About Us

We take our cue from the iconic 1975 Bollywood film Sholay, paying homage as a roadside diner-styled, eaterie to one of the best Indian films of all time and a true classic.

Our short and exciting menu offers a thrilling mix of traditional street food items sitting side by side with our own creations and original recipes.

From all day dining to fabulous cocktails and from takeaways, we offer light, pan-Indian cooking which engages your palate.

What’s more is that we’re perched in one of the most desirable and exciting developments in Bristol, Cargo 2, which the public and critics have unanimously expressed their delight in for being such a good foodie hot-spot.

Sholay is fun, funky and rustic and we look forward to seeing you!

Event Hire

Located in Bristol’s Cargo development, named as one of the best places to eat out in the UK, our intimate and cosy premises with their invitingly rustic look along with outside seating, are perfect for small gatherings and get togethers. Whether it’s for groups or parties or any other kind of celebration, we would be delighted to host your event.

We can also offer bespoke menus suited to your palate and dietary requirements, ranging from vegetarian, non-vegetarian and vegan, as well as cocktails and other drinks.

Sholay Event Hire accommodates a minimum of 20 people and maximum 28.


We operate on a first come first served basis. Subject to availability, we can take bookings via phone or email, including for large groups and parties of up to 28.


A new Indian restaurant has just opened in Bristol and you really need to try it… Vibrantly coloured wall murals depicting Bollywood films and the close proximity of diners to the chefs cooking their meal makes for an intoxicating experience.”

Bristol Post

“The Dhai Baingan, baby aubergines in yoghurt and coriander with small triangles of thin naan bread on the side, made for an unusual, fresh and satisfying dish…but the Kati Roll was the real star of the show.”


“Sholay is proud to offer a simple menu using only the freshest in seasonal ingredients and this is startlingly apparent when tasting the cooking, it was wonderful.”

Natalie Brerton, Stuffed

“All in all, Sholay offered a very promising and positive experience…we had a wonderful evening and would definitely return.”

Bristol Property Live



Opening Hours


Tuesday - Thursday:
12:00 to 14:30
18:00 to 22:00

Friday - Saturday:
12:00 to 23:00

12:00 to 21:00

Unit 17, Cargo 2, Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6ZA

Tel: 0117 3362845

Email: info@sholayindiankitchen.com