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Bombay Bustle

4.7
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580 reviews
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£25 and under
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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 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Extra space between tables

Offers

3 course £25 and 4 course £29 including complimentary drink

Aug 10-31, 2020·Mon 12:00-14:30 17:30-18:30

Enjoy a complimentary drink with the Express Menu.

What 580 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.

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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!

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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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HarminderS
New York Area
10 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
3 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.

DL
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
15 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

OT
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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

One of our guests had a main dish that was not edible - it had so much salt in it. There must have been a mistake in the ingredients - we all tried it. They dealt with the problem too defensively without even offering the same dish to be freshly cooked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

No service, barely anyone coming over, the people who did come over were not well versed in the menu, portions were very small, very overpriced

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Just really yummy! Great atmosphere and fantastic cocktails. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Would highly recommend if you are looking for authentic Indian food at reasonable prices for London.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant

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GarinK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

What a shame.
There were a great many staff on duty and by no means was the place busy but the chaos and confusion was laughable.

The service was so incredibly slow, we had to more or less wave to attract anyone's attention.

There were staff just standing around whilst cutlery, crockery and glassware were pilling up on our table, we had to ask for these to be cleared as the staff were not paying attention.

The food was very disappointing, it was served cold on a warm plate so only the center of the dish had any temperature to it, the lamb samosas were tasteless and also served cold, the lamb curry was sent back! as was one of the chicken dishes.

All in all very disappointing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many amazing Indian restaurants in London and Bombay Bustle tops the list. The staff makes the experience. Hostess Lisida is so warm and welcoming and made space for us at the shared dining table, great company and amazing food!

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vipRickey
London
73 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

A nice Indian in the heart of Mayfair. Good for a quick business meal or then a pre theatre dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Big difference in quality from last visits no tasting menu available not a le good as last which was excellent

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SupaSarge
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just really wasn’t up to much ...

Cobra in pewter tankards, Er ... no.

Beef on bone was tough, should be easily removed.

Multiple waiting staff mixed up our dishes (on a table for 2: how hard can they be).

Goan Fish curry okay but no more.

Popadoms more like skips (remember them).

Maybe just trying too hard to be differentiate and just maybe need to focus more on the food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Locale carino ma molto rumoroso.

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vipPamela
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always eat here when in London. Fabulous setting-like being on a train in India, and staff and food are fantastic!

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GemmaR
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for my husband’s birthday and it was definitely an experience! A little pricey but worth it for a special occasion. Friendly staff, lovely decor and great food!

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vipProdiner
London
38 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit on a recommendation. The food was different enough without losing touch with good standard indian food. Very attentive staff and no rush when lunch was over.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Thumping music has to go! Food was great, but unexpected ‘club’ atmosphere

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viptexasvc
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Generally positive experience. Service was somewhat awkward (I had a hard time with my waiters accent) and a little pushy, but food and ambience were delightful.

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Clare
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding experience - the Express Menu was top notch, the staff were everywhere and yet unobtrsusive. Can't wait to go back,

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Excellent food at a reasonable price. Sadly, however, the blaring "ultra" type "techno" music (particularly the unending bass beat drowning out any suggestion of actual music) makes what could be a pleasant dining experience into nothing less than torture.

That said, there is also the issue of a relatively young wait staff whose hearing will surely suffer over time.

Perhaps for some who are considering enjoying the food, "take away" would be an option (just keep your fingers in your ears if you need to wait for your package).

JH
vipJonathanH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, cocktails and wine. Service a little slow on this occasion.

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 580 OpenTable diners.

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