Where to celebrate National Curry Week 2019 in Bristol

Where to celebrate National Curry Week 2019 in Bristol

Posted on: 07 Oct 2019

Apparently, Brits will spend over thirty grand on curry in their lifetime.


Is it true? Who cares. If one thing is for sure, we love the stuff. It explains why every October, we celebrate National Curry Week.


Want to join the festivities right here in Bristol? No problem. Here’s seven of our favourite places to grab curry in the city. Like we really needed an excuse to get one, anyway...

National Curry Week 2019
Museum St, Bristol BS1 6ZA


Formally known as Sholay Indian Kitchen, Bandook puts a vibrant, modern twist on the regular Indian eatery.


Focusing on smaller plates and street food-inspired options, the stylish, bitesize shipping container offers Indian tacos, Boti kebabs and of course, speciality curries. A 365 favourite? It’s got to be Grandma’s Curry. Read our review of Sholay here.

Tacos at Bandook

Chai Pani
44 Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6LA?


Heading out for a group curry? Chai Pani is the place to go. 


A favourite with University societies, the restaurant is situated a stone’s throw away from the University of Bristol campus. Armed with a vast menu, including vegan and veggie options, Chai Pani will struggle to displease even the fussiest of eaters.

Chai Pani on Cotham Hill

The Mint Room
12-16 Clifton Rd, Bristol BS8 1AF?


Like Bandook, The Mint Room prizes modernity.


Elegant and glitzy, the Clifton village restaurant offers a contemporary take on classic Indian options which look as good as they taste. A 'cut above your average curry house', The Mint Room certainly sits on the luxury side of things. 

The Mint Room in Clifton Village

Ahmed’s Curry Café
1E Chandos Rd, Bristol BS6 6PG?


If you’re looking for classic Indian dishes, then Ahmed’s is always a good choice.


Small, simple, but effective: you’ll find Admed’s Curry Café on Chando’s Road. With only a few seats inside, it’s a good takeaway option. But if you’re able to stick around, their Thali dishes are rather impressive (and they’re not available to take away!)

Ahmed’s Curry Cafe

Chai Shai 
4 Jacob's Wells Rd, Bristol BS8 1EA?


When a menu is as concise as Chai Shai’s, then you know each and every option will be top-notch. One of Bristol’s best Indians, the family-run restaurant thrives at the bottom of Brandon Hill.

Chai Shai on Brandon Hill

Gopal’s Curry Shack
Unit 2, Cargo 2, Museum St, Bristol BS1 6ZA?


Calling all vegans and veggies: this one’s for you.


Another creative take on Indian cuisine, Gopal’s operates with environmental consciousness. Veggie and vegan streetfood options only, it’s a great lunch option. 

Gopal’s Curry Shack

Jubo Raj
37 Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JY?


A family-run independent, Jubo Raj sits just a few doors down from Chai Pani. The restaurant is 20 years old, making it one of the oldest on this list.


And with age comes wisdom: a hefty selection of traditional Indian curries, quaint interiors and fantastic service, it’s no wonder they’ve been open for so long.

Did we miss something? Let us know. Happy National Curry Week 2019! 

Article by:

Kate Hutchison


Kate Hutchison

Get in touch with Kate at kate@365bristol.com