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Bengal Raj

#302 of 1,212 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
17:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

3 Thank AntonyDowne
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
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 

2 Thank mrsimonmichael
Bristol, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
103 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!

2 Thank Knut F
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42 reviews
27 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 

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.

1 Thank Michael J
Bristol, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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.

1 Thank BigKevTravels
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

On a wet Tuesday night in April, expectations were pretty low. Things didn't improve when we found we were the only diners in there, but perhaps understandably, takeaways were their thing this early in the week. Having sat down though, the service was fantastic (thanks Naz!) with the menu explained patiently and with good grace and clarity. Having ummed and... More 

1 Thank Andy T
Oldbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent best curry we have had in a long long time. Wasn't rushed and the waiters was very polite and attentive. Would highly recommend

Thank mctrant
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Have been eating here for many years Never had a bad meal Would say one of the best Indians I know Have friends from London who always ask are we going to our favourite Indian Try it you will not be disappointed

Thank SteveBristol60
Winchester, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

I went to the Bengal Raj with some work colleagues for a quick bite to eat. The food was very good. The vindaloo was very tasty and not super hot. The tandoori chicken was beautifully cooked and not full of food dye. The service wasn’t very attentive. There were only three tables eating (we arrived early) but had to wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Pakistani, Bangladeshi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?