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About Kathmandu

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!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am


1 Colston Tower, Bristol City Centre
Bristol BS1 4XE

Menu Highlights




A blend of chicken, lamb and lentils ground together with fresh spices and cooked as a patty

King prawn butterfly

Large king prawns deliciously spiced and deep fried in bread crumbs

Kathmandu Platter

Lamb chhoyla, chicken chhoyla, tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, rashmi and shish kebabs.

19 Kathmandu Reviews

19 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Good value
Hilary D.10 months ago · 1 review

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.

Andrea H.10 months ago · 1 review

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.

Stephen S.10 months ago · 1 review

Really good....great food and staff! Will definitely recommend this restaurant, especially before a show at the Colston Hall as they open at a very convenient time