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5.3 /6 Excellent 121 Reviews

Nutmeg Indian Restaurant

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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.

121 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 121 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
10.07.2017 09:15

Excellent quality food and great service. highly recommend Nutmeg. Authentic Indian cuisine with the balance of spices being just right. Accomodated for the fact that it was our Dad's birthday and even found some candles for the cake!

1 review so far 6
09.07.2017 16:07

Outstanding food, great range of meals & good service to compliment. This is not one of your average Indian restaurants, it's defiantly a cut above.

1 review so far 6
28.06.2017 23:21

Food, service, atmosphere all brilliant. Chutney starters are different and refreshing. I'll be trying the chef menu next time as so inpressed with the food . Great modern Indian restaurant with a good wine list

1 review so far 6
28.06.2017 19:02

Lovely fresh, tasty food. Friendly staff and relaxing environment to eat with the family . Will recommend to family & friends. We will be back again soon.

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
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 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

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
14.05.2017 06:55

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!

2 reviews 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
13.05.2017 17:03

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.

3 reviews so far 6
28.04.2017 15:25

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.

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 6
29.05.2017 15:12

We've eaten at Nutmeg several times and have enjoyed all of our visits tremendously. The food is outstanding- easily the best curry in Bristol. The staff are friendly, the menu varied and unusual, and the atmosphere is great.

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
16.04.2017 11:50

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.

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 18:46

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.

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
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
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 5
22.05.2017 08:08

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

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 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.

2 reviews so far 5
26.04.2017 08:10

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.

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 5
08.07.2017 05:47

The food was great - there was a slight mix-up with our order but it was rectified very quickly. The service was good, especially considering how busy it was. The price is good value considering the quality. Will be returning!

3 reviews so far 5
19.05.2017 16:52

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

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
21.04.2017 22:12

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.

1 review so far 5
29.05.2017 08:32

Fantastic food, beautiful flavours. Only marked it down for the fact the service was too rushed. Despite asking our food came out too fast. We did mention this to the waiter so hopefully they will take this on board.

1 review so far 5
09.07.2017 09:39

Had the tasting menu, every dish was great! Glad we got to try a few things that we would not necessarily have chosen if we had not. Service was also very good with the staff always happy to help.

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
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!

2 reviews so far 6
04.04.2017 08:33

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.

1 review so far 5
12.05.2017 23:44

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.

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 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 5
30.03.2017 06:40

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.

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 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
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.

1 review so far 6
08.05.2017 07:35

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.

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.