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Thali Cafe Easton

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64 -66, St Marks Road, Easton, Bristol, England
+44 117 951 4979
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Stroud, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So here's the thing - every time I have been to Thali in Easton in the past the food has been good! However my whole like of the place and its vibe took a dramatic turn on Saturday 5th Nov (so bad in fact its taken me this long to process the night). Started promising as wasn't too busy and... More 

Thank Mark W
Thali E, Manager at Thali Cafe Easton, responded to this review

Dear Mark, This review is very disappointing to read but thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. The Mogul Chicken is our second best seller to the Rajastani Lamb dish and always gets full compliments on it's flavour. Our team of chefs from Tehri Garhwal take great pride in producing recipes that are true to Indian cooking... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Celebrated friend's 50th at the Thali this week. Very interesting choice of food. Service good, food lovely and fresh. You have to be a lover of curry as it's all quite spicy but it made a nice change. Would recommend.

Thank Ninajane2013
Thali E, Manager at Thali Cafe Easton, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, we are pleased that you enjoyed the overall experience and I will give your compliments to our chefs and staff. More 

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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

What a Great little place this is! The decor is quite simple but there is a real buzz about the place and it's friendly and welcoming. It is obviously popular, as numerous times people were turned away at the door. So if you want to pay a visit book i'd recommend booking in advance. Having tried Thali before while in... More 

Thank Mygrassisblue2011
Thali E, Manager at Thali Cafe Easton, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, I have shown this to my team straight away! They were thrilled to see this, it makes us all proud of what we do. Our Lamb Thali is one of the best sellers, please come back to try the seasonal Pig cheek Thali as an alternative. We also have a fantastic new cocktail list... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went with colleagues for an informal lunch, I found this a bit pricey for what it is. I had a Keralan dish which was nice but sadly not as the authentic ones in Kerala(still tasty) . My colleague had a dosa and another colleague had a buttermilk chicken which I believe should have been prices a bit less than what... More 

Thank Fathieh
Thali E, Manager at Thali Cafe Easton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we would love to welcome you back to try our current deals for a more affordable Thali. We have Mumbai Mondays, which is a free Desi biyar with your Thali, or perhaps Tikka Tuesdays, which is buy one Grill item, the second free! Soon to have a happy hour where... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I enjoy visiting Thali and it has a nice relaxed feel. The food is good but I had a slow cooked lamb curry from the lunch menu the first time I went and didn't feel it was worth £8.50, as nice as it was. There are cheaper options that look like much better value, such as the Dosa. I do... More 

Thank NottsToBristol
Thali E, Manager at Thali Cafe Easton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for us, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Thali cafe Easton. The Dosa is a great choice for lunch, very filling and great value. I would also recommend the Tarka Dahl for lunch at only £4.50 and our delicious traditional chai tea at only £1! It's definitely... More 

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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great ambience - real mix of clientele including families, which is always encouraging. Laid back but quietly attentive staff and the food was amazing - I had the lamb and it was beautiful! Bottles of water on the table, no pressure to buy bottled water or more expensive drinks - much appreciated. However, the mango and passionfruit cooler was lush!... More 

Thank Heather T
Thali E, Manager at Thali Cafe Easton, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and will be returning to enjoy more of our food. I will pass on the great feedback to the team. We donate 50p for water bottles to Frank Water charity which helps to provide clean drinking water in India. Join our Thali club via the website... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful find, tucked away in Easton, wonderful ambience and mouth watering food - perfect Dosa, paneer that melts in your mouth, fantastic omelette (ohm-lette?!), and friendly smiles from (almost) everyone working there.

Thank AdamMansb
Thali E, Manager at Thali Cafe Easton, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, the team here at Thali Easton will be very pleased to hear such great feedback. You are more than welcome to come back and enjoy more of our food. If you haven't already joined the Thali club it is free to sign up via the website and you can be updated with all new... More 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Been occasionally coming here for about a year. Food is well prepared, my friend goes mad for their cake, I can't resist the Chai (my only small criticism is the price of the Chai, might just be cos I want MORE of it!!! Yuuum'! :) ) Anna-Sophia was a lovely waitress, very on it and charming service :)

Thank Adam B
Thali E, Manager at Thali Cafe Easton, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review Adam, we are pleased that you enjoyed our Chai tea. I will pass on the compliments to Anna Sophia who will be thrilled with the positive feedback. Hope to see you again. More 

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83 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

At last, an Indian restaurant that serves authentic, street-food style grub! If you're hacked off with the usual rice with red-slop, green-slop, yellow-slop curries, this is the place for you! Instead of a bible-thick menu packed with multiple variations of the same muddy fayre, their small but comprehensive menu will cater for just about everyone. Cocktails are interesting & the... More 

Thank ShamiBlackpool
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

we like the atmosphere of an Indian street food cafe - often call in for lunches - the lassi's are good - could have more variety of food.

Thank sallycparker
Thali E, Manager at Thali Cafe Easton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Thali Cafe. We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. We are looking to renew our menu over the coming months, if you would like to be updated on what's coming up please sign up to The Thali Club via our website. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 -66, St Marks Road, Easton, Bristol, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 951 4979
Famous for Thalis but you'll find classic Indian snacks, coffee and cakes on the menu too. Quirky decor, great atmosphere, free Wifi, kids welcome. Award-winning Tiffin Takeaway scheme. Great for meetings and business lunches; contact us about catering for your party or celebration.Located in the centre of Easton, this is one of four Thali Cafes in Bristol. We avoid mainstream locations in favour of areas with a strong sense of community where we can foster relationships with local people and businesses.

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