London, SW7 4QHNeighbourhood:
IndianPrice: £26 to £40
- 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
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.Continued
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- Diners' Choice WinnerBusiness Meals
- Diners' Choice WinnerGood Vegetarian Options
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Bombay Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
171 reviews since 26 November 2013
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
- MediocrehasskiDined on 17/11/2014The 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.
- Outstanding Indian foodKaranDined on 15/11/2014The 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- not a great value for moneyMigliatiello07Dined on 14/11/2014The 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- RAVIDined on 11/11/2014MORE VEGETARIAN CHOICES WOULD BE PREFERABLE; MORE VARIETY IN STARTERS WOULD BE GREATSpecial Features:
- FantasticDinningforpleasureDined on 7/11/2014A beautiful meal, at a beautiful venue, supported by fantastic staff. A truly memorable evening. Thank youSpecial Features:
- Simply perfectSeagull257Dined on 1/11/2014Service, 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Buffet to RememberTimothyDined on 1/11/2014The 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.Special Features:
- a mustorlandinaDined on 30/10/2014Everybody shoud try Bombay Brasserie once in life. The atmoshere, food and service are really good and the place is different forom anything else.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A bit bland, a bit pricy...LondonsageDined on 28/10/2014Having 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.
- Consistently superbDavidADined on 15/10/2014Thoroughly 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/10/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lovely atmosphere and amazing foodAH889Dined on 10/10/2014Really 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- jsbfuguejsbfugueDined on 8/10/2014I think that the dishes merit to be revisited with a more modern poin of viewSpecial Features:
- WaitpersonsOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/10/2014One of the waitresses was too keen to remove plates and glasses before they were empty.
- We Go Back Again and Againthenandnow89Dined on 3/10/2014Our favorite Indian. Much more than just curries. Food is always fresh and cooked just right. Very nice atmosphere.Special Features:
- TerribleMissesNandProfDined on 19/9/2014Not 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.
- qwertyDined on 17/9/2014Fabulous atmosphere, friendly staff and the food was superb. A hidden gem amongst the myriad of Indian restaurants in LondonSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food. Expensive Slow servicePhilDined on 16/9/2014Arrived 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)Special Features:
- celebration mealRoxyDined on 14/9/2014We had meal for my daughter's 21st birthday. We had a tasting menu - it was one of the bet meals ever.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Overall DissapointedPaulDined on 6/9/2014The 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.Special Features:
- Never disappointsGlobalFoodieDined on 1/9/2014My 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.Special Features:
- Excellent food and service.AswinSekharDined on 26/8/2014I have visited this restaurant few times. Food is brilliant. Little over priced. But still worth the experience. Wonderful ambience and very helpful staff.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- phillmDined on 24/8/2014Excellent food and service. Been here many times. I support the plan they have to revamp the decor....should be more Indian! Dr. Phillip A. MorganSpecial Features:
- Best indian food outside indiaDWITESTDined on 13/8/2014Best 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- What a mark-up!dealzonmealzDined on 11/8/2014Never 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...
- Best Indian foodMrsBagxanderDined on 9/8/2014My 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!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Poor value....FoodieDined on 3/8/2014This 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.
- Not your usual Curry HouseTimothyDined on 2/8/2014The 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?Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent!ToontymeDined on 19/7/2014Once again the good was delicious and the Service was excellent. Will be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious!meeta59Dined on 5/7/2014Great 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good foodRm3011Dined on 4/7/2014Good food, great ambience! Slightly expensive but the service makes up for it. Would go back for special occasions.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great restaurant, good foodDavidDined on 30/6/2014Nice 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ExcellentMDSilvesterDined on 27/6/2014Great food, Wine is overpriced but other than that. A really good night out.Special Features:
- Bombay BrasserieSRG1Dined on 25/6/2014We 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bombay BrasserieOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 24/6/2014Went 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great!BelenDined on 23/6/2014It was great!! The food specyally and ecxecellent service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- cris55Dined on 20/6/2014Everytime I go to London I go to your restaurant as food and service are fabulous.Special Features:
- Best Indian meal ever!AliceDined on 18/6/2014My 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointingOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 12/6/2014Overall 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.
- A Classic in London, always worthMaz1965Dined on 8/6/2014Cuisine, service, ambiance, everything si always up to expectations and we were never disappointed over the years.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.