Bombay Palace - London

4.3
142 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Spicy
  • Good for a Date
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 142 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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WM
Atlantic City
14 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.

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o
London
3 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

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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

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

Celebrations of 50th Birthday

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S
New York Area
102 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.

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

Food is really great and authentic

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S
San Francisco
11 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

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

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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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HF
Washington DC
30 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.

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ME
San Francisco
64 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

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

Great food

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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

Top local experience.

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

Neighborhood feel.

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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!

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

Very amazing nice staff with top serve food

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Not worth a visit.
Do try: jamavar, ghymkana , Trisha, veraswamy, amaya, tamarind, ...
Same price and you go home feeling you had a special experience!

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OT
London
32 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming here for years, and still regard it as the best Indian in London. Well worth a visit!

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NE
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent quality food and good service, pricing reasonable for London. Easy to get to from Oxford Street or via tube...would definitely go again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Gentleman taking our order was pushy but food was fantastic overall (nothing unusually special), service wasn’t great for the price point

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London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

24 birthday

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KC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I picked this restaurant as we had visited the one in Malaysia (which is really nice).I also decided to come herebecause it was my birthday and therefore a special occasion and wanted to go to a “high end” Indian. Hassan was very polite and nice and we received good service from him. Unfortunately, I found one of the senior managers a bit rude especially when I questioned the bill as my cocktail was £9.95 not £12.95 as they had tried to charge me. I’m pretty shocked they also charge such a high price for pretty sub standard popadoms. We ordered paneer and chole batura for starters, the batura was so undercooked we complained and a new one was made which was also undercooked. The paneer portion was very small and didn’t taste that great to be honest. We also had a dhal makhani and that was nice and the nan bread was nice. I was a little disappointed as I mentioned it was my birthday on the booking and was not even offered a small dessert to help make the occasion more special. I also found it very strange When asked to move to a table nobody was sat and was repeatedly told “we have to check with the manager”. I will stick to my usual favourite place mint leaf in future as the food is much much better.

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MB
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. We were promptly greeted and seated. The staff visited our table just the right amount of times to make sure we were happy, but not to intrude on our conversations. The food was great and was brought out in wonderful pots that kept everything warm and shareable. We will definitely return on our next trip to this neighborhood. We were made to feel most welcome on our first night in London.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Overall a good experience; however, the service could have been better .

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London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was good.
Space between tables are little too close and waiters/waitress has to squeeze between tables and I had to move my chair several times during the night.

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and good amazing!
Great classic
Indian food!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

No way near as good as usual - I took my Indian friend and he wasn’t impressed either - I’ve been eating Indian and Pakistani food for 44 years and I have to say I was very disappointed. The tandoori kitchen was Luke warm not on a hot plate and tasteless. I’m really surprised as all the other times we have been the food has been excellent...

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C
London
72 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

An old favourite that has been recently refurbished. All good and enjoyable. Worth the occasional visit.

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KM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very average food and customer service. Except for the manager who did try and look after the guests, the rest of the staff was just not interested in serving us. We had to keep calling the staff to even get water.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service - hadn’t been here in years but will now become a favourite locally!

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MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable dinner at Bombay Palace. Food was very good and authentic. Had shekh kebab and lamb biryani + naan. Service was very good. Would recomend.

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