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Thali Cafe Montpelier

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12 York Road, Bristol BS6 5QE, England
+44 117 942 6687
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17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered through deliveroo. The portions are much smaller than when eating in the restaurant. It tastes good but I feel ripped off getting 4 small chunks of paneer for £6.

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Thank Cara_Maccabee
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this review

Hi Cara, Thank you taking the time to give us feedback. We have recently reviewed our portion sizes and agree that this particular item is not satisfactory and have now increased the portion size. I apologise that this was not what you were expecting, if you would like to discuss this further then please contact me at amy@thethalicafe.co.uk. Kind regards... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of a group for a friends leaving do. We really like the thali as it has great ethics and we like to support local business. The service was incredibly poor on this occasion, at each point of the evening when we wanted to order food and drinks we had to go and find a waitress and ask... More 

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Thank beureblanc
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to feedback about your recent dining experience at the Thali Cafe. We pride ourselves on excellent food and service but it doesn't sound like we got this right at all. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the poor attention your table recieved, it is certainly not a precendent we would like to... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely love the food at the Thali Cafe, having visited the one in Montpelier, Clifton and Totterdown. My most recent visit to the Montpelier restaurant was very enjoyable, their chicken Mogul Thali is always a firm favourite. The only slight criticism is that I was served a glass of red wine that was clearly from an old/previously opened bottle... More 

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Thank Hannah B
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, Thank you for giving us your feedback. I would like to apologise for the wine that you were given, I have reviewed our practices to ensure this situation does not occur again. I am glad to hear that your overall experience was enjoyable and we would love to see you again! Many thanks Amy More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with friends this evening and we all thoroughly enjoyed every last bit! Firstly the Montpelier venue is quirky, cool and very welcoming in every way. Secondly the staff were fab from the moment we arrived to when we left. And lastly the food... wow! Buttermilk Chicken with Naan & Chutneys was superb. Friends had Lamb and Mogul Chicken... More 

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Thank Charlie F
London, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I came here because it was recommended and at first sight it looked good. The decor raised my expectations as to the meal that I was about to enjoy. I was surprised that there was not more of a selection but I opted for the chicken and my wife chose the lamb. I had a bottle of the Desi Biyar... More 

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Thank Gordon B
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to feedback about your recent dining experience at the Thali Cafe. We pride ourselves on excellent food and service but it doesn't sound like we got this right at all. Please accept our sincerest apologies for poor service and this is certainly not the norm or a behaviour I would expect from... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Thali café has always been a home banker for dining in Bristol. Cool surroundings, friendly staff and delicious food. For a relaxed laid-back environment for good Indian food there's not much to beat it.

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Thank seahors
Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Came back as we needed to be in Bristol again. In fact we didn't really, but drove all the way to Bristol in large part because we wanted to try another Thali :). Excellent again. Had a couple of meat curries this time. The chicken tandoori was very different from the usual. Different spices which was lovely. Perhaps a little... More 

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Thank Bigcoluk
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We visited here by chance as our original intended destination was closed for refurbishment, drawn in by the delicious aromas and recommendation of the friends we were with. The cafe doesn't offer your typical korma or tikka masala but what felt like (although never having been to India I am guessing!) a more authentic Indian dining experience. Each dish was... More 

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Thank GirlDanni
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I give the food a 10, really nice fish curry with a lot of flavour to it. Varied palette options, very impressed also that they catered to vegans, my partner is vegan and he insists that we must go back! Along with the smiley service I'd highly recommend!

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Thank BS5CurryFan
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Are here for my husband's 40th birthday today with his family - mostly veggies so this seemed ideal. We arrived as it opened at 12:00. As we were waiting for our food the chef came through the room several times to access the store room - we all noticed that his chef outfit was caked in dirt and dried food.... More 

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Thank Sam M
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We pride ourselves on good customer service, food quality and hygiene, but clearly have let you down on this occasion. I would firstly like to mention that we do hold a recognised food hygiene rating of 5 stars and are monitored regularly but I do appreciate your point in regards to the Chef's uniform and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 York Road, Bristol BS6 5QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 942 6687
Description
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. Equally suited for groups, families or for a romantic dinner. Contact us about hiring the whole back room for your party or celebration.This is the original Thali Cafe, located in the hub of Montpelier, it 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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