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Bombay BBQ party incoming.

BBQ summer specials by Meera Sodha

Meera Sodha author of MADE IN INDIA and FRESH INDIA: the bestselling cookbooks that changed the way we cook, eat, and think about Indian food, presents two BBQ Summer Specials inspired by Bademiya, an infamous Bombay food truck. Undetectable by day, the… more >

Goan pig cheek thali by Meera Sodha. Photo: Matt Inwood.

Christmas specials by Meera Sodha

Guest chef Meera Sodha presents a new, Christmas menu for Winter. An absolute must-try is the Goan pork thali. Introduced to Goa by the Portuguese in the 15th Century, vindaloo has become one of India’s most famous dishes (with the help of a few chillies). Our version… more >

Gunpowder potato and chard subji. Photo: Matt Inwood.

Ethical eating

We believe that businesses must lead by their values, not just for profit. And thanks to our long-term commitment to sourcing local, seasonal and high welfare produce we are the only Indian restaurant group in the UK to be awarded a… more >

The Delhi drinking den at Thali Southville. Photo: Matt Inwood.

New look Thali Southville

We are proud to re-open Southville Thali after a major refurbishment – and can now boast one of the best bars on North Street. Step inside our new Delhi drinking den where we are serving cocktails and craft beers selected… more >

Mango Paneer by Thali Cafe featured in Meera Sodha's new cookbook Fresh India. Photograph: David Loftus.

Meera Sodha’s mango paneer recipe

Meera Sodha shares exclusive and authentic vegetarian recipes from her new book Fresh India. Jim Pizer is more Indian than a lot of Indians I know. While growing up he was in and out of his Indian friends’ houses in… more >

Bombay electric wall art by artist David Blatch. Photo: paulbox©.

New look Clifton Thali

The Clifton Thali has been transformed with a brand new look. A lovingly restored Georgian façade leads diners into a new entrance on Regents Street where a cool and casual bar has been introduced at street level, providing the perfect… more >

NEW Paan Wala Kulfi. Photo: Jon Lewin.

Spring specials

To celebrate the new look Clifton Thali we’ve launched four fantastic dishes inspired by a recent trip to India, including Hariyali Tikka – a deliciously mild and herby chicken roasted Tikka, originating in the Punjab region of North India, cooked… more >


Indian Women Chefs: Blog Roll

As part of our International Women’s Day #PledgeForParity celebrations we’d like to share recipes from a few of our favourite female Indian chefs. Meera Sodha is the author of the top ten bestselling Indian cookbook Made In India, which was shortlisted for the 2014… more >

Thali head chef Asha Prasad. Photo: Jon Lewin.

Indian Women Chefs: Recipe

To celebrate International Women’s Day #PledgeForParity campaign on March 8th we’d like to tell you about Thali head chef Asha Prasad. The words female Indian head chef are rarely seen in the same sentence as UK kitchens are male dominated places… more >


Join The Thali Family

Our mission is simple. We want to share great Indian food with everyone. We want teams who can deliver and create a extraordinary experience for the people who eat with us. If you share our passion for all things India, join us… more >

We've got a brand new bar at Clifton Thali that's perfect for eating, drinking, working, chilling and chatting.

Clifton Thali Closed For Makeover

The Clifton Thali will close in February as Team Thali give the restaurant a whole new look. Clifton Thali will close on Monday 08 February and all things being well will re-open for evening service from 6pm on Wednesday 24… more >


Pre-Theatre Offer

Grab a quick and tasty bite to eat before the show at Tobacco Factory with our special pre-theatre offer. Thali + Drink only £10 at Southville Thali from 11 Feb-30 April 2016. Terms and Conditions: Main Thali meal and glass of house… more >

Fun and messy snacks Pani Puri, perfect for sharing. Photo: Jon Lewin.

Sexy Food To Share

Introducing Pani Puri – a tray of six fun and social snacks – perfect for sharing on Valentine’s Day. Available alongside the warm embrace of our classic thali menu. Do what you know and love this Valentine’s Day! Other food to… more >

Thali wedding at the Glasto stone circle. Cool or what? Photo: Green Photographic.

Fall In Love With The Thali Cafe!

Wedding catering from just £23.50. Enjoy a colourful Indian wedding banquet made by married head chefs Ramesh and Asha who lovingly prepare every morsel. We know what it takes to make your big day truly special. We take care to deliver a… more >

A young boy living in a slum community in Agra. Image: Jon Lewin.

Slum Positive: Thali Water

In 2013 we created Thali Water. 50p from every freshly filtered litre bottle of Thali Water is donated to fund projects that improve access to clean water and sanitation in the urban slums of Agra. So far we have raised… more >

Chowpatty Beach Tandoori Chicken and Chaat Masala Fries. Image: Jon Lewin.

Buroti Lunchtime Pop-Up

What the blazes is a Buroti? Watch the video to find out more. TV Chef, Urban Rajah partners with Thali Cafe to take a bite out of the streetfood market with all new Indian Buroti as part of his Indian Street Kitchen.… more >

Thali delivered to your door with our friends Deliveroo.

Thali Deliveroo’d To Your Door

What could be better in the cold winter months than getting your favourite Thali delivered to your door? Deliveroo’s arrival in Bristol has made that dream a reality. Deliveroo started out in London in 2013 when the founder moved from New… more >

Mumbai's trusted tiffin-wallahs.

Street Food Diaries: Tiffin-wallah

We’ve been importing tiffins from Rajesh for ten years. We visited Rajesh’s workshop in the stainless steel quarter of Mumbai to see how the tiffins are made. Thali tiffins are round with four stacking stainless steel compartments, firmly sealed with… more >

Britannia Cafe is one of the few remaining Parsi restaurants of its kind.

Street Food Diaries: Britannia Cafe

Historic, iconic and one of the last few Heritage styled Parsi cafes in Mumbai. We visited the Britannia Cafe to see if the place lives up to the hype. This is what we ate. Chicken Berry Pulao Barberry is the… more >