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Thali Cafe Montpelier

12 York Road, Bristol BS6 5QE, England
+44 117 942 6687
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“thali” (83 reviews)
“curry” (15 reviews)
“kulfi” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
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 5 days ago

Delicious food with great vegetarian options and environmentally friendly takeaway! We love getting takeaway from here, their packaging is compostable and recyclable. The restaurant decor is great too. We love the mushroom samosas and pumpkin curry.

Thank Georgie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled down from Gloucester with my partner for lunch with our daughter, who lives nearby in St Werburgh's and who had recommended The Thali Cafe Montpelier as a good place to celebrate my birthday. I was not disappointed! Excellent meal and friendly service! I can...More

Thank morningstar2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came with a few friends, having been to Thali Cafe Clifton before but not this one. Food equally as delicious and such good food options catering for all, and a really fun setting. Enough food to enjoy all, want a little more, but not feel...More

Thank dbhettle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really flavoursome dishes. You order a plate selection of curries, rice and dips which makes everything really nice to share. Friendly staff and quick service!

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I came here for my uncle's 40th birthday and it was a very pleasent experience. The decor was lovely and the staff were all super friendly and aided to the whole night being a success. Will definitely be reccomending the place to my friends, thankyou...More

Thank scootch123
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback! Its always nice to know when we get it right, so glad your uncle's birthday was a pleasant experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Amy and Team Thali

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

A beautiful night with delicious dishes, fresh and good quality. I recommend this to my friends. Thank you for your hospitality again. Alexandros

Thank Alexandrosap
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

You are most welcome! Thank you for giving us a lovely review. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Amy and Team Thali

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Good choice of thali dishes and tasty starters. Good vegetarian options. We joined the Thali club online which gave us a 40% discount off our first meal (not Fri/Sat). Friendly staff.

Thank AndyNic
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

So glad you enjoyed your meal with us, it's nice to know when when we get it right! Hope to see you again soon, keep checking the Thali Club for future offers! All the best, Amy and Team Thali

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is very easy, but with a good feeling. Indian food ate tasty and the staff is welcoming. It’s not on the main street but it’s not do far. Try it if you want an alternative place!

Thank luigi90011
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

A great cafe/restaurant for a good thali style curry. A short menu offering just enough choice and doing them all very well. Excellent chicken. Nice portion size. Friendly service and nice atmosphere.

Thank 814SarahT
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review, it's always nice to know when we get something right! Look out for our up-coming Christmas offerings for a new thali experience! All the best, Amy

Reviewed 23 September 2017

If you're after a bog standard chicken bhuna and pilau rice then you might consider somewhere else to eat. However, if you're prepared to have your horizons expanded, your senses stimulated, and your mind blown then I can't recommend this restaurant too highly - this...More

Thank Bill B
Thali M, Manager at Thali Cafe Montpelier, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you so much for your kind and in-depth review! It's always a pleasure to have such lovely guests :0) We do hope to see you again, all the best, Amy

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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, Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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