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Pipal Tree Restaurant

€€ - €€€Cafe, British, Indian
28 Chelsea Road, Bristol BS5 6AF, England
+44 117 955 8820
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Cafe, British, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
28 Chelsea Road, Bristol BS5 6AF, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Veg Lovers
"My wife and I tried this local restaurant for our anniversary dinner."
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2. British-Punjabi Fusion
"I have say this is best Indian restaurant I've ever been to"
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3. Best of the Best
"The food here is sooooooo good!"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just got home from honestly the best meal I’ve ever had at Pipal tree. Not only was the food amazing we felt like we had walked into their dining room. We felt so at home as the whole family served us and were so passionate...More

Thank Sophie H
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

What a find, what a treasure, this little restaurant run by a family unit ensures that the dining experience is more like eating with close relatives than eating in a restaurant. Friendly, welcoming, the service is faultless and the food fantastic. We have taken, within...More

Thank Cazz111_12
Kirpal S, Owner at Pipal Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review! It's really is heartwarming when you get feedback like this. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The excellent service and tasty food is definitely raising the bar of standards for other restaurants across Bristol. Chicken wings were for sure favourite of mine and can’t wait to taste them again :).

Thank IbbMoulton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been lucky enough to experience some of the best Indian restaurants in London over the past 4-5 years - some of which struggle with atmosphere - it was a pleasure to visit the Pipal tree and experience a very genuine and heartfelt family restaurant...More

Thank Robert G
Kirpal S, Owner at Pipal Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for leaving us a wonderful review, there isn't anything better than reading that you felt you had experienced one of the best Indian restaurants. We hope to see you very soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well place, recommended by TripAdvisor but not disappointed. Friendly staff , quick service and excellent food.

Thank shepardsarah2018
Kirpal S, Owner at Pipal Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is an honour for you to dine at Pipal Tree, we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was not what we expected, in the absolute best possible sense...and in truth if you have a pre-defined image of what you expect in terms of an Indian menu or location then probably this isn't the restaurant for you. But if you're prepared...More

Thank John H
Kirpal S, Owner at Pipal Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am absolutely honoured, i couldn't be any happier to know that we weren't something you expected. We try to create an atmosphere where our customers feel like they are arriving at my mother's house. All of our meals are made fresh everyday as we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well this was my 9th time visiting the Pipal Tree so I thought it was about time I came on here and wrote a review. It's well overdue and very much deserved. I eat out very often and love to try new places but the...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is tiny but packs a punch! As a vegan, Pipal Tree has so much choice. The chana aloo was amazing with a delicious paratha. Just like my friend’s Mum makes it! All washed down with super cold lager. They made me feel so...More

Thank misshkwilson
Kirpal S, Owner at Pipal Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A third of our menu is catered to vegans and vegetarians, it is great knowing you were comfortable as well as enjoying your experience. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were very much looking forward to going to the number one place in Bristol on trip adviser. The poppadom balls were great fun and the starters were good too. Sadly it went downhill after that. The mains were disappointing, muddled flavours...More

Thank Jo D
Kirpal S, Owner at Pipal Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Jo for this review, I'm very glad to hear you thought the service was attentive, and enjoys the pani puri special as well as the starters. I'm really sad and disappointed that you believed the mains had muddled flavours and lacks quality. I strongly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place totally lives up to the reviews on here it’s delicious food served by people who obviously love what they do. The food isn’t your run of the mill Indian food but has all sorts of quirky twists the home made roasted red pepper...More

Thank Rae H
Kirpal S, Owner at Pipal Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much, after reading this review I can say I am very pleased that you enjoyed your experience here. Your right, our menu is quirky and that's because we serve British-Punjabi fusion dishes. Our dips are all homemade and signature to my family....More

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Jacqui G
7 June 2018|
Response from Kirpal S | Property representative |
All the meat we use is not halal and fully free-ranged meat from Devon Rose Wood farm.
13 December 2017|
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Response from Tim s | Reviewed this property |
They certainly can cater for a vegetarian but l don’t know about vegan ,why not call them ?
13 December 2017|
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Response from Roversforever | Reviewed this property |
Yes I agree with EG2496. I am sure the Pipal Tree is good for Vegans.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Chelsea Road, Bristol BS5 6AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 955 8820
  • E-mail
My family and I are life long 'Bristolians' and more importantly 'Eastonians' and it is through this lens we aim to give back to the local community which has provided so much for me and my young family. We look forward to providing Easton, first of all with Punjabi cuisine with a unique British fusion flavour, and in time to come, the whole of Bristol and beyond. With over 20 years as a senior chef and extensive experience in the catering industry, I know this will show in my hospitality as well as the cuisine I provide for a great experience!
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