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“Mighty Spicey”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Thali Cafe Clifton

Thali Cafe Clifton
Ranked #308 of 1,564 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
“Mighty Spicey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were visiting our son and daughter who both now live in Bristol, and we went out for a family meal at the Thali Cafe in Clifton.
Not being keen on Indian meals I was somewhat apprehensive at having my mouth assaulted by fiery currys with repercussion for my stomach.
I need not have worried as the friendly waitress guided me through the menu asto what was nice and mild for me. The meal was really good and came on a large metal dish separated into several compartments each containing something different. Other members of the family were more adventurous than me on the hot and spicey scale, and we all agreed that the food was good quality and tasty.
The cafe has 3 levels and there is background music to accompany the meal.By the time we left at 8.30pm all the tables were taken.(on a Monday night).
My only complaint was the hard wooded chair. They could do with some upholstered chairs.
I would recommend this restaurant for a good night out.

  • Visited July 2013
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very popular indian with a twist”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is the original restaurant of what is now a chain of five across the city - including a recent addition at the Tobacco Factory. Very popular even on a Sunday eve when I visited. Good food, using lots of locally sourced ingredients, plus local beer and home made desserts on the menu too.

Visited June 2013
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
“Excellent Authentic Indian Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Lovely as when I've eaten in their other restaurants. Very good southern Indian food served by extremely pleasant staff in a lovely understated environment with a great atmosphere. No longer cheap but well worth it for what you get. I continue to rely upon their restaurants for a good evening out without fuss and returning home feeling well fed with quality food. Well done!

  • Visited June 2013
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A Coruña, España
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great indian food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

This was the best Indian food I've ever had. Not too spicy but full of flavours. Also the staff is very friendly and nice.

  • Visited May 2013
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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“Delicious south indian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Clifton thali is situated on the high street distinctive from the shimmering mirrors on the outside. The menu is relatively small but everything they have is amazing. The thali's after which they have named themselves are definitely the best thing to order (you get the curry you ordered, rice, a daal, a veggie curry and a salad). The snack box and Indian tapas is also delicious. Staff are friendly and efficient. Great atmosphere, never empty. Their tiffin takeaway is an amazing deal, definitely worth the investment if you live near a thali and like Indian food.

  • Visited February 2013
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