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The Tobacco Factory, North Street, Bristol BS3 1TF, England
+44 7851 700215
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by here with family to get some lunch and we all had incredible meals, very authentic food, good portion sizes and lovely drinks - Mango Lassi recommended. Can't wait to return and try out more of the menu, I'm sure it won't be long before we go back!!

Thank Oggwa
Thali S, Manager at Thali Cafe Southville, responded to this review

Hi Oggwa, Thanks for taking the time to give us this 'Incredible' review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and feel free to pop in to treat yourself to a Mango Lassi! Please check out our website for upcoming menu changes and offers. You can always join our Thali club so you are first in line... More 

East Sussex
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409 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Loved this restaurant so much we went there twice during our brief stay in Bristol for the Upfest Street Art festival. The veggie Dosa is huge, authentic and delicious. Proper South Indian food in a funky setting with cocktails too! The staff were lovely, even though it was a very busy time for them. You might need to book a... More 

Thank Sally W
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

A really authentic Indian restaurant with excellent food served by a very helpful and pleasant girl called Anna-Sophia - I shall definitely be eating there again - a cut above the normal Indian restaurant

Thank rosemaryb691
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Went there midweek the food was very good and the staff friendly and helpful I will be eating here again

Thank popstar321
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Thali is a great place to eat, the food is fresh, delicious and different. Great for vegetarian options too. What really made this a special meal was the customer service we received, the staff were really friendly and attentive and made the experience really special. Great decor and a really nice environment to visit.Would highly recommend a visit, absolutely love... More 

Thank Chinabel
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Food as always was very nice but let down by poor waiting service as they were too busy chatting to each other to notice anything else. As a loyal customer I thought maybe the last couple of times with similar service issues were a blip but definitely won't be returning to this restaurant.

1 Thank BecksAppleby
Thali S, Manager at Thali Cafe Southville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to feedback about your recent 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 service you have received on what sounds like multiple occasions. We have taken your comments on board,... More 

Caterham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I enjoyed my adult food there - a little more lamb might have been nice in my curry but I know it's expensive - but the toddler with us was well cared for by having the special children's chicken curry. She also scoffed the naan bread with much enthusiasm and staff coped well with other small children there too. They... More 

Thank maxicaterham
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We visit here probably a few times a year. There are bits of the menu which stay fairly static and other parts which change seasonally. The Thali is always delicious and has an interesting selection of dishes with it. Lots of choices for vegetarians. I'd recommend trying the blowhorn cider it's delicious!

Thank Kirstin M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

At the Thali Cafe they have a reassuringly short menu and deliver it really well. The staff are efficient and good fun, the atmosphere is informal, there is plenty of space, and it is very good value for money. And they do two-for-one cocktails until 7pm! Recommended.

Thank Andrew G
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

It's not the cheapest place to go if you fancy this cuisine but it's definitely worth the price. Unique service in different little trays and nice to mix and match if you can share a couple of starters/mains. Highly recommend.

Thank Rebecca T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $25
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Tobacco Factory, North Street, Bristol BS3 1TF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 7851 700215
Occupying an amazing space in the Tobacco Factory, the new Thali Cafe in Southville is the Thali's most ambitious project yet, with a fabulous bar and a restaurant that can seat over 100 diners. Right next to the thriving Tobacco Factory Theatre it’s the perfect place for a pre or post-show meal or drink. The Thali Southville is also the first of our restaurants to serve the new menu; with an emphasis on sharing we’ve introduced lots of exciting new dishes whilst keeping all of the Thali favourites. Quirky decor. Great atmosphere. Free Wifi. Kids welcome. Award-winning Tiffin Takeaway scheme. Please book to avoid disappointment.

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