Koh Thai Tapas was born out of frustration in Dorset in 2009, breaking Thai eating conventions as the first to offer authentic Thai food, cooked by native Thai chefs, but served in a European-style of tapas dining for the sociable and the adventurous! A place where the holy flavours of Thai cuisine could be shared and sampled tapas-style with fiery cocktails, far-flung beers and world-class music. Koh became a place for everyone to eat and enjoy. A place at once authentic, beautiful, unpretentious, relaxed and refined.
Located on the iconic Clifton Triangle, Koh Bristol boasts a 100+ cover restaurant and a delightful alfresco area with cocktail bar, along with coffees or takeaway for the comfort of Koh at home. Koh is also open during the day serving a delightful £12 Light Lunch menu, or if you’ve got big plans for the evening, they now serve their ‘Pre-Whatever-Else-You’re-Doing-Later’ menu until 6:30pm, with two delicious courses for £14. The perfect venue to blend Thai fretwork, statues and murals with Victorian feature windows, intricate coving and exposed brickwork.
The bohemian neighbourhood of Clifton proved the ideal location to launch our next in the Koh family. The restaurant still retains the energy of that first breakthrough, rippling between the mellow golds, lush greens and flame-hued woods with striking murals by artist Slam Daniels.
If you are popping in for a taste of Thai, the 24 Hour Ribs come highly recommended, as does Koh’s Own Chicken Satay. For a main, you can’t go wrong with the Roast Duck Curry – tender duck served in a red curry sauce, beautifully contrasted with fresh fruity notes of pineapple, cherry tomato and grapes. For those with milder preferences, the Yellow Curry is a great alternative with your choice of filling but just as packed with rich flavours.
On the carefully crafted cocktail menu, the favourites include a fruity gin-based Summer Daze with lime, passionfruit and Midori Melon liqueur or a long vodka-based drink: the Koh Samui Cooler. If none of the beautifully presented cocktails on the menu take your fancy, ask the experienced bartenders to mix up your own bespoke beverage. There’s also a selection of beer, cider and wine to complement your food.
Please visit @kohbristol on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with their latest events!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good160
- rls3011Bristol, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyAmazingSunday, 6th October 2019Catered for a (rowdy) group of 15 of us on a Saturday night. The food was incredible, as always, as was the service. Having lived in Thailand I can testify that the food is authentic as you can get... Read full review
- Nicky NBristol, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayWicked Thai FoodTuesday, 8th October 2019Staff and food and good company. Food always up to the usual high standards and plenty of veggie or vegan options. So it ticks all the boxes for me... hence why we keep going back Read full review
- 716russellpTrip Type:CouplesGreat mealSunday, 13th October 2019Two couples visiting for a meal - one couple had the preset premium tapas which was 3 good size starters and then 3 larger mains, second couple picked their own selection. All of the food was really... Read full review
Tel: +44 (0)117 922 6699
|Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|
* Service Times:
Mon 5:30-10pm (restaurant closes 12:45am)
Tues 12-3pm & 5:30-10pm (restaurant closes 12:45am)
Wed 12-3pm & 5:30-10pm (restaurant closes 12:45am)
Thurs 12-3pm & 5:30-10pm (restaurant closes 12:45am)
Fri 12-3pm & 5:30-10:30pm (restaurant closes 12:45am)
Sat 12-3pm & 5:30-10:30pm (restaurant closes 12:45am)
Sun 12-3pm & 5:30-10:30pm (restaurant closes 11:30pm)
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day