Bombay Palace - London

4.4
209 reviews
£26 to £40
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 209 People Are Saying
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PeterRed7
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Whilst the setting is nice we found the service was lacking though it was very busy on a Friday night. With the staff struggling to keep track of orders. The food was okay but lacked flavour. We found it very pricey especially with respect add-ons (one of our side dishes was virtually the same price as a main course) and was then taken aback to be charged a 15% service charge especially given the above.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Our order was taken brought our starter then we were forgotten about as other tables were given their main courses even although our order was taken before these other tables was very disappointed also very overpriced for 1 can of Diet Coke and a small bottle of water £8.95 for both what a disgrace there is no need to overcharge people like this it’s daylight robbery and also just adding a service charge 15% of your bill I was always under the impression that it was down to you weather you gave a tip or not

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Unhappy
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I was over charged for my food for 2 starters and a drink was charged £50 i was served the wrong food that i ordered amd was still charged fully for it even though i didnt want it and asked for the food i wanted, the female manager then said it will take another hour for the food to come and i wasnt happy with this as i had to be somewhere, wouldnt recommend as the manager has appauling customer service and will over charge you, the rest of the staff seem nice but wouldnt recommend eating from there as the food has no taste and you will be overcharged

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viplikes2eat
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu is extensive. The food quality was very average. Everyone is very nice and polite however the Service was very slow.

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Nicol
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Cristinacccccccccccccccc
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good restaurant, lovely area................................

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vipLumpydump
London
25 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. Good service. Nice restaurant. High prices.

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jackiem
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Professional staff (some being trained) attentive service, beautiful and delicious food and very relaxing. Pricey but worth every Penny.

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vipPeoriabrit
Anchorage
19 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked on Open Table as we were nearby anyway. Immediately upon entering the restaurant we were struck by how friendly and attentive the staff were. All had smiling faces (behind the masks) and at least 4 or 5 of them came over to chat and check we were getting everything we needed. We also noticed that one of the more senior looking staff was teaching one of the younger staff correct table layout, etc which was very encouraging. The food we ordered was excellent and included a couple of staff suggestions that made the meal even more enjoyable. The restaurant was very clean and tidy and fairly large although it was a little sad that they did not have a huge number of customers on a Friday night however we believe they had been closed for some time secondary to Covid 19 and likely just building back up. All in all we would definitely recommend Bombay Palace and we will certainly be back when we are back in the UK and in London.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tender meats, interesting spices. Beautifully presented, fragrant curries. Great to be able to sample a variety of Indian street foods in succession. Service was warm and helpful. A cut above the usual Indian restaurant.

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vipShaanH
London
20 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food is seriously appalling for what this place claims to be.. in fact it has gone downhill from the many years I was there. Needs new kitchen staff to progress - openers take notice

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good night as ever and the team charming

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Nicol
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always pay a visit to The Bombay Palace when working in London.

Food is always excellent, service is great, and if you eat before 7 its fairly empty and quiet for most of the meal.

Would definitely recommend.

Nic

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Way overpriced - £80 for 2 with just mains

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RachelR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Felt compelled to write a review as there is such mixed feedback on this venue. We had a lovely lunch sat out on the patio. This is a high end Indian restaurant and the prices reflect that - but for London I thought it was pretty good value. The food quality was excellent and the service was good. Interesting and unusual menu with some great classics too. Recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Food was good despite the gol gappe being stale. The place was half empty and they sat us in a dark corner directly next to another family when it would have been nice to have some privacy. Service felt rushed, dishes were not explained to us and largely overpriced. No gesture of celebrations despite noting it was birthday. For the money we payed we ex0ected more.

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vipAhmed
London
94 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Clean venue and excellent location but we think the de or can be better.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night as ever and staff charming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, lots of options for both vegetarians and meat, will be going again!

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vipjvctoo
London
46 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Met up with friends for my birthday. We were all desperate for an Indian - even on a warm day. I chose Bombay Palace on the basis it did black dhal which didn’t disappoint!
We sat outside which was lovely. Food and service were fantastic with enough food left for a takeaway.
Just be aware they do close at 3.30 for Sunday lunch. Suddenly the bill arrived with no pre-warning. Maybe I should have checked but it bought about a pretty swift end to the celebration so we went to the pub!

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PrernaV
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely go back. Food was good, service was super awesome 🙂 golgapppe is a must have

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Hollie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff were all super friendly.

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ForgottenGecko
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quality food and really attentive service! Prices are a bit on the steep side but probably a place where the food tastes delicious enough to justify. Would recommend.

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vipPari
London
158 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Bombay Palace. It was comfortable even late in the evening with the heaters and shade. Nice ambience. Authentic food...the starters and entrees were great as were the portion sizes, although a tad disappointed with the dessert (rasmalai too cold, straight out of freezer) and beverages (lassi too sweet, no masala chai). Service was good. So, overall worth a visit.

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Samera
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our mains were delayed, and when they did get served, the rotis were burnt and the curries were definitely not worth the wait. The service was super slow. Not sure how this place has gotten good reviews to be honest. Will not be going back.

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rebeccaj
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Unfortunately there were no heaters outside and it was very chilly, but what let the evening down was the dismissive staff who didn't explain any dishes when we asked, had poor communication bringing food out without telling us the dishes and at strange times, then trying to rush us out the restaurant. The food was average and over priced. Will not be returning.

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payals
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is excellent. Excellent food and service. I booked this for lunch after my wedding with family and friends, and the service and food was excellent. This place is like a hidden gem in central London.

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PauloM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very high quality food & excellent service. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all it was amazing and I would definitely come again

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AndrewR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, a real jewel tugged in a beautiful location, enjoyed authentic Chole Bhature while sitting n basking in the sun.

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Felix
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it, the staff were great with my children and toned down spice on their food. Been going for years, but not been for a while. So pleased it is still so good!!

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macrina
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went there on a date night, the ambience was classy and modern, the service was impeccable despite having to be rushed due the 10pm close covid rules.
The starters were amazing, the potions were so large we carried our food home!
I would definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great but did not enjoy the mains . Naan bread and rice were lovely. What would be veggie sides were listed as mains and overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so kind, thoughtful and very aware of Covid requirements. We will go again next week.
Excellent

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vipDel64
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
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
9 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 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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You can order delivery directly from Bombay Palace - London using the Order Online button. Bombay Palace - London also offers 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 209 OpenTable diners.

Bombay Palace - London does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.bombay-palace.co.uk/events-promotions.

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.