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Urban Tandoor

13 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DE, England
+44 117 929 9222
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“curry” (206 reviews)
“poppadoms” (78 reviews)
“lemon rice” (15 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:45 PM Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DE, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Urban Tandoor
1. Award winning restaurant!!!!!!
" Drinks came out quick and so did poppadoms."
Daniel O
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2. Healthy, fresh cooking!!!!!!!!
" Immediately we were greeted with delicious light dips and poppadoms."
Megan T
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3. Voted number 5 in UK!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed yesterday

First time I've been there and it didn't disappoint. All three courses were excellent, as was the service. Not the cheapest Indian restaurant, but not wildly expensive either and well worth the money Will definitely visit again.

1  Thank JulianStevens
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

As fans of Indian cuisine we thought we would test Urban Tandoor’s claim to be the best Indian restaurant in Bristol. We were not disappointed, in fact we thought it was one of the best Indian meals we have ever eaten. This popular little restaurant...More

13  Thank Danielle A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my boyfriend over the weekend it was our first time in Bristol and the host told us they were fully booked but had seats on the bar stools. We took them as we read this restaurant came highly recommended. A...More

Thank BiancaTia
MYDDROSH, Manager at Urban Tandoor, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Respected Guest, Thank you very much for your email. Glad you enjoyed the meal! Would be great if you could book the table on your future visits so that we can give you a table in the restaurant. As you may have seen its a...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After many visits to this restaurant I booked online for a meal tonight. When we arrived we were told they had not reviewed their online bookings and did not have a reservation or a table for us. The front of house reception was rude, unsympathetic,...More

Thank jwDave
MYDDROSH, Manager at Urban Tandoor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Respected Guest, Thank you for thoughtfully sharing your feedback. We have noted your observations on your experience with great concern. Don’t remember seeing you in our restaurant but saying that we receive bookings through phone and emails, of which we do answer the emails and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing Food!!! Onion bhaji starter to die for and my vegetable dhansak was packed full of delicious veg and tasted absolutely scrummy!! This place is more about the flavours than the heat which is what a decent curry should be!! Staff were very helpful and...More

3  Thank Tinker11Bristol
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Superb... excellent service and most fresh tasteing curry ever eaten. .............. thank you ...... be back soon ......

4  Thank LovgoodCurry
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very happy with our experience here, food was great as were the staff. Definitely worth a visit for those curry lovers.

4  Thank Frankie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this restaurant as a result of a recommendation, we arrived outside and wondered if we had done the right thing ! Possibly the best Indian meal that we have had in years and the staff were excellent - helpful and very friendly.

5  Thank kmiporter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the BEST Indian food I’ve ever had! As I love Indian food, the hotel recommended that we visit Urban Tandoor, and what a fab recommendation it was. It’s a busy restaurant, but service is first class. The owner was very welcoming...More

5  Thank KRCWales
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a few years of mediocre curries and Indian food, this place has reinvigorated my love for this cuisine. The meal started with a very friendly welcome and was immediately followed by popadoms and a great selection of pickles. The main courses were exceptional and...More

5  Thank Richard W
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Questions & Answers
December 4, 2017|
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Response from bra6 | Reviewed this property |
It’s a while since I went but I’m sure the first half is but then think it’s raised so phone ahead and book a wheelchair accessible table if I was you
Kerry F
October 26, 2017|
Response from MYDDROSH | Property representative |
yes, Chicken korma is gluten free. Most vegetarian dishes are gluten free. we also have a separate gluten free menu.
September 24, 2017|
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Response from Croixlmt | Reviewed this property |
As I'm not vegan myself, I'm not sure what provisions they can make specifically, but there was an extensive selection of vegetable, lentil and other dishes. They seem to be very helpful so fear not. You will enjoy it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $26
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 929 9222
  • E-mail
Welcome to Bristol's best Indian restaurant. We are the pioneers of Indian food in Bristol. We offer enjoyable, memorable dining experiences - delicious Indian cuisines, exciting interiors & stylish hospitality. Unusually, we offer genuine Indian food from the true sources - the gourmet homes & street stalls across India's regions - prepared by skilled chefs from those regions. Come for genuine delicious Indian food. Our food is totally different from local curry houses. Do not expect curry house food.
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