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5.4 /6 Excellent 175 Reviews

Nutmeg Indian Restaurant

Clifton Indian £££ +100
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About Nutmeg Indian Restaurant

The Indian restaurants of Bristol are as good as any found anywhere in the country, and while the city might not boast a concentrated area to compete with Manchester’s Curry Mile, Birmingham’s Balti Triangle or London’s Brick Lane, there is a restaurant with a suitably local approach to curry in the city. Nutmeg Indian Restaurant set themselves apart by attempting to source all of their ingredients from within 3 miles of their location on The Mall in Clifton, right by the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Their menu is authentically Indian – taking inspiration from all 29 states of the great nation – and that means curries, tandoori fresh meats and fresh sundries that even more labeled with the region from which the dish originates. Book online now and try out what they have to offer at Nutmeg Indian Restaurant.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 17:30 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:30 - 14:30, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
Nutmeg Indian Restaurant, 10 The Mall, BS8 4DR Bristol

Further Information

India is a huge country, but at heart, it is more a patchwork of regions than one cohesive nation. What else would one expect from a land of over a billion people, which spreads from the heights of the Himalayas to the tip of the peninsula in the Indian Ocean, from the Thar desert on the border with Pakistan in the West to the rolling, tea tree covered hills of Darjeeling and Assam? Nutmeg Indian Restaurant, Bristol’s newest Indian restaurant tries to bring all 29 states into play through their “Menu 29”, which brings flavours from up and down the country to The Mall in Clifton.

If you’re heading to Nutmeg Indian Restaurant, prepare for a tour de force. From the north come Punjabi samosas and seekh kebabs, Delhi style tandoori tikka and butter chicken and Amritsari cod; from the South there are Goan pork chops, Keralan salmon tikka and the Tamil Nadu classic of Beef madras. From up the coast in the East, one can try Telugu lamb shank and Sharabi Jhinga, Odisha state style king prawns with fresh mango and chillies and from the borderlands with Bangladesh and Myanmar, there are West Bengal grilled seabass and Nagaland diced pork curry with the infamous Naga chillies. If you head to The Mall in Clifton, you’re in for an Indian treat: book ahead for a Bristol curry house that really stands out from the norm.

175 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 175 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
18.09.2017 16:08

We had a fantastic evening food and service excellent. One of our best evenings in Bristol. A real find. We will be visiting again. Thank you.

1 review so far 6
17.09.2017 10:21

Fantastic food (the lamb chops are a fantastic starter!), fabulous friendly service and lovely, warm and welcoming decor. My favourite restaurant in Bristol by far.

1 review so far 6
16.09.2017 22:08

Food was excellent, a step up from your average Indian restaurant, more reminiscent of a top notch London venue. Hard walls and ceilings mean ambient noise levels are high, but the food more than made up for it, and good value too.

1 review so far 6
14.09.2017 22:11

Fantastic overall experience. The food was delicious with a slightly different twist on traditional dishes. The service was first class, friendly and informed staff. We Will to definitely return.

2 reviews so far 6
26.08.2017 10:37

I have a love for Indian Restaurants that above all else stay true to Indian food. All too often the word Indian is associated with Anglo-Indian curry houses and traditional takeaways. Nutmeg takes traditional Indian foods from a variety of regions and showcases them with as minimal adjustment as possible to a Western market. It does so splendidly, and without fault. The restaurant itself is beautiful in its location and decor. The staff are friendly, courteous and genuinely seem happy to be there, no easy task in such an industry. I cannot fault the place. Easily the best in Bristol, and rivalled only by food I have had from within India.

2 reviews so far 4
07.12.2016 09:12

Great food, reasonable service. We booked a table for 19:15 on a Saturday night. On arrival we were told that our table was required at 21:00. This seemed pretty reasonable however the starters and mains both took a while to arrive, so much so that we didn't vacate the table until 21:15. The restaurant is new and the staff are obviously still learning but I strongly suggest that they focus more on the speed of service than making customers feel that they need to get out of tables as the reality is that if we hadn't needed to wait so long for our food we would have been out at least half an hour earlier. The food was worth the wait so I hope the issues we experienced were just teething issues for a new restaurant.

1 review so far 6
31.07.2017 09:23

The food was fabulous, lovely flavours together, plenty of it but not so much that you just feel overwhelmed. The decor and ambience was fresh, interesting and really pleasant. And the service was superb - swift, helpful and responsive. The person I visited with lost an earring during the evening and when she went back a couple of days later to ask if they had found it, it had been found and put somewhere safe. A great evening and I will be coming back.

1 review so far 6
29.04.2017 18:50

A fabulous meal and service. The restaurant is a cut above the "normal" Indian, the menu was interesting and different. We were a party of 4 including a coeliac sufferer and we were well looked after by attentive and friendly staff. We each had something different, although shared samosas and Bhajis to start, every selection was delightful, including the sweets. The house white was excellent and reasonably priced. Yes its a bit more than the average Indian but well worth it. THANK YOU.

1 review so far 4
20.05.2017 09:26

The food tasted great, really different flavours and very different to your standard curry house. Although 1 out of 8 prawns we had between us was not quite cooked, they sorted it out for us and we're very nice. The biggest negative was we were stuck out the back in the 'Bollywood Suite' which had no windows, was very loud due to the other tables, and generally not a nice relaxing atmosphere to enjoy food. I think they are using this area to get more people in, but it's not very nice. If you book, do so in advance and make sure you get a table in the front or upstairs.

1 review so far 5
21.11.2016 11:26

Hi liked the look of the restaurant, it was cool and funky and the staff were pleasant and attentive. (the bathrooms need an upgrade) The menu was authentic Indian, with no concession to old style Indian restaurants. The food came from all over India and the range of food included Lamb, Seafood, Chicken and Beef with a smaller range of veg dishes. As for the taste it was very very close to the food you would eat in India or at some London places. Would go again

1 review so far 6
27.01.2017 22:10

Absolutely love this place. We visited the first week they were open and were the only diners in the restaurant so had the full attention of the owner and team. Tonight they were full and the attention to detail with the service was the same - the flavours are fresh and balanced, great choice within the menu, fabulous cocktails. A first rate addition to the Clifton restaurant scene.

1 review so far 5
06.09.2017 13:53

Food and restaurant was lovely, not your normal curry, I'm not the most adventurous but had a lovely chicken Korma, those more adventurous In the party actually said that their food was a little too hot but seemed to enjoy the whole evening. Would definitely recommend and I look forward to going back. I couldn't get through by phone to book but booking with Quandoo was really easy and nice to have an email confirmation

1 review so far 6
30.08.2017 08:42

Aug 2017. Excellent meal. I'm a veggie (the husband is pescatarian) and apparently the king prawn biryani was one of the best biryanis he's had (and he's no stranger to a decent restaurant). My paneer khaki was pretty awesome too. Lovely staff and cosy ambience. Would definitely recommend to others and return next time we're in Bristol.

2 reviews so far 6
22.08.2017 18:16

This was our first visit after hearing some very good reviews and we were not disappointed. Our group all likes a good curry and found the options here really interesting and we got some great assistance from our waitress. The fish especially was superb. We have yet to return but we are hoping to soon.

1 review so far 6
19.06.2017 20:12

We love the fact that the curries are not the usual run of the mill. They have different twists to them, that work really well, and we look forward to our visits. The waiter was very helpful, and was able to give an over-view of all the dishes.

1 review so far 6
10.03.2017 10:19

Delicious food, a great atmosphere, with friendly and accommodating staff made for a very enjoyable evening. I would recommend and would definitely return. Each curry I tasted (4 in total) had a wonderful taste, my main was the pork chop vindaloo which was the perfect heat.

2 reviews so far 6
10.12.2016 07:20

This is not your regular Indian restaurant as they offer dishes from 29 states and this is what makes it so interesting. The food is first class as is the service. Will definitely be back to try some of the other dishes on the menu

2 reviews so far 6
12.08.2017 19:42

Attentive service, each dish was presented beautifully and tasted as described on the menu. Lamb shank and biriyani highly recommended by two very satisfied customers. This is no ordinary Indian restaurant; the focus being on creating original dishes with a modern flair. Just divine.

1 review so far 4
03.02.2017 05:50

Much anticipated visit to Nutmeg. Food was delicious but unfortunately ambience not. Was seated updstairs on a table for 2 that felt like an afterthought. I like to sit opposite my date not next too them and the staff serving other tables having to pass so closely made the experience uncomfortable. The temperature was also far too warm. Note, ask for a table downstairs next time.

2 reviews so far 6
21.07.2017 07:51

Great service and great food, lovely surroundings - what's not to like? Highly recommend this place, so good! I did find that the dishes were smaller than usual and a bit on the pricey side but definitely quality not quantity which is fine.