Bombay Brasserie
Bombay Brasserie

Bombay Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bombaybrasserielondon.com/
  • Phone: 020 7370 4040
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Friday lunch 12pm – 3pm,
    Monday- Saturday dinner 6.00pm – 11:30 pm


    Saturday -Sunday lunch 12pm – 3:30pm,
    Sunday dinner 6.00pm – 10:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Prahlad Hegde
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Sometimes an occasion is a private affair. Let our private dining room become your own private Bombay. Whether you are looking for lunch, dinner or a corporate hospitality venue, our dedicated team will take care of each step, from seating arrangements to bespoke menus. The private dining room can accommodate up to 16 guests.

    To enquire about private dining please call +44 (0) 20 7370 4040

  • Private Party Contact: Shailesh Pandya 02073704040x
  • Special Events: Saturday & Sunday brunch buffet, served from 12.00pm to 3.30pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Courtfield Road
  • Parking: No
A word from Bombay Brasserie
One of the worlds most acclaimed Indian restaurant serving authentic regional cuisine in a sophisticated raj style splendour with a conservatory.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBusiness Meals
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood Vegetarian Options
Bombay Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
171 reviews since 26 November 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.5
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (80)business meals (74)good vegetarian options (45)fit for foodies (43)romance (35)sunday lunch (28)group bookings (25)pre/post theatre (14)outstanding value (12)outdoor eating (9)child friendly (9)brunch (6)disabled access (4)afternoon tea (3)Show More
  • Mediocre
    hasski
    Dined on 17/11/2014
    The bar area you first enter looks classy; nice armchairs, attentive staff. But then the barman starts with the blender to prepare some cocktail or other. No chance of a conversation. Pity as the bar area is not bad The main dining room looks quite grand due mostly to its size; the chandeliers are enormous, though the taste in décor is.. unfortunate. Quality is rightly above quantity, but when even that is lacking, you begrudge the portion sizes even more. We've dined everywhere from the Le Gavroche to the Cinnamon Club and never have I been served sample-sized portions in what I can only assume is a primitive attempt at making one appreciate the food more. The menu is very limited. For example the starters are missing many favourites (no bhelpuris, no bhajis, no chats, no dosas, no panipuri, no pakoras). The mains were equally limited and what there was there was a pale shadow of how, say Cafe Spice Namaste or Tamarind would do it - two restaurants along the same price lines. The Clay Oven "platter" was smaller than a standard main at almost any restaurant; the chicken was dry and the lamb kebabs had less flavour than a 90p skewer at Tayyab's. Desserts, likewise seemed like an after-thought with no real interest in offering classics like gulab jamun, no burfi, no rasmalai. Just lots of icecreams and halva. Location is this restaurant's biggest draw and I suspect will continue to fill their reastaurant (though it was far from full when we went; probably a factor in the staff constantly pestering us when it was clear we're deep in conversation and should be left alone) by people who won't be in town again or who haven't yet ventured further to try better. Few people would mind paying top dollar (and this certainly was that), but good service alone will never make a restaurant, and service aside this place is a 6 out of 10, so a reluctant three stars.
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  • Outstanding Indian food
    Karan
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    The food and service were simply outstanding. Being from India, we've failed to find authentic Indian restaurant food in London until this. If you are from North India then you might be searching for Butter Chicken. They simply blew away any other butter chicken you get in London. Two dishes you need to have are Chicken Makhni and Achari Paneer Tikka. The atmosphere was very relaxed and we really enjoyed the whole meal. Deserts were amazing too with the Phirni and Mango Falooda. Heaven!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not a great value for money
    Migliatiello07
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    The ambience and service are very good, the food is ok but for the money you spend you expect a higher quality of the ingredients and the way they are cut.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RAVI
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    MORE VEGETARIAN CHOICES WOULD BE PREFERABLE; MORE VARIETY IN STARTERS WOULD BE GREAT
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Fantastic
    Dinningforpleasure
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    A beautiful meal, at a beautiful venue, supported by fantastic staff. A truly memorable evening. Thank you
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    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Simply perfect
    Seagull257
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Service, food, ambience second to none. Never been disappointed since 1980s when I first went and sat on the next table to Bob Geldof and Paula Yates!
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Buffet to Remember
    Timothy
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The weekend buffet makes it much easier to decide what to have because it's all there and you can pick and choose what you think looks good/interesting.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • a must
    orlandina
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    Everybody shoud try Bombay Brasserie once in life. The atmoshere, food and service are really good and the place is different forom anything else.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit bland, a bit pricy...
    Londonsage
    Dined on 28/10/2014
    Having visited the Brasserie several times it was one of my favourites, but on this occasion all rather bland. Eleven quid for two strips of shish kebab to start was not inspiring, selected Seabass was unavailable and Monkfish, in a marinade, fairly tasteless. Friends chose a Goan fish curry and, having been to Goa several times - it wasn't. Not spicy, not tasty. And a traditional Tandoori chicken looked good but again, nothing special. At £75 each including one bottle of wine I don't think I'll be going back in a hurry - but I have to be fair and say previous occasions have been much better. And the staff are great.
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  • Consistently superb
    DavidA
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit - once again the whole experience was perfect from the first greeting to final 'au revoir'. I was with a vegetarian colleague, who has also been a regular patron over many years. The crispy spinach vegetarian starter was as excellent as ever, together with my meltingly soft marinated chicken tikka pieces. The sea bass main course was simply the best I've ever had the privilege of tasting. Dessert was very pleasant, although I missed seeing a ras malai-type option - personal favourite! Can't praise highly enough for consistent excellence - my colleague told me the restaurant is usually well frequented in the evening, although it was (very pleasantly for us !) a quiet haven for lunch on the day we visited.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The room is unusual - both impressive and strangely lacking in atmosphere. The staff have the confidence of knowing that they are working in one of London's best Indian restaurants, but that confidence can tip over into speeding up the customer experience as if they and we are all in a hurry.The wine list has some thoughtful choices that can match the strong flavours of the food, but are priced at the top end of the mark-up.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely atmosphere and amazing food
    AH889
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Really good enviroment to go with family and the food is excellent. Would recommend for a family dinner or partners for a quite and relaxed dinner/lunch.
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    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jsbfugue
    jsbfugue
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I think that the dishes merit to be revisited with a more modern poin of view
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    Sunday lunch
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    One of the waitresses was too keen to remove plates and glasses before they were empty.
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  • We Go Back Again and Again
    thenandnow89
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Our favorite Indian. Much more than just curries. Food is always fresh and cooked just right. Very nice atmosphere.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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  • Terrible
    MissesNandProf
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Not authentic Indian cooking. Atmosphere was zero, room too large, poor room decor. Food arrived cold, and had to wait along time to be served and to receive food. Waiters were good and knowledgable but a shame the food was bland and tasteless.
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  • qwerty
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    Fabulous atmosphere, friendly staff and the food was superb. A hidden gem amongst the myriad of Indian restaurants in London
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Expensive Slow service
    Phil
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    Arrived on time and immediately sat at table in lovely room. Quite loud but very nice. Waited a long time for menus and even longer for order to be taken. Meal was delicious if pricey. Drinks only arrived with main course and were wrong so had to be sent back. £100 for curry for 2 seems excessive even for London (shared starter 2 simple mains)
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  • celebration meal
    Roxy
    Dined on 14/9/2014
    We had meal for my daughter's 21st birthday. We had a tasting menu - it was one of the bet meals ever.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Dissapointed
    Paul
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The food was good and some was outstanding. However, It did not warant the price. Putting my comments in perspective the cost was 4 times the price of my best local Indian cuisine and maybe 10% better. Better not in quality but in variation away from high street menu content. For a business meal this would be a good restuarant but for Mr and Mrs average i was dissapointed.
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  • Never disappoints
    GlobalFoodie
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    My first dinner at Bombay Brasserie was in 1996. It was so memorable I vowed to always return any time I was in London. I've kept that vow and have taken friends and family to dine at Bombay Brasserie for almost 20 years. The menu has changed over the years but the quality, service and flavors are still the best. This is not a neighborhood curry restaurant. It is a 5 Star restaurant fit for the most discerning foodies.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Excellent food and service.
    AswinSekhar
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    I have visited this restaurant few times. Food is brilliant. Little over priced. But still worth the experience. Wonderful ambience and very helpful staff.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • phillm
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Excellent food and service. Been here many times. I support the plan they have to revamp the decor....should be more Indian! Dr. Phillip A. Morgan
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Best indian food outside india
    DWITEST
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Best prawns and lamb I ever ate. The fritted spinache has been a sensation. Very well trained staff. Everything fast, quiet and relaxing. First we had a drink at the bar and then everything happended quick but comfortable.
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    business meals, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a mark-up!
    dealzonmealz
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Never Again. Being part of a hotel you're always going to pay a premium, but £7 for a half pint of Kingfisher (being the cheapest beer on the menu) meant that 2 of us, having 2 pints came to a staggering £56.This is South Kensington, not Monaco. The food sounded delicious on the menu, but was quite bland, took an eternity to arrive and was subsequently lukewarm. Service was OK, as was the ambiance, but it's never going to be "buzzing" with 2 parties of 20 from a conference...
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  • Best Indian food
    MrsBagxander
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My hubby and I went there as part of our honeymoon weekend. I knew nothing about the restaurant apart from the fact it had had good reviews - and I now enthusiastically add mine to it! A little hidden away (we were worried it was shut as we had to push open the door!) with a lovely, surprising surrounding - a high-ceilinged room with a rose window! The service was very good indeed and the food... OHHH, the food. WOW. Absolutely delicious! Wished we could have tried everything!!!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor value....
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This restaurant is not what it used to be 10 years ago - the food back then was authentic and while a bit on the expensive side it was worth it. I found the food is now more bland, the waiter forgot a portion of our order and I had to remind him of it. The dinner portions were small and overall I found it poor value to money. On a positive note when I found that I needed to order more food for the table they were able to bring it out double-quick. Overall it seems that the restaurant now caters more to the gulf arab crowd that hangs about Knightsbridge and South Ken rather than standing out as a long time authentic Indian restaurant.
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  • Not your usual Curry House
    Timothy
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food was quite simply delicious. On Saturday and Sunday lunchtime there is a buffet with an impossibly wide selection of dishes. The majority of the guests were Asian and there were at least two "occasions" taking place. What more can I say?
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Toontyme
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Once again the good was delicious and the Service was excellent. Will be back!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    meeta59
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Great variety and extremely tasty food! Loved the ambience- nice decor and music! Excellent service and very friendly staff! I would definitely recommend this restaurant particularly for a special occasion!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Rm3011
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Good food, great ambience! Slightly expensive but the service makes up for it. Would go back for special occasions.
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    good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant, good food
    David
    Dined on 30/6/2014
    Nice bar and entrance to meet friends and enjoy a chat before dinner. The food tastes great, lots of flavour. Good wine choice. However, the service was not up to the usual standard, two items were delivered wrong to our table. Unacceptable in a restaurant of this standard in my book.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    MDSilvester
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Great food, Wine is overpriced but other than that. A really good night out.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Bombay Brasserie
    SRG1
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    We were a party of 6 and were given a great table at the front of the restaurant which has a colonial sophisticated feel. We had a variety of starters and main courses, highlights were the mango lassis, cocktails, tandoori prawns and chicken, the chicken biryani (although a bit dry), the laccha paratha and the venison roast, which was quite robust and spicy. Desserts were a bit average however. Service was attentive but occasionally the waiters could not be found and we waved our hands around a lot. Exquisite food, will return.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bombay Brasserie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 24/6/2014
    Went to Bombay Brasserie for Tuesday lunch. There was no need to have booked as only 2 other tables were occupied, I assume the main trade must be in the evening.We all went for the set menu which was very good. Drinks however were exhorbitant at £7 per half pint bottle of unknown (Bombay Blond) beer.That aside I would return to the restaurant for the food and drink sparingly.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Belen
    Dined on 23/6/2014
    It was great!! The food specyally and ecxecellent service.
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    romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cris55
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    Everytime I go to London I go to your restaurant as food and service are fabulous.
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  • Best Indian meal ever!
    Alice
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    My husband and I had a fantastic evening here with delicious food. One of the best meals I have ever eaten. Loved it and will be back.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/6/2014
    Overall disappointing. Something has happened to this place. It is rather lifeless and although the service was attentive and good on the detail, the food just wasn't up to our expectations. We used to love Bombay Brasserie. Over the years, while living in London and now visiting from Toronto, we never missed a stop at BB. This time, we found the food to be adequate - no better or worse than a good quality High Street Indian restaurant. But when you think of what you eventually pay, it's just not worth it. This may have been our last visit. It is possible the management from Taj have shifted their emphasis to their new favourite at Buckingham Gate called Quilon.
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  • A Classic in London, always worth
    Maz1965
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Cuisine, service, ambiance, everything si always up to expectations and we were never disappointed over the years.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.