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4.9 /6 Excellent 11 Reviews

Bristol Raj

Clifton Indian ££ +100

About Bristol Raj

For superlative Indian cuisine, in-the-know locals head straight for Bristol Raj on Alma Vale Road. This popular restaurant is found just moments from Bristol Zoo Gardens and the University of Bristol campus and a stone’s throw from Clifton Down overground station, making it a prime choice for local students as well as foodies from around town. With a classy setting that’s relaxed and unpretentious, the setting at Bristol Raj is ideal for nearly any occasion – save your seat by booking today.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 18:00 - 23:30
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday 18:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 18:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 18:00 - 23:30
Bristol Raj, 36 Alma Vale Road, BS8 2HS Bristol

Further Information

Bristol may have its fair share of Indian restaurants, but if you want the best, you’ll have to head over to Bristol Raj on Alma Vale Road. If you like your food fresh and authentic, it doesn’t get much better than here at this local hotspot, where you’ll enjoy the tantalising flavours of the Indian kitchen without ever setting foot out of Clifton. Perfect for large groups, Bristol Raj is open seven days a week for when you and your crew want to chow down on Bristol’s top Indian dishes.

When dining at Clifton’s Bristol Raj, we highly recommend enjoying one of their fresh, tasty seafood dishes such as the aloo machli (Bengali fish tikka with spicy potatoes), the golda chingri palak (king prawns with spinach, spices, chilli and herbs) or our favourite, the crab bhuna cooked with mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies and coriander. As at any good Indian restaurant, there are several delicious vegetarian options, freshly baked naan and classics like lamb korma and chicken vindaloo, plus chef’s specialities including dal masala and kudu gosth, lamb cooked alongside diced pumpkin. Take your tastebuds on an exciting flavour trip at Bristol Raj, but make sure you book your experience in advance!


11 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 11 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
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3 reviews so far 6
02.04.2017 09:24

Cosy traditional Indian with excellent choice of great tasting food. Bring your own booze so it's extremely good value for money. Would highly recommend :)

1 review so far 6
01.04.2017 07:25

really nice and friendly good value for the food excellent taste not a oily curry. lovey service and nice to bring your own booze. would defiantly give it a go

1 review so far 6
01.12.2016 10:05

The premises are dated but look past that and be treated to great service and fabulous food and bring your own drinks at great prices.

2 reviews so far 6
30.07.2016 07:48

We have been to this Indian Restaurant many times and once again we were not disappointed with the food and service it was excellent as always

1 review so far 5
07.08.2016 04:13

I rang the restaurant to book a table and was told that there was nothing available until 930 p.m. Booked a table on line for 630 (time we wanted) via. your website. When we arrived restaurant was nearly empty it did fill up whilst there though but there were still empty tables. Service and food were very good. We went with a groupon voucher so even more enjoyable. Beware they do not sell any drinks you have to bring it all yourself. It does say BYO though.

1 review so far 3
02.10.2016 10:11

Set meal for four took 2 hours 15 mins. Mains arrived 90+ minutes after placing order. Small restaurant, understaffed and over trading by running takeaway business from same kitchen. The very loud phone order line (often unanswered) was ringing all night in dinning area. At one point dinners were cheering when it was answered. Food good but a little cold as served without heat underneath.

1 review so far 4
17.12.2016 10:23

Excellent food, but due to staff shortage we waited over an hour to be served. Also, made the booking online, but they hadn't actually reserved a table for us. Will go back as the food was good when it came, but not on a Friday evening!

1 review so far 5
09.07.2016 08:00

Nice food, generous portions, if anything there was too much!! Helpful staff too, very friendly. It was great to be able to take own beer in as this bumps up bill normally.

2 reviews so far 5
23.08.2016 07:22

Lovely food especially the paneer the mixed starter and the nann was exceptional will return being a BYO keeps the bill down went home very satisfied

1 review so far 5
29.04.2017 14:11

Incredible choice from the menu with plenty of variety to suit all tastes, generous portions, everything we had was delicious, excellent value because of being BYO.

2 reviews so far 3
02.06.2017 08:18

Great food, we went for the set menu for 2 and it was delicious and plenty of it. Unfortunately, service was lacking, one member of staff in particular!