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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 Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The veggie sharer platter was small and overpriced - we had to get additional food after. My friend, who is vegan, also added there was feta cheese on one of the veggie platter dishes and she therefore couldn’t eat it.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

We had a lovely meal, great food and it all came out together. The disappointing part, was that the 2 bar attendants were very slow and miserable. It wasn’t just me and my party’s thoughts, I spoke to several other people who thought the same. I wouldn’t rush to come back just to use the bar.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

We have eaten at bambalan many times before and love it, however this was the first time we have been for brunch and were a little disappointed. The food was not up to the usual standard, and when we pointed out that the cooked breakfasts had come with a very standard looking pork sausage each rather than the 2 mergeze sausages advertised the waiter just looked bemused and asked us the difference. However, they were very good about putting together a toddler breakfast for us and it was only 2 weeks since they started doing brunch on a Sunday, so I have fingers crossed it will come up to their usual standard and value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Really great service and friendly staff. Excellent all around

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

The good: Fun night with good food, and a bill that didn't break that bank. The not so good: We'd booked a table and arrived 10 mins early. It took a long time to be greeted initially, and the host was verging on rude. Once we were seated the service improved, but was still very slow. We've been to Bambalan a few times, and there were lots of drunk teens this times. Get the sense that as they've expanded, they can't decide if they're a restaurant, a bar or a club, and overall need more staff to manage all 3 well.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Fantastic food and atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Lovely lunch, the food was fresh and tasty. Made out work outing 'special' and memorable. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Lovely food. We arrived 20 mins early for a brunch booking and was happy to wait in the bar whilst our party arrived but wasn’t offered any drinks while we waited. Otherwise service was friendly and efficient. Would recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

We had a wonderful lunch and the staff were really helpful. Will definitely come back another time!

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 March 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Friendly and helpful staff, and great drinks.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Great night thanks for accommodating us xxx

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Sadly this visit wasn't as good as previous occasions. The quantity and quality of the food was poor compared to food I've eaten in the past. My water glass and the bowl the food was served in were both chipped, not small ones either and the table was horrendously wobbly. Such a shame as i love Bambalams.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Really fab food and good range.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Great atmosphere. Really friendly staff. The food was served promptly and was absolutely georgous.

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Visited On Monday, 11 March 2019

Had a lovely meal. Friendly welcoming staff, good atmosphere and fantastic cocktails. Will definitely return.

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

Our waitress - Natalia - was amazing. We had a show to catch, so we were ready to order when we sat down. Natalia took all our orders, and our food arrived even before our drinks. We could eat and enjoy our food without having to rush. And the food was delicious!! We will be back!

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

Really good, had a great evening. Food was amazing! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

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Visited On Thursday, 07 March 2019

Fantastic, friendly and quick service.

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Visited On Monday, 04 March 2019

I absolutely love this place!! Great food, great drink, fantastic service and a wonderful atmosphere, I’ve been many times and I will keep going, my girlfriends first time last night and she feels exactly the same.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

We had fantastic food before going to the theatre. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was delicious and arrived really quickly.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Amazing night, amazing food, amazing drinks and an amazing atmosphere! Will 100% be returning!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

The food was amazing as was the atmosphere although my group found it a bit too loud...

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

Service was too quick - aperitif, wine and food (a bit luke warm) all arrived at the same time and we were done in 20 mins, so we had cocktails to pad out the time. It's a shame since we were on date night. Some of the dishes were delicious.

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

Great place to dine before theatre production.

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