Bombay Bustle

4.7
598 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
Bombay Bustle is inspired by the tiffin tin carriers, the institution of men who use Mumbai’s famed local railway to deliver home cooked meals across the city. The Maddox Street restaurant pays homage to the culture and people, whose expanse of origins from across India have influenced its culinary history.

The menu sees recreations of some of the city’s most loved dishes alongside family recipes. Seasonal delights, inspired by Mumbai and the surrounding areas, include Bambaiya Ragda topped with dry peas and honey yogurt , Pickling spice Lamb chop , Prawn tawa Pulao along with Kerala home style Vegetable Istew with Appam and a Jalebi Cheesecake with Bombay Cutting Chai .

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
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
What 598 People Are Saying
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RajSS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding - the best Indian food I have tried in London.

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 13 November 2020

Wow! Fantastic. The team will be thrilled to hear your review. Thank you so much, Bombay Buste Team.

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vipislandlogic
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, it did not fail to deliver. Great food and service.

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 13 November 2020

Thank you very much for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed. Bombay Bustle Team.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta good as always! Great service as always! I keep coming back it’s so good

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 5 November 2020

Great news! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Bombay Bustle Team.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, service and food. Chicken wings were amazing. I thought the potato side was a little undercooked but my friend said that’s how they are usually served with bite. Buttered Chicken curry was unreal. Smoky rice yum. Really enjoyed it!

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 5 November 2020

We really appreciate your fantastic review! Thank you very much. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Bombay Bustle Team.

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OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Jalebi cheesecake and cauliflower shawarma were the highlight. Can't wait to go back again.

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 5 November 2020

Wow! Thank you for the great review. The team will be thrilled! We are so glad that you enjoyed the Jalebi cheesecake and the Tandoor Takeover Cauliflower Shawarma! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Bombay Bustle Team.

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vipMimi
London
16 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Nice location but the food could have been better. It’s not bad but could have been better. The service was good!

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 5 November 2020

Dear Mimi, Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed the service. We hope to see you again. Bombay Bustle Team.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was nice but very pricy

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 5 November 2020

Thank you for your review. Bombay Bustle Team.

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JohnL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food. Just as expected. We’ve been before

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 21 October 2020

Dear John, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Bombay Bustle Team.

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vipNitinK
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Lovely food, excellent service, we used the £10 per person discount during 5 pm-6 pm. Still felt incredibly expensive. Nearly £20 for a fairly standard chicken tikka makhani is pretty steep (even in Mayfair), but in times like these, where the restaurant made an excellent effort to make everything feel normal, hardly feels right complaining.

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vipJadedW11
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mayfair has a lot of fancy Indian restaurants but this place is up there with the best of them. Delicious food and not ridiculously expensive considering the location.

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 21 October 2020

Wow! Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It means so much to the team. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Bombay Bustle Team.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every aspect of this restaurant. Authentic Indian food, high standard of service and the decor for the interior was brilliant!

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 24 September 2020

Lovely to hear it! We're thrilled you had a good experience with us. Bombay Bustle Team.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Seated downstairs, no atmosphere whatsoever

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JatS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the tasting menu with paired wines - excellent food and good value

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 10 September 2020

Thankyou so much for your feedback on our tasting menu. We're thrilled you enjoyed it and felt like it was good value. Hope to see you again soon, Bombay Bustle Team.

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GP224
London
19 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Overpriced very average food.

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tomg
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Really great good and great value set menu. Must go !

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 3 September 2020

Dear Tom, Thankyou for your feedback. we're thrilled you enjoyed our tasting menu. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Bombay Bustle Team.

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JoeS12345
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

£29 for 4 courses, lovely cocktails and food. Highly recommended.

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NottingHillRes1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner - went with my wife for our anniversary and everything was excellent. We had the lamb chops, biryani, chicken makhani and the mixed breads. They also brought out a nice small cake with Happy Anniversary on it at dessert time which was a very nice touch. Would highly recommend!

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 12 August 2020

Thankyou for your lovely feedback, we're thrilled you had an enjoyable anniversary with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Bombay Bustle Team.

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vipAnitaB
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little team catch up brought us to BB. The food and service was fantastic as always. Strange scenario with the current situation but it was good to see the restaurant taking it seriously (other places really aren’t). I really love the restaurant but still find it a little expensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great but what truly makes me want to return is the service. Amazing staff. Very pleasant and made my evening worthwhile.

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 12 August 2020

Thankyou for your kind note, we will make sure this is fed back to the team. Look forward to welcoming you again! Bombay Bustle Team.

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Manuela
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very noisy the ambient music could be played lower

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 29 July 2020

Dear Manuela, thankyou for the 5 star review despite the music being loud. This has been noted for the future. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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sheikhA
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Very good menu and choices. Service could be improve.

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FatimaP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service. The staff were very friendly and made the experience even better. The food is definitely something to shout about!

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 12 August 2020

Thankyou Fatima! We so happy you had an enjoyable meal with us, and we can't wait to welcome you back! Bombay Bustle Team.

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Andrew
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Some of the best food I had in London. Will definitely be going back. The service was great as well

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 7 July 2020

Thankyou so much for your kind feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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vipHarminderS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The duck dosa was the outstanding dish and the mint chaas mocktail was very tasty. The tandoori chicken was a little disappointing as the chicken breast was rather dry. Everything else was pretty average and the cappuccino at the end was poor. Personally, the level of spice in the food was just right. I wouldn't come back to BB in a hurry which is a real shame as I had heard so many good things. Perhaps it was an off day so it shouldn't put others off from giving it a try.

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SenSat
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely service!

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 7 July 2020

Thankyou! So kind of you!

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vipDarrenG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good but not exceptional

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Lilash
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food and service were exceptional, however it was a let down as the set of the tables are not brilliant and despite that fact I had requested in advance for the side/corner table and not middle table, we still ended up in middle table next to a family with kids. Considering I had to pay for babysit to look after my own child on my birthday I didn't really want to seat next to kids. I then asked them pointing at free table in corner if we could be seated then the answer was No and that tables remains free the whole time we were in there. They have downstairs too which we didn't know and it seemed like it was for their regulars, well we could become one but sadly No thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! And v good service, despite being busy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always! Must have!

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ShamimE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - highly recommend the lamb.

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vipDianneL
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly perfect dining experience — food, ambiance, service and reasonably priced for the quality.

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vipAndreaF
London
19 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very tasty compared to other high end Indian restaurants! Have been there three times now and would be going back again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

More main course options especially Vegetarian main courses.

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anon
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had vegetarian items from the a la carte menu.. really tasty but the desserts were outstanding!

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Marco195814
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service from all the staff.
Vegetarian and vegan options very good.
Busy ambience. Lovely decor.
Very clean.
Will definitely be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food and always consistently excellent

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NycGal
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy with excellent food.

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Pri123
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Amazing food!

FAQs

Bombay Bustle does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Bombay Bustle also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7290 4470.

Bombay Bustle is rated 4.7 stars by 598 OpenTable diners.

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.