Bristol City CentreAsian, Nepalese
19 Reviews
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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 today - Opens at 6:00 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
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


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.


Dhal masu

Lamb cooked in channa/urid dhal. A spicy dish with a sweetness from the lentils


Lamb or chicken cooked in charcoal with ginger and garlic in a hot "sizzler"


You have a choice of a whole filleted sea bass, salmon or king prawn cooked in a medium spiced Nepalese sauce, served with Nepalese style pan fried potatoes, asparagus, saffron rice and fresh salad.


Vegetable maku

Very lightly spiced with fresh cream, coconut cream and powdered almonds

Sag aloo

Fresh spinach and potatoes prepared with delicious spices

Vegetable or mushroom bhatt

Our mixed vegetables or mushroom cooked together with mild spices, garnished with nuts and served with a vegetable curry
Don't miss out on a table!

19 Kathmandu Reviews

19 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Hilary D.a year 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.a year 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.a year 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

warwick h.a year ago · 2 reviews

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.

Edward Glyn D.2 years ago · 1 review

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.

Chris B.2 years ago · 1 review

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.

Scott H.2 years ago · 2 reviews

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.

James F.2 years ago · 1 review

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!

Trevor E.a year ago · 1 review

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

Maggi F.2 years ago · 1 review

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!

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