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5.5 /6 Wonderful 340 Reviews

The Mint Room – Clifton

Clifton Indian £££££ +100
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About The Mint Room – Clifton

Shaking up Bristol’s Indian dining scene with something a little bit different, The Mint Room is one of the city's most acclaimed restaurants, offering gourmet takes on Indian cuisine. For times when a takeaway just won’t cut it, head to this stylish restaurant for Indian dining with some serious flair, boasting a range of exciting modern dishes alongside all of the the time-honoured classics. You’ll find this prestigious Indian eatery located on Clifton Road over in Clifton.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Sunday 13:00 - 21:00
The Mint Room – Clifton, 12-16 Clifton Rd, BS8 1AF Bristol

Further Information

After running an award-winning restaurant in Bath, The Mint Room have now branched out into Bristol much to the delight of the city’s aficionados of Indian cuisine, with a branch in the Clifton area. Appealing to both gourmands and curry enthusiasts alike, this high-end Indian eatery on Clifton Road offers traditional dishes with a fine dining twist. Start with meal off with some tawar scallops (plancha-seared scallops with a lime and chilli sauce) or some tandoori quail served with alongside a fried quail egg with apple and vanilla puree.

As well as all of the classic curries, The Mint Room’s main course menu is full of inventive modern dishes and gourmet takes on traditional Indian cuisine. We recommend the paneer parcel (cottage cheese and seasonal vegetables flavoured with curry leaf, black mustard and turmeric in a puff pastry on a bed of spinach, broccoli, sambar sauce and tomato chutney) or the tawa seabream served with bombay potatoes. Make a reservation at The Mint Room for a special dining experience in Bristol, but be sure to book in advance as this Clifton hotspot fills up quickly!

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340 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 340 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
22.09.2017 08:51

the food was wonderful and the presentation was something I have never seen before in a indian restaurant before the service was excellent overall a beautiful experience

1 review so far 6
13.09.2017 09:55

This is the best Indian Restaurant that I've been to in the southwest. Superb blend of taste, presentation and customer service. I live in Bath and frequently use the local Mint Room their. Both establishments are excellent and I thoroughly recommend a visit.

1 review so far 6
13.09.2017 08:52

Top quality Indian food like I've never had before along with a great atmosphere and very quick service. Dishes presented impeccably with a great heat and taste.

1 review so far 6
12.09.2017 22:08

Amazing food and service, couldn't recommend it enough!! Atmosphere and interior also very welcoming and relaxing. You won't be disappointed, it's definitely worth a visit.

1 review so far 6
27.03.2016 08:44

This is Indian food at its finest in terms of the quality of ingredients, presentation and service. My paneer makhani was a beautifully fine and creamy sauce and I could taste ithe sauce was made with fresh tomatoes. The food was exquisite and everything was perfectly cooked, (crispy bit soft in the middle Nan's, goregeous rice with no nasty artificial colorant additives and delicately spiced) no sign of any oil. The pinot noir wine by the glass was high quality (wines are clearly carefully selected for the wine list) and the service was professional, courteous, friendly and caring. We were asked several times how the food was and my feeling was that any problem would have been handled well (although the only problem was I couldn't eat any more!). This is my favourite restaurant- gorgeous designer decor, food, wine and service- a treat! Note it is very popular so I would highly recommend booking in advance.

1 review so far 6
24.05.2017 09:46

An outstanding place with the most exquisite and vibrant food. This is the best Indian restaurant with spectacular food and incredible staff! The food has a contempory style with beautiful unique flavours , and attentive service. It is extremely busy , and yet, you do not feel rushed at all. We followed the suggestions of our waiter and he selected for us the tasting menu and the wines. He was brilliant! This is a real gem in Bristol ,and possibly the best Indian food I have had . I highly recommend a visit. It was our first time eating at the Mint Room ,and we will definitely go back. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.

1 review so far 6
05.05.2017 14:43

Excellent. My partner and I have been several times before, but the neighbours who cam with us had never been to The Mint Room. They had high expectations, so we were a bit nervous, as we had chosen the venue. We need not have worried....from the warm welcome, table ready, cheerful staff, stunning presentation, great food....everything was spot on and although we were the last table to leave, there was no pressure. Portion sizes tend to be on the large size, especially with the fish dishes.......so much so that we reluctantly decided against desserts for the first time. That was probably good for the weight loss diet as desserts here are rich.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2016 09:21

Brilliant restaurant. This was our second visit and we loved the food and speed of service. Only slight issue we had was being made to feel like we weren't ordering enough. We ordered a mains each and a couple of sides but kept getting asked are we sure we don't want more as others usually order more. As we had eaten there before we knew the potion sizes were good and what we ordered was more than enough. I gave a good tip as we really enjoyed the meal, but as soon as we had paid the guy serving us seemed to loose interest and almost seemed disappointed with us. Other than being made to feel we didn't order enough the food was brilliant and I would recommend, despite the odd service.

1 review so far 6
31.01.2017 12:20

We visited on a Monday evening - the restaurant was not busy but the ambience lends itself to a warm inviting environment despite that. The 4 of us had the tasting menu (7 courses, £35 per head) which was excellent. the flavours were sensational and the presentation visually excellent. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the birthday of one of our group was recognised with a special desert. All in all I would highly reccomend the Mint Room -- I know that we will definitely be going back!

1 review so far 5
28.02.2017 08:37

This is definitely an Indian restaurant not a curry house. The décor is tasteful, the food is VERY tasteful and the staff very efficient and attentive. A great venue for a family celebration or couples night out (They put a complimentary dessert in front of our son which was a lovely touch as we hadn't mentioned it was his birthday, they picked it up from our conversation) A Very Enjoyable Evening, Great Food. The only reason I have not awarded The Mint Room top marks is because of parking difficulties (But that's Clifton for you. Out of their control) We will definitely go back again.

1 review so far 5
15.12.2016 07:22

We had the 7 course tasting menu and that turned out to be a great choice. Excellent quality and a very good way to try a variety of dishes. The only slight downside was that due to bare walls, lack of drapes and carpet the noise levels were a bit on the high side. Having said that it is fairly common in a lot restaurants today but does detract from the overall ambience and ease of having conversation at the table. We do tend to not return to such places, but the food here was so good it will be a difficult decision!

1 review so far 6
10.04.2016 09:42

Lovely interior design and the scents when we walked in were very inviting. We went straight to our table so no comment about the bar, though it looked nice. The staff were very attentive. The service was quick. The range of food available was lovely, with a nice mix of fish dishes too. All beautifully cooked (the lamb was melt in the mouth tender) and delicately spiced with presentation you wouldn't find in the average Indian restaurant. I will be trying the tasting menu next!

2 reviews so far 4
07.05.2017 09:26

Lovely,cheerful welcome from the manager. There was a bit of a mix up with seating as he did nit take our name so confused us with a couple rather than group of 4.The food was faultless. The decor of the restaurant is tasteful and interesting. The service was terrible. Lots of staff rushing around but unattentive. We ordered drinks...they didn't bring them had to call waiter and reorder.. We asked for water,then had to call waiter and ask again. They wouldn't leave jug of water and so had to repeatedly ask for top up. Gave us dessert menu but did come and take our order.Forgot our petit fours. Our friends had been before and had been treated like kings. We were all a bit disappointed.

1 review so far 6
16.02.2017 09:46

Really friendly, funny, respectful staff. Managed the turn a round very quickly, we got our table after a very short wait once we'd entered. The food was exceptional! Best Indian food I've ever had - salmon was cooked to perfection. Wait in-between the courses coming out was timely, allowing for our food to settle before devouring the next delicious meal they offered. Very reasonably priced menu considering it was Valentine's day. Would highly recommend and will most definitely be visiting the restaurant again!

1 review so far 6
07.08.2016 19:55

Brilliant meal, nicely presented by friendly staff. The restaurant was empty apart from ourselves which was surprising. We had a personal and intimate dining experience which we enjoyed. We booked on line which worked well for us but there is obviously a gremlin somewhere in the system because we were told that the restaurant was booked at other times - clearly not. We will go again - but may be better to book by phone if refused by the online booking system.

1 review so far 5
29.03.2016 07:30

Absolutely wonderful restaurant. The food is of such a high standard alongside is absolutely delicious. We have visited twice and would not hesitate to return- returning too soon wouldn't be soon enough. The staff are fantastic, they have a wonderful sense of humour and ensure diners feel welcomed and comfortable. The only negative- our table was situated on what felt like a walk way, we were constantly being brushed past which didn't really fit with the exclusive dining experience the restaurant portrays. Other than that, would highly recommend to those looking to try some really special Indian food.

1 review so far 5
02.03.2017 18:01

Service here can be a bit iffy sometimes the staff are just too busy other times it can be attentive. On a busy Saturday night, it was for us closer to attentive though at times you can see that some staff were a little harried / under pressure. The restaurant was very full with multiple table bookings and some parties so made for a lively atmosphere. Food was very good; scallops and monkfish to start we're both very good. Chicken lababdar was also good. Nice wine list too. Recommended for an upmarket Indian experience.

3 reviews so far 6
03.08.2017 10:48

We couldn't believe we'd missed out on this place when we found that it had been open for 2 years. We had the Sunday special set menu - £23 per head for 4 courses. Each course was a delight - couldn't wait for the next one to arrive. None of it was the usual formulaic offerings that you get from other curry houses. The service was polite and welcoming. If you like curry, you'll love this place.

1 review so far 6
01.10.2016 21:53

Best dining experience in Clifton, and lovely service. The food is really excellent and very well presented. The dining room and restaurant are immaculate and well designed. The formal level of service you get at this type of restaurant is tempered with genuine human interest. It was nice to see a family with four 9very well behaved) kids blending in quite happily alongside older diners. Which I think reflects the comfortable ambience of the Mint Room

1 review so far 5
27.04.2016 22:53

Excellent meal, the flavours are just great. We had a starter and main and the chicken tikka starter was excellent. The service was not quite upto the usual high standard tonight. We were not given the chance to have a drink before the meal as we were taken straight to our table and the waiters were slow in asking for our drink order and constantly reaching across our fellow diners with plates, which is a training issue. However, an excellent meal in good surroundings.