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Thali Cafe Montpelier

) #480 of 1,285 Restaurants in Bristol ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
12 York Road, Bristol BS6 5QE, England
+44 117 942 6687
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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12 York Road, Bristol BS6 5QE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't understand the hype around this place. The house chutneys were very good, but everything else was a disappointment. We tried the chicken thali and spinach paneer thali, both of which were bland and watery. I know this restaurant has a good reputation... I'm...More

Thank nomad1405
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Thali is a great place if you want a relaxed dinner/lunch in a small or large group. It has a great vibe and is great for casual dinning. The food selection is great and meals here are always good, but i have noticed that they...More

Thank stef933
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. I am sorry that you felt that some of our dishes were lacking in flavour. I have fed this back to the team to get that spice level just right! All the best, Amy

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We've been here a few times over the last few years and always had a great meal. The service has always been a little hap hazard, but the food has always compensated for that. Until now. Last visited this restaurant at Christmas last year, since...More

Thank Mike G
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Dear Mike, I would like to apologise for the dissapointing experience with us on your last visit. We do pride ourselves on excellent food and service, but appear to have let you down here. We have recently updated our menu, inspired by Roadside Indian Dhaba...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

The restaurant wasn't busy (a late lunch on Saturday) so we had no problems with service, which was prompt and friendly. They might be a bit under-staffed when things get busy. Not been before and was hugely impressed. The food was fresh and different, and...More

Thank ordinarypunter2015
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Had a lovely meal here, some great authentic food. The service was impeccable and very attentive. A favourite in Bristol.

Thank Chloe W
Reviewed 30 May 2017

On a recent visit to Bristol my partner and I were invited here for dinner; Living in France, we miss spicy food, and this place did not disappoint. All of us loved our dishes and completely cleared our plates. Just a wonderful culinary experience all...More

Thank Maggie G
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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 15 April 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 reviewResponded 20 April 2017

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 12 April 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 reviewResponded 20 April 2017

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 5 April 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 reviewResponded 20 April 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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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.
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