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Thali Cafe Easton

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Flat 64-66 Lansdowne Court Easton Road, Bristol BS5 0RY, England
+44 117 951 4979
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

We hadn’t been to the Thali in Easton for a while, but had a friend visiting from London and wanted to go somewhere walkable (we live in St Werburghs) for dinner. We booked a table for three on a Friday night and I’m so glad we did as it was even better than I remember! When we arrived, the place... More 

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

Thank you for the great review, we are delighted to have made you and your guests' evening enjoyable. The dish you described is Pani Puri, (our take on an indian classic) we are glad that you enjoyed it. You are very welcome to come again. More 

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went today to go buy some spices around the cafe We have visited Thali cafe before but fancied giving it a go once more . We were not disappointed it was lovely The atmosphere the food everything was perfect Our thali was the one with mogul chicken one and they have a very tasty masala Dias... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review, we are glad that we have impressed you with our food and atmosphere. Please join us again to try some more of our dishes. We keep a Meera Soda cook book in store that you can read for inspiration once you have all of your spices from next door! More 

england
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The food is so delicious and the cafe is beautifully decorated. Only criticism is that it's always freezing cold inside which affects the experience and atmosphere. Went today and the food was top notch but shivered throughout as despite being January, no radiators were on.

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Thank sasalice83
Thali E, General Manager at Thali Cafe Easton, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for the feedback on our establishment. We're very happy to hear that you enjoy the food and decor in the cafe. It shall be passed on to the rest of the team. Regarding the heating, we fully appreciate this, and regrettably is it has been cold in here these past couple of days. However, we are... More 

South West England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

I ate occasionally at the original Thali Cafe in Montpelier and liked the concept, so I was pleased when they eventually opened a branch near my home, in Easton. I'm fond of thalis and the idea of having easy access to a good thali just around the corner, within walking distance seemed ideal! So I've been here lots of times,... More 

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Stroud, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 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 

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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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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 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.

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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 October 28, 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 

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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 October 5, 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 

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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 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 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 

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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 

Bristol
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 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 

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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 

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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
$8 - $24
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Flat 64-66 Lansdowne Court Easton Road, Bristol BS5 0RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 951 4979
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. 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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