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“Great value great food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Raj

Raj
Ranked #25 of 1,556 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $39
Cuisines: Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: A traditional Indian restaurant in the heart of Bristol. Established since 1981, The Raj has endeavored to serve the finest Indian cuisine, using the highest quality ingredients.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Great value great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Early bird menu was brill. 17.00 hrs to 19.30 hrs. Starter main and Naan with drink (beer or wine) for £15.00.
Staff very friendly and not too pushy....just right
Starter was very fresh. Lamb shish kebab with salad...lots of it too.
I ordered the signature dish. Lamb chilli fry... Which was home style ie not puréed to death big chunks of tender marinated lamb with onions and a spicy thick sauce to die for

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“A great welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Excellent food, situated near the centre of the city and convenient for the old vic and other attractions. I'll definitely visit again.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“The BHUNA was lush :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

Once again the Raj didn't fail to impress, booked for 8.30 on a Saturday evening and once again I would recommend booking as it can get very busy. Whatever food you go for in the Raj I am sure you will enjoy, great flavours for all tastes. Wine is excellent and a cheeky x 2 complimentary brandy's at the end ;) we will be back :)

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“Simply ordinary”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

I really can't believe this is in the top dozen restaurants in Bristol.
We dined there last night and the food was best described as totally ordinary batch cooked 'Indian' food which in reality of course bears no resemblance to the food you find in India, the service was just about OK, the cleanliness was passable and the interior of the restaurant was basic. The toilets were so small as to be not a place where you would want to be if you were claustrophobic.
There really isn't much else to say to be honest - it was just so average, and we wouldn't go back with so many really excellent places to eat in Bristol.
I'm just not sure where these rave reviews on Trip Advisor have come from as we have had some really excellent meals in the city.

Visited May 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Very enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Last Friday saw eight of my family, totalling three generations, enjoy some excellent authentic Indian cooking, together with very good hospitality. The menu holds a variety of dishes, something for everyone. Well worth a visit, time and time again!

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