Review on Myristica
Taking its name from the Latin for 'nutmeg' this recently opened venue aims to bring a touch of new-wave Indian food and style to Bristol. The setting is a converted seventeenth-century warehouse (briefly home to the Brownstone club) opposite the Old Vic, and it's a massive affair with lots of original brickwork, bold wallpaper and turquoise fabrics.
Selva Pitchai worked at gold-standard Tamarind in London and heads an illustrious brigade of specialist chefs from Punjab and Bombay. He updates his menus seasonally and is always keen to promote regional specialities from different parts of the Sub-continent. Bhel-puris (a famous street snack of puffed rice, chick peas, potatoes and tamarind chutney) are a favourite starter, while mains could range from lamb chettinadu and Keralan kingfish moilee to kormapista murgh (chicken in mild cream sauce with pistachios and saffron). Myristica's future plans include a fresh seafood counter and a theatre-style kitchen.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Sat
Dinner: 6.00 - 11.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express