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Thali Cafe Montpelier

12 York Road, Bristol BS6 5QE, England
+44 117 942 6687
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“thali” (74 reviews)
“tiffin” (8 reviews)
“curry” (15 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
12 York Road, Bristol BS6 5QE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live in St werburghs and have visited all the thalis in bristol religiously (apart from montpellier)! The food is awesome. We visited, for the first time in montpellier with my parents and the service was slow but we had a good meal. We then...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Ordered through deliveroo. The portions are much smaller than when eating in the restaurant. It tastes good but I feel ripped off getting 4 small chunks of paneer for £6.More

Thank Cara_Maccabee
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this review

Hi Cara, Thank you taking the time to give us feedback. We have recently reviewed our portion sizes and agree that this particular item is not satisfactory and have now increased the portion size. I apologise that this was not what you were expecting, if...More

Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Visited as part of a group for a friends leaving do. We really like the thali as it has great ethics and we like to support local business. The service was incredibly poor on this occasion, at each point of the evening when we wanted...More

Thank beureblanc
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to feedback about your recent dining 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...More

Reviewed April 5, 2017

I absolutely love the food at the Thali Cafe, having visited the one in Montpelier, Clifton and Totterdown. My most recent visit to the Montpelier restaurant was very enjoyable, their chicken Mogul Thali is always a firm favourite. The only slight criticism is that I...More

Thank Hannah B
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, Thank you for giving us your feedback. I would like to apologise for the wine that you were given, I have reviewed our practices to ensure this situation does not occur again. I am glad to hear that your overall experience was enjoyable...More

Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Came here with friends this evening and we all thoroughly enjoyed every last bit! Firstly the Montpelier venue is quirky, cool and very welcoming in every way. Secondly the staff were fab from the moment we arrived to when we left. And lastly the food......More

Thank Charlie F
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

I came here because it was recommended and at first sight it looked good. The decor raised my expectations as to the meal that I was about to enjoy. I was surprised that there was not more of a selection but I opted for the...More

Thank Gordon B
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to feedback about your recent dining 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 poor...More

Reviewed February 17, 2017

Thali café has always been a home banker for dining in Bristol. Cool surroundings, friendly staff and delicious food. For a relaxed laid-back environment for good Indian food there's not much to beat it.

Thank seahors
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Came back as we needed to be in Bristol again. In fact we didn't really, but drove all the way to Bristol in large part because we wanted to try another Thali :). Excellent again. Had a couple of meat curries this time. The chicken...More

Thank Bigcoluk
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We visited here by chance as our original intended destination was closed for refurbishment, drawn in by the delicious aromas and recommendation of the friends we were with. The cafe doesn't offer your typical korma or tikka masala but what felt like (although never having...More

Thank GirlDanni
Reviewed December 5, 2016

I give the food a 10, really nice fish curry with a lot of flavour to it. Varied palette options, very impressed also that they catered to vegans, my partner is vegan and he insists that we must go back! Along with the smiley service...More

Thank BS5CurryFan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $24
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 York Road, Bristol BS6 5QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 942 6687
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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. Equally suited for groups, families or for a romantic dinner. Contact us about hiring the whole back room for your party or celebration.This is the original Thali Cafe, located in the hub of Montpelier, it 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.