Posted 11th February 2010
There is a world of difference between a good curry house and a bad one, and sometimes the best Indian restaurants can be tricky to find. Which is why Bristol Foodie have put together a selection what we rate as the Best Indian Restaurants and Curry Houses in Bristol.
4 Byron’s Place, Clifton Triangle, BS8
0117 927 68 64
For foodies looking for a taste of the real India, Krishna’s Inn is definitely the place to go. Serving genuine Keralan cuisine Krishna’s is refreshingly different with vibrant flavours and extremely reasonable prices. Krishna’s Inn specialises in vegetable and fish curry so is great for veggie curry lovers however is not exclusively vegetarian. If you enjoy Indian food and are keen to try something a little bit different I can guarantee you won’t leave disappointed.
79 Gloucester Road, Patchway, BS34
0117 969 0907
Blink as you drive by and you’d miss it, Cassia is out of town on the north side of Gloucester Road (past Filton College and Rolls Royce, just a couple of doors down from Flingers the party shop). Do not be deceived by its takeaway shop façade however as inside Cassia is warm and welcoming with great service and even better food to match. The food is everything you would expect from a Balti House and more, rich, full of flavour and well priced. Without a doubt one of my all time favourite Curry Houses in Bristol, quality like that of Cassia is hard to find, whether it be for a warming meal out or just for a takeaway Cassia is definitely worth a visit.
Definitely worth the drive, Lal Jomi is just off Coldharbour Rd, but is one of the BEST Indian restaurants in Bristol by far. Greeted by a man who can only be compared to the Genie from Aladin, you are welcomed and taken into the caves of Lal Jomi. Cosy booths and fabric draped from the ceiling give Lal Jomi the edge over the often ominous decor of some Indian restaurants. And the food is special – no nuclear red looking curries here, just beautifully flavoured, natural curries, with good quality meat that does not taste like it has been pumped full of water. Highly commended – I have yet to find a better curry house in Bristol.
6 and 7 Waterloo Street(off Princess Victoria Street), Clifton Village, Bristol, BS8 4BT, 0117 973 2641
Out for drinks in Clifton? Then the Brunel Raj should definitely be on your list of places to go after the pub. Although it is no Lal Jomi (see above), the Brunel Raj does a good curry, and is probably the best Indian restaurant in Clifton village (apart from the Thali Cafe – but that doesn’t really count!). Good food, good atmosphere and 20% discount on take aways!
88a Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol (next to Victoria Rooms), Tel: 0117 9741700
If you like the idea of going for a curry in a random green hut in Clifton, then Rajmoni could be for you! Situated just off Queens Rd, climb a few steps and enter the hut that is Rajmoni – it feels a bit like you are on a long boat, but the curry is good, the service is friendly and they give 20% off on takeaways! What more could you want from an Indian restaurant? Especially after a few beers on a Friday night!
5 Badminton Road, Downend, Tel: 0117 957 3030
Not central but it comes highly recomended and is busy most nights of the week. The Tamarind in Downend is great for a takeaway but also has a large a spacious restaurant making it a cosy and welcoming environment for a meal out as well. Service is quick and high quality and the food is extremely good. Definitely one worth going to for those who live North or East Bristol.
3a Regent Street, Clifton Village, BS8 4HW
t: 0117 973 9937
A top notch menu full of flavour and original, inspiring Tandoori and Curry dishes. Sitara Tandoori is one of the few Hala Indian restaurants in Bristol. As well as restaurant service, Sitara offers a takeaway service with Free Delivery and 20% discount. One of my favourite Curry Houses and one that I return to time and time again.
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