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An exquisite fine-dining experience at The Mint Room in Clifton

The next restaurant to be under the spotlight is The Mint Room in Clifton Village. We cannot recommend this place enough – we have tried the food (multiple times!) and think it’s phenomenal!

So, as you all certainly hear enough of what we at Eat Early think about the food, we decided to send local food blogger Noel Hung (also known as foodieinbristol) over to our friends at the restaurant to see what she thought about it all…

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“If you’re into high-class Indian food, cocktails with an Indian twist, service with a sense of humour and a picturesque backdrop, then Mint Room is the place for you. 

From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by smiling faces. Although I had checked out the menu a few times before my visit, I was still baffled by what to order as there was so much choice! For drinks, I had the Café Chai Martini and my boyfriend went for the ‘A kick up the godfather’ which basically consisted of bourbon, amaretto, disarrano, cloves star anise and cinnamom syrup. To put it simply, it was the best drink he’d ever had. Simple, sweet and straight to the point. 

To begin, I went with the ‘goan kekada’ which was panko crumb fried softshell crab with southern spices served with red pepper sauce and mango avocado salad. It was exactly what I imagined it to be like; crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside…delicious! Instead of ordering two mains, we decided to get the sharing platter for two. This consisted of a selection of chicken tikka, lamb chops, king prawns and aloo tikki served with mint tamarind sauce and fresh salad. I felt like I was a judge on MasterChef as everything was plated beautifully! Next, we ordered the ‘Railway Lamb’ which translated to Wiltshire lamb cubes simmered in mixed peppers, onion, tomatoes, homemade pickles and baby potatoes. Our server recommended a side of ‘Bhindi Baaji’ (okra cooked with tomato and red onion) to accompany our dish so we couldn’t say no! What a good idea that was! We also ordered garlic naan and pilau rice to go with our curry. Both dishes were perfectly seasoned and just the ideal amount of spices – easy to go down without drinking too much water! For dessert, we shared a Masala chai spiced panna cotta with raspberry sorbet which was absolutely delightful and the perfect end to our flavourful meal. 

Mint Room deserves its accolades; dishes are sublime, delicately spiced and tastefully presented. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable and not over bearing – exactly what you want at a fine-dining and award-winning restaurant!”

Noel Hung – @foodieinbristol 

If you enjoyed reading this then we suggest you head over to Noel’s Instagram account @foodieinbristol right away and give her a follow as she has done some fantastic reviews and photos of restaurants in Bristol and we love seeing what she’s up to on her foodie adventures.

Enjoy guys, speak soon!

The Eat Early team x