Bombay Bustle

4.4
271 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Indian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday

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

Dinner: 17:30 – 22:30 (22:45 last order)
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
020 7290 4470
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive Chef
Surender Mohan
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.

Special Offers

FT Weekend & Laurent-Perrier Summer menu: 5 courses £60

From a set menu. Includes a glass of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvèe per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 18 June 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:00 17:30-22:00

Reviews from verified diners
271 reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
60%
Very Good
27%
Good
8%
Fair
3%
Poor
1%
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Newest
Filters
JJ
4.0Dined 2 days ago

We had a wonderful evening for my partner's birthday at this beautiful restaurant. The food was excellent, so aromatic and flavoursome. The restaurant is beautifully decorated to a very high standard inside. The customer service is exceptional. We were made to feel very special by all the staff from the moment we arrived, to the moment we left. They brought dessert with 'Happy Birthday' written on the most beautifully decorated plate, with a birthday candle. My partner was so surprised and it really made our night! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Report
Helpful
OT
3.0Dined 6 days ago

Given a bad table downstairs as booked on open table, but food was excellent.

Report
Helpful
MY
5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

We love bombay bustle and love to celebrate our special occasions there..love the food..ambience :)

Report
Helpful
AQ
3.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Have been a few times, however our last visit was disappointing! Tables far too close together, could join in easily with others conversations. Rushed through wine and meal, pity, as it definitely takes from the place.

Report
Helpful
D
3.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Food was excellent. But the signature dish they had no longer on the menu. Service not good unprofessional.
First experience was excellent but now not so good.

Report
Helpful
VB
3.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Good food however quantity leaves a lot to be desired.

Report
Helpful
BP
5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

The food was amazing, very delicious. Perfectly cooked and tasted incredible.

Report
Helpful
D
4.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Tasty dishes with varied flavours to meet all requirements and tastes, friendly and accommodating service, nice touch for Birthdays. Look forward to visiting again soon.

Report
Helpful
OT
5.0Dined on 3 July 2018

Decor is great. Food is delicious. Music isn’t too loud, so you can easily have a conversation.

Report
Helpful
OT
5.0Dined on 3 July 2018

Loved the place...worth it

Report
Helpful
AC
4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Would highly recommend Bombay Baby. I have a nut allergy and the waiter was very attentive to this. I was very impressed by the service, possibly one of the best I have experienced for the restaurant I have been to. The food was also excellent and had an authentic taste to it.

Report
Helpful
OT
2.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Busy and noisy. Food was OK but not worth the hefty price tag. Good service, shame the terrible ambiance.

Report
Helpful
OT
4.0Dined on 29 June 2018

After the amazing experience at Jamavar I was very much looking forward to Bombay Bustle. And I was not disappointed- the dishes were exemplary with authentic flavours, particularly the Lamb Biryani. The service was outstanding with a friendly attentive staff. Dessert was the only course which did not match up to the standards of rest of the menu but I like authentic Indian dessert and that could be my personal choice. Would definitely visit again.

Report
Helpful
m
5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

FOOD WAS DELICIOUS & THE STAFF MADE US FEEL VERY WELCOME & WERE ATTENTIVE. SLIGHTLY OVERPRICED, BUT LEFT FEELING VERY FULL & HAPPY

Report
Helpful
OT
5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

This was our first time at Bombay Bustle.
The whole experience was wonderful.
We both had the Vegetarian 6-course menu, which included champagne. Every course was delicious, full of flavour, and not in tiny quantities.
The service was exceptional. Many thanks to our waiter, Remy, who looked after us superbly.
Can’t recommend this high quality Indian restaurant enough.

Report
Helpful
D
4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

A fun Saturday night out with friends. We had a late sitting at 9.15pm . Service was great food was very nice, quite pricey for the portions but tasty. A lot of veg options which suited my party.

Report
Helpful
RC
5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

From the moment we walked in we were made to feel very welcome by the front of house staff. Our waiter couldn't have been more helpful and was making sure we didn't over order, but giving us good advice about the portions. When the food arrived it was so tasty especially the small plates which in themselves were very filling. The mains were also excellent.

Report
Helpful
AH
2.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Food is absolutely average, nothing special. Too pricey.

Report
Helpful
RG
1.0Dined on 21 June 2018

The food was very spicy. They asked to move tables after we were seated to accommodate more ppl.

Very disappointed.

Report
Helpful
AM
4.0Dined on 20 June 2018

A very enjoyable evening. Authentic food. Excellent menu choice.

Report
Helpful
DC
3.0Dined on 19 June 2018

The restaurant is small and cosy with tables set too near each other. The food is OK but a tad too expensive. I guess it is OK as taster menu. The most annoying thing was the waiters hovering at the table. Once the food was ordered, it was served at lightning speed. Rush, Rush, Rush. Spoilt whatever little fun we were having.

Report
Helpful
HC
3.0Dined on 18 June 2018

Greeting on arrival was good as was ambience. Food was disappointing. We ordered chole bhaturey and vegetable istew appam. The spices had not been cooked out of the chole sufficiently to make it taste nice. However it did have some flavour unlike the istew which was lumps of potato and very few other vegetables in an insipid white sauce.
As chefs and knowing Indian food well, we were surprised that the kitchen would have felt comfortable presenting this level of food for service.

Report
Helpful
GV
4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Overall really good place but definitely prefer the "downstairs dining". What can be improved is the upstairs dining to be not smelling too strongly of Indian spices/food. The downstairs dining is perfect example.

Report
Helpful
PP
3.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Food was nothing special for the price. The trio of dosas was authentic tasting but had no sambhar so wasn’t a complete dish. The cocktails were also very small for the price. And overall it was very loud which meant the waiter had to repeat everything twice before he could hear us and we could hear him.
Better Indian restaurants in London with value for money.

Report
Helpful
SK
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Excellent all round - well done food and very nice

Report
Helpful
J
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Finally went to Bombay Bustle with my family over the weekend and loved every minute. The service was fantastic, the food was delicious, and there was a good buzz in the air. Would definitely recommend!

Report
Helpful
JY
5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

The food was exquisite the flavours amazing. Service was friendly and professional.
The truffled eggs was the best dish. Yumm

Report
Helpful
OT
5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Excellent food and very good service

Report
Helpful
RT
4.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Loved this new restaurant, excellent service and the food was delicious.

We are looking forward to our next visit already.

Report
Helpful
AC
5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Compact and Lively place. Enthusiastic service. Food innovative and high quality.

Report
Helpful
JM
5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Great modern indian, good prices and tasty, I will be back!

Report
Helpful
YD
5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Great authentic food full of flavours. We could not stop saying how amazing the food was. I have already recommended Bombay Bustle to my friends and would come there again. Keep delivering on authenticity and flavours!

Report
Helpful
P
4.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Just had a wonderful lunch. If you love quality Indian food then you must give this a try.

Report
Helpful
OT
1.0Dined on 6 June 2018

We walked into the restaurant waited for service for 15 mins - no service. The manager was arrogant and unapologetic about the issue. Left without eating

Report
Helpful
L
5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Amazing setting, loved the food. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
OT
4.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Wonderful service and great food

Report
Helpful
F
2.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Overly spicy food. Heavy sauces. Came out feeling uncomfortable and being Indian I’m used to all sorts of Indian food.

Staff were not very good at recommending dishes or asking how spicy you’d like things.

What annoyed us also was the service. I went with a friend who is not Indian and they clearly didn’t address her at all. One waiter only spoke to me and this was extremely apparent.

Will not be back and neither of us will be coming back at all. Gymkhana and Dishoom are much better. Skip Bombay Bustle, don’t waste your time and money.

Report
Helpful
IM
3.0Dined on 1 June 2018

The food was really good. Parking was a tad tedious as the restaurant is situated on a Residents only side. Can't fault them it is London! My major gripe was the ambience. It was so loud. People were shouting over one another and I could not even hear my partner speak. Shame cos it really dampened the quality of food!

Report
Helpful
C
3.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Enjoyable, but expensive for the fayre. Prefer the sister restaurant, which is even more expensive, but better value for money

Report
Helpful
NC
5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Great, authentic Indian casual dining, nothin like it’s sister restaurant in terms of sophistication but more than makes up for it with exceptional flavoursome cooking

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
7