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Bombay Palace - London

4.4
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175 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Regionally inclined Punjabi cuisine is the main draw at this incongruously located Indian (one of eight branches worldwide), pitched beneath a vast block of flats. Having undergone a major refurbishment, the restaurant has emerged with a polished bar area decked out in dark walnut, while the dining room has been brightened up with cream walls, rich gold fabrics and statement glass chandeliers giving off a warm glow. Dishes on the revamped menu are absolutely faultless – witness crisp shreds of okra fried in the lightest of batters, perfect mouthfuls of tandoor-grilled chicken tikka, and juicy jumbo prawns expertly roasted in a clay oven. Regional specialities, such as nalli gosht (slow-cooked lamb shank and saffron curry, from the city of Lucknow) also delight, although prices are firmly attuned to the luxurious postcode.
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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 175 People Are Saying
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDel64
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food with nice decor in the restaurant. Very quiet due to Covid-19, but very enjoyable still.

The food portions were big and very well made, which made it great value considering the prices were slightly on the high side.

We will definitely be back and soon.

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SimonK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Sadly because of Corona, less of a buzz than normal

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Mmatyas
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! We enjoyed each dish. The flavors were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, had our server pick out an array of dishes for our family & every one was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
35 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A regular - best Indian food in London, friendly service, spacious with warm ambiance - in contrast to many Indian restaurants in which tables seem jammed in. Have been visiting Bombay Palace regularly for six years. Go nowhere else for Indian unless necessary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
35 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A regular. Best Indian and ambiance for an Indian restsurant in London.

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NicNeo
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food as always. My go to Indian Restaurant when visiting London. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Waskom
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good food and sevice

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vipSasuke
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening meal as part of business meal

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K123
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We have been to Bombay Palace several times before and food has been generally good. However, when we visited a few days ago, we found food very bland and almost tasteless. Kofta was very sweet, paneer had no taste, nan was not soft and service wasn't that great either.

Looks like quality of restaurant has deteriorated over time! Will think twice before revisiting.

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vipantoniodevenice
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food - restaurants rarely serve bitter gourd as it is an acquired taste - so glad Bombay Palace did as it was sensational as was everything else we ordered

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MerelN
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Big dispointment since this restaurant is reviewed very well. Interior of restaurant is not nice and its very cold (we had to put our coats on). Food is terrible. Probably the worst Indian food we even had, even our self cooked Indian food is far better. Dont try the vegetarian spinach dish!! Our whole table thought its was discusting.

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LDinch
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and food is tasty. Felt like I was back in India.

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vipAnonymous75
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Warm and lovely service and particularly kind with our small son with a high chair and offer of a special few dishes. The fried okra and the chaat were particularly tasty with just the right level of heat and spice. The prawns were fresh and super spicy with the garlic naan and the grilled chicken also tender and juicy. The only comment would be the restaurant needs some updating and I’m sure it would be full every day.

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vipMAXS
Hong Kong
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Very hot in the room

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vipChaimH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was one of the best Indian places ever been to. Service was fantastic

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BjarkiV
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and great surroundings. Would recommend to anyone for great food and an evening to remember.

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Arnie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I last visited the restaurant some ten years ago when my offices were based in Westbourne Grove.
This was a special treat for my Nephew and his dear wife. We decided to try out the vegetarian dishes.
The food was as good as it was from all those years ago, the setting seems not to have changed much. The staff were very helpful and accommodating and brought the food to the table in a timely fashion without any fuss.
For an evening out in almost a West End venue the price per head for food and drinks at about £50 quid was just right I felt.

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LordWestbury
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

A little disappointed with the venue, but they got the main things right, namely the food and the service!

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vipArifA
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prawns and daal. The seekh kebabs were very good as well. Friendly service and decent prices.

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vipThugly
London
19 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The 7 of us dined at Bombay Palace for a special occasion. Having dined there before, I hoped Bombay Palace would exceed my expectations. Unfortunately, they did not.

My expectations for a restaurant who is aiming to be compete with its peers should meet similar standards. The starters were pretty decent in terms of flavour, but the mains were lacking in my opinion.

The staff were generally friendly and accommodating, which was a good experience. It would be good to get some consistency amongst the waiting staff in their approachability and friendliness though.

Other similar restaurants often make a note of special occasions and either will say something to the guest of honour or even try and arrange a token surprise. If you’re expecting this from Bombay Palace... you will be disappointed.

This review was not meant to sound as negative as it does and it’s not my intention. The overall experience was not bad, but average.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was my birthday and my daughters wanted to give me a special treat. Having been to Bombay Palace before, albeit many years ago, I knew the food would be good, and it certainly exceeded our expectations. It is a little overpriced, but the food and ambiance makes it worthwhile. Will certainly go back!

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vipRandallC
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu that will satisfy all palates. Staff was attentive and helpful in describing the dishes. Flavors were well balanced and spice levels were perfect.

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vipJahaja
London
29 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great quality food and fabulous service from the chef

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QatariNational1
Dubai
10 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent Indian food, good service and very nice ambiance. But too expensive. Way overpriced!

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vipsandmathur
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was very pleasant and accommodating. Food was awesome

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chetant
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

really disappointed, very poor service and the food wasn’t as good as we’ve had before

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vipHtcush
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and need assistance in ordering Indian cuisine. The manager and waiter were very attentive and helped us understand and order our dinner. Great experience.

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vipSteak
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for early dinner with family. Top quality food

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JAGDISH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good, welcoming service, very relaxing atmosphere, excellent food

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Athinap411
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service/ambience. Easy to get to! Overall very pleasant experience!

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vipBarbS
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was excellent we really enjoyed our meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AMAZING! The food was proper authentic home made Indian food.

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WilliamM
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 8 and the service was excellent. We allowed the restaurant to choose of courses and wine and it was perfect.

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vipottant
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Ottimo cibo, ambiente un po’ troppo scarno

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vipgl3205
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service! Extensive menu

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vipNYCer
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Good wait staff and food but management needs to reassess their idea of good service

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrations of 50th Birthday

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vipShorkie
Raleigh
112 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Attentive but not overwhelming. Food was excellent. Clearly a very popular restaurant and understandably so. Every dish we had was superb, great blend of spices and heat! Highly recommended.

FAQs

Bombay Palace - London does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bombay Palace - London also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7723 8855.

Bombay Palace - London is rated 4.4 stars by 175 OpenTable diners.

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