About Oh! Calcutta!

Located within a pakora’s throw of Bristol’s iconic landmark of The Arches, at the buzzing borders of St Andrew’s, Cotham and Montpelier, Oh! Calcutta! is setting up a hue and cry to exile substandard subcontinental cuisine from the city. Even before you get to the superb food, this Indian restaurant’s premises along Cheltenham Road are a sight for sore eyes. An open kitchen lets you see – and smell – what’s in store, while crimson-hued walls and an overall industrial chic look make for a less-than-usual venue in which to enjoy South Asian cuisine. A fantastic selection of tandoori classics rubs spicy shoulders with an exceptional selection of specific regional Indian dishes. Special note: if you like it hot, we dare you to step up from the already fiery, ‘3-chilli rating’ jalfrezi and chilli Bengal to the thermonuclear ‘Oh! Phall’, combining habaneros and dry chillies for a ‘6-chilli rating’.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Oh! Calcutta!
216 Chelthenham Road, The Arches
Bristol BS6 5QU

Menu Highlights



Onion Bhajee

Finely sliced onion coated with lightly spiced batter, deep fried until crispy.

Murgh Tikka

Tender chicken pieces marinated in yogurt and fresh spices and flame cooked in our Tandoor oven.

Mixed Tandoori Kebab

Chicken tikka, sheek kebab and lamb tikka cooked with marinated spices in our tandoor oven.


Chicken Tikka

Selected tender pieces of chicken flavoured with yogurt and spices and roasted in the tandoor.

Lamb Bhuna

A favourite amongst the Bengali, fresh tomatoes stir fried garam massala, coriander leaves and chillies in a thick sauce.

Tandoori Jheenga Sheesh

King prawns in a spicy yoghurt marinade with tomatoes, peppers and mushrooms, roasted in the Tandoori oven. Served with side salad.

7 Oh! Calcutta! Reviews

7 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Sort by:Most useful
  • Most useful
  • Highest rated
  • Most recent
Steve H.10 months ago · 3 reviews

Great food, great service and a refreshing decor - more Bollywood than traditional UK Indian Restaurants. The food, rice, sauce and breads were all delicious. Would visit again.

Liz W.10 months ago · 1 review

Great food and great service. Like the fact that it is BYO. It is good value. I had a chicken dansak which was delicious. Lovely.

Dion T.a year ago · 1 review

Friendly people fantastic tasty indian food best I had in years and I eat indian alot! So totally recommend this place great location for a drink after you can sit and people watch the greatest road in bristol!

Dale C.a year ago · 1 review

Fantastic service and very fast, food was well presented and tasted really good! The staff where so attentive and welcoming, thank you for a lovely evening

Stuart D.2 years ago · 3 reviews

Great food and some different selections compared to other Indian restaurants. BYO (although it is still licensed, so you can purchase drinks if you have not brought your own) so brings the overall bill way down and very friendly service.

Simon C.a year ago · 1 review

The food was very nice and fresh but we had to wait 70 mins the main dish to arrive. It was a busy night with take-outs (a good sign) but the staffing needed to be increased.

Amreen S.a year ago · 1 review

Didn't get our food for almost an hour and we got overcharged for no reason and the manager was willing to change the price even though we all split the bill in quarter but I ended up paying more