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’.
Food was very tasty and different flavours with the herbs and spices fresh. It is a very echoey building so gets really noisy if busy hard to hear people speaking :(
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.
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.