Sri Lankan restaurant opens in Bristol

by Jess Carter

05 October 2018

A new foodie resident has moved into Cheltenham Road...

Sri Lankan restaurant The Coconut Tree, which was founded in Cheltenham in 2016 by a group of Sri Lankan mates, has launched in Bristol.

The focus here is on street food; dishes originate from Ceylon, where the founders were born and are designed for sharing. Expect to find the likes of Hoppers – coconut milk pancakes served with sambal and salsa – and Jaffna goat curry. There are plenty of vegan and gluten-free options on the go, with all dishes designed to be budget friendly. Cocktails are also very much a-go, and feature Sri Lankan spirit Ceylon Arrack.

Having been scouting out sites in the city for more than a year, the team finally came across a couple of ideal spots and couldn’t turn either down – so, this newly opened Cheltenham Road restaurant and bar (in the spot that Edit used to occupy) is soon to be joined by a yet-to-be-announced sister site...