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“Some things change, some things stay the same...”
Review of Myristica Restuarant - MOVED

Myristica Restuarant
Price range: $32 - $32
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Bristol's Myristica, has set out with the aim of giving their customers 'a truly authentic flavour of Indian food'. The experience begins with the restaurant itself. Modern, sleek and good looking from the polished hard wood floors to the gleaming marble bar the interior surely wouldn't be out of place in a top Mumbai hotel. The food follows suit, beautifully presented, each dish is made to order using quality, seasonal ingredients. With traditional street food cooked with as much passion as the speciality family dishes Myristica is rewriting the Indian food rule book.
Bristol
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184 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Some things change, some things stay the same...”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We love this restaurant and visit it about every 3 months.

This visit was after a trip to a local cinema and we were really looking forward to having what has become our 'usual choice'!

On entering we noticed that the staff had changed and the new maitre d' greeted us in a very friendly manner and showed us to a table in a few minutes. The overal ldecor has not changed much but we noticed that the seats have been recovered in a light fabric rather than the previous opulent red (a hangover from the locations previous life as a cocktail bar - and the cocktail bar bottles had also gone to be replaced with wines). The tables were also sporting bright white linens.

Very nice - but we worried the that menu had changed. Nope - and that was good for us as the food is excellent. We did order the usual (Boti kebab starter to share, Pista Murgh with a paratha and Achari venison.)

The food was, as usual, very tasty and the portions may have been larger but the presentation was not as good as previous visits. Almost as if the old chef had left and the sous had taken over but could only produce a less than perfect imitation? Some of the finesse seemed to have gone.

Don't get me wrong - we will try there again (probably in a few more months) but we are worried that this might be the start of a slippery slope.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank maiday
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Amit L, General Manager at Myristica Restuarant, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Madam,

Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your meal.

I am also glad you appreciate the changes we are making to make your visits to Myristica more enjoyable and I have made a note of your comments and obviously reported this back to the kitchen. Please be rest assured that the "team" in the kitchen is still the same and we will keep doing our best not just to maintain but also where possible improve the quality of our food and presentation.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Regards,

Amit L
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Wales
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Phenominal meal!”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

there isn't many times i've had a meal that left me feeling full, amazed and happy.
The food served here is nothing short of astronmical.
A decent sized al carte menu for diners, i chose the rabbit starter and Venison main and was blown away. Indian food at its best and most modern well worth the try!

Visited April 2013
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Thank Mr_YLS
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Amit L, General Manager at Myristica Restuarant, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review.

I am delighted you enjoyed your meal and look forward to serving you again, soon.

Regards,

Amit L
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The food sounded great shame that even with a reservation it took 20 minutes to be "welcomed", seated and then ignored without a”
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Working within the hospitality industry I appreciate that a busy restaurant can be stressful for staff and waiting customers however it takes nothing to acknowledge them.
Having made a reservation for 7pm as a birthday meal out with my partner we arrived to an empty desk and proceeded to wait for over 10 minutes before the waiter came over to simply say loudly "wait!. We then waited another 10 minutes before being told to wait in a seating area. No apologies. No drink offer. Not even a menu handed to us. Cap it all off being told that despite my reservation there wasn't a free table. Granted he said he'd check the book but after another 10 minutes we had had enough. Even after 30 minutes we still had no more than 4 words spoken to us. Grunting and pointing aside.
It doesn't take much in manners, time or energy to welcome potentially paying guests nor does it hurt to apologise if there is a wait. As I said we both work in the industry; one as a chef and the other as a Restaurant and Bars supervisor so we do have a fair amount of tolerance and understanding but the service at Myristica was substandard at best.
The food did indeed look appealing. Shame they clearly don't value their custom.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Swissycub27
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Amit L, General Manager at Myristica Restuarant, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Madam,

Thank you for your comments.

I have personally worked every evening shift at the restaurant for the whole of April due to holidays and don't know of any evening when a guest has had to wait for 30 minutes for a reserved table. We don't even have a welcome desk, so not quite sure where these comments are coming from and can only think you are a competitor trying to ruin our reputation.

Yours sincerely,

Amit L
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Sherston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“tea, coffee or both combined?”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Great food, superior in every way to the average British Indian restaurant. Service was good until the restaurant got busy, then became slow and unpredictable - inexplicably, my coffee arrived with a tea bag floating in it! I will return nevertheless for the good food.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank BBD007
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Amit L, General Manager at Myristica Restuarant, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your review, it is appreciated. I am also glad you enjoyed your meal and still not sure how a tea bag got into your coffee, but look forward to seeing you again soon!

Regards,

Amit L
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Bristol
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Consistently high quality”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Interesting and tempting menu, attentive but relaxed service, good location and clean facilities. I frequently recommend this restaurant to friends and will definitely visit again.

Visited March 2013
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Thank clarkey44
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Amit L, General Manager at Myristica Restuarant, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your posiitive review and I am delighted that you enjoy dining with us and appreciate our facilities.

Regards,

Amit L
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