Bnova

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£25 and under
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Indian

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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.
What 57 People Are Saying
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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!

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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
6 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
1 review
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
50 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
1 review
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
5 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. Will certainly visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked last minute for an anniversary meal.
We went with a child under 4.
The Staff were very accommodating and very friendly, a place for all ages with delicious Food & we were very impressed with the service.
We will definitely be coming back

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VRLON
London
21 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My wife, who was dining with a friend found the food and service good.
For a restaurant that seems to be aiming a little higher in its style, her only negative was not the interior, but the atmosphere. Seems the unfortunate location on Kenton borders attracts a certain diner that might not be perfectly accustomed to the etiquettes of high end dining .

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vipNataku
London
37 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Starters were really good, however the mains were less impressive. A lot of effort in the display and presentation of the starters, were given a nice muz-buche to cleanse the palate. Mains was a bland tomato sauce based Chicken karahi and it was very plain.

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Lovetodine
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was really good but the service let down the overall experience.

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vipJayb
London
48 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience4

On first impressions great decor sat down quickly ... but here's the problem they have one waitress and one bar staff to get my order taken took over 20 mins food arrived promptly but was very average. It seems they have a few regulars as the one waitress was busy talking for ages to some of the customers .. wouldn't recommend this place

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LocalLondoner
London
50 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was really good. Cocktails well made. Nice touch with a free mini appetiser and pallet cleanser between courses.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience5

It was good but restaurant called me 30 minutes prior to our reservation to change time. They also called in the morning just to confirm All and didn't mention that they were overbooked

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

2nd time revisiting Bnova and food was on point again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time I came here on Saturday. A friend recommended it. The venue was not too crowded and didn't have loud music so we could talk and be heard. Starters and Mains where excellent and reasonably priced.

I would recommend to friends.

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Cupcake
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was extensive. We had dairy free friends and vegetarian friends all of whom had delicious meals. The restaurant was clean and the food was definately value for money. Great cocktails too!

FAQs

Bnova does offer 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 57 OpenTable diners.

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