Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pizza, Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from £10-£30
Ranked: #10 of 24 restaurants in Bristol

Think cocktails and glamour at this floating restaurant and bar, located in the glittering Bristol harbour.

Climb aboard Under the Stars and step back in time with their exclusive cocktail menu, inspired by the 1920s era. Try the favourite ‘French Martini Twist’ with blueberry liqueur and East London vodka, or go for the more exotic ‘Rock the Cazcabel’, with Cazcabel honey tequila and Somerset cider brandy. Not sure what to have? Ask a friendly mixologist to rustle you up their cocktail of choice!

Enjoy a tasty selection of Mediterranean tapas to go with your drinks, from marinated meats and roasted vegetables, to fresh seafood and melting cheeses, there’s something for meat-eaters, vegans and vegetarians alike! Still hungry? Try one of their delicious pizzas (made onsite from scratch), with a fantastic variety of toppings to choose from.

Recently renovated with a nautical theme, Under the Stars offers a superb dingin experience within a unique location. Perfect for catch ups with friends and family, or for a romantic meal for two, this is not one to miss in Bristol!

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Under the Stars
Narrow Quay
Bristol BS1 4QA

Open Hours:
Kitchen hours // Winter:
Monday – Friday: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday: 12pm – 3pm & 5pm – 9pm
Sunday 12pm – 3pm

Kitchen hours // Summer:
Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 3pm & 5pm – 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 3pm & 5pm – 10pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Phone: 0117 929 8392
Website: www.underthestarsbar.co.uk

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Ranked: #10 of 24 restaurants in Bristol 10
Under the Stars
Location: Central Bristol
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pizza, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: £10-£30

Reviews

Elin Jones

really lovely food and wine, gorgeous setting, friendly staff

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Nuria Melisa

Had a lovely time, the food was great! Lots of vegan options!

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Heard a lot about the food but nothing was over-hyped. We had 6 tapas dishes and were really impressed with all of them.
The service was relaxed but attentive and also from about 5:30 onwards, there were plenty of people in the restaurant so it didn't feel like it was just us as the first table.
Will be back for sure.

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It was my friends birthday and I took him here as a surprise. The staff were incredible! I’ve never had service like this. I took my cake in the day before and they brought it out to our table and he had no idea the whole time. The food was absolutely excellent, and the portions were very generous. The setting is beautiful, we had a candle lit dinner sat by the window looking out to the water. I will definitely be returning here. We had the most amazing time and I can’t thank the staff enough for making his birthday so special.

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Valerie Harland

The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. We went for all veggie options for tapas and discovered herbs and recipes we'd never experienced before. It was a wonderful experience, so thanks so much to First Table and Under the Stars. A great partnership!

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Fantastic food in a fantastic venue!

We had a number of tapas dishes (the portions were a good size) and a pizza to share between four. The food was perfectly cooked, especially the calamari where the batter was crisp and light. Service was spot on!

Our first time at Under the Stars and we will definitely be back.

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Friendly welcome. Nice atmosphere. The tapas were all delicious and very tasty. There was quite a wait on the pizzas as they were waiting for the dough having used it all the night before but we were made aware of this upon arrival so not a problem. Would definitely go again.

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Elin Jones

really lovely food and wine, gorgeous setting, friendly staff

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The place is quite nice since it is a boat. I assume that customers can stay on deck in the summer.
Ordered seven tapas dishes and most of them are yummy, especially the king prawns. Although my friend love the mushroom risotto, I do think the rice should be boiled longer.
Without discount, this restaurant could be a bit expensive since the plate is small and the price is around 6 pounds per dish. Thanks to first table, it is perfect now.

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Nuria Melisa

Had a lovely time, the food was great! Lots of vegan options!

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Natsuko Fujiwara

Amazing as always so glad to have found that they are part of first table

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Heard a lot about the food but nothing was over-hyped. We had 6 tapas dishes and were really impressed with all of them.
The service was relaxed but attentive and also from about 5:30 onwards, there were plenty of people in the restaurant so it didn't feel like it was just us as the first table.
Will be back for sure.

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Sam Williams

Great food and excellent drinks selection. Well priced and no issues using first table booking, many thanks

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Really enjoyed the meal, staff was very polite.

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The food was nice. I though it was a little rude of the waitress to choose my drink! I asked to r a particular beer (after asking for a drinks menu so I could choose) and she came back with a different pint and told me they didn't have the one I had asked for so got me this one instead. That's never happened to me before.

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Sam Sutherland-Dee

Lovely restaurant, friendly staff and a great dinner!

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Pedro Moura

We had a reservation for two at Sunday lunchtime, and we proceeded to order 3 small plates each + a bread and hummus starter.

The good:
- Both the ham and cheese croquettes as well as the crab croquettes were great, well-seasoned and flavourful;
- The brie and pear salad was fresh and vibrant.

The bad:
- Although it was fresh, the hummus lacked seasoning - it didn't have any salt and thus was lacking in flavour.

The terrible:
- The lamb skewers... oh boy, where to start with those. We decided to order two, as we liked the sound of them and wanted one small plate for each. My partner's dish was overcooked to the point that the meat was chewy and had a horrible texture, while mine was underdone to the extent that entire chunks of the skewers were raw asides from the surface of the meat (my partner later said that, after leaving the plate at the table, the server told the chef "Those were underdone" and the chef responded with indifference). Furthermore, the seasoning mixture used for them is absolutely horrible - the meat manages to have no flavour and at the same time be so spicy it hurts!
- The calamari was one of the worst dishes I've ever eaten: it had no flavour at all, the aioli was bad and the tempura was so greasy that, as a combination of that and the undercooked lamb, I spent a good 10 minutes vomiting upon arriving home half an hour later.

Never again.

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Esther Goh

The waiters were absolutely lovely and gave amazing recommendations. It was a really sweet atmosphere that was perfect for a meal.

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Michael Hanney

Love under the stars.

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We had a lovely lunch overlooking the harbour The food portions were very substantial and they serve great coffee

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Our third visit, and once again the food, service and atmosphere was as good as the previous occasions. We will be back!

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Really nice atmosphere, lovely staff and amazing food

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It was my friends birthday and I took him here as a surprise. The staff were incredible! I’ve never had service like this. I took my cake in the day before and they brought it out to our table and he had no idea the whole time. The food was absolutely excellent, and the portions were very generous. The setting is beautiful, we had a candle lit dinner sat by the window looking out to the water. I will definitely be returning here. We had the most amazing time and I can’t thank the staff enough for making his birthday so special.

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Alanna AB

Amazing food at a great price.

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Our third visit to “Under the Stars”- absolutely gorgeous food and lovely staff.

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Vicky Tilbury

The second time using First Table at this wonderful place! The tapas is out of this world, so fresh and beautifully presented. So exciting to read the menu and know you can have sea bass and prawns and amazing calamari. Can’t recommend enough

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A really lovely vibe and fantastic pizza!

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Nina Moulder

Fantastic, friendly and quick service. We went for various tapas dishes between 4 of us, all were excellent. Very tasty and nicely presented. Only bad thing was we struggled to finish them all and had no room for dessert.

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Lizzy Armstrong

Amazing food, will definitely be back soon.

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Our second visit to Under the Stars, and it was just as good as the first. Great food and great service and the sun was shining - what's not to like!

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Valerie Harland

The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. We went for all veggie options for tapas and discovered herbs and recipes we'd never experienced before. It was a wonderful experience, so thanks so much to First Table and Under the Stars. A great partnership!

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Melissa Leung

Food was good but the portions were quite small.

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Tom Burns

Fantastic food, a beautiful setting and great service. There's nothing not to like about dining at Under the Stars!! We will be back again soon.

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Sea Rae

The staff were all friendly and attentive with a relaxed style. The food was good, but not hugely memorable, I felt the pizza sauce tasted quite heavily of tomato purée which could be improved upon. The calamari and Padron peppers were well done, and our vegan guest was very pleased with the selection.

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Cassie Devoy

So pleasantly surprised! We made a last minute booking for a date day. We got to sit up on the deck in the sun which was lovely on its own, but the extensive range of delicious tapas and beverages made it that much more special. The girls were super lovely and we can’t wait to go back.

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Rhodri Briddon

The food are so fresh. The potato is my favourite. Steak is great as well but the pasta might be more seasoning. The service is great. The view from the boat is nice. Would love to back again

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Tess Thompson

Great food and early bird deal. Very hot as was a heat wave - some fans would be good in summer

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Waye Tan

Delicious food and prompt service

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This wasn't my first time here and it certainly won't be my last! Lovely staff, great setting and the food is amazing!!! We sampled the halloumi pizza, camembert (bread and cheese theme going on here!) as well as the padron peppers and king prawns. Washed down with a lovely bottle of rose in the sun... Thanks for a lovely evening :-)

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Fantastic food in a fantastic venue!

We had a number of tapas dishes (the portions were a good size) and a pizza to share between four. The food was perfectly cooked, especially the calamari where the batter was crisp and light. Service was spot on!

Our first time at Under the Stars and we will definitely be back.

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Amie Griffiths

Beautiful Venue, great food and friendly service!

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Friendly welcome. Nice atmosphere. The tapas were all delicious and very tasty. There was quite a wait on the pizzas as they were waiting for the dough having used it all the night before but we were made aware of this upon arrival so not a problem. Would definitely go again.

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Sophie Young

Our first time with firsttable but not first visit to the restaurant. Really friendly service, incredible food, only wish we could have fitted more in, will definitely return and keep recommending to friends, couldn’t fault this place!

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