We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Tamarind Indian Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5 Badminton Road, Downend BS16 6BB, England
+44 117 957 3030
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 196: English reviews
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times over the years but not been for a while and must say service has gone down hill. Disappointed tonight we had a waiter that was quite rude and really did not care. One of our party had a nut allergy and we were told by another waiter (not the rude one) that ALL of their... More 

Thank Barbara K
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No hiding place when you have the simple stuff!! You can't hide the ordinariness when there's no sauce. I had the mixed shashlick - chicken was ok but the lamb was chewy with gristle - more charred peppers than meat. Tinned or frozen veg in the veg balti. Food not very hot as in cooking hot as opposed to spice.... More 

Thank sglendevon58
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, attentive and responsive but the curry was rather bland; well cooked but under spiced. A little disappointing overall.

Thank SimonK1234
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Visited here with a friend to meet some new friends. I was a last minute addition to the party of about 15 and they were able to cater an extra place at short notice. The food and drink was good value and the food top notch. Plenty of room and even though there were a fair few of us in... More 

Thank eyesonjason
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 9, 2017

We have been to the Tamarind on many occasions as a family and never been disappointed. We tend to book in advance as it fills up quite quickly on an evening but the service is still attentive and fast. The curry is always delicious and I would definitely recommend the Chicken Bhuna and Lamb Rezala. The portion sizes are on... More 

Thank Laura H
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Abdul the owner of The Tamarind Indian restaurant in Downend is the heart & soul of the restaurant.. very friendly. Very professional. Runs the Best and finest Indian restaurant in Bristol..! Who ever visits are blown away by the excellent food served to you by great and friendly staff.. you will eat like kings..! Wonderful atmosphere also.. would eat here... More 

Thank Nigelsiphone
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Went as part of a group of 8 on a busy Saturday night. Having never been here before was surprised how big the place was and seeing how busy it was worried me that it would be a long night. However, the kitchen is very efficient sending out hot, tasty, generous sized dishes at very good prices. Would recommend.

Thank kevin c
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 25, 2017

First time had. A really good experience from the very helpful staff, the food was very tasty and was good value for money. We will return in the future

Thank alanholt59
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Great food and Great service, will be back again. Have visited many times now and this is my local curry house now.

Thank Neil M
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Phoned last minute to get in on Friday 10 th March , managed to get a table for 6.30 ,we arrived early and were shown straight to our table . Meal was delicious ! Staff very efficient , meal arrived very quickly ,all good .nann bread was amazing . This was my first visit and it won't be my last... More 

Thank susan b

Travelers who viewed Tamarind Indian Restaurant also viewed

Downend, Gloucestershire
Downend, Gloucestershire
Downend, Gloucestershire
Staple Hill, Gloucestershire
Bristol, England

Been to Tamarind Indian Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $31
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Badminton Road, Downend BS16 6BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Downend
  • Phone Number: +44 117 957 3030

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tamarind Indian Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
7 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Tamarind Indian Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?