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Bambalan

Podium Level, Colston Tower, Colston Avenue, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS1 4XE
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Opening Information

All day casual dining
Monday - Sunday: 8am - Midnight

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Easy Access

About Bambalan

Bambalan offers something for everyone. Fresh, healthy and exciting all day dining, an expertly crafted drinks menu, exceptional coffee & tea and unrivaled views over the city centre from our rooftop terrace.

Cuisine: Mediterranean
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Lovely place, friendly staff and amazing food. It was my second visit and both times have been great and I have not been disappointed. We will be back again!

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Excellent food and service!

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Amazing roof terrace and great communication when making a booking for a big group.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Overall a very enjoyable experience, good food and drink in a fun yet relaxed atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Booked a table for Saturday evening - food was tasty and waiter was excellent - helpful and friendly. Good atmosphere - thank you 😊

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Outside terrace is great! Drinks are OK, and food looked delicious...will try next time!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Would prefer a pint than a glass seems a bit ponsy/hipster

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Enjoyed an afternoon with 4 girlfriends. I had the 'BABS' pork & beef meatballs which was delicious and great value. Received attentive service. Even better to finish our cocktails listening to great music on the terrace in glorious sunshine by DJ Darren Thorne! We'll be back!

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

My work party were very well looked after by the team at Bambalan, and a wonderful evening was had by all. Would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Smashing food, drink prices steep which is confusing as the place is always busy. Always have a great time when I have been there.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

I really liked the restaurant and the menu had a great variety. The only issue with the food itself was that the ratio of salad to main topping on the bab’s wasn’t quite right. However, service was incredibly slow and poor quality. It didn’t really matter for our table as we weren’t in a rush, but we had to ask twice for the chips we’d ordered, had to wait ages for water and it took us half an hour to pay the bill from when we’d requested it. Bambalan has a lot of potential and a great atmosphere but it needs to make sure there are enough staff working and well trained.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Has a great time, food & drinks were fab

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Very friendly waitress plus she had a good knowledge of the menu so was able to recommend dishes to a fussy eater. Some unusual dishes and all in our group enjoyed their choices......delicious. Quick service which suited us as we were off to the theatre after.

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Thank you to Barbara and all of the team. We arrived a bit early and hey accommodated our party. This was the first time we have been here for our staff party and definitely will be back! Many thanks

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Visited On Thursday, 19 July 2018

Mel has been a fantastic organizer!! It has been a fantastic birthday, the atmosphere at the terrace was great and the music outstanding! It sounded like an italian aperitif! She allowed my friend to play the birthday song when she came out with the cake Everything has been amazing!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Not enough bar staff, long wait for drinks.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 July 2018

I've been to Bambalan before so know it's a great place to eat and have drinks. We were a group of 10 and for us the biggest let down was the inconsistency of service. While at our table to must have dealt with at least three different people, and would have to chase for things like additional drink orders. Not ideal. Otherwise we had a great time.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Absolutely terrible services here. Got recommendation from word of mouth from a family member, mentioning that the atmosphere was great and that you could see the bristol harbourside from a seat on the rooftop. Turned up at around 11pm, sat in a table of 4, waited at the bar to notify a bar staff member to clean up our table because there were at least 10/15 glasses on the table which were organised by us for someone to take away. When asking a bar staff member to remove the dirty glasses he replied very rudely, “I don’t clean up the glasses”, I asked very politely “is it possible you can find someone to clean up our table”, after this he simply rang a bell and then walked off without notifying me if someone will come. Anyways after that I ordered drinks and the bar staff were just looking around behind the bar, dropping beer cans and still giving them to customers, providing the least professional service possible. It was around 12 o’clock where the bar was closing and our group of 4 still had some drink to finish off, we were not the only people there, there were still a lot of people hanging around. Anyways the security man came up to us and said “finish your drinks and leave we are closing” this topped the evening off to the bad service we had received from this bar. I’m not sure if providing rude and terrible service was part of the experience but that’s how it felt.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Great lively atmosphere, delicious food, great service - couldn’t fault a thing!

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Visited On Friday, 06 July 2018

The place itself was really lovely, however, when I arrived I told the staff I booked, and requested an outside table but I was told they don't book outside tables. They then just told me to pick anywhere and he walked off. So this wasn't the best impression. We had to then scramble to find ourselves a table that could seat everyone even though we had booked a table. I also felt that the drinks were over priced. At £22 a pitcher or £10 for a cocktail, it's not somewhere we could stay long. We were also sat on the terrace and the music was so loud that we couldn't speak to each other and we ended up leaving in the end. However, the staff were nice and the views from the terrace were really nice.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 July 2018

Staff couldn't have been friendlier, looked after me and my daughter and were easy going too.

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Visited On Friday, 06 July 2018

Great thanks!

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Visited On Friday, 06 July 2018

You guys are the best.....

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Visited On Thursday, 05 July 2018

Fantastic service from start to finish nothing too much trouble and food was delicious 😋

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