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The Thali Restaurant, Southville

The Thali Restaurant, Southville


A household name in Bristol, The Thali Restaurant and its flavoursome Thali curries have won awards from The Observer and BBC Radio 4. Unconventional, makeshift and unexpected, this is an original dining experience where your surroundings reflect the colourful flavours of their food.

Thali Restaurant is inspired by the heart and soul of India, showcasing the hero dishes of the subcontinent from the back streets of Bombay to the beach shacks of Goa. They offer vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options. Great for groups or for a romantic meal this is an intimate neighbourhood restaurant.

Quirky decor, great atmosphere, Thali Restaurant, Southville, is a space that is truly out of the ordinary. Situated in the Tobacco Factory building, the site is their largest by far and in the past has offered Bollywood dance nights, live music and has even hosted a wedding. One of five restaurants in Bristol Thali Southville transports passers-by into a world of heady scents, stimulating sounds and exceptional flavours. 

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • Lilypad_hopper
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Tasty Thali
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th February 2019
    The express lunch "Thali" arrived quickly. The small bowls of curry were rich and tasty, packed with fresh flavours. Accompaniments could have been better, dryish rice garnished by a lone sliver of... Read full review
  • Soph787
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Beautiful Indian food
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th February 2019
    Have been here a few times now, and both the food and service have always been great. Menu seems to be a bit smaller than previously, but the Thalis are really delicious, and you can always be... Read full review
  • X4494RDdavidf
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Great atmosphere and Thali
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 1st April 2019
    The place has great decor, with plenty of old original Indian photos and memorabilia and a spacious layout. The welcome was a little delayed but warm. The coconut and potato thali and the chicken and... Read full review
Tobacco Factory, North Street

Tel: +44 (0)117 953 2783

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change