Kathmandu is a Nepalese restaurant operated by the Mali family that has been blowing away Bristol residents – and a good number of famous faces – for over thirty years from their premises in the city centre. Relying exclusively on whole spices, ground and blended in the kitchen, Kathmandu’s menu boasts dishes with a distinctive Himalayan character, dishes that are also typically low in fat – a healthy choice! Deeply rooted in the Nepalese diaspora, Kathmandu is the default destination for Bristol’s Nepalese community and Central and South Asian cuisine in general. Seafood is big here, with sunkoshi incorporating your choice of whole sea bass, salmon or king prawns with a medium spicy sauce alongside Nepalese-style potatoes, asparagus, saffron-infused rice and salad. But without a doubt it’s the specialty Nepalese dishes that draw the crowds to Kathmandu’s Colston Street address, on the ground floor of the Colston Tower – be sure to book ahead to join the culinary expedition!
This restaurant is one of my favourites in the heart of Bristol City Centre. A great location, especially if you are looking for somewhere to eat before going to a gig at the Colston Hall or 02. The staff are very friendly and polite, and will explain the menu if you are unsure about the various meals. As for the food, it is superb. I have visited this restaurant a number of times and have never been disappointed. If you are visiting over the weekend or when there is a popular band playing locally, do book a table first. The menu has plenty of choice for vegetarians and pescitarians.
Fantastic service, fantastic meal, lovely ambience extremely good value for money, we will be returning. This is our latest favourite restaurant, it will take a lot to beat it.