Indian, Sri Lankan, Vegan, Vegetarian·

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££££ - £30 - £49
Indian, Sri Lankan, Vegan, Vegetarian
Eat at Home
Deliveroo, Takeaway service
Cool, Fun, Lively, Quirky, Themed, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
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From the team behind award winning Indian eatery Nutmeg, Nadu is a Tamil Restaurant inspired by the flavours of the Tamil Diaspora in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. Located in the heart of Bristol's cultural area Stokes Croft, owners Raja and Saravanan are thrilled to bring a taste of authentic cuisine refined with a contemporary twist, alongside an innovative drinks list and vibrant atmosphere. A suitable destination for everything from drinks with friends to a leisurely dinner, this popular spot welcomes walk-ins, although is usually busy and it's recommended to book ahead.

On the menu, expect a variety of Sri Lanka's signature dishes, with plenty of meat, vegetarian and vegan options. Small plates include dishes like Garam Pagoda, chickpea battered kale and onions, sweetened yoghurt, tamarind and mint chutney, crispy prawns and mixed peppers tossed in a spicy devil sauce, and spiced pastry rolls stuffed with lamb, masala potato and Colombo spices. Guests are encouraged to try a range of plates to share for the main event, to experience a broad range of Sri Lankan cuisine. Large plates such as roasted beef bone marrow and spiced minced meat feature, as well as a selection of vegetable, lentil and nut-based curries, plus meaty options like slow cooked pork belly in dark roasted spices. Accompanied by Nadu's signature tear and share dosa, roti or parotta for mopping up, there's plenty to choose from.

On the drinks side of things, expect enticing cocktails and specially selected rums, from rich and aged to tropical and herbaceous. There's also a rum of the day served with a draught mixer. If cocktails are your thing, why not try the Sri Lankan twist on the Cuban classic Arrackuiri with notes of lemongrass, cardamom and citrus? There are also beers, wine, mocktails and soft drinks on offer so there's something for everyone.


Are there events held at Nadu?

Yes, keep an eye out for special evenings at Nadu, including rum tastings and more.

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Meet the team

Saravanan Nambirajan


Previously head chef at The Mint Room for many years, Saravanan Nambirajan now occupies the role of head chef at Nadu in Bristol. Both Saravanan and business partner Raja, who hail from Chennai in Tamil Nadu, launched Nadu with the dream of bringing the foods and flavours of their native home to Bristol. Saravanan's colourful and eclectic dishes are reminiscent of Tamil street food, and designed to offer guests a foundation lesson in Tamil cuisine. 


Raja Munuswamy Naidu


Hailing from Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Raja is the mastermind behind the award winning Nutmeg in Clifton. Both Raja and his business partner Saravanan (head chef) wanted to bring the food of their homeland to Bristol, which is exactly what Nadu sets out to do. Expect vibrant plates designed to reflect the street food of Tamil Nadu. 


Shrikanth Renganathan

Executive Head Chef

Shrikanth Renganathan grew up in Chennai before moving to the UK in 2009. With a total of 20 years experience as a chef, his career in food began when he took on a job at Hoppers in London, followed by a stint at Mimosa in Surrey. He then moved away from the capital and took up the position of executive head chef at Nadu in Bristol. Under Shrikanth's lead, Nadu is able to continue to serve up authentic dishes inspired by the chef's love of Tamil and South Indian cuisine. 


77-79 Stokes Croft, Bristol, Somerset, BS1 3RD

0117 944 6045 0117 944 6045


Opening Times

Mon 17:00-23:00
Tue 17:00-23:00
Wed 17:00-23:00
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-23:00
Fri 12:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-23:00


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