Fantastic new halal caribbean restuarant

St Mary’s kitchen

Flavour **** Ambience **** Price  **** Location ****

St Mary's Kitchen

I saw this place and immediately asked if it was Halal. To my joy, it was indeed. Arron, who manages the place, gave me the opportunity to review the food.

What do they serve

St Mary’s kitchen serves authentic Caribbean food. It serves Jamaican cuisine cooked by chef Lorna (Aka Mama Lorna). Every meal is cooked to order, making the flavours fresh and tasty. I could taste the spices and there was nothing bland about it.


St Mary kitchen inside
St Mary kitchen inside

It’s modern, yet relaxed and it is casual dining accompanied by incredible decor with great customer service.

A place you can visit with anybody and everybody. Great location to take photos and with decent food all around.

Food review

I ordered the following:

  • Jerk chicken and rice and peas come with complimentary salad (Photo above, Salad out of view)
  • Curried goat (Not in the photo)

The jerk chicken comes as a medium hot spice. The outside was crispy whereas the inside was soft and succulent. The rice and peas were just right for me, as in many places I’ve been too were a bit too sweet, the rice complemented my chicken, the only thing I would change is that I would have liked more jerk sauce. I found the portion size to be small. Therefore, I would definitely recommend lots of hard food or side dishes i.e. plantain, dumpling and there special mix vegetarian curry.

The curried goat comes with bones, I found the goat meat to be tender and succulent with a thick gravy sauce and bits of potato making it very tasty. The spice was medium hot.

So I would recommend you tell them to spice it up before you order if that’s what you prefer. Do ask for your preference as mama Lorna is happy to do so, however hotness you require even as hot as a scotch bonnet.

In my opinion, the food is great, the price is very good for both the menu and its location. I would certainly say it’s worth the visit.

Personally, at the end of the day, the taste of the food is what matters the most. The experience can make or break your visit or opinion to re-visit.

Jamaican foods
Mix meat, rice and peas, French fried chicken, Plaintain, Dumplin and Mama special sauce in the middle.

Special recommendations

Slow braised Oxtail with Butter Beans served with Rice and Peas, Plantain and steamed veg...

The chef specials 

  • Jerk lamb
  • Slow braised Oxtail with Butter Beans

Popular dishes 

  • Jerk chicken rice and peas
  • Curry goat
  • Mix Vegetable curry (vegan)

Would I visit again? Yes, on casual dinner dates and family outings. The Best time to visit is early evening between 5.00pm-8pm after that it does get busy. This is something to consider when going with young children.

Jamaican sign

Food and hygiene: waiting for inspection.

Address: 212 Cheltenham Rd, Bristol BS6 5QU

Phone: 0117 924 1684 Web:

Open times: Monday – Thursday 2pm -10pm Friday – Saturday 2-11pm Sunday:  2pm-7pm

They now allow private parties, bookings and dinners on Sunday.

Thank you for reading my food review, I hope you enjoyed the review on St Mary’s kitchen.

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