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5.4 /6 Excellent 19 Reviews


Bristol City Centre Asian, Nepalese £££ +100

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 Hours

  • Monday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 23:30
  • Thursday 18:00 - 23:30
  • Friday 18:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 18:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday Closed
Kathmandu, 1 Colston Tower, BS1 4XE Bristol


19 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 19 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
13.02.2017 13:32

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.

1 review so far 6
11.12.2016 13:06

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.

1 review so far 6
06.12.2016 08:29

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

2 reviews so far 6
26.11.2016 12:14

this was my second visit and took some "first Timers" and they loved it. All of us thought is was an excellent venue, people and food! will book for "Significant birthday". Liked the text reminders.

1 review so far 6
25.04.2016 09:30

Kathmandu is a pleasant venue in central Bristol, extensive Nepalese menu with plenty of vegetarian choices, excellent service and reasonable prices.This was my third visit, and I would definitely recommend it.

1 review so far 3
20.03.2016 11:11

I guess we chose a bad night, due to the high volume of people dining. This affected the level of service, which was at best, frustrating. The food was exceptionally good, and even though demand was high, and waiting times long, the quality of food was maintained at a high standard. Unfortunately this did not compensate for the service. Due to the quality of the food, we would try the restaurant again, but not on a Saturday evening.

1 review so far 6
08.06.2016 07:18

The tastiest curry. The friendliest staff. Nepalese Beer. . Great venue in a fab location. Not your normal visit to a "curry house". Hard to find a reason to go anywhere else.

1 review so far 5
11.05.2016 08:51

Absolutely amazing food, well worth a visit. We've been twice within the last month, and on both occasions had to wait a while for drinks orders to be taken and drinks to arrive... Other than that, spot on!

1 review so far 5
01.02.2017 10:22

The service and food were very good' it's slightly dearer than a lot of Indian restaurants but I think it is worth the extra for its Nepalese menu and it's location right next to city centre

1 review so far 6
24.04.2016 14:48

Delicious, authentic food served with a smile by helpful & courteous staff - lovely meal in a lovely restaurant! Perfect for a pre-theatre meal! Will definitely be back!

1 review so far 6
25.04.2016 08:59

Delicious food, lovely staff. We really enjoyed trying something out of the ordinary and were weren't disappointed. A great prelude to a night out. Definitely going back.

2 reviews so far 6
21.10.2016 11:13

As always excellent food and great service by Anita & her team. Good for couples & equally as good for larger groups, wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

1 review so far 6
07.06.2016 09:42

An excellent eating experience. Fast efficient and very friendly service; clean and very well appointed restaurant and wonderful food. We shall definitely be making a return.

1 review so far 5
15.05.2016 07:50

Friendly staff, good service and good dining experience. Food excellent, and not overpriced. Not been there for a while, and menu has been cut down, but still very good choice.

1 review so far 5
23.01.2017 12:39

Delicious food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. We booked for 6pm as we were going to a gig and were served promptly. I have already recommended Katmandnu to my friends.

5 reviews so far 5
26.09.2016 08:33

Great service and great food, reasonably priced and also easy for vegans as the veggie dishes that contain dairy are clearly labeled, making them easy to avoid.

1 review so far 5
12.10.2016 20:36

This place is my new favourite! Food is excellent! Guaranteed to have a good meal here. There was a great atmosphere. Looking forward to going back already!

1 review so far 5
20.03.2016 09:45

Slow service, but it was a busy Friday evening. One wrong dish was delivered and replaced with no fuss. Some dishes were very good, others average.

1 review so far 4
28.02.2017 09:43

Conveneient location. A good evening, frIendly staff. good choice on menu. Companions enjoyed food. My cod curry was not to my taste, unfortunately. vegetable dishes good.