A Quick Review: The Social

Great For: Casual dinner, all day breakfast (until 5pm). A great Sunday lunch.

The Good: Prices are reasonable, daily offers and toys provided. Dogs are also welcome.

The Bad: Can’t book.

Food and Drink: Prices are reasonable with most main meals coming in between £8 – £10. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all catered for. Breakfast is served until 5pm and lunch is available from 12pm until closing so there is always plenty of choice on offer depending on how hungry you are. The Sunday lunches are excellent and they serve both a veggie and vegan option. Portions are a generally spot on and the food has always been really tasty. The social have daily offers so you can always get a bargain if you go on the right day. There is also a kids menu that you can find on thier Facebook page.

Ambiance and Facilities: The Social is a wine bar / cafe/ pub hybrid with a relaxed atmosphere, even when busy. The walls are decorated in murals and art from local artists.

Highchairs are provided, as is a box of toys that caters mainly for babies and toddlers. Changing facilities are basic but clean. They’re located in the disabled toilet so there is plenty of space. There’s no strap on the changing table so keep a close eye on any rollers.

Top Tip: Snag table 13 if you can. It’s right next to the cabinet that contains the toy box, and close to the toilets. You can use the top of the cabinet to place all your baby crap like bottles, food, blankets etc.

Ivor shows Bella how to play with some toys out of the Social’s toy box

Staff and Service: The waiting staff are predominantly bar staff, so don’t go expecting high etiquette standards. They will pass you your food if you’re on the far side of the table rather than serve from the left, and you have to pick up your own cutlery and condiments from the bar. You order at the bar and food is then brought to your table. Service has always been efficient and friendly when I’ve eaten here whether it be brunch or dinner. The staff will bring water for your pooch and stop for a quick cuddle and a chat. They’re also very friendly towards babies and children.

Find The Social:

130 Cheltenham Road, Stokes Croft, Bristol


0117 9244500

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