British Restaurant Awards: Bristol restaurant Namak scoops national award after just seven months

Namak only opened in February but it has become a firm favourite with locals

A Bristol restaurant that only opened seven months ago has scooped a national award.

Indian restaurant Namak in St Werburgh’s launched in February on the former site of The Cauldron.

And now it has scooped the title of best restaurant in Bristol in the fourth annual British Restaurant Awards, which were announced at the Porchester Hall in London.

More than a million members of the public voted across all categories in what is one of the biggest awards in the hospitality industry.

Namak was voted the best in Bristol, beating off strong competition from eight restaurants including Root, Wilsons, Adelina Yard and the now closed Michelin-starred Casamia.

Namak was started by experienced chef Harris Massey, who previously co-owned the Rock Salt restaurant on Cotham Hill and worked for the award-winning Indian restaurant chain Dishoom.

Namak in St Werburgh’s combines Indian classics and signature dishes

The dishes at Namak on Mina Road are inspired from across many regions of India and has become a firm local favourite with St Werburgh’s residents.

The menu incorporates traditional curries as well as a range of unique signature dishes. Typical dishes include Goan fish curry, beef Madras and lamb curry inspired by the Royal kitchens of Rajasthan.