Cuisine: Indian
Price Point: Mains from £10-£20

Where zingy Indian street food meets colourful Bollywood decor…

Named as one of the best places to eat out in the UK, Bandook has stunned food critics with their mix of traditional street food, original recipes and vibrant cocktails. Their select menu offers light, pan-Indian cooking to suit all palates and dietary requirements.

Share small plates of delicate bhaji, crumbly paneer and sweet tamarind chicken, before moving onto their mouthwatering mains. From aubergine coconut curry and classic Kathi Rolls, to sides of masala chips and Tarka dal, their dishes are bursting with flavour and fresh ingredients.

Inspired by iconic 1975 Bollywood classic Sholay, this modern Indian kitchen pays homage with vibrant murals and a funky vibe. Located in Cargo 2, Bandook is in the heart of Bristol’s buzzing foodie hotspot.

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Bandook
Wapping Wharf
Bristol BS1

Open Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 12pm - 2pm // 6pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 12pm - 11pm
Sunday 12pm - 9pm

Phone: 01173362845
Website: wappingwharf.co.uk/sholay-indian-kitchen/

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Bandook
Location: Wapping Wharf
Cuisine: Indian
Mains: £10-£20

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Delicious and speedy food! Would definitely return again.

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Lisa Frankers

The food at Bandook was delicious! We shared lots of small plates and a couple of mains; my favourites were the mango chicken, cauliflower pakoras and chilli paneer which I highly recommend! I also had a Bandook Mojito and it was refreshing; a perfect summer drink. There were options to sit inside or outside, and no problem getting the First Table discount added to the bill. We did ask for tap water and sadly this was never brought to us, but we were so focused on enjoying all of the food it did not matter.

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Ravi Gembali

Delicious food at an absolute bargain using First Table

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Excellent food at Bandook. There were 3 in our party and we all chose something different. The Masala Dosa was excellent, succulent pieces of chicken in a spicy sauce served with a side salad. Grandmas curry was also tasty although it would have been good if we had been told it was chicken on the bone as probably wouldn’t have chosen it but it was nice. The third dish was the Baingan Moilee which was a vegetarian dish and also very tasty. Would definitely recommend as the food had amazing flavours.

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Fantastic food and great flavours. Ordered a selection of dishes to share with 2 others. Food arrived fast and each dish had its own flavour and identity. All dishes prepared excellently and tasted incredible. This is just like Indian tapas. I would suggest you order a small plate, large plate and side each.

Very good value and nice venue for a relaxed eating atmosphere. Highly recommend if your in the area.

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Delicious and speedy food! Would definitely return again.

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Lisa Frankers

The food at Bandook was delicious! We shared lots of small plates and a couple of mains; my favourites were the mango chicken, cauliflower pakoras and chilli paneer which I highly recommend! I also had a Bandook Mojito and it was refreshing; a perfect summer drink. There were options to sit inside or outside, and no problem getting the First Table discount added to the bill. We did ask for tap water and sadly this was never brought to us, but we were so focused on enjoying all of the food it did not matter.

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Tasty food!

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Ravi Gembali

Delicious food at an absolute bargain using First Table

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Louise Farmer

We were served promptly and offered our choice of tables. We decided to sit outside and take advantage of the sunshine. The menu offers lots of choice and we ordered small plates, large plates and sides. All the food was fresh, appealing to the eye and, most importantly, delicious! I will definitely be returning.

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Excellent food at Bandook. There were 3 in our party and we all chose something different. The Masala Dosa was excellent, succulent pieces of chicken in a spicy sauce served with a side salad. Grandmas curry was also tasty although it would have been good if we had been told it was chicken on the bone as probably wouldn’t have chosen it but it was nice. The third dish was the Baingan Moilee which was a vegetarian dish and also very tasty. Would definitely recommend as the food had amazing flavours.

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Lucy Freedman

One of the best Indian dining experiences we have had! Everything we ordered was delicious and we could not pick a favourite dish. Catered very well for veggies as well as meat eaters. Was lovely to sit outside in the sun to eat with a view of the river.

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Elspeth Elspeth

Lovely small restaurant. Really good home cooked food. Shame they didn’t have any of their Indian breads that day.

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Vicky Tilbury

Had a really lovely meal here. With stormy weather outside the little crate that is bandook was a warm welcome. I opted for the fried fish, the chilli paneer and the cucumber salad and my boyfriend had the lamb kebabs- both sharing the kale and onion bhajis and the gunpowder chips. Everything was lovely and tasty and cooked very well. The only downside was the cucumber salad, not cheap for some cucumber chunks and onion with no dressing. The chilli paneer stole the show though, absolutely amazing. We were finishing our chips and our drinks and the waitress came and took away our plates and the chips whilst eating them so that was strange but will definitely be returning, wish I could have tried everything on the menu.

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Lovely food

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Had a really amazing meal here. We ate like kings and queens.

Really authentic flavours, in the gobi dish especially. The bhaji's were really delicious and so was the small plate with potato which had an incredible tamarind sauce throughout. I didn't have the dhal this time round but last time I ate here, it was banging!
I was dying to try the calamari and was disappointed when the lady said they didn't have that or the other fish dish available. There were a couple other dishes off the menu also but it's cool, that's what to expect on a Sunday evening.
The only criticism I have is about the bread. It was quite a small portion size and not the best Indian bread I've had. I had to really think hard for a criticism though, everything else was really tasty.

Despite it being bitterly cold and like a ghost town outside, the atmosphere was cosy and buzzy. Being the only place open around Wapping Wharf on a Sunday evening meant there was a good vibe in the restaurant.
Friendly staff, great smells and awesome food. Loved it!
Thanks so much guys

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Dine early and save money! Great idea... if you want Indian street food tapas... this is a great place to come... (we had lots of starters) but they do have mains.... Great little place with a nice atmosphere.

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Sholay is a lovey treat for anyone who fancies something a bit different from the regular ‘Indian Curry’ experience. The restaurant is small but suits their street food style. I love the chilli paneer!

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Fantastic food and great flavours. Ordered a selection of dishes to share with 2 others. Food arrived fast and each dish had its own flavour and identity. All dishes prepared excellently and tasted incredible. This is just like Indian tapas. I would suggest you order a small plate, large plate and side each.

Very good value and nice venue for a relaxed eating atmosphere. Highly recommend if your in the area.

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Jacob Unicain

Great food!! With First Table it was definitely worth it... I would consider going again

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Great food - lovely flavours - all freshly cooked. Nice to sit out on balcony. Would recommend.

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