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Brunel Raj

) #577 of 1,247 Restaurants in Bristol $$ - $$$ Indian, Asian, Balti
7 Waterloo Street | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BT, England
+44 117 973 2641
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“curry” (34 reviews)
“poppadoms” (11 reviews)
“nans” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti
$$ - $$$
7 Waterloo Street | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On my last consecutive visits to the Ray I have been profoundly ill afterwards. And no, this is not because I have over indulged.Certainly the curries at the Raj are good. But they are not so good I want to enjoy them twice. Grim.

Thank Merlin3698
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Have been here several times in the last couple of months and mostly I have had a good meal,plenty of it and nicely cooked and presented,the staff are helpfull and friendly but do tend to chat a lot between themselves, sometimes in english, sometimes in...More

Thank bluesman125
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Would definitely recommend eating here, the service is great and the food is fantastic. We had a curry each, shared a rice more than enough for two people, one naan, onion baji and kingfisher draft beer. Great value and very, very delicious!

Thank Tazz008
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Really love this curry house. Always a very good and consistent standard of food. Their vegetable dhansak is the best ever and their veg side dishes are also extremely tasty. Highly recommended.

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I visited the Brunel Raj last Thursday with my friend as we were a good walk away from our usual curry house and we were starving. We found the staff quite cranky when we arrived and did not feel welcomed at all, it was as...More

1  Thank Danny F
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I was introduced to this Fantastic curry restaurant about two years now and i have to say that this is without doubt the best i have used in Bristol by far.Great food cooked to a high standard, friendly staff and reasonably priced.You need to book...More

Thank DON G
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I went to the Brunel Raj back in March 2016 and was very impressed at the quality of the food. Each dish was delicious and flavoursome (albeit a tad over salted). So when my family came to visit at the beginning of this month I...More

Thank DanWilberforce
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We often go to the brunel Raj - it is our favourite restaurant in town for consistency & quality - really good service and food fabulous- went tonight with our daughters and friends over from new Zealand post new year and had a fabulous meal...More

Thank sharon d
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Despite the lack of booking a table they managed to squeeze three of us in. The food quality is always of a high tasty standard and the staff patient and friendly. Always happy to take the clients here when they are visiting Bristol in the...More

Thank Jobisagoodone
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Called in for a quick meal. It was perfect... had a medium curry and rice , plus the sag alo the best I ever had. I always request a dish of natural yogurt with my Indian meal and the Brunel Raj make their own and...More

Thank Stickyvickie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Indian, Asian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:45
18:00 - 23:45
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
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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.