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JK’s Tapas Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, Bristol,

JK’s Tapas Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

4.8
4.8
381 reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
We are a brand new exciting, fresh and independently ran restaurant and cocktail bar.

Boasting a delicious tapas style food menu; freshly cooked vegan, fish, meat & gluten-free dishes made to order and locally sourced. Alongside, we have beautiful cocktails,mocktails, premium spirits and mixers, ice cold bottled beers, ciders, wines and non-alcoholic beverages.

Our culture is simple; provide food and drink unparalleled in taste and quality, with the service to match. We strive to make everyone who walks through our door feel like a true foodie during their time here.
We are very lucky to have a small family like team here who all work so hard to make it such a fantastic environment for our customers and staff.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar, Beer Garden
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0117 403 4100
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Steven Penrose

What 381 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

381 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic meal at JK’s will be sorry to see them go 😩

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal from JK's can't recommend it enough. Beef Brisket is awesome. Please don't put off visiting this great place.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Amazing service! Love this place - so gutted it is closing at the end of the year! 🥲

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  4. DebraE

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely food, very tasty, well presented. Very good, friendly service. Very loud, was not a great dining atmosphere. There was a big group who were there just drinking cocktails. I enjoyed the food, but unsure if I would go back as I would not want to eat in such a noisy atmosphere. It was like eating in the bar of a pub,not a restaurant.

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  5. Eloise

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time, very attentive staff thank you :)

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  6. EmilyB

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and great food when we visit JK's. Would highly recommend

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  7. CarolineH

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ‘small plates’ tapas style food, lovely ambience, we particularly enjoyed the beef brisket and mustard mash, the sauce was divine! beautifully cooked, and all delivered hot to the table. Service was great, and although it is a small place the ambience was very relaxed and inviting.

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  8. Vicki

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service - the four of us ordered the broccoli……they’d run out but even went to the shop to try to buy some! So, as a gesture of goodwill, they took the cost of two starters off our bill. They obviously try really hard to please their customers. Food was fresh & very tasty & not your average choices, made a nice change.

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  9. AndrewR

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a great meal. The food was excellent, the cocktails were spot on and the service was great. It was early so there wasn’t much buzz but I’m sure that would be better later in the evening. Overall an excellent find - I’m sure we’ll be back!

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  10. JamesT

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our visit to JK’s, good food and really good service. Would recommend

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  11. SimonG

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place with lovely food and really good staff. Is next to a busy road so quite noisy but really doesn't take away from a gab meal

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  12. KatrinaS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a chilled environment. We had almost one of everything between us, and loved every dish.

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  13. Kate

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tapas with weekday offers and lovely staff! Would recommend.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and amazing cocktails. Owner Jack was very accommodating as we were running late and kept our table.

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  15. LisaW

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great night out. Excellent service, doors and drinks. Thank you

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  16. Phoenix83

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit after we were so impressed the first time we visited. The menu had changed and so we got to sample new dishes this time, and again it didn't disappoint! We ordered 5 dishes to share between 2 of us and was plenty for both. Each dish was full of flavour and super tasty! Oh and the cocktails would need a review of their own .. beautifully presented and generous on the alcohol while still maintaining delicious flavour. Hard to choose a favourite but having fun making our way through them. We will be returning again very soon

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  17. CarolineD

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love it here. Fab cocktails and lots of good tasting dishes to choose. Service is excellent and nothing is too much trouble. A real local gem. We’ll done Jack and see you soon x

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  18. EllieP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and staff! Would definitely if hugely recommend and will be coming back 😀

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  19. CherylH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening of cocktails and tapas, really flavourful and delicious. Great ambience. Fab staff really attentive. Celebrating a birthday for 6 guests. Definitely recommend.

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  20. LisaH

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, food was fantastic, we had wonderful service and the white chocolate cocktail was a real treat! Thank you JK Tapas we will be back!

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  21. SimonB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have now been twice. Excellent on both occasions. The vegan cauliflower wings were excellent and the food is generally of a very good standard. With the mid week offers of three dishes for £18 and two like cocktails £12 it was very good vfm. A French 75 is now on offer which I prefer to call an Italian 75 as it is made with Prosecco. Top notch though. Thanks, Simon.

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  22. Nevland

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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  23. ClaireT

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great range of freshly cooked tapas served by friendly and helpful staff. Cocktails yummy too!

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  24. isc84

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue, attentive but not intrusive service, lovely cocktails, great food.

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  25. MarkP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked a table for 9pm, only to be told the kitchen was closed as we arrived. Very surprising for a Friday night. There was nothing on their website to suggest this was the case, so a disappointing £20 taxi ride to find no food. The Wetherspoons pub around the corner came to the rescue, serving all meals until 10pm.

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  26. CarlyH

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service, they made us feel looked after and made the meal feel special. I would highly recommend! Will definitely return.

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  27. LaurenC

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great meal at JK Tapas last night, love the food there with so many options for all including great vegan selection!

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  28. Laura

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a birthday at JKs and they really went the extra mile to make it special. The team were excellent, very attentive and accommodating. We had some lovely cocktails and eating early certainly paid off with the offer of 1 free wine/beer for every 3 tapas ordered. The food was delicious, very flavourful and a good selection of vegan and non vegan dishes. This is our second time at JKs and we would definitely go back again!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food cooked fresh to order . Good selection of drinks and reasonably priced . Service great

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  30. SandraH

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night managed to sit in the garden untill it turned chilly then went back inside, good was lovely and cocktails were super only disappointment was no desert, 2nd time I have been there and have not got a desert. But very good food and a bit different especially when you are a vegan/ vegetarian.

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  31. Dredski

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A friend and I go here every few months and it’s always an enjoyable experience. Food is excellent, service is first class. We are always remembered and small things make the experience special. For example last night we wanted to order the beef but server (so much more than a server but don’t know what else to call him) said that they had sold out and took time to explain why that sometimes happens and that next time we should mention any particular requests when booking so they can make sure they can order enough in.

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  32. KellyC

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great find in the doorstep to us. Service and food were fabulous, we will definitely return. Recommend booking in advance as they had to turn people away because they were so busy. And the more popular dishes are snapped up quickly. Super choice of classic cocktails with a few originals options too. Beautifully presented and great taste.

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  33. EmmaS

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal, amazing food and the coke slushie is a winner! Thank you x

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  34. evaB

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely evening, great food. Great service, good value and staff very friendly. Diffently will be visiting again..

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  35. DianeR

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked outside tables as we knew the weather would be nice and a couple of our diners smoke

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  36. NicolaJ

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit. Loved it. Great welcome, excellent service and fantastic food and cocktails. Great for a special night out.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at JK’s and the experience was positive, lovely cocktails and food all presented beautifully..

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  38. TaniaH

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service and really friendly and helpful staff. The wine was nice and we were offered some to try first and then bought a bottle. The food was tasty and we used the 3 for £18 midweek tapas offer. We had 3 dishes each plus a bowl of chips, which was plenty. All the food was really tasty.

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  39. AmandaG

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and friendly staff. Will definitely be ordering take away food or paying another visit.

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  40. SylviaT

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food very good! Even the vegan choices where good, helpful staff who checked in to make sure everything was ok, music but loud, but wouldn’t put us off from going again. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

JK’s Tapas Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for JK’s Tapas Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

43 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS16 5JP

Additional information

  • Area
    Bristol
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar, Beer Garden
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus Stop Adjacent
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Steven Penrose
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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  • Terms of Use
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