Bombay Palace - London

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158 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian

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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.

Private Dining

Bombay Palace is a highly acclaimed Indian restaurant in London & has received the award of Best Indian Restaurant award by the prestigious British Curry Awards. There are several options for Private Dining from 15 to 140. The menu is a collection of dishes with a strong emphasis on Street food.

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What 158 People Are Saying
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LW
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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

AA
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

T
London
19 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

RC
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

J
London
28 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food and service.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great quality food and fabulous service from the chef

QN
Dubai
10 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

s
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager was very pleasant and accommodating. Food was awesome

c
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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

H
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for early dinner with family. Top quality food

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good, welcoming service, very relaxing atmosphere, excellent food

A
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

BS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

WM
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

o
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Ottimo cibo, ambiente un po’ troppo scarno

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g
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service! Extensive menu

NY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

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

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrations of 50th Birthday

S
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is really great and authentic

S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

excellent food - chilli prawns were extra spicy and delicious. not too expensive and good level of service. would definitely return

FE
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is the best Indian food I've had in a long time.

T
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was incredible. After a week of eating less-than-appetizing food throughout London, the robust seasoning and delicious flavors of Bombay Palace was a welcome reprieve. The minced lamb samosas were incredible. The minced lamb and the Chana masala were also just incredible. The naan was hot and fluffy and perfect. This was easily the best meal we had in London—by leaps and bounds!

TR
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Slightly disappointing with the quality of food at the price it is marketed at. The price of fine dining without the taste and ambience.

n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was really good but i ordered the leg of baby lamb and it was a massive sharing portion which they did not tell me about. They should probably put on the menu that its ideal for sharing, especially after the large portions of starters. Very tasty!

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good experience food is great. Waiters need a bit more training.

HF
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New Year’s Eve dinner. Our reservation was for 8pm and were told when we were seated that we had to be out by 9:30 or we would be seated somewhere else. I appreciate the management being up front, but didn’t appreciate being rushed through our meal. There was just the two of us and when we asked if one order of rice and bread would be enough-we we’re told no. We order two of each and when they arrived at our table it was clear one would have been enough.

ME
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Food decent but not great. Service needs a major retake. They ignored us. Some menus are missing pages. Overall far less than expected of a London Indian restaurant

DW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

J
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food ! Nice service! Try it you will love it😎

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Wife birthday dinner, table of four. We were welcomed warmly and received well. Seated at a nice table with attentive polite staff throughout the service.

We choose a cluster of starters share plates which you don’t often see in restaurants in the UK.

I score individually the following:

The Pani puri: 10/10!, 6 pieces a plate of £7 + had to be a a 10

Shami kebab: 8/10

Chilli paneer: 6/10. Spicy ! Which we were ok with

Chilli Garlic Chicken: 8/10. Spicy! Needed a another portion! Should have a main option.

Ragda pattice: 3/10. Nah.

Jaipuri bhindi: 7/10. Rare to get this.

Main/

Lamb Biryani: 6/10. Was ok


Sweets/

Kulfi: mango 5/10 - Malai 8/10



Bill: 7/10

15% service charge. Service was very good so not an issue.


Parking. Could be challenging. We went Boxing Day / Sunday for 7pm. Winter wonderland traffic was peak. Single yellow, off duty permit bays hard to find. But we got there in the end.

Yes recommend and would do again to try other things.

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Expensive but great food. Some of the dishes where outstanding.. lamb chops (amazing!) fish curry and minced lamb and lentils. I have tried quite a few dishes but these are my favourite.

u
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

A disappointing experience. Despite having booked a table the waiting staff appeared to be at a loss to seat us and scurried around asking others what to do.
We had problems placing orders and inordinately long waits to receive drinks orders - a 10 minute wait to be told a gin we had ordered was not available and then another equally long wait for the replacement. This despite it being a very quiet night with only a few tables occupied
The food was OK. The vegetarian dishes excellent, the chicken and lamb were not that tasty.
The rice and naans were excellent

OT
London
32 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top local experience.

OT
London
32 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood feel.

OT
London
32 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A regular, that I keep rebooking, week in, week out. Fantastic food and ambiance. Best Indian I know in London. Staff are evidently well looked after by the management - I recall they were paid over many months when the property was refurbished three years' ago - and this translates into superb service. Always felt most welcome!

m
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very amazing nice staff with top serve food

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