Bambalan

Podium Level, Colston Tower, Colston Avenue, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS1 4XE
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All day casual dining
Tuesday - Thursday 12pm - Midnight
Friday 12pm - 1am
Saturday 11am - 1am
Sunday 11am - 6pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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, 07 August 2020

Great evening as always, service prompt and friendly

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

We booked a table at Bambalan for a colleague's birthday lunch. For most of us it was the first time eating out since restaurants had reopened, and it was great to see the Covid H&S measures Bambalan had in place. Service and food were great. Would recommend!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Overpriced on everything. Slow service.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

The first point of contact provided awful service very rude & abrupt. I booked a table 2 weeks in advance & specifically asked for a table by the Dj both which was completely ignored & when I asked if a table does become available can we please be moved & I was told "me & 15 other people" with such a rude tone. Some of the staff need a course in customer service & care. I'm not in a hurry to return.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Nice views of the centre, good atmosphere

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Great place, staff are really friendly, food is delicious and the cocktails are tasty!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Slow seevice

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Great meal and service, thank you!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Bambalan. Where to start. We had read that the guys behind Bambalan were the creators of Hyde and Co and Milk Thistle so our hopes were relatively high. I do not understand how they could have got it so wrong. The decor is tacky, the staff were surly, the food was awful, the ‘cocktails’ were pathetic and the atmosphere was dead. I thoroughly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys terrible service, flavourless food, and over priced drinks.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Great burger, lovely bab & good value for money...

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

Good food and service. Atmosphere was pretty good too, as far as social distancing allows.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

We had such a fabulous time. Delicious food, Loved the grilled prawns and croquettes to die for. Spicy Bloody Mary just how we like it. The service was chilled but attentive. Couldn’t be better. Thanks so much. We’ll be back soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

I love going to bambalan its usually a lovley place to be but going out last weekend has not been the best, as I was with a large group and it was a busy night i understand the staff were busy and annoyed, but walking into bambalan we were not greeted, then there was a mix up with our tables and we were seated somewhere else that originally booked. On top.of that the man serving us was absolutely discusting not only was he rude, but he almost accused us of not paying for our drinks and then rushed us to order claiming that there are other people that need serving, just coz people are drinking it doesnt mean that they dont deserve respect..

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

Booking system doesn’t seem to have a facility to cancel or amend a booking. If it does, it’s too difficult to find. Saying that, I do love Bambalan. I wish we had more places like it in Bristol. Oh... and PLEASE can someone put a rooftop bar on the top of the Radisson?!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Had a horrific time at bambalan for a birthday. Booked for 7:30 had to wait in a queue for 20 minutes to get in then we were sat inside when it was sunny outside. The female toilets were closed so there was a queue and girls had to go in with the boys urinals which i was not doing my friend went in only to have to walk around a male urinating in the urinals, the service was so slow we had one drink (the drinks tasted like fousty water) they had half of the drinks available that were on the menu. We were there for 2 hours and had one drink and had to leave. NEVER RETURNING will be making a formal complaint!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Good service and good covid measures.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Staff friendly, although limited menu at the moment, food was nice arrived quickly. Overall good service

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Great service - great fun!

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

Was treated very rudely by a male member of staff. Was very sarcastic in a patronising way. Made me feel very uncomfortable.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

The food is always good but the cocktails aren’t fantastic. Especially for the price.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

There were a few groups of lads in being Rowdy and chanting, all tho they were told constantly to be quiet it did take the edge off for me and my girl friend. Normally this place has a fantastic atmosphere and we love going

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Social distancing was none-existent. Only one staff member wearing any form of PPE (a mask) that they ended up taking of. Very large groups of people standing around chatting and hugging, not sticking to their designated tables. I didn't feel "unsafe", just shocked. Food was good though and came out really quick but we were only allowed the table for 1h 15 mins.

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Lovely outdoor space with great view over the centre, perfect on a sunny day. Good result of drinks to choose from and very friendly service

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Visited On Saturday, 18 July 2020

Thank you :)

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Visited On Saturday, 18 July 2020

Good service

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