Bandook

4.4
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26 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Bandook, a term which literally translated refers to a “gun” in the subcontinent, is a fabulous casual, all-day dining, Indian street food restaurant.

Offering a pan-Indian menu with a wonderful selection of Indian street food chaats, “small plates”, “large plates” along with sides and biryanis, the emphasis is on a mix of well-made classics and signature dishes.

Typical chaats may include Samosa Chaat, with signature options to follow such as Rosemary Tulsi Murgh or Beetroot Galouti, whilst the more substantial dishes may feature the likes of Rarah Gosht Pie to a flavoursome Grandma’s Curry.

We also have a wonderful selection of breakfast dishes and accompanying drinks that are healthy and thirst-quenching to get your day off to a great start

Flavours are fresh, presentation eye-catching and cocktails that make you not want to leave the restaurant!
What 26 People Are Saying
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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

3 things to consider

1. The decor does nothing to add to the expected experience of Indian Street Food. It adds nothing, in fact it detracts from excellent food.
2. I think it’s hard for customers to understand what a small or large plate is... not easy to communicate.
3. Lose the irritating ‘buzzer’ that tells the service team that the food is ready. We were sat by the kitchen and it’s simply jarring.
4. We understand that Tapas comes at different times, for all the right reasons, but some ‘easy’ items arrived at an illogical time, namely, rice and breads. They either arrived too early for the dishes or too late. I ate my delicious curry before my Roti’s arrived and one of my colleagues’ rice was cold before their large plate arrived. I see those as an essential combination?

Thank you

JE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As regulars of the Mint Room we were keen to try this latest venture and we weren't disappointed. The same amazing service and adventurous flavours, it was every bit as delicious as we were hoping for. The buzzy atmosphere is great for a relaxed meal and the shareable plates let you explore a range tasty dishes. Will definitely be returning to discover the other things we didn't get to try last time.

SV
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not only new and different but, I think, the best Indian meal you'll get in Bath. Fine dining quality and an excellent menu: you could choose anything and not go wrong. Distinctive flavours and every dish has its own character, and sharing, "tapas" style, is the way to go. Good service too. It deserves to do extremely well. Recommended.

KH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and great tasting food. We’ve been there 4 times and it’s consistently great. Back again tonight!

B
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had previously been for lunch at Bandook and thought it was very good but last Saturday was a very different experience. The noise levels (we all thought the background music was too loud) made it difficult to hear what anyone was saying on our table (we were a mixture of ages). The food was greasy. The prawns were only just cooked. The chicken leg was also close to underdone with pink flesh showing. The collard greens were a few bits of soggy green vegetables which we thought was pitiful for the price paid. Service was ok although we all thought the staff who were stood by the entrance could have held the door open for our party as we were leaving. If you do not produce consistently good quality food time after time, people will not return.

C
London
17 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fourth visit. Great so far.

SS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

we booked a table and had to wait 45 mins longer.
once sat down the food to ages to come and came in dribs and drabs, we got the rice once we had finished our meal.
Not a good experience wont be going back

ND
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice venue and great idea about it being a tapas restaurant but I do believe that the “mains” should be served with the rice and bread! We got the rice and then 15min later the curry and then again 13min later the bread.... just a bit off! Totally get that the small plates can come when they are ready but...
Staff were lovely but depending on where you sit music is rather loud and according to staff you can’t turn it down-odd!

LS
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A welcomed newcomer to Bath! We loved the food and will definitely be back.

ND
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best indian street food restaurant in Bath!
Lots of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Highly recommend

C
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had a chicken curry that suspiciously tasted very much like Heinz tomato soup. The biriani was also unusual without and vegetable sauce and quite bland. Naan breads were tiny
Service was slow but they were very busy

LK
Dorset
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Contemporary surroundings. We were welcomed promptly and seated. Asked if we could move to a cooler spot, which was accommodated immediately, responsive and pleasant staff who understood the menu.
Menu more limited than your average Indian restaurant, but then, this wasn’t your average Indian.
We shared two starters and two mains. The food was plentiful and very tasty. Not too spicy, but very aromatic. Would thoroughly recommend.

SK
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit - food excellent and definitely will go again

G
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

AW
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited India many many times and never found food so authentic outside the country. This restaurant was superb. The food quality and variety was top rate. Street food is amazing In India and Bandook brings it to us in Bath. Will I be going back?.. you bet.

BC
Bath
8 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Expensive restaurant serving interesting but not special food.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food really nice to experience Indian street food, The restaurant is beautiful and the staff are really really helpful in choosing

SG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service in lovely surroundings

EP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice staff. A completely different take on Indian food. very interesting dishes!

C
London
18 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our second visit to this new restaurant. The owners have made good use of the space, which is clean and smart with an open kitchen. They offer a good selection of small and larger plates with some interesting options. A decent wine list and very good service. Recommended.

CD
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, the Bombay prawns were fantastic,will defy be going back 👍

V
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and good service at a decent price. The place was quite quiet so lacked a bit of ambience, but I'd definitely return to eat there again.

A
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went on a recommendation from a friend, and we were so glad we went. Really nice food, fresh and tasty, and excellent service. We will be back again soon.

LB
London
15 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Menu needs to be clear as to what the dish has by way of flavour and heat or explained more clearly by waiting staff. One chicken dish had small bones which was not intended, The prawn curry was just hot - flavour not identifiable and needed chutney and yogurt which was provided upon request. Kulfi dessert was wonderful.

TH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service and excellent food all very reasonably priced.