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“Great masala dosas, but no longer cheap”
Review of Thali Cafe Easton

Thali Cafe Easton
Ranked #406 of 1,733 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: US$8 - US$24
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Famous for Thalis but you'll find classic Indian snacks, coffee and cakes on the menu too. Quirky decor, great atmosphere, free Wifi, kids welcome. Award-winning Tiffin Takeaway scheme. Great for meetings and business lunches; contact us about catering for your party or celebration.Located in the centre of Easton, this is one of four Thali Cafes in Bristol. We avoid mainstream locations in favour of areas with a strong sense of community where we can foster relationships with local people and businesses.
Reviewed 29 June 2012

This is a fantastic, laid back cafe-restaurant in Easton which serves very good food including excellent masala dosas. However although the service and food is just as good as it has ever been, they've hiked the prices significantly so it's no longer cheap - though it's still very affordable - and the menu is veering towards being more commercial. We're still regulars though, and have the same ritual every time we come here: we spend 20 minutes eyeing up the menu and then always have the masala dosas!

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Thank cheeryble
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

Love all the Thali Cafe restaurants in Bristol, quirky, delicious indian food with a different.

This one is my favourite for daytime food - MUST GO for Masala Dosa's with my teenage sons.

I like Totterdown for an evening out with friends.

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Thank HolidayHayley
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

Visited at Lunchtime on a Sunday. We were a party of 6 plus a one year old and a six week old. We had booked, which was just as well. For the whole time we were there the place was busy. The menu is restricted, but does include veggie options. Order food and drink at the bar, your order is brought to the table. The quality of the food was simply superb. We started with some popadums and dips, and immeadiatly I thought we were in for a treat. The dips were really good, full of complex flavours. The mains were also superb, clearly cooked to order,and all served with a portion of well cooked rice and a very good side salad indeed. The himalayan Chicken was super, as was the lamb dish, and my Goan fish curry was just lovely. The resturant is in the most cosmopolitian part of Bristol, which was reflected by the customers. It is also very baby friendly; for those without small children this could be a detraction from the overall appeal. (No problem with breast feeding here, although I suspect that if you produced a bottle of formula there would be a lot of disapproving looks). The service was a little slack; perhaps laid back might be a better description. Decor interesting. Parking could be tricky. There are four Thali Cafes in Bristol, and I intend to visit them all, and will certainly be revisiting this one. Super authentic indian food. (And they serve home made ginger beer).
Cost : six starters, six mains, popadums, naan, a selecton of samosas etc., drinks (no wine) and tea / chai / coffee £90

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Thank allotmentandy
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

The One Stop Thali Cafe in Easton is not hugely different to the one in Montpelier (the flagship for this successful venture). There is a bit more room, although I hear the Montpelier one has recently acquired more space. It has a nice relaxed party atmosphere. I went in a group of 12 for a friend’s birthday. The menu accommodates all tastes including meat fish and vegetarian options. I had a vegan thali. The food was great - fresh and tasty. I didn't know the restaurant had stopped doing BYO so our beers were whisked away from us to the fridge and we had to order pints of Kingfisher larger - no great hardship there but an unexpected expense. Although my fellow diners were all quite happy with everything, I have to say, it saddens me a bit that this restaurant has moved so far from its starting point – cheap and cheerful veggie food served on a ‘prison plate’ (a steel segmented tray). I was the only one to get a traditional thali tray – the meat and fish meals come in little bowls on a tray. It seems to me that the One Stop Thali is slowly but surely moving towards mediocrity in becoming more and more like just another Indian restaurant. That would be a terrible shame.

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Thank JustBristol
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