Bombay Bustle

4.4
356 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
From the team behind Mayfair’s Michelin-starred Jamavar, 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 Misal Pav topped with potato salli, Kolhapuri spiced spit roasted chicken, Seabass and Scallop tawa Pulao along with Kerala style Ishtew with Idiyappam and a sweet Double Ka Meetha with tutti fruity masala milk and almonds.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday

Lunch: 12:00 – 14:30 (14:45 last order)

Dinner: 17:30 – 22:30 (22:45 last order)
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Phone number
020 7290 4470
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Surender Mohan
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What 356 People Are Saying
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Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Indian restaurants in the heart of London!

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D
London
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great, tasty food and staff were lovely. Casual feel, comfort food menu - a bit on the pricey side given that but food was good quality and overall experience good.

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TK
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The malai jalebi was really something I wasn’t satisfied with. Other then that, food is pretty much decent

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, service was good and atmosphere had a buzz about it.

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PM
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Indian is our favorite cuisine in London, and it has the best restaurant choices! But,, What a major disappointment! 4 out of 8 dishes tasted the same. We were encouraged wrongly to order too many dishes and wasted so much! And considering this place is NOT cheap, it bothered me a lot!
Sadly, the food truly was not much different to the run of the mill Indian restaurants. Yes, they do have a few good dishes, but our stomachs ( all 4 of us) were so upset right after, we won’t ever be back! 😩

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HC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love our Indian food and usually go for a more old fashion restaurant for a reliable curry, but this place did not disappoint. The service was impeccable and the food was absolutely delicious. I think we found our new regular spot.

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and the food were outstanding. Drinks were made exactly as per our special requirements.

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n
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A very busy place with good service and tasty food we tried the vegetarian dishes like tandor paneer and malai paneer but quite pricey! This place is good if you are celebrating something as the portions are wee bit tiny. The cocktails are really good had a few can't remember the names now. Recommend to go here when in London.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good restaurant and fabulous customer service. Well decorated place, queit and nice authentic Indian food.

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BV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Their small plates are amazing and so is the seafood
Very original cuisine

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GV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to bombay bustle a few times now. The only thing i would recommend is when you make a reservation and they see you have been at their restaurant a few times, it would nice to get a voucher for a free lunch/dinner. Even if they offer a nice meal gift for the birthdays. Its just a nice way to remember a restaurant.

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P
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place lovely food - the rice bread was a great compliment to the tasty starters. The lamb chops were ever so tender and delicious. Mmmm....still thinking about them!

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i
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch at Bombay Bustle. The tiffin boxes are excellent value and are absolutely delicious - aromatic and beautifully spiced. Service is attentive and friendly. Will definitely go back and would like to try it in an evening.

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

What a delight! The food we ordered was to die for. The vegetable istew was super tasty and the chicken incredibly tender! Overall spicy.
The restaurant was full and thus really noisy..
The service was great, the staff is really sweet

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service - very attentive but didn’t disturb us constantly.
Loved the food & vibe.
Will be back to try the cocktails next time.

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IR
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

It's a shame really...the guys are nice and friendly and want you to be OK....the food is good. The delivery of it is chaotic to say the least - eating just plates of meat without the rice etc being delivered isn't good. The worst is the noise and cramped conditions! Hardly able to hear others speak even when shouting across a narrow table....not at all relaxing or enjoyable. So 10/10 for effort from them, but not for me - although to be fair there was a constant queue of people wanting to squeeze into a really small restaurant, so many must like it!

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LD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this place - creative Indian cooking in a fun atmosphere. The service was fitting the Mayfair location and was exceptional at this price point. It ranks among the best Indian meals I've had in London and is well worth a visit.

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good. Some outstanding dishes like Keema Pav and Amritasri fish but chicken pulao was average. Overall we found it over-priced for what it was.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Recently went here to celebrate my sister's birthday. Food was ok atmosphere and service was better. Overall had an enjoyable evening.

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N
Surrey
32 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The latest high end Indian form the people at Jaamavar. We went for a selection of starters and tandoor dishes -so a relatively light evening meal shared in the table. The dosa 3 ways and the paneer tandoori are a must and so is the keema pao. Good selection of wines. Great ambience and location.

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SP
London
22 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in general. A little disappointed with the clams and Amritsari fish but lamb chops and Adipoli prawns were outstanding as were the other dishes!! Menu and decor very reminiscent of my childhood growing up in India.

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l
London
75 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyable experience. Warm, attentive and professional staff. Delicious food!

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Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very good, the restaurant a little noisy. The real issue came when after precisely 2 hours we were abruptly asked to leave our table and finish our drinks at the bar. There were half a dozen empty tables at this time, and we’d been invited to order dessert and another bottle of wine only a little earlier. Inelegantly done when you’re spending £90/head. We finished our evening at 28-50 next door.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was fabulous!

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want great Food and service in nice surroundings this is it.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor quality food, overpriced, restaurant was full of smoke, told the oven had issues and items we ordered were unavailable. Extremely loud in there to the point you cant hear eachother. Waiter asked me to pass him the glasses which were very much within his reach. Unattentive staff.

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelivably nice place. Lovely food. Lovely people. Very cool. Just a superb evening.

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MD
Italy
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Everything was good but not so much as the people in the restaurant seem to think.
And they don't have paneer nan or Indian sweets.

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BT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for a post-theatre dinner. We were slightly early, but the staff were very accommodating and found us a table. Our waiter explained the menu and offered us drinks. The starter Small Plates were extremely good having chosen a selection between us ( Samosa Papdi Chaat, Trio of Dosa - Duck Chettinad, Rarah Keema Pao and Kochi Pepper Beef). The Trio of Dosa is worthy of mention, and is a definite
"recommend"! We finished of with the Dum Nalli Biryani. Unfortunately we had our fill by this point and were not able to sample the desserts menu, but maybe next time.
Overall, both service and food were good, and no negatives that I can think of.

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Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding on all fronts!

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London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Biryani and Chai was amazing. Authentic Bombay flavours in the Big Smoke.

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DC
Essex
10 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

My party of 4 enjoyed the authenticity of Bombay Bustle, as it tasted like traditional Indian food should. However, I was a little disappointed with the ambience downstairs as it was a little cramped. Also, I though that whilst the main courses were extremely good, they didn't give true value for money. Saying that it was a good experience and I would recommend it, provided that you are aware that for Indian food it is a little pricey.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The biriyani had a hair a long hair in there, the service was slow and had to keep trying to get staff attention whilst the staff were talking away entertaining each other. Food was nothing special, below average for what I paid for £200 total rip off for food that was basic. Dishoom is much cheaper and tastier.

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L
Frankfurt Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always receive a great welcome at Bombay Bustle. Very happy customer!

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U
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from start to finish. We loved everything about this restaurant. We shall be returning

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a
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was great. Could feel the real true essence of India. however, was a little disappointed with the dessert.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

i would go to bombay bustle everyday for the eggs and truffle naan. amazing desserts as well.

fish coconut curry was good. rest of the food was ok.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The general expectation of high end Indian restaurants in London is that the portions will be small and the taste very bland and everything will be overpriced - far from the real food and experience you get back home in India.

Bombay Bustle, though, was pleasantly surprising in its wonderful flavours and the portion sizes were reasonable too. Prices I guess were similar but you’d expect that if you’re dining in Mayfair. However overall an enjoyable experience and to top it off, some great vegetarian options too so I would definitely recommend it!

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W
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful decor which you cannot fully appreciate from the understated restaurant front. The food was tasty and the service was prompt. We were able to find delicious wine for £30 a bottle so it was better value than we first thought. Overall we would go back.

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R
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and ambiance. The service was outstanding. The recommendations of food were superb. The keema pao certianly hit the spot.

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