Bombay Bustle

4.5
476 reviews
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Indian
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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.
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H
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Indian Bombay street food at another level.
impeccable service
Lively Ambience

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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PA
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall food was amazing. We ordered quite a few dishes but the paneer and mushroom tikka dish was outstanding.
Very impressed with the dabba dal.
We wanted to have the jalebi cheesecake but ended up trying the kulfi trio which was pleasant.
Will have to come back for the desserts and some cocktails.

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m
London
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service: highly recommend the tasting menu which is paired with some excellent wines. Great value all round.

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CF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Very impressed with the professional manner of all the staff. Attention to finer details was excellent. Greeted by somebody taking our coats. On taking us to our table the reason for the impressive decor was explained to us. Definitely recommend this place.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, authentically Indian and spice levels were extremely on point. 100% would recommend.

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, lovely food and service. If i had to be picky I wouldnt order the mango lassi again but will definitely return

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PL
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor. Won’t be going back. Benares is far superior.

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and desserts!Order the pudding with the ice cream-amazing!Special mention to Tassos and Michalis.Both very kind, eager to help with the menu and super efficient!They definitely made our dinner there very special!Thank you guys!

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely, the waiter was a bit over keen and so kept asking every 5 minutes if we were okay, it got annoying. Food really nice but quite pricey. Had a very good meal overall.

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P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible Indian cuisine , the lamb chops were so tender, a must try! we had a lovely evening with two good friends , the only criticism was the background music was a bit in the foreground and one of our fiends who is deaf in one ear struggled to hear our conversation. Overall a must.

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TG
Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Indian meals we've had in a while (and we were in India last year!). Very fresh, flavourful and well spiced food. The express menu is also excellent (great food and value!)

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant with beautiful decor and wonderful service

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V
London
63 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I met up with 4 friends for a great lunch at Bombay Bustle. We selected a wide range of items from the a la carte menu, including several vegetarian options, all of which were excellent. The wine list is good, with Mayfair prices. Service was friendly and attentive

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A
London
29 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved Bombay Bustle, great atmosphere, service and food. We went a la carts as mains on tasting menu not massively inspiring.
Had 4 small plates of guinea fowl, squid, keema pau and duck tikka. Guinea fowl needed more seasoning, keema pau was delicious as was duck tikka, jury out a bit on the squid. Mains we had tawa crab, keralan fish curry, Malabar lamb and Dabba daal. Tawa crab had a lot of masala and I was expecting it to be dry as cooked on a tawa but lovely flavour. Fish and lamb delicious and daal is basic anyway. Had veg biriyani and tandoori roti. Falooda for dessert which was very tasty but too full to finish it.
Great cocktails and wine list
Thoroughly enjoyed and will be back.

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AK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food, service and ambience. SO much choice for vegetarians. Can't wait to return!

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v
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Once again had great food and wine too. Although it was unexpectedly quiet

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great selection of food from north to South Indian cuisine. Innovative ideas in deserts. Would highly recommend.

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was amazing .service was quick. 10/10 recommended

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mum visiting

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SH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service with regards to dietary requirements and options for changing dishes to suit. Very helpful advice with regards to drink and food combinations. Discrete and well positioned dining.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST Indian food I’ve ever had. The naan was amazing and everything was so flavorful and perfect.

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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was a hit, only really the chargrilled broccoli missed the mark a little - but that is because I personally am not a huge fan of cardamon.

Service was brilliant - friendly and attentive in equal measure.

Good value, 6 course tasting course in Mayfair for £65!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Indian meal, certainly recommend this restaurant!

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MM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I booked Bombay Bustle based on a friend's recommendation and had dinner with two other friends. Food was excellent - menu mixes some all time Indian favourites with interesting dishes I hadn't seen elsewhere (the venison rogan josh) - and everything was flavourful, fresh, not heavy at all. Service was quick and efficient but I thought the staff were not very knowledgeable about the menu. For example the bar tender gave the impression he really did not know the wine list, which is fine in a pub, but not in a place of this caliber and price range. I only tried the Mad Fox cocktail, which was so disappointing I did not even finish it (basically it's mostly tonic and ice, no gin) and was disappointed it was not taken off our bill even though I asked our waiter to take away a 3/4 full glass and said I did not like it. Overall I would still recommend it because the food was very good, but I am in no rush to go back soon.

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ZM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Bombay Bustle for my husbands birthday with our two year old in tow. Our table was booked for 6pm. It was quiet when we arrived but picked up as the evening went on. We had the express menu which was excellent value for money. The food was tasty. Fish tikka cooked to perfection. Tangy rich chaat. All the mains were exceptional too. The dessert I have to say was my favourite item of the evening. Cardamom creme brûlée.

I have however given value a 1 rating....As expected a restaurant like this doesn’t have a children’s menu. I requested some plain rice and plain piece of chicken. When the bill arrived to my surprise we had been charged £16 for the chicken an item the waiter had selected from the menu and £3 for the rice. This made up a full third of our whole meal! A hefty price to pay for a child that ate two spoons of rice and a piece of chicken. .

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SK
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service!!! Definitely will go back again !!

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AM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect service and great food.

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GP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Such a great experience. What a lovely evening and excellent food/ service/ambiance

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brilliant food. £65 for the tasting menu was definitely worth it as well. Dishes didn’t have loads of fancy ingredients, but were unbelievably flavoursome. Will return.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

booked for lunch prior to theatre visit.Had checked web-site and reviews as had not been before. Selected the express lunch menu [£28.00] for 3 courses. We thought the food was exceptional and good value [ for west end dining.] Staff were very attentive and service quick. My only quibble is that we were only offered
a la carte menu and had to ask for express menu!! Hate this ploy in restaurants. However would return next time we are in London.

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IH
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the set lunch menu. Creative Indian cuisine at its best. Wine menu, whilst extensive, was a bit pricey, but wouldn't detract from returning.

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Quality and flavour for basic Indian food don’t match the price. Ambience and service were good but the food didn’t match up. Underwhelming!

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

We have been meaning to come to Bombay bustle for a while now. We were extremely impressed with the starters in particular - the flavours and choice of food were absolutely sublime. I could not fault them at all. The main dishes however were a disappointment - the chicken curry lacked a lot of flavour considering how well the starters were, the daal also lacked any spicing. We came on new year's eve so had to have the set menu which was also a disappointment in the sense that I was not informed of this when I booked and so had to pay a large amount of money on things that I did not want. Overall I would definitely come again but to order the starters only and try a different main dish.

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NG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely journey menu-- had an amazing evening spoilt silly with food options! And do go for the wine pairing, it's worth the money 😊
Highly recommend!

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J
London
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the 6 course NYE set menu — including the vegetarian options. Great tasting food, no bad dish. Everything was flavourful and spicy. Generous portion sizes — especially for the main courses. Relaxed but friendly and attentive service.

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FH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very warm and friendly welcome, with exceptional service throughout! Lovely atmosphere and the food was AMAZING! Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves great food and great restaurants 😊❤️

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dined here in more than one occasion and never it never fails to impress from the taste sensation of the Achari lamb chops to the stunning Kochi Pepper Beef washed down with a divine mango lassie. The service was excellent. We’ll be back soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my second time here. Food and service was outstanding, food a little over priced. The ambience on the ground floor at the back was a little bright...would have preferred a more dimmer setting like downstairs. All in all it was a great experience and would definitely come back

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Downstairs seating. A bit cave like. Madfox drink was all tonic. No gin. Beer served in unappetizing tin mugs.

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