Opening Times
Monday - Thursday12pm - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday12pm - 11pm
Sunday12pm - 9:30pm
Casual DiningCurryIndian

0117 929 4007
15 Clare Street BS1 1XH
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Why we love it

Step into Dhamaka and you'll be transported on a sensory journey right from the word go. With colourful furniture to give you serious interior design envy, heavenly aromas drifting out from the kitchen, and a gentle hubbub from happy diners, you'll instantly feel comfortable, cosy, and hungry as heck once you're inside. With a Michelin-trained chef at the helm, it's no surprise that the food at Dhamaka is utterly delicious – but what exactly can you look forward to? Modern, casual Indian food is the order of the day here, but don't get things twisted: you won't be sitting down to bog standard, oily curry house classics. Oh no. Whilst classic Indian cookery is up for grabs here (and it's bloody delicious too, may we add), at Dhamaka, the real stars of the show are the huge sharing platters – perfect for a date or mate night. Packed with heavenly, freshly cooked meat and vegetables that are delicately flavoured with the beautiful spices of India, these are perfect with a couple of cocktails – relaxed, filling, and fun food that'll get you smiling. Follow those bountiful sharing platters with a fully loaded curry bowl, served up with all the trimmings that you could possibly desire, and you're onto a winner. We love the Staff Goat Curry – sure, it's a bit of unusual ingredient, but it's utterly dreamy to eat. If you fancy another recommendation, the Wriggle team lost their collective minds over Dhamaka's 'Katacos' – a brilliantly bonkers fusion dish that combines the South American staple of tacos with the punchy flavours of Indian cookery. Mad, but delicious.


The Katacos have got to be tried to be believed!
Lush, vibrantly flavoured cocktails
Unbelievably friendly service and an awesome vibe

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Amazing tapas food, and a great range of vegetarian choices. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. I love the decor too.


Food was amazing, one of the best meals we've had out so far this year. Service was brilliant too. Will definitely return Wriggle or no Wriggle


Great idea for food, loved the style of the restaurant. All very tasty, knowledgeable waitress


Chilled atmosphere, friendly staff and good food


Indian tapas is delicious and portion sizes are good. Service is very friendly - I would definitely go back.