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.
- 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
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.
Amazing restaurant. Food amazing, service amazing. We had a great time! So glad we chose this restaurant to celebrate at, will absolutely be returning! Yay!
One of the best Indian meals for taste I have had in a long time, the balance between the heat and spice meant you could taste the spices and then got the heat, great ambiance to boot, will defiantly be back.
Fantastic authentic Indian food beautifully served and very varied menu unlike standard curry houses. Great tasting menu that changes every month to cover a different region of India.
Excellent and imaginative menu , high quality food. Specially like the tasting menu which changes every month or two. Highly recommend it. Well positioned in the centre of Clifton.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Food was good as always , unfortunately only table was in a cupboard at the rear , if we wanted to eat in a window less room with poor acoustics and noisy groups we would have asked . Nice waitress and good food , but never again in the cupboard I'm afraid , come on nutmeg , that area is for loud groups only!
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.
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.
Excellent lunch very well cooked at competitive price. Very attentive service. Will come to lunch again on a Friday booking table 17. Music too intrusive especially as we were the only diners and asked for it to be turned off.
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
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.
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!
Indian food with a difference. We all had the taster menu and it was great to try a selection of food. The cod starter, in particular, was fantastic. All 3 of the mains were excellent too.
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
Great food - excellent quality, freshly prepared, amazing flavours. Service was exceptional - left you alone, but there when needed - very quick too. Loses only one point for slightly limited vegetarian choice - could be better. Otherwise highly recommend this place
Food was fantastic, atmosphere was wonderful. Raja really looked after us. Staff were lovely (maybe a little run off their feet at points) Have recommended to many other folk already! Cannot wait to go back.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Super, innovative Indian food with a twist with the most amazing individual flavours. Excellent and friendly service. Good choice of wine but some more Indian beer apart from just Kingfisher would be a good idea. We will definitely be back again.
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.
Once again the tasting menu is excellent Provides really good quality food for the money The staff is nice This time the raita arrived a little bit too late during the dinner although I use it to feel less heat
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.
Nutmeg is a lovely, small, independent restaurant, the staff were great, I had a fabulous Sacred Garden cocktail and the food was amazing, with some unusual vegetarian dishes. I can't fault the evening.
A wonderful restaurant with great food and service. Not the average Indian. Quality menu and cooking. Great tasting menu. If you like Indian food and are in Bristol this is a must.
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!
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!
Enjoyed our evening at this contemporary Indian restaurant. Food was fresh and tasty and service was efficient and friendly. Would have liked full sized popadoms and more traditional chutneys but other than that the food was very nice.
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.
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.
Great, incredibly busy, restaurant - friendly service and fantastic food with really different dishes and incredible flavours. Despite the fact they were really busy (we went on a Wednesday night) we were not rushed, which was great.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Incredible food, inventive and delicious cocktails, friendly staff, great atmosphere! We had New Delhi taster menu which was superb and will def be back to try that biryani!!
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!
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.
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.
Staff were friendly, polite & helpful. An interesting menu to suit all tastes Food well presented. My Lamb Saag was a bit spicy but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes I will go back.