• CLOSED: Falafel King

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  • White Vegetarian
Middle Eastern

Sit-down restaurant offering a variety of falafel meals, including pita and salad boxes. Most items are vegan suitable. Live music and events some evenings. Jan 2018 reported fully vegetarian. Kitchen reported to close earlier than stated times, check ahead. Reported closed May 2023.

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15 Reviews

First Review by kimdelyse


Points +117

04 Jul 2022


This was probably one of the best falafel pittas I’ve ever had. And I’ve had a lot.

Pros: Really tasty food, Friendly staff



Points +572

29 Sep 2021

Genuinely Tasty

Really genuine, tasty food. The vegan shawarma with their homemade seitan is delicious, as are the falafel options and laffa wraps. Friendly staff in this family run business. There’s also a nice outside terrace for sunnier days!


Points +246

11 Mar 2020

Tastiest food in Bristol

Falafal King was a super surprise addition to our trip to Bristol. Charming little restaurant tucked away from the main street.
Portion sizes were great and the prices seemed very reasonable. Everything tasted amazing, and the service was politle and speedy.
Only down side was kitchen was closed for main meals. Website says it closes at 21:15, but it was shut at least two hours earlier than that on our visit, which reduced the menu options quite a bit.

Pros: Loads of options , Great value, Wonderfully tasty

Cons: Kitchen hours not as advertised


Points +36

30 Aug 2019


Their seitan vegan shawarma is to die for, the staff are fab, and the atmosphere is great. Go!


Points +2414

01 Mar 2019

Nice interior

The inside of the restaurant is lovely and has a great atmosphere. The falafel is really tasty and both the pittas or salads are a great vegan option


Points +65

26 Feb 2019


Delicious food, cute restaurant and wonderful staff - I highly recommend a visit!


Points +325

28 Apr 2018

Delicious vegan friendly menu and lovely place to sit

Downstairs at Falafel King is decorated so nicely with lamps and colourful cushions- it’s a lovely place to sit. The menu is quite extensive compared to other ‘falafel’ places and includes a vegan Schwarma made from seitan which is delicious. Also highly recommend the laffa chips - strips of toasted laffa bread which are very tasty.


Points +145

17 Jan 2018

Vegan shawarma!

Great falafel, great salads, awesome breads and now vegan shawarma! One of the few places in Bristol that has a great seitan offering. Been going for years and hopefully for years to come

Pros: Vegan Shawarma, Good falafel, Good value


Points +353

24 Sep 2017

yummy falafel

There are lots of falafel places in Bristol but this is my favourite. The hummus is the best and the decor is great too


Points +75

Mostly Veg
24 Mar 2017

Friendly staff and lovely, decently priced food

There was a period of time I dog sat really often near Clifton Downs and I came here wayyyy too often, if that is possible. It's a wonderful place, though I always do takeouts. Tried their sabich (aubergines and egg - though I'd think if you are vegan you can ask for without the egg) pita and of course, their falafels. Their falafels are soooooooo goood! Possibly one of my favourites, alongside that of Eat a Pitta's x Can't choose which one I like better!

Their sauces are always really good as well, and their salads are lovely. The staff there are always soooo friendly and I can't stress enough how great this place is!

Pros: Decent prices, Great falafels, Friendly staff


Points +6

Non Veg
10 Nov 2016

Great Food at Falafel King Bristol

I visited Bristol for the first time to give a guest lecture at the University. After the event everyone involved recommended Falafel King and they were right. The atmosphere was laid back and the food was delicious. The bean soup was particularly tasty and they made up a box for me for my return trip to Manchester.

Bristol is very lucky to have Falafel King: a little bit of home from home!


Points +92

28 Oct 2015

Lovely place

Downstairs is a middle eastern style seating area which, if it isn't booked for events, is a lovely setting to enjoy your meal.

Even if this is busy, the upstairs seating is very friendly and take-away is easy. The falafel is renowned Bristol-wide which is saying something! The falafel portion sizes are huge and a struggle to finish, really good value.

The only downside is the salad choices are limited but this is more than made up for by the venue, staff and falafel quality! The falafel is easily made vegan by not adding tzatziki. There are lots of other middle eastern menu options - entirely vegetarian with some vegan.

The business owners and staff are just really nice people - always so friendly, sourcing everything locally and making sure all ingredients taste really fresh. I've been coming here for 3 years and I still love it. Definitely one for the Bristol eatery bucket list.

Oh and rice stuffed vine leaves are only 25p and so so good!

Pros: Beautiful seating area, Good atmosphere, Good value

Cons: Not many salad options

Luna Fay

Points +38

18 May 2015


Absolutely amazing food! Great choices and fantastic prices! Live music on some evenings! Shisha room downstairs.. Great vibes! Lovely staff!

Pros: Wonderful staff, Fantastic prices, Awesome deco


Points +1612

01 Jun 2014

Great, inexpensive food to go!

This is a great little van near the theatre and river in Bristol. They serve tasty falafels stuffed in a pitta bread with salad and sauce. It's really inexpensive. Ideal for students. It's been my teenage son's favourite stop off in Bristol for ages. Well worth it if you like a falafel lunch without spending too much money. They are happy to let you know what is vegan.

Pros: Inexpensive, Excellent value, Great vegan options


Points +32

08 Oct 2012

Great snack-stop

The £4.50 falafel in laffa was actually far more substantial than a snack. There were at least 10 pieces of fresh falafel in a large flat bread, delicious houmous, salad and tahini. The lady was really friendly in explaining that all barr the garlic mayo was dairy free (there's also an aubergine dish with boiled egg but there'd be no issue in foregoing the egg). This would fulfil even any meat-eaters kebab craving.

Pros: Good value, Very simple menu

Cons: A little tricky to eat "on the go"!

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