Mark Taylor reviews Indian restaurant Dil Se in today’s Metro and in Crackerjack on July 21. This vegetarian restaurant on Gloucester Rd is a venture by by Tosh Lakhani and his son Rumit who also run Myristica on the Welsh Back.
They describe Dil Se as Bristol’s first Vegetarian Indian Delicatessen. Using fresh local ingredients, Dil Se serves the finest Indian delights. Using knowledge and techniques handed down through generations and provides a truly authentic taste!
No alcohol is served and so far only dinner sittings are available but the prices are cheap. The review was a glowing one and Myristica is one of my favourite restaurants in Bristol so I’m adding Dil Se to my list of places to visit.
http://www.dil-se.co.uk/ 386 Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol BS7 8TR
As previously mentioned, I hold great affection for Myristica and am very glad they are re-opening. The date was announced yesterday and Myristica at Welsh Back opens tonight. More precisely, the opening will be on March 19, 1730 at 51 Welshback, Bristol, BS1 4AN.
To make a reservation call 0117 927 2277.
Opening times are as follows: Mon-Friday Lunch 12.00 – 2.00 | Mon – Saturday Dinner 5.30 – 11.30 (last Orders 11.15) | Sunday Dinner 5.30 – 10.30 (last Orders 10.00).
The Indian restaurant Myristica has been closed for over a month while they relocated from their King St premises. The wait is nearly over however as today they announced they will re-open in mid-March. The restaurant will be taking the place of what was once Bibas Lounge Bar and Restaurant at 51 Welshback Bristol BS1 4AN. As Amit Lakhani says, the Welsh Back “is a centre of food excellence with Severnshed, Riverstation, Mud Dock and Aqua well established, and now Myristica bringing something new to the mix. We were a bit tucked away in King Street and this site will give us much more exposure,”
The restaurant was recently voted Best in Bristol by the Evening Post and offers a slightly more delicate and unusual selection of dishes. Myristica specialises in authentic, regional-specific Indian food and the menu goes far beyond what you’ll find on the highly Anglicised menus of normal curry houses. The menu reads like an Indian food odyssey with exotic ingredients and a much more extensive choice of fish and vegetarian dishes and desserts, and whereas most Indian restaurants use one curry sauce as a base for all their dishes, at Myristica all sauces are made individually to order for true authenticity.
Sample dishes include starters of baby squid deep fried and tossed with bell peppers, chilli flakes and honey and rabbit varuval, a South Indian speciality of rabbit meat tossed with onions, chillies, curry leaves & ground spices; the house speciality main course of pista murgh (breast of chicken cooked in a mild cream sauce with ground pistachios and a hint of saffron) or prawn chettinad with kerala paratha (wild catch black tiger prawns cooked with a roasted blend of fennel, peppercorn and curry leaves ) and tandoori pineapple (glazed with cinnamon and honey served with saffron ice-cream) or chocolate samosas, for dessert.
Despite losing the open plan kitchen feature at the new site, Amit is confident that Myristica will thrive on Welsh Back and it will be a great platform for growth of the business into a second site in Clifton in the near future.
Myristica is expected to re-open mid March, please visit the website or call for bookings. Myristica’s popular cookery school will re-commence on April 10.
Last Tuesday I was involved in a friend’s graduation celebration and the plan was to follow the champagne and hugs with an amazing meal somewhere close. A few days previously we had booked one of the finest Indian restaurants in Bristol. On the day itself, however, the reservation was cancelled with an email and a phone call from the owner.
As mentioned on their website, Myristica are relocating from the spacious ground-floor building opposite the Old Vic to a fantastic new venue which is top secret – for now. However, if you send them a message via the website contact form they will keep you updated, invite you to the launch party and send you some discount vouchers for when they re-open.
We changed our dinner plans and went to the Market Place in the end. The food was special enough to follow the champagne and since we booked through Top Table the bill was discounted by 25%. The group of us who met up on Tuesday had already sampled the distinct and unique style of the Indian cuisine so while disappointed we were still happy enough to try something new.
The assorted kebab platter with its selection of prawn, fish, chicken and lamb chop chargrilled to perfection, served with mint chutney was swapped for a main of Jacob’s Ladder, mash and cabbage. The rings of squid deep fried and tossed with bell peppers, chilli flakes and honey were replaced with herring roes on toast with garlic butter. All was delicious at the Market Place but I still look forward to going back to Myristica.