Bringing Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu to the heart of Bristol
Join us on a journey into the food, drink and vibrancy of owner’s Raja and Saravanan’s Tamil heritage. Celebrating the flavours and spirit of Tamil culture including the history, mythology, people and cuisine, Nadu draws on influences from both Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of India, which has deep historical and mythological connections. Our restaurant and menus have been created with this in mind.
Head chef Saravanan Nambirajan has worked in a number of Michelin-starred kitchens across the world and has poured his expertise, knowledge and creativity into every dish. Raja is the essence of great hospitality and having grown up in Tamil Nadu and with experience from previous ventures, has created an unrivalled atmosphere laced with authenticity.
This combination of cultures and expertise creates ‘our’ Nadu! Whether it be drinks with friends or a celebratory feast, Nadu is the place to go!
We’ll see you soon!
THE STORY OF RAMAYANA
One of the main inspirations behind Nadu is the great tales of
Ramayana that Raja and Saravanan grew up hearing. Spot the traditional devil heads that line the walls, original hand-painted murals
and mythically inspired cocktail menu.
The epic tale goes as follows...
Rama, prince of Ayodhya, won the hand of the beautiful princess Sita, but was exiled with her and his brother Laksmana for 14 years through the plotting of his stepmother. In the forest Sita was abducted by Ravana, and Rama gathered an army of monkeys and bears to search for her. The allies attacked Lanka, killed Ravana, and rescued Sita.
In order to prove her chastity, Sita entered fire, but was vindicated by the gods and restored to her husband. After the couple's triumphant return to Ayodhya, Rama's righteous rule (Ram-raj) inaugurated a golden age for all mankind.