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Welcome to Bocabar


Heavenly dining • scrumptious cocktails • DJs and live music

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Welcome to Bocabar


Heavenly dining • scrumptious cocktails • DJs and live music

 
 
 

Mothers Day Sunday Lunch offer

We are offering a complimentary glass of Prosecco for mum with all lunch bookings on Sunday 31st March.

Sunday Roast, Specials and Pizza menus are available.
Please book online to participate.

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SIP SIP HURRAY

We’re delighted to hear that we have been selected as a finalist in the Best Bar category!

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It’s a fantastic achievement, especially considering this year has seen a record high amount of nominations for the Awards. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on April 11th. There’s a diverse range of categories to suit all businesses; here’s the link.

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CELEBRATING THE BEST OF BRISTOL

“It’s in all of our interest to celebrate and promote Bristol and there’s never been a greater focus on localism, civic engagement and on promoting Bristol as the business capital of the west.”

Bristol Life Awards 2019

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Sunday Best

“The Sunday roast I had smashed it out of the park”

“The atmosphere was just what we needed for a chilled Sunday.”

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Opening hours

Mondays-Thursdays: 9.30am-11pm;
Fridays-Saturdays: 9.30am-1am  (no entry after midnight);
Sundays: 9.30am-10.30pm.
(subject to change at the discretion of the management)
 

Finding Us

PAINTWORKS, BATH ROAD, ARNOS VALE BRISTOL, BS4 3EH
We are only a ten minute walk from Temple Meads train station.

Telephone: 0117 972 8838
Email: bocabarbookings@outlook.com


What’s on


What’s on


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Bocabar Art

DOMENICA de FERRANTI & LUCY PORTMAN
6th March - 29th April

PRIVATE VIEW – WEDNESDAY 6th MARCH

Complimentary glass of wine, 6-8pm.

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Bocabar dances into Spring by exhibiting two exceptional local artists, who's work and experience share a root in how they both reflect and observe nature. Domenica and Lucy first shared a space in 2005 while training at a prestigious fine art atelier in Italy. They have selected drawings and paintings from recent collections to exhibit together for the first time.

Using oils and beeswax, Lucy’s paintings are based on escapes out of the city to find solace in nature, to distant memories of natural worlds marked by human presence, some real, some remembered, some imagined.

Domenica works mainly as a sculptor, using wax, plaster, wood, bronze and stone. For this show she has selected intricate 2D pen and charcoal drawings that explores her preoccupation with the natural world and it's relation to humanity. Both artists are currently based in Bristol and accept commission based work.

 
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News


News


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10th-17th February – THE BRITISH DAL FESTIVAL

Following the success of the inaugural British Dal Festival in Bristol in March 2018 the festival is coming back in 2019 with events and a dal trail across the country.

The second British Dal Festival will run for the week from Sunday 10th February 2019, expected to be designated by the United Nations as the first ever World Pulse Day in recognition of the contribution pulses make to health, nutrition, food security, biodiversity and fighting climate change.

The festival’s Dal Trail will see eateries across the country bringing pulses to the fore and shining a spotlight on their magic, by offering at least one dal or other dish of beans, peas, lentils or chickpeas through the week. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy favourite dals and to try less familiar pulse dishes from the fava dip of the Greek island of Santorini to traditional British parched peas.

While highlighting the myriad ways that pulses are cooked around the world, the festival seeks to go  beyond simple indulgence in delicious dishes, raising the profile of pulses and increasing awareness of their benefits.   As a plant-based source of protein and other nutrients, pulses provide an immediate opportunity to reduce meat consumption and the impact of our diets on resources and climate change.

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Dill and lime crusted aubergine, Fava bean and pea dal, toasted almond flakes, harissa salsa and a dill and cucumber lassi, an Indian yogurt based drink, served as shot on the side. £13


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BRISTOL EATING BETTER

We have been awarded Gold in the Bristol Eating Better scheme.

Supporting local takeaways, cafes and in-house caterers to take small and achievable steps to reduce sugar, salt and unhealthy fats in their food and drinks, whilst promoting healthier options. Amongst other things the award also looks at how businesses can reduce waste and support the local economy.


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Local, seasonal and delicious


Local, seasonal and delicious


KEEPING IT LOCAL

 

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT SOURCING LOCAL PRODUCE AND HAVE SOME WONDERFUL LOCAL SUPPLIERS.
HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THEM:

FOOD
Abu Noor Pitta Factory, Bristol
Blagdon Butchers, Blagdon, Somerset
Bristol Beerd Brewery, Warmley
Charles Saunders, Bristol
Fussels Fine Foods Ltd, Church Farm, Frome, Somerset
Grow Bristol, St Philip's Marsh, Bristol
Homewood Cheeses, Ubley, Somerset
La Chasse, Hunter Gatherering for Chefs, Zeals, Wiltshire
Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire
Longmans, Yeovil, Somerset
Matthews Cotswold Flour
Proper Bread Co, Montpelier, Bristol
Psychopomp Distillery, Bristol (gin)
Salcombe Dairy, Devon
Samways, Bridport, Dorset
Somerset Cheese Co, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Style Farm Butchers, Warminster, Wiltshire
The Real Olive Company, Bristol
The Severn Project, Bristol
The Traditional Free Range Egg Company, Sparkford, Somerset
Totally Welsh, Haverfordwest, Wales
Valley Smokehouse, Dundry, Bristol

 

DRINKS
Annings Cider, Sidmouth, Devon
Black Cow Vodka, Beaminster, Dorset
Conker Spirit, Bournemouth, Dorset (gin)
Crane Beer, Bristol
Electric Bear Brewing Company, Bath
Firebrand Brewing Company, Launceston, Cornwall
Glastonbury Ales, Somerton, Somerset
Glastonbury Spring Water, Somerset
Good Chemistry Brewing, Bristol
Great Western Brewery, Hambrook, Bristol
Harbour Brewing Company, Bodmin, Cornwall
Kettlesmith Brewing, Bradford-Upon-Avon, Wiltshire
Left Handed Giant Brewing Company, Bristol
Lyme Bay Winery, Axminster, Devon
Moor Beer Company, Bristol
New Bristol Brewery, Bristol
Orchard Pig, West Bradley, Somerset
Palmers Brewery, Bridport, Dorset
Salcombe Distilling Company, Salcombe, Devon
Severn Cider, Awre, Gloucestershire
The Collector, Wrington, Somerset (vermouth)
The Cotswolds Distillery, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
The Incredible Brewing Company, Brislington, Bristol
The Twisted Brewing Company, Westbury, Wiltshire
The Wild Beer Company, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Tiny Rebel Brewing Company, Newport, Wales
Weston's Cider, Ledbury, Herefordshire

 

 
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Location


Location


 

 

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