visited us. It was due to my own personal error we had overbooked and it really isn't a true reflection of our normal evening service. We're chuffed you enjoyed the food so much and we hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Tom

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LucyH
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited for our Wedding anniversary... was blown away by the quality of the food. Everything was delicious and beautiful! meticulous and stunning presentation!
It is a little on the pricey side but totally worth it. And excellent spot for a special occasion.

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GeorginaO
Bristol
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best roast I have had in Bristol. Staff were pleasant and food was of the highest quality

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, great service. We’ll be going back. Highly recommended.

The Star and Dove
Responded on September 26, 2020

Thanks!

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SharronN
Bristol
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch, the Yorkshire puddings were massive, everything on my plate was delicious 😊 excellent friendly service. Loved it ❤️

The Star and Dove
Responded on September 19, 2020

Thank you, Sharron! Really kind words and we're thrilled you loved it.

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Rich
Bristol
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined in almost every restaurant in Bristol opened over the past decade - this has to be the most pleasant surprise of them all. Highly recommended.

The Star and Dove
Responded on September 16, 2020

Wow, such high praise! Thank you so much Rich. Team S&D

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KatyS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well sourced fresh food with light and creative flavour combinations.
Attentive polite service.

The Star and Dove
Responded on September 16, 2020

Thank You Katy! It's so kind of you to leave such lovely review, we're thrilled you enjoyed your visit.

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SaraP
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosy and nice atmosphere, delicious food and great menu including veggie and vegan options. Would recommend.

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Hannah
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sunday roast and lovely service! Highly recommend

The Star and Dove
Responded on August 28, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, Thanks for leaving a review too, it really means a lot!

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JuliaC
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here was seriously good and beautifully presented. The dishes were imaginative too.

The Star and Dove
Responded on August 28, 2020

Thank you so much Julia!

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JulieH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, atmosphere & service. Warm butter cakes were simply delicious. Thank you.

The Star and Dove
Responded on August 16, 2020

Thank you Julie!

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a lovely atmosphere and staff. We will definitely be going back, fantastic quality for a very reasonable price.

The Star and Dove
Responded on August 16, 2020

Thanks Chloe! So glad you enjoyed your visit!

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matthewc
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant all round. Delicious and high-quality food, wonderful service and lovely ambience with the restaurant separate from the bar. I'll definitely return!

The Star and Dove
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to send us a review! We really appreciate your kind words and support, The Star and Dove.

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JessH
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best roast I have ever had in Bristol. The team were so welcoming, the whole place felt extremely clean which is important right now of course! But the food was outstanding, I almost don't want to recommend it because I would still like to be able to get a table.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best roast in Bristol I've had so far, and I have tried many. Friendly staff, cozy atmosphere.

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Lisha
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a Sunday dinner, wow...it was amazing!
We went opening weekend and it was fantastic, so we decided to go back again and it was even better!
Our dogs were extremely welcome as well.
The staff were very friendly and the service was great.
Would definitely recommend:-)

TJ
TJKBS4
Bristol
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Great to see this pub given a new lease of life. Now one of the very best places to eat in the area.

FAQs

The Star and Dove is rated 4.9 stars by 28 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.