Bristol’s 10 top-rated Indian restaurants, according to TripAdvisor

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It’s still cold and icy so what better way to warm up than with a curry in one of Bristol’s many Indian restaurants?

There are countless Indian restaurants and takeaways dotted around the city, many offering a range of classic dishes and regional specialties. Here are nine of the best Indian restaurants according to Tripadvisor.

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Salkaara Having made its name in Cardiff, Salkaara opened next to Waitrose in Henleaze in July 2020. Chef Santhosh hails from Kerala and his menu leans towards South Indian cuisine so expect dishes like chicken curry with roasted coconut and spices, and Keralan fish curry. 45-47 Northumbria Drive, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4HN.

Coronation Curry House Long-established, the Coronation Curry House is well known for its good value Indian dishes. Expect a combination of old favourites and chef specials with stand-out dishes including the chicken tikka dhansak and the king prawn khusboo, a medium bhuna-style curry with mint sauce.190 Coronation Road, Bristol, BS3 1RF.

Indian Rassasy Indian Rassasy owner Shamshuddin Bagalkote worked at the popular Urban Tandoor before opening his own restaurant in Hotwells. Last year, it scooped the ‘best restaurant in Bristol’ accolade at the national Curry Life Awards thanks to best-sellers like tandoori roasted lamb chops and Old Delhi butter chicken.275 Hotwells Road, Bristol, BS8 4SF.

Blue Ginger Bengal cuisine is the style at Blue Ginger, a well established restaurant on the A37 Wells Road in Whitchurch. The private dining room at the rear of the main restaurant is particularly popular for larger groups and parties. 36-38 Gilda Parade, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 9HY.

Indian Junction Close to the Memorial, Indian junction serves an extensive menu of classic dishes, chef specials and authentic street food. The chicken biriyani and king prawn moilee cooked in coconut milk with mustard seeds and curry leaves are especially popular.429 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8TZ.

Ganesha Since it opened in 2008, Ganesha has become one of the go-to Indian restaurants south of the river. Southern Indian dishes are a specialty and menu highlights include the Keralan ‘home style’ chicken curry and the lamb marinated in yoghurt and cooked with Hyderabadi spices. 54-56 Bedminster Parade, Bristol, BS3 4HS.

Urban TandoorTucked away just off the city centre close to the law courts, Urban Tandoor has won multiple awards since it opened in 2014. The food is inspired from across the regions of India and dishes include Malabar lamb curry with fennel, chilli, coriander and coconut, and guinea fowl chettinadu.13 Small Street, Bristol, BS1 1DE.

Urban Tandoor in the city centre is among the most highly-rated Indian restaurants in BristolUrban Tandoor in the city centre is among the most highly-rated Indian restaurants in Bristol
Urban Tandoor in the city centre is among the most highly-rated Indian restaurants in Bristol

Curry House Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Curry House in Bath Road is now Bristol’s longest-running Indian restaurant. The biryani and balti dishes are hugely popular, as are tandoori grill dishes and chef specials like king prawn karahi and honey chicken tikka. 393 Bath Road, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 3EU.

Tikka Flame In the heart of the Harbourside area, Tikka Flame is popular with tourists and locals alike. Recently taken over by the owners of Bristol restaurants Ganesha and Coronation Curry House, the kitchen is open-plan so diners can see their food being cooked. Anchor Square, Canon’s Rd, Bristol, BS1 5UH.