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5.3 /6 Excellent 66 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.

66 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 66 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
28.03.2017 07:27

Absolutely fabulous tasting menu - the fact that the tasting menu changes every 2 months means that I will definitely be back soon I hope!

2 reviews so far 6
26.03.2017 17:58

Modern Indian serving outstanding food from across 29 states. All our food was absolutely delicious and the service was first class. Would definitely recommend but be sure to book as they were full all night.

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 09:22

Great Indian food in a modern decor setting. Recommended. Get a cheesy Saag aloo on the side! Were very accommodating with a free cocktail and singing happy birthday for the birthday boy!

1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 16:37

Great meal, we will be back! We went for the lunch menu, which had small portions of main, side, rice/naan and a drink for 12.95 - good value and delicious.

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 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 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

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.

1 review so far 4
12.03.2017 09:37

Food was excellent, the dishes were well cooked and tended more to the spicy side. Paneer starter was juicy and they had interesting chutneys for the popadoms. For main we had khadi paneer, dhal and bindi, all very tasty! This was however undermined slightly with slow disjointed service , must remember that they are still finding their feet only opening 5 months ago.

1 review so far 6
22.12.2016 21:39

A wonderful indian dining experience, with attentive service, good value Malbec wine and truly delicious dishes. There were 6 of us, each having a different main dish, and all were excellent. We were not disappointed and nor will you be.

1 review so far 6
21.02.2017 19:51

This was our first visit to nutmeg restaurant. We were greeted by friendly staff . Our waiters were very good . Our whole meal was very nice .nothing was to must trouble for the staff .will definitely visit again

1 review so far 5
28.01.2017 08:38

Lovely atmosphere, great service and lush food. A different take on some classic dishes and generous portions which could be a little large for some as if like me you like to have side dishes to try out too. Lovely would and have already recommend.

1 review so far 6
12.11.2016 07:11

Lovely ambience and superb food. The cocktails were good too. The Dahl was one of the best l've had in the uk and is always my test of the authenticity of an Indian restaurant. We'll be back!

1 review so far 6
01.11.2016 07:55

We were the first customers in and had a very friendly welcome, the food was great, I know it's early days but this could be the best Indian food in Bristol. Roger T and family

1 review so far 5
19.03.2017 10:24

Lovely restaurant, excellent food. Evening slightly spoiled by a group of 6 men and women in their 50's who were ridiculously loud. It was left to a fellow diner to have a word with them rather the restaurant staff dealing with it.

1 review so far 6
28.11.2016 22:38

Fantastic food, excellent service. Would highly recommend. We were a party of 8 visiting on a very busy Saturday night. The atmosphere was great and we really enjoyed our time at the great new restaurant.

1 review so far 6
29.12.2016 21:39

We absolutely love Nutmeg! Delicious Indian food with a twist, not your everyday Indian food! Always rich in flavour and texture and always tastes freshly cooked and well prepared! Excellent value for money as well!

2 reviews so far 6
22.01.2017 11:30

Best Indian restaurant in Bristol! Amazing flavours, authentic and creative dishes, not your run-of-the-mill red curries that all have basically the same sauce. Fantastic crispy naan breads. Good portions. Great service. Can't fault it.

1 review so far 6
23.01.2017 22:36

The food was excellent as was the service. I would definitely recommend it to anyone, The menu was a great selection with plenty to choose from without being too many items. Absolutely delicious.

1 review so far 6
04.01.2017 10:16

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere and they also had New Years eve cocktails making our night start off just right! I definitely recommend a visit here and the fish dishes were so tasty!

1 review so far 6
11.03.2017 07:30

Great, authentic food, friendly staff and good location. Can't wait to go back. Restaurant is a bit on the small side so make sure you book a table to avoid disappointment.

1 review so far 6
01.02.2017 07:03

The staff were so friendly and attentive and the food was just delicious. The restaurant atmosphere was lovley with lots of beautiful lights and amazing smells. I will definitely be returning.

1 review so far 4
12.12.2016 17:14

We had heard great reviews about the restaurant and were expecting a bit of a wow factor, but unfortunately this was sadly lacking. We found the staff friendly and helpful and we'd give 4 stars for service, but the food would be 3 stars tops.

1 review so far 6
03.02.2017 00:02

The best restaurant in Bristol - fabulous food , great service and of course great drinks . Third time here from me and am still amazed by the Beef Madras

1 review so far 6
17.12.2016 08:13

Amazing food. One of the best Indian meals for a long time. Good service. Starters of cod and lamb chops awesome. Certainly a must for future visits to Clifton.

1 review so far 6
03.02.2017 23:34

Outstanding service. Great atmosphere. Tantalising and surprising (in a good way!) tastes with great guidance for novices or the inquisitive alike! Couldn't fault it and will be going back.

1 review so far 6
22.12.2016 08:53

The food was lovely and the staff were really friendly. Our waiter was particularly welcoming and we didn't wait long for food to arrive. We all enjoyed our visit.

1 review so far 6
28.01.2017 08:48

Great authentic food and really friendly staff. Try the sample menu it's good valley and gives you a chance to try something new. We will definitely book again.

1 review so far 6
27.12.2016 11:07

Having just spent a holiday in India, this restaurant is the real deal. A very good range of dishes from all over India. The chef is from Delhi.

1 review so far 6
16.02.2017 11:55

Great food, with exciting and tasty dishes that differ from the normal curry house offering! Great atmosphere and very attentive and polite waiter/waitress service! 6 out of 6!

1 review so far 5
08.02.2017 10:51

Great food, lively atmosphere (on a Saturday evening) and very friendly & helpful staff! I would highly recommend. We took our 10 year old and the staff were very accommodating to her too!

1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 10:57

First time eating at Nutmeg, staff were excellent, food was excellent, I always have a Biryani when I go for an Indian, I tried it here, delicious.

1 review so far 6
19.11.2016 09:27

An amazing restaurant and prices very reasonable. Well worth a visit and will be back again soon. If you like Indian food, you will love this place.

1 review so far 6
28.11.2016 08:28

Great food - very interesting wide range of dishes perfectly executed . The staff were all very professional and made everything work , Will be returning !

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 08:58

The food was great and the service was excellent even though the restaurant was really busy nothing was too much trouble ..we will definitely be returning

1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 12:30

Excellent, we shared 4 starters and re ordered the lamb cutlet and giant prawns. Despite the restaurant being full we had the perfect dish each time.

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 22:50

Quite a varied menu with interesting selection of fish, meat and veggie. Good presentation and extremely tasty. Friendly staff and a nice buzzy atmosphere. Enjoyable evening.

1 review so far 6
26.02.2017 14:50

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service! We couldn't improve our experience, everything was wonderful. We will definitely be making another visit very soon. Thank you Nutmeg Bristol!

1 review so far 6
21.02.2017 20:27

Fantastic food, really fresh and cooked very well, particularly the Scallops. Service was also very attentive, even though it was a very busy night. Highly recommend!

1 review so far 6
17.12.2016 22:22

Great choice of dishes all very well seasoned. Loved the complimentary poppadums. Service was first rate and pricing was very reasonable. We will definitely return.

1 review so far 6
18.02.2017 08:49

It was fabulous good atmosphere, service and food, will certainly be back. Great to have an alternative to Raj which is also but more traditional.

1 review so far 5
12.12.2016 20:25

Lovely food with a good choice of dishes on the menu. Good atmosphere too. Nice touch with complimentary mini poppadoms and chutneys whilst you make your choices. Friendly, helpful staff.

1 review so far 6
03.12.2016 22:29

Great location. Food and customer service was lovely. In terms of the service, the food came pretty quickly between each course. Very good experience overall

1 review so far 3
11.12.2016 11:49

The staff were friendly and welcoming but the service was very slow. One hour between starter and main course. There was one stage when not one table downstairs had food on it! The quality of the food was very good but it just took too long to get it.

1 review so far 5
09.01.2017 19:59

The food was good and the menu impressive. The waiting staff were particularly friendly and helpful and the whole atmosphere of the restaurant was welcoming. Definitely recommend a visit.

1 review so far 3
05.02.2017 11:58

Fabulous starters followed by distinctly disappointing mains. Vegetarians please note, for an Indian restaurant, there is extremely limited choice. The service was swift and the decor / atmosphere good - although the acoustics are such that when the restaurant fills up the noise level is quite overpowering.

1 review so far 5
29.01.2017 12:43

Great tasting menu, good atmosphere. We enjoyed having a different Indian dining experience that allowed us to try food and dishes that we might not otherwise have considered.

1 review so far 5
18.03.2017 21:54

Great first experience. Amazing food very different to the norm. Reasonable prices too. Only quibble - tables not wiped down between courses. Will be going again very soon.