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Urban Tandoor

Restaurants, Indian
4 out of 5 stars
Urban Tandoor
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Despite its off-the-beaten track location, Urban Tandoor is fast becoming one of Bristol’s best-loved Indian restaurants. While those unaware of its side street location may struggle to find it, Urban Tandoor is well worth seeking out. Given the restaurants intimate nature and relatively small number of tables, advanced booking is essential. 

The menu is smartly put together, and features a mix of well-known curry house favourites, obscure regional dishes and more inventive options to tickle the fancy of those looking for something out of the ordinary. In this category, we’d put their Safroni Nihani Gosht, which features a slow-cooked lamb shank smothered in a rich, spicy sauce. Many of the other house specials are worth tasting too, with the Chettinad Prawn Masala delivering just the right balance of fragrant spicing and a subtle chili kick.

While the wine list is nothing to shout home about, the service is attentive and friendly, with waiters more than willing to suggest dishes for those struggling to choose. It’s perhaps this, as much as the quality of the food, that has earned Urban Tandoor its impressive reputation.

By: Matt Anniss



Address: 13 Small Street

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