Bocabar – a Bristol institution known for its Paintworks site, has now opened a second venue at Finzels Reach.
From Thursday, November 28th, the Bocabar team are offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, including a new menu of small and big plates focusing on small, local suppliers’ seasonal produce, a selection of 20 of the most loved ‘Boca pizzas’ as well as burgers and salads. There will also be some Christmas specials for lunch and evening diners.
Owners of Bocabar Mel and Paul Eavis, who started the business 15 years ago, have announced that head chef of their Paintworks venue, Jason McNeilly, will oversee the kitchens at the Finzels Reach site too. He will be joined by head chef Jacob Norris, previously head chef at the Spotted Cow and the Sheppy Inn in Godney, and Ben Sacree, head pizza chef, previously head pizza chef at B-Block.
Bocabar at Finzels Reach is open seven days a week: Monday- Friday, 9am to midnight; Saturdays, 10am to midnight; and Sundays, 10am to 11pm. As well as the food offering, there are all sorts of drinks on offer, from cocktails and specialist gins to local craft beers and wines.
Inside, there’s an eclectic feel, mixing vintage and rustic decor with a touch of luxury. And as well as the indoor seating for up to 100 people, there’s also a huge, part-covered outside seating area with heaters and festoon lights for a further 70 people.
has seen Left-Handed Giant and Mission Pizza open with great success this summer, joining established independents Spicer+Cole and Café Matariki. Le Vignoble, the much-anticipated new wine lounge and shop, threw open its doors to the public this month too.