One is never too far away from a top rank curry house in Bristol – or indeed anywhere in the UK – and if you’re in Redlands, you’re close to one of the very best to be found anywhere. They’re so dedicated to the local community that they’ve named their restaurant after it – Lal Jomi is Hindi for Red Land – and they contribute heavily to local charities and work closely with neighbouring businesses. They’ve been rewarded for their efforts in the community with a solid following from locals, who come back time and again to sample the delights on offer at Lal Jomi. So much, however, that they can get quite busy on occasion, so when you make your decision to dine at Redland’s best Indian restaurant, we heavily recommend booking a table well in advance to ensure that you get a speck.
The dining scene in Bristol is as strong as almost anywhere in the UK, and the diversity of Indian restaurants in the city is one of the most enduring elements of it. Redland has its fair share of fine Indian restaurants, and right at the top of the list of Redland curry houses is Lal Jomi. They’re rightly popular with locals, from long term Brizzle residents to students at the University of Bristol, and when you make the trip over to Harcourt Road in the centre of the area, you’ll be met with a menu that gives an inclination into exactly why the hungry punters come back time and again to taste their Indian specialities.
Those specialities are numerous, and allow diners to experience the real curry house experience in Bristol at Lol Jami. The menu is huge, but we’ll talk you through a few of the big hitters, beginning with the starters. We can’t see any further than the tandoor, and the clay oven classics come thick and fast, from seekh kebabs to chicken, lamb or fish tikka, as well as king prawns and rainbow trout. Curries include everything from mild – korma and passanda – through medium bhuna, dopiaza and rogan josh and on all the way up to pathia, madras and the iconic vindaloo. There are plenty of chef’s specials too – the Lal Puri is a house signature – so whether you fancy a traditional classic or a lesser-known delicacy, there’s something waiting for you at Lol Jomi. Book a table now and set a course to Harcourt Road in Redland for a curry house to remember.
Regular visitors to the best indian restaurant in town. Perfect for couples and their pickles are the best. Parking can be a bit of a challenge.
The decure may be the same but this is now an Indian cuisine run by ladies, with a friendly but demure service and they do care you are satisfied. Beautiful subtle spices, I could taste the lemon rice. Even the gents loos are pristine. Well worth a visit, we will be returning!
You can never fault Lal Jomi, it’s one of the best curries I’ve ever had and the lovely staff couldn’t be more welcoming. We’ll keep returning here for a long time to come.
Food was excellent and great customer service. Our waitress was very knowledgeable on ingredients, which was particularly helpful with a nut allergy. We'll visit again.
I have been going to Lal Jomi for 30 years. They have been above the norm for all that time because they care about ingredients and preparation. Our waiter was especially helpful with one of our party who required gluten-free food. Apparently a large proportion of their food is gluten-free. Impressive. The food and service were both very good.
Delicious meal and really friendly service. We had a lovely night with the waitress suggesting new dishes for us to try and even giving us a taster of one of them.
The food is fine but arrived tepid. It took 90 minutes for the main courses to appear. We had to ask for free drinks in recognition of the inconvenience. And all this with the restaurant less than a quarter full. Apparently the takeaway orders seemed to get priority over the restaurant. I will not be returning despite the unusual decor