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Brunel Raj

$$ - $$$Indian, Asian,
7 Waterloo Street | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BT, England
+44 117 973 2641
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“curry” (42 reviews)
“indian bread” (2 reviews)
“peshwari naan” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7 Waterloo Street | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb service and tasty meal. So full so saved some for home! Place was full to bursting. Says it all.

Thank 00756
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here early on a midweek evening and the place soon began filling up. The menu offers a wide range of Indian dishes. The waiters, whilst polite, were more interested in standing in a huddle in the middle of the restaurant than taking orders or...More

1  Thank Revduncan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times and have always found the food to be excellent. However, the staff are very miserable and downright rude. Service very rushed. Unfortunately even though the food is good, we won’t be returning

Thank Scrag1
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of friends, it’s now our favourite Indian eat in and takeaway even though it’s much further from home than our previous go to restaurant. Very tasty very fresh food, you can really taste the freshly prepared spices in the dish,...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I booked ahead for a Saturday night out with a largish group of 8 friends. Just before arriving, the group had grown to 10 which I explained when we got there. It was very busy but the manager and waiting staff were very accommodating in...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Certainly Clifton's best curry house by a very long way. Excellent choice, fantastic quality, very attentive staff. If it's not on the menu, then the chef can make it for you. Very clean and cosy atmosphere.

Thank zzz111000
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Very good Indian food in Bristol, the food was abundant (Indian bread, rice with onions) and also the main dishes were tasty. I wil come back for sure

Thank gabrifio
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Take time book in enjoy the food - tasty flavoursome every time suitable for anyone including family parties and b'day parties

Thank Mari F
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Came here with a group of friends and right from the beginning the staff were unfriendly, unwelcoming and it was like it was a chore for them to have us there. They got our drinks order wrong and didn’t apologise, acting as if it was...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Eating out is expensive, and it should be an enjoyable experience. Clients should be greeted warmly and treated with respect. There are none of these basics at the Brunel Raj. The staff look, appear and dish out their thoroughly bored lack lustre manner in a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Waterloo Street | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 973 2641
In 1997, the four brothers opened the Brunel Raj, authentic Indian cuisine. The name of the restaurant compliments its location in Clifton Village. ‘Brunel’ came from the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel who was best known for the creation of the Great Western Railway, the famous SS Great Britain and the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. The second name Raj, comes from the Sanskrit work rajan, which means ruler or king. The name ‘Brunel Raj’ thus translates to ‘King Brunel’, paying tribute to Bristol’s most well known merchant, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.Since opening its doors over 10 years ago, Brunel Raj has received great publicity and praise from local press, along with a string of catering awards; including being listed in the Top UK Restaurants by Hardens in 2001 and 2003.The main restaurant seats 48 and is available for small parties subject to booking and availability. We also cater for business and private parties as well as conferences and weddings.
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