Bnova

4.4
68 reviews
£25 and under
Indian

Top tags:

Good Vegetarian Options
Casual
BNOVA offers a distinctly unique Indian fine dining experience.

A boutique restaurant nestled in and amongst the slopes and foothills of Stanmore, BNOVA serves modern Indian cuisine with a contemporary twist. The architect’s shared vision is a world away from the traditional curry house; our philosophy and style is tasteful but simple. We aim to create a lasting and memorable experience – filled with happy moments and wonderful flavours.

Safety precautions

Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 68 People Are Saying
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HiteshP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, kids had a great time, friendly staff, great atmosphere

Bnova
Responded on 6 November 2020

Hi Hitesh many thanks for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Spursy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mixed grill.

Service good and attentive.

Good Covid-19 secure measures.

Bnova
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hi there, many thanks for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and felt reassured with the measures we have in place. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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StephenT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , even better food and drink, highly recommend

Bnova
Responded on 14 October 2020

Hi Stephen many thanks for your comments. We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Mimi
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely reataurant nicely decorated however was quite empty on a friday night. We thought maybe its a new place and needs more shouting about as food was lovely! Daal makhni was as per how you’d have it in a very good standard restaurant in india! We enjoyed it despite it being quiet (and probably helpful in the times of covid-19!) will visit again

Bnova
Responded on 21 September 2020

Hi Mimi thank you for your lovely comments. Our food is very authentic and the Dal Makani is very popular. We have had to limit our bookings due to the pandemic but are glad you enjoyed your evening. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good service , staff polite

Bnova
Responded on 14 September 2020

Thank you for your rating. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serive from all staff was great! And the food was really good as well. Definitely recommend this place.

Bnova
Responded on 14 September 2020

Thank you for your rating. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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vipDaniel
Essex
34 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed by Bnova. Our first visit. They’ve continued to run eat out to help out deal through September. They’ve set the place up in a very covid friendly way. Service excellent, great variety and all delicious. Will definitely go back

Bnova
Responded on 9 September 2020

Hi Daniel thank you for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Bnova and look forward to seeing you again.

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AkhilV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent- safe and tasty food. Service was great - friendly team and good vibe.

Bnova
Responded on 9 September 2020

Thank you Akhil for your review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Always our pleasure to host you.

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SanjayM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the evening. Food was great and the service was amazing.

Bnova
Responded on 9 September 2020

Thank you Sanjay for your review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Rosh
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service as well. Reduced dessert choice due to COVID but excited to go back when they have their full dessert menu.

Bnova
Responded on 9 September 2020

Thank you for your review Rosh. We are now in full swing and have been preparing new desserts. Come down and have a try and see what you think.

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OffersRGood
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food is average compared to 2-3 years ago. It’s more noisy and not as classy as it was. Avoid

Bnova
Responded on 9 September 2020

We are sorry you feel that way. Our chef has been with us for over 5 years and we thrive on consistency. We have just renovated and think that we have improved on our already high standards. Sometimes if there are larger tables then they could be slightly louder than others. If you in future bring this to our attention we can always try to move you to a quieter table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited just after restaurants were allowed to reopen after lockdown. The place was empty as you might expect. The staff went out of their way being attentive and super friendly to us in very usual times. Gave us free drinks at the end which was unexpected and lovely! Go and support them!

Bnova
Responded on 9 September 2020

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Dilz
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Got eat. Would definitely recommend. The lasooni prawns were the best.

Bnova
Responded on 17 March 2020

Hi Dilz many thanks for your comments. The Prawns are great and one of my favourites! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Alex
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Food and a lot of options for Vegetarians.

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SunilP
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here a number of times and the food is wicked! I especially like how they dont just serve chicken nuggets and chips for the kids. Kids meals consist of proper chicken curry, rice and naan. At least they can eat similar to the adults.
Service is awesome and they are very polite.
See you soon.

Bnova
Responded on 3 March 2020

Thank you SunilP for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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MaheshV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food and good hospitality staff made our wedding anniversary special by giving a special desert.

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RanjnaV
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service at the restaurant was on point as was the food. The main gentleman working in the restaurant was extremely helpful and friendly and ensured that we were comfortable.
The food tasted really nice and the overall décor of the restaurant was really nice too.

Bnova
Responded on 15 August 2019

Dear RanjnaV Thank you for your humbling review of our restaurant. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time at BNOVA and would love to have you back very soon. Many thanks Kind regards BNOVA Team

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Neel
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

BNOVA is a top quality famiy restaurant. Service is impeccable and food quality and taste was great. They are extremely kids friendly and would love to visit again.

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HiteshV
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Unfortunately the Anniversary celebration was spoilt by extremely poor quality food - we did bring this to the managers attention and he did deduct the amount from the bill and apologised but it spoilt everything about the visit and especially when we have spent over £90. Extremely disappointing experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The restaurant has the wrong address on Google maps. The service was slow, even though we went late in the evening with fewer tables eating. Staff did not know what food they were serving us. That said, the food was good and portions hearty.

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PJRJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We went with some friends and ordered meals for our little girls which arrived within 10mins. We also ordered our starters which arrived quite quick. We then placed an order for our mains which just would not arrive and our little girls were getting so restless. The restaurant staff couldn’t care less. They were just busy with a big group that had arrived and kept blaming the poor service because of the big group. We had to cancel our mains order because the girls wouldn’t stay anymore. The owner/manager came to apologise, but he was just trying to cover up by saying that there was a fault with the system and our order hadn’t been received by the kitchen, whereas one of the staff actually told us that it was the same situation every weekend and that we should go back on a weekday! Shame on you Bnova for not caring for families and also leaving us (and our pregnant friend) without our mains! Why accept big groups if your staff are unable to cope?!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Flavours of the food was all the same
We all had a bad stomach the next day
Service was not very good,

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good
Service needs to improve a lot. You ask for one thing and they forever to bring it to the table. Towards the end of the meal they waiters kept asking if we were done with with our drinks when we had drinks in the glasses. But overall the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and ambience

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ShaileshP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff very attentive. Great service
Can’t fault food taste. All cooked to high standards.

Bnova
Responded on 8 March 2019

Dear ShaileshP Thank you for your lovely review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your experience at BNOVA. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks Kind regards BNOVA Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Music was too loud but great food and service

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PrinaS
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Went with family for Valentine's day. Service was really good and cocktails were ok. Food was overpriced for the quality it was. Men were offered one free beer or one free mocktail which was a nice touch. Had to visit the ladies room with little room, would have avoided if poss.toilets were dirty,no warm water and sink was leaking...not good esp if you have kids. Littles ones hands were frozen everytime we visited the ladies due to cold water.

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LocalLondoner
London
51 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this restaurant!
Food is so good. Such a huge selection of food. They offer pallet cleansers between courses. It’s a nice relaxed atmosphere. Cocktails are nice. Decent wine list.
Highly recommended.

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Stein
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly a pleasureable experience. The food was very tasty and they made us feel very comfortable. The chefs definitely know how to balance the flavour. The welcoming dish and a palette cleansing drink in between the starter and main course was a delightful touch. In all we were very happy. Well done to the team of Bnova.

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ManiM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and service.
Staff were considerate and always checking we were catered for.

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rin2
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and food...would def recommend this place

Bnova
Responded on 27 November 2018

Hello rin2 Thank you for your review. We are really pleased that you had a great time at BNOVA and hope to see you again very soon. Many thanks BNOVA Team

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lily
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, not just the run of the mill high street fare. But it was so noisy you couldn’t hear yourself think. The staff were very helpful in relocating us to a slightly quieter table. Overall though - really nice. Thank you

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kieran
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I had to ask for the menus to be brought to me, the food was ok but with soo many Indian restaurants nearby. They need to improve there good quality.

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LoveLondon
London
18 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food.

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SeemaS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food and service was good. We didn't get the 20% discount that we booked?

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AnjliK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was fine, lots of vegetarian options on the menu. They also have a childrens menu which is rare for an indian restaurant. Service on the other hand was poor, considering we were one of 3 tables dining, the service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and great food!

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Ks18
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing yet again. Service was a bit on the slow side but waiters still very friendly. Nice selection of cocktails and the small taster provided to us whilst we waited for the food was a nice little touch. Will definitely be visiting again.

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jkila
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The starters were great and drinks
overall enjoyable evening

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice Indian restaurant without the tv screens and loud music.
Lovely, appetising food.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bnova using the Order Online button. Bnova also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Bnova also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8905 6966.

Bnova is rated 4.4 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.