Venga Cocktail & Tapas Bar

24 High St, Portishead BS20 6EN

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 24 High St, Portishead BS20 6EN
  • Cross Street: None
  • Cuisine: Spanish |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01275814391
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout Available,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Restaurant - Inside | Closed
Tuesday
Restaurant - Inside | Closed
Wednesday
All Tables | Evening 17:00 - 22:00  
Thursday
All Tables | All Day 8:00 - 17:00  
All Tables | Evening 17:00 - 22:00  
Friday
All Tables | All Day 8:00 - 15:00  
All Tables | Evening 15:00 - 22:00  
Saturday
All Tables | All Day 8:00 - 15:00  
All Tables | Evening 15:00 - 22:00  
Sunday
All Tables | Afternoon 12:00 - 20:00  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2020
Phil R.

They were very flexible around the current restrictions and we had a fantastic evening


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 24, 2020
Pete D.

Excellent food good alternative to a full English. The staff were very accommodating put a heater outside for us so we could sit outside


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 21, 2020
Peter S.

Simply one of the best Sunday dinners I have had.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2020
Amy T.

Lovely food, lovely venue and very friendly staff. Thank you


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2020
Kim A.

Fabulous venue, wonderful service. Would highly recommend Venga for drinks (amazing cocktails!) and delicious food. Venga is special, truly a cut above the rest. Enjoy! Kim


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Nicola K.

Excellent food and service


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 30, 2020
Lorraine R.

An excellent Sunday lunch with great food, great service and great company! Highly recommended.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 29, 2020
Oliver W.

Lovely meal with great service!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 29, 2020
Roy D.

Really good food and compliance with Covid regulations


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 18, 2020
Rachel H.

All excellent.


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2020
Sophie M.

We had the Sunday lunch which was fantastic. Food was so tasty and portion sizes were incredible for the price, excellent value and will definitely be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Jon D.

Great tasty food,lashings or rich gravey and crispy roast potatoes .the roast lamb and beef was really tender and very good mix of vegetables. Relaxing chilled atmosphere nice music and we will defiantly go again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 07, 2020
Dawn S.

Went to Venga two weeks ago with friends and had a really lovely evening, so, this week we went again, this time with my family. The food, the service was fab and all very Covid safe which is really important to us. Thanks Venga. We'll be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Andrew F.

I love Venga, the secret garden is immense as is the service. We asked for some cheese and meats and even though it was late, they provided us with some with no bother at all. Great night had by all


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2020
Irene G.

Fabulous food and good service in a lovely setting makes for a memorable night out


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2020
Jess C.

Great ambience, attentive service, fantastic food


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Sarah M.

Food amazing and atmosphere.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2020
Tom W.

Great night! Thanks guys. Tom


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 22, 2020
Carol A.

Really helpful & friendly owner & staff. Mojitos & cheesey fondue potatoes were banging


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 22, 2020
Patrick O.

Very good customer service and felt safe with the COVID precautions put in place to safe guard diners. The quality of the food was good and very flavoursome. Highly recommended


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2020
Paco S.

Beef could do with a bit mor taste. Found it rather bland as the lamb meatballs. Lemon Sole very good. Will be back for Sunday lunch with a beloved and beautiful wife. Beth service was very professional and Jazmín as well and the res of the staff. Overall we enjoy the new Venga and will comeback.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
Lindy H.

We had an amazing experience - the location and venue were perfect for a different and personal meal out. We found the staff friendly and accommodating to all our requests and enjoyed an exquisite Spanish Sunday Roast and delicious home-made dessert which was to-die-for. Highly reccomended!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Paula J.

Simply the best Sunday roast I've enjoyed out in a very long time - and the gravy, no words apart from yum x 50


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 10, 2020
Penny A.

Tables were well set up for social distancing and single use paper menus are a good idea, but needed a little more information about individual dishes.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2020
Lorraine P.

Fantastic evening...staff so friendly (and doing a really good job keeping customers COVID-19 safe, thank you) Love the garden area! Food exceptional, only slight criticism was the lemon cheesecake...a bit mass produced with squirty sweet cream, should have had the churros which looked lovely. Great wine and cocktails, perfect place for our first evening out since lockdown. Thanks everyone.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Nicky F.

We felt so safe but equally able to enjoy this fantastic venue


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
Charlotte P.

Had an excellent evening. The staff and food both brilliant. Social distancing measures taken very good also. Will definitely return again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
Neil D.

Great food, great service, understandably a slightly muted atmosphere but as enjoyable as ever.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2020
Gemma W.

Had a fantastic time!!! Thank you Venga


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
Jamie L.

Excellent food, fantastic service. Covid secure measures worked perfectly. Proof that a great restaurant experience can be delivered whilst remaining safe. 10/10


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 01, 2020
Sandra S.

Lovely atmosphere, very well organised. Waitress made an extra effort to swap tables for us. Owners have gone to great lengths to keep customers safe.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 28, 2020
Sarah C.

Lovely place, friendly staff


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
James C.

Great to be back at Venga. Always tasty food and lots of choice. The cocktails after our meal were fantastic and Olli couldn’t have been more helpful and clearly loves making them. And grateful for the guys lending us some umbrellas for our walk home! Looking forward to going again soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Garrington V.

1st time to a restaurant since lockdown so a little wary but all was fine. Excellent service, food and ambience. Well done Venga, we’ll be back again, thank you all.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Agnieszka M.

Absolutely love venga. Great place, great food and great drinks


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Mike M.

Fantastic all round.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 12, 2020
Geraint C.

It was lovely to be back at Venga. Everything felt very safe and well thought out, without the measures taken being in your face or in any way spoiling the ambience. Although the tables being used were full, the place felt quiet and calm, and everyone was safely distanced. The food was gorgeous - we loved the new menu - and the service was great. Campbell is a charming host. We will be back very soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2020
Lauren U.

So lovely being back at Venga. We felt very safe on arrival and during our time here. Tables well spread out and our waitress was in a mask / visor. Service from the table meaning we didn't need to come into contact with anyone either. Can't comment on food as we only had a couple of drinks. We look forward to coming back!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2020
Colin E.

Fantastic time, wonderful service and moreish very high quality new menu. They are doing the best job possible under the restrictions. Everyone needs to go to experience Venga’s premier service and food.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 19, 2020
Claire P.

We had heard great things about the Sunday lunches @ Venga and I wasn’t disappointed it was the best I’ve had in a long time, apart from my husbands of course... we highly recommend and will be returning for another one soon


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 15, 2020
Angela S.

The staff were very good and explained their one way system and kept their distance when serving. They also wore masks Food was tasty and portions generous. We had the Sunday lunch. Overall a good experience and I felt safe


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 02, 2020
Ian w.

fantastic Sunday lunch


Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 29, 2020
Paula D.

Table wasn’t available on time but that didn’t matter as Staff and atmosphere great... just a little pricey on the drinks. Didn’t have food hence zero. Will definitely be back!!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 29, 2020
Jill P.

Lovely food and friendly and efficient service. Covid measures in place so felt comfortable and safe. Highly recommend it.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 23, 2020
Sally G.

We enjoyed our return to Venga. Our only criticism is that the menu is a bit meat oriented. We had several deliveries during lock and felt the choice on that menu was better. More veg and fish perhaps. But we still love the place.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 08, 2020
Penny H.

Very enjoyable and tasty meal, with friendly service. COVID precautions in force but did not detract from the experience. Only criticism would be that serving spoons should be provided with each tapas dish, especially for groups not of same household


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 07, 2020
Darren P.

The was good and the atmosphere was great, loving the new decor


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 19, 2020
Paul G.

Great garden ambience, perfect during post pandemic distancing, great service.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 11, 2020
Charles B.

Great venue, great food, sadly lacking a little atmosphere due to the current COVID restrictions and limited numbers. No fault of the venue and staff who are doing their utmost to make it as enjoyable as they possibly can. Absolutely will be returning and hopefully won’t be too long before normality begins to return.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 02, 2020
Bernard S.

Venga have done a marvellous job working hard to provide as close to a proper high quality tapas bar/restaurant as is possible in Covid time. The welcome was as warm as ever and though the usual comforting hustle and bustle was inevitably missing, you still enjoyed the quirky ambience. The food was superb and the unusual circumstances don't seem to have restricted the wide choice of tapas much, if at all. We didn't eat in the covered garden but had a look- it looks really good and will hopefully enable the restaurant to continue comfortably into the autumn and winter. We will be back