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Pipal Tree

13 reviews
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£25 and under
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Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual

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It is with the best intentions that we look to run Pipal Tree. It is said that Buddha finally found enlightenment during his contemplation under such a tree in Northern India. It is with this spirit we wish to enrich the surrounding community with home cooked Punjabi British fusion cuisine prepared from recipes which have been handed down the generation from the Punjab region of India. The Punjab is known colloquially as India's breadbasket and the cuisine from this region tends to be seared and roasted, when compared to cuisine from the South which people may be more familiar with. This leads to a pungent and aromatic plate of food. The unique aspect of this venture is that it will stick to authentic home cooked recipes; which will use ethically sourced, organic and free range ingredients producing amazing meals.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Indian, British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Tuesday:
10am - 9pm
10am - 2pm
10am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday:
10am - 9.30pm
10am - 3pm
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Phone number
0117 955 8820
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Wonderful food made with love and a conscience. Great owner and staff ... very friendly and attentive. The food tasted very fresh and made to order. Creative ingredients. It's not 'fancy' but if you want wonderful food, and a good local atmosphere we highly recommend The Pipal Tree.
Parking can be a challenge but worth the effort.

2.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Overpriced food, very small portions (I ordered chicken breast at £15.95 and was served half a small breast) and an aggressive waiter all added up to a very disappointing experience. Service charge was automatically added to bill despite poor service. It's a shame, because some of the food was delicious, but we left feeling like we'd been ripped off and unable to give any feedback because the waiter was intimidating.

5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

I came by this restaurant online looking for somewhere for brunch.
What a find, an establishment run by the owner and his very attentive and enthusiastic family.

Lovely honest and kind people, fabulous and innovative fresh home made food!

Highly recommended !
Evening menu looks awesome, back very soon.

5.0Dined on 19 February 2018

We tried this place after a friend recommended it, went on a Saturday night, we had a lovely welcome from the in house family members, this is not a traditional curry house, this is a Punjabi family cooking at it's best, first time we have tried this cuisine, which by the way was fantastic.

5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Really good food and caters well for people that don't eat meat. Everyone was super friendly and helped create a great atmosphere

3.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Great attentive service but unfortunately the food doesn't warrent the prices. The menu is pricy and the food ok.

2.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Very friendly service. If you are fond of Indian food this is not for you. Very limited and expensive menu.

5.0Dined on 29 December 2017

Another lovely meal at this local gem. The food is always beautifully cooked and tasty. Service is exemplary, even on the night we visited when they were short-staffed due to being let down. Highly recommended

4.0Dined on 22 December 2017

Expecting the full menu at mid day (our mistake) every effort was made by the very friendly staff to get us the best of the really tasty brunch options. Very good coffee too! we'll be back for the evening options!

5.0Dined on 16 December 2017

Visited whilst on a weekend in Bristol. Friendly, family run restaurant who were eager to please. Small menu but excellent quality. Well worth a visit.

5.0Dined on 16 December 2017

Just googling a nice place to eat in bristol brought this little jem to my attention. And I have to say it did not disappoint. All the food is home cooked, and organic where they can get it. The restaurant has such a lovely home ambience to it, and it is the first time in a long time where I can truely say that the service matched the quality of the food, in a good way. The owner, and his family are so friendly, and the food is probably the best Indian I have had this year in bristol. I am a foodie and have been in customer service for half my life, and can honestly say this restaurant will be my happy stomach goto place. Don’t take my word for it..

5.0Dined on 1 December 2017

fantastic homely family welcome, beautiful freshly cooked home cooking and a real asset to the community, will definitely be back next time in Bristol xx

5.0Dined on 28 November 2017

Lovely meal, great find! Staff and service was fantastic.
Really interesting and good Indian wine to accompany a great meal.
Will be coming back!