Bangalore Express City

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£25 and under
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Indian
Tucked away in the heart of the city, we offer fast and friendly service with a twist on the ‘traditional Indian’. In a rush? Try our take away lunch service.
If you have a booking for a large group we have a large downstairs dinning room that can accommodate most group sizes.
What 669 People Are Saying
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4.0
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3.7
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MB
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It's a great place to get authentic Indian food at a reasonable price. I would recommend the Thalis as they are quite filling and give you a variety of things to taste.

DC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Average place. Average food. Nice decor andd good location but would not go again.

C
London
65 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant service and very decent selection of curries.
When in the area I'm sure we'll visit again!

d
London
89 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Ok good but not as authentic as was expecting. Service was patchy

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent value for money!! My friends and I agreed that we will definitely be going back!!

SD
London
42 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Got together for dinner with work colleagues, who are all Indian. We had a mix of veggie and meat and prawn dishes, plus sides of raita and chana marsala. The portions were generous, the food well prepared and it arrived promptly. Service was friendly, but became slower after a large group came in at the end of our meal. However, as we’d already eaten this didn’t affect us. A good night!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was ok, would go again

PT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great cocktails . I went for my birthday dinner and it was s nice place for a celebration .

M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Had to wait an hour for our main courses to come. Highly disappointed. Wasn’t as express as the restaurant’s name suggested.

L
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic city Indian restaurant- a fav for a workday lunch

P
London
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

OK Business lunch here - nice enough food, and very nice waiting staff. Reason for giving 4 rather than 5 stars was that for 3 people with no booze, this was £85 - which for a curry-lunch is a bit steep, even for a City location. Nice place, and good for business conversation, but a little on the noisy side as well. On the whole nice though. Thanks.

MP
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

chicken was raw, when i told the manager he agreed, and said he'd take it to the chef, he came back that when you order the food, you should tell them how you want it cooked.

That answer told me everything i needed to know, raw chicken is not a preference, its a health hazard!!!!

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food is average, there is nothing attached in this 'Bangalore' named restaurant, Mutton biryani was mutton pulao and no taste at all! I wouldn't go again or i recommend any one.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great and we all loved it.

DE
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to have a quick lunch and it was the right choice I made. Great food and service. I will be returning soon.

MB
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

We 6 friends decided to have dinner at Bangalore express. Bangalore express is not new to us with previous experience decided to meet up for drinks and dinner . The main course was so disappointing our next table asked for review about food and our comments where horrible/ pathetic.

The starter was okish . The amount about 260£ , we could have enjoyed elsewhere. We all with our family decided not to get into Bangalore express.

C
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An enjoyable first visit to Bangalore Express with great cuisine & friendly, engaging staff. Thank you.

G
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

This was about the 3rd time I've been and to be honest it has sadly declined. Service was patchy, there was a cold breeze running through downstairs, and the starters were not warm. Generally very forgettable.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Went here for a Christmas team lunch. Normally this place is really good and the food is nice. However this time round the food was average at best. Some items were really salty and other were bland not something I'd expect from an Indian restaurant!

T
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We went for the brunch but was disappointed that two of the items on the breakfast menu weren't available. Considering it was very cold in the restaurant we though the masala chaii would warm us up but chaii was luke warm. However, the food very was tasty with good sized portions and good service.

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good, authentic Indian food in the city. Friendly service and lots of meat-free options for vegetarians. The place is usually packed, so always a good idea to reserve in advance, especially for larger groups.

DS
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The food was way to salty and overpriced. Wasn't impressed and will not recommend it to anyone. 0/10 overall

a
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, food is really different than your average curry house.

r
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always excellent food

b
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

met up with some old friends perfect venue excellent food and service

l
London
81 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good sized portions, great flavours. Friendly attentive service.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Server was not helpful and really did not understand English well.

R
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bangalore Express has always been a favourite - great food, value, service, and an accessible City location.

Even more so, I was pleasantly surprised (and delighted!) to have received a complimentary birthday cake (as requested, on booking) - especially as I had forgotten I had done so! Thank you to the team at Bangalore Express for a fun evening.

SG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Did not like the food as much as last time. The make your own thali was disappointing with the lemon rice too dry, madras chicken curry tasteless and vegetable jalfrezi was just carrot and peas without any spices. The only saving grace of the meal was the delicious chicken pakodas as starter in the beginning of the lunch

AC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Most of dishes had strong flavor of coconut. Service was very slow. Food is avg.

y
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was very tasty and fairly different from standard Indian restaurant fare, however the service was pretty awful. The waiters seemed not to know what they were doing. We had to wait a long time for the starters to arrive and it was about an hour before the mains to arrived - we were convinced that they had forgotten our food for a while. We had ordered one rice dish to share between two but one main came with rice which was not explained to us by the waiter when we ordered and not specified on the menu. It was pretty chaotic but the food was good so saved by the chef.

BT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was way over spiced even Tikka Masala was to spicy for most of the group (22). Wouldn't go back for this food.

M
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sehr positiv überraschend wurden wir lieb nett und zuvorkommend behandelt. Das Essen war Hervorragend

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A
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Terrible food, the vegetarian momos tasted like meat, the pau of the vada pau was stale, all the food tasted terrible apart from the taska dhal

V
London
72 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another good visit to Bangalore Express with lovely food and efficient service.

PS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was terribly slow. I couldn’t get to my meeting on time.

W
London
48 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Friends night out- midweek. To be honest my expectation levels were quite low but I was pleasantly surprised. Good service, very varied menu including street food and generous portions. Certainly somewhere I would go back to for a similar occasion.

b
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Food lacked any flavour and quite expensive for what it is.. Ambience was terrible with flies all around. Service doesn’t exist. Dirty plates. Would avoid

MJ
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent choice for curry lovers with little knowledge of things to try for the first time. Manager explained menu in detail and warned us about the really (too) hot stuff. Papadums and chutneys were delicious, miss them already. Price/quality certainly worth the visit.
If I had to mention a negative, be careful to order sides such as rice or sauces, as they do not come with all dishes automatically - we had to add rice at the last minute as we thought this was always included.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and ambience.

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