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Bengal Raj

#338 of 1,228 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Pakistani, Bangladeshi
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9 Druid Hill, Bristol BS9 1EW, England
+44 117 968 2391
Today
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
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Cherry hill
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145 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old favourite of mine after living in Bristol for 8+ yrs and info here every time I return to the uk. The food is still amazing with no complaints here at all, however.... There were 2 waiters working on 2nd January, one of which seemed like he really didn't want to be there and showed this through... More 

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Thank Matt C
Bristol
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We've used the Bangal Raj for longer than I can remember, and barring the very rare hiccup, it's consistently excellent. We nearly always have takeaways, and as a restaurant it probably lacks a bit of character, but still fine and the staff are very friendly and helpful. As some have mentioned, Friday and Saturday's can be very busy for Takeaways... More 

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Thank yekoms2
Bristol, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant but the staff seemed to be completely preoccupied with the very busy takeaway side of the business. Had excellent prawn dish and lovely naan but very strange bright red chicken dish. Will continue my quest for an excellent Indian meal.

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Thank Harry G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Another splendid meal in friendly surroundings with excellent service. Never been disappointed. No more to be said!

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Thank Knut F
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Visited this restaurant last Saturday evening with 4 others. We were welcomed by very polite staff and seated on our pre-booked table. The atmosphere was pleasant with light background music. The only reason I have given it 4 out of 5 stars is because on this occasion, we had to wait rather a long time (90 minutes) for our order... More 

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5 Thank AntonyDowne
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Have now used this venue on a number of occasions. The whole family enjoy indian food so every 2-3 weeks we use this restaurant, over a choice of a few. Very generous portions and quality, so the prices are fair - there is no hunting for the chicken; mushroom rice is gorgeous and one portion easily enough for two, everyone... More 

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2 Thank mrsimonmichael
Bristol, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Special occasion dinner - could not have been more enjoyable. Service excellent, meals delightful and most pleasant atmosphere. This Indian restaurant takes some beating!

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2 Thank Knut F
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty good. It's a victim of its success at the weekends and it can be slow to pick up a takeaway on a Friday night. Strangely, because it's so busy on a Friday or Saturday night, the service levels can drop off on nights earlier in the week. Pros - the chicken shaslick, the onion bhajis, the... More 

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2 Thank Simon M
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

This Bangladeshi-operated "Indian" restaurant serves some of the best food from that region I have ever eaten. The staff is excellent and the service very good (especially for the UK). I highly recommend this Stoke Bishop restaurant. The Bangla beer is very good, the papadums and chutneys/sauces delicious and every dish is perfect.

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1 Thank Michael J
Bristol, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I've visited here twice recently and enjoyed the experience. The food is well prepared and nicely flavored-the spinach dishes are a particular favourite. It's a good spot in North Bristol and good value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Pakistani, Bangladeshi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Druid Hill, Bristol BS9 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 968 2391

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?