Bombay Bustle

4.7
623 reviews
£26 to £40
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
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 623 People Are Saying
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vipRuthN
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food is delicious, there’s a fab atmosphere, great cocktails and great service

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PHILIPPE
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice restaurant, great food, good team, but too noisy.

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RB2020
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Extremely expensive and small portions. More vegan choices and gluten free choices

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

The first impression was good but I was served main course before entrees. I understand the bustle part but what sorta non sense is that. That too while in Mayfair.

We ordered two starters Bombay ragada was nice, Murgh Malai kebab was amazing.

For main course we ordered jungle Maas (suggestion by the staff) and the Bread basket. The curry was good but was a bit dry. Ideally, I’d prefer a curry with gravy but the gosht (mutton meat) was so good that we did not bother about not having the gravy.

In desserts, the date cinnamon pudding was amazing. Truly amazing.

Despite the bad experience from the service aspect, this place is worth a visit. they might treat u better if you’re white or something.

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vipfoodielondon
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - the Keema Pau and Chicken wing starters were particularly good

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 9 November 2021

Hi foodielondon, Thank you so much for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed our Malabar Chicken Wings and Rarah Keema Pao - they're two of our most popular small plates! Thank you, Bombay Bustle Team

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Celebrated my Birthday dinner last night at Bombay Bustle , great location, decor and food . Only downside was they forgot my main course so the other guests had theirs and had almost finished by the time I was told mine was five minutes away, it had been forgotten and then was too late to eat . Not great especially as it was my birthday!!

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rebeccak
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Lovely food and was accommodated even though running late for table. Unfortunately the music is very loud and 'clubby' so it was hard to have any conversation without shouting. Cocktails are overpriced and hit and miss- we had a few good ones but some were undrinkable (too large and too sweet) service started well but became so and forgetful. Overall the atmosphere undermined what could be a great restaurant as the food was tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The service was slow and one of the waitress came to the table and said “ I need the table back “ which was very rude as they had not even served the desert and there was not a single min we wasted where we did not order. It was embarrassing as I had a client with me and we had to leave the wine and go as the waiter was steering at us !!

Won’t ever go back !!

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Anya
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST INDIAN IN TOWN. Highly recommend the chicken wings, trio of dosas and masala pao. Paneer Butter Masala and poppadams was the only disappointment. Everything else was lovely! Took my fiance for a birthday meal here and he loved it. Thank you SO SO MUCH! Will be returning again.

PS: The pearl of Bombay cocktail was exquisite

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 9 November 2021

Hi Anya, Thank you so much for your kind review and we're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Trio of Dosa, Masala Pao and Malabar Chicken Wings so much and that your fiancé enjoyed his birthday with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for more Pearl of Bombay cocktails! Thank you, Bombay Bustle Team

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Kbloo
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere and great staff. Lots of vegetarian options.

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 9 November 2021

Hi Kbloo, Thank you so much for your review - we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Thank you, Bombay Bustle Team

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service.

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 25 October 2021

Thank you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Bombay Bustle Team

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vipAndreaF
London
21 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always.
Thank you for the cake 🤙🏻.

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 17 October 2021

Hi AndreaF, Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Bombay Bustle Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, probably the best I’ve seen in a while around London. Very attentive, friendly and helpful. Food was authentic and I especially loved the trio dosas. The only downside was the tables that are placed too close to each other, it gets very awkward while getting up and out as you’d be grazing yourself against the next table, and I’m saying that being quite petite myself. If such detail is taken care of, then the experience would be really good end to end. Thanks for having us! X

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 17 October 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we're so pleased that you found the service and food as expected and the you loved the Trio of Dosa - they're one of our most popular dishes. We will pass on your feedback about the tables to the team too. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Bombay Bustle Team

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anon
London
25 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious food.. unfortunately quite noisy and felt a little rushed.

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vipAnthonyS
Oxford
30 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very smart place with a good buzz

Bombay Bustle
Responded on 3 October 2021

Hi AnthonyS, Thank you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you to Bombay Bustle again. Thank you, Bombay Bustle Team

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vipFoodie
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not the Bombay Bustle of before Covid unfortunately - starter (dosa) was nice, but the main (Chicken Madras) which used to be succulent chicken, well marinated served in rich spicy sauces, tasted a little like “just add meat to sauce, heat and serve” - dry and frankly lacking in any particular flavour. The bread was dry and flat but the rice was reasonable… after 2 hours we were then rushed off our table and awkwardly swapped seats with 2 people waiting at the bar - I did say that this was never mentioned to us - and although we were a little late, they very kindly offered us a couple of free deserts for our table of 3… I was really looking forward to coming back but very disappointed overall, apparently all due to many staff not returning… I sincerely hope they manage to get their act together again as this was one of my favourite Indian restaurants in London.

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DEEPTI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Authentic and flavorful! Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. The sirloin and lamb chops are both outstanding!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Average food. Not at all worth the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A lively place (if a little loud), with great food and friendly service. Very flavourful, contemporary Indian food (and do try the cocktails).

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the start, always attentive to our needs

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food seemed very pricey for the taste and portions. Taste or presentation was no different to other Indian restaurants on the street.

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RajSS
London
6 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
10 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
16 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
19 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
3 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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NitinK
London
24 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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Kungfulegend
London
6 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
2 reviews
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
10 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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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bombay Bustle using the Order Online button. Bombay Bustle also offers 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 623 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.