Bombay Express

4.3
21 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Spicy
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Bombay Express Indian, based on 98 Belgrave Road in Torquay would be delighted to serve you our special, authentic and traditional style of Indian cuisine closely guarded for generations in a friendly and inviting atmosphere.
Bombay Express in Torquay offers an extensive variety of extraordinary Indian delicacies. Bombay Express's long experience ensures the highest quality and the most mouthwatering dishes that are served with passion and wisdom.
Bombay Express has a reputation throughout Torquay for presenting the very best Indian cuisine has been achieved through the continuing selection of the best quality ingredients, prepared with care and cooked to order by our expert chefs.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Wed - Sun: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
01803 380060
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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What 21 People Are Saying
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LT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The food was ok, not greasy but lots of fake colour - the veg masala was very bright pink!

It said lots of veggie options but just veg versions of masala, korma etc rather than specific dishes like say mushroom biriyani. You could order sides as mains which helps I guess.

They also charged us for a beer they accidentally brought over. After pointing it out they refunded it but there was no apology - just embarrassment from the waitress. Weird.

Other waitresses were very pleasant.

It looks very modern but a little hotel decor feel - not individual or funky or cosy or Indian style like you may expect.

A bit disappointing really when we paid £50 for two with only one alcoholic drink each.

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B
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Never been here before, but were in Torquay for the weekend. Restaurant was busy nut service was good and staff friendly. Food was very good.

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

After looking trip advisor I decided to book. We turned up and mentioned I had reserved a table and they greeted us with our names and immediately showed us to our table.

The service was very attentive and the food was acceptable.

Overall a pleasant experience and we would go back.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The Service was so kind and nice. The food delicious and a big portion. Everything perfect.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great host. Would highly recommend and will be back again

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SE
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service staff and food excellent, well worth a visit

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DP
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baltic could have done with more curry sauce was too dry.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of the party had the vegan set menu which was amazing for £15 each. All meals were divine, very impressed and will be eating there again.

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m
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 2nd visit to bombay express and this time the food was even more tasty.The 2 vegans that dined with me loved the very large choice for them and one particularly loves the great value vegan set menu ( still with a choice).Staff are excellent and knowledgeable when it comes to special diets.
Very well priced meal.will certainly be back again soon.

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CM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We called in after an impromptu visit to Torquay and wanted to eat Indian Food. After a search of 'the best Indian Restaurants in Torquay' we found Bombay Express number one of the top three and we were not disappointed. Lovely setting (and around the corner from our guest house). The staff were friendly. We were seated quickly, the ambience was nice and quiet with a touch of background music so you could still hear yourself speak!

The waitress took our drinks and allowed us to peruse the menu. We choose poppadums and pickles and mains with rice and a side dish and a nan bread. The food was excellent. We spoke with the owner, who was walking around helping out with serving and clearing tables and speaking to customers.

The food, as well as being excellent and the service, was reasonable too. We would not hesitate to come back when we are in Torquay.

Please open one in Somerset!

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EL
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firstly my wife and I are very experienced in Asian food and have a long experience of both eating and preparing it. Very impressed with the quality of food and portion sizes. The staff and service were excellent. The ambience was really nice, a mix of Bollywood music and video but without being obtrusive. The mixed starter was fresh, crisp, well prepared and very tasty. The pickles and Poppadoms very tasty, dry, crisp and fresh. The Garlic Naan was a good size, freshly prepared and tasty. We ordered spicy garlic chicken. I found it just perfect, though lacking garlic, but my wife found it too spicy and not enough garlic to call it garlic chicken. That being said, we enjoyed our meal, and would recommend Bombay Express for Asian dining. Thankyou.

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MY
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been here a number of times. Always friendly service and excellent food. Would recommend.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic vegan food. Nice to visit a restaurant with cruelty-free, healthy options on the menu. Thanks!

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Finally we have found an Indian Restaurant in Torquay that we like! Slightly costlier than the average Indian, but it's worth it - you also need to remember the main dish prices include a rice or naan in the price. Indian food can quite often taste of not much more than chilli, but my Jalfrezi was amazing, it was lovely to have a really spicy dish where you could still taste the distinct flavours of the ingredients in it.

Loved the menu, nice and clear and a lot less cluttered than the typical Indian restaurant menu.

Really loved the friendly welcome, and was really pleased to see the attention and explanations of the dishes given to another party who had clearly never eaten Indian food before.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service - loved the place
Surprisingly the inside is so much nicer than expected compared to the outside which is unusual

Steve

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MY
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although eating early as toddler with us there was a good ambience. Staff were very efficient and food was very good. Great evening.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We noticed the restaurant on our walk to the Hotel. Found their web site and booked via Open Table. Menu available to download too.
The Waiting staff had a great welcoming attitude and were only too pleased to help out.
We have a great Indian cuisine at home in Portishead and thought it would be very difficult to meet the same standard - we were wrong! Absolutely fantastic. Tastes galore!
Would recommend highly.
Thank you for a great meal.

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GB
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic as me and my family are vegan would definitely being going again

Service was great and of course the food and drinks

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C
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here for a music event wish was brilliant,the food was also very nice well presented first visit and will go again

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spices lovely tender lamb curry spices are amazing and Presario bank bread also lovely

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GM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent value for money. Very tasty food every time we visit. Pleasant friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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