Bombetta

4.7
594 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
A little history: Bombetta is originally from the farming communities of Puglia where the land was devoted to olive groves, and room to grow trees for firewood was scarce. As fuel was precious, farm workers would head to the local butcher and feast on bombette from his communal oven. This meat would often be rolled up into a little bundle and contain bits of cheese or be held together by cured meat. A delicious food and a tradition based on community, eating and sharing together was born. And now it's here...
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Spikemi
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your average Italian. Different food, quite rich, no oversized pepper grinders , and a couple of vegan dishes that are well thought out. I’ll cheerfully go back there

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FaridaC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As Great as always! Can’t fault food or service... Greta didn’t of house team and love the outdoor seating too...

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful roast dinners and fantastic service, as always

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Reillylo
London
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience again at Bombetta for family on a very special occasion. Excellent food and service, their attention to detail and service to their customers was amazing. We will all certainly be back, everyone enjoyed a lovely afternoon, thank you so much for accommodating us.

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ChelseaF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were super friendly and the food as always was spot on! Would recommend this restaurant to everyone and would go every night of the week if I could!

Definitely try the honey burrata, grilled watermelon and grilled aubergine if you go - melt in your mouth goodness!

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Mand
London
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The selection of food was explosive with flavours. I tried the watermelon and it was delicious. Food quality is very high. Portions are quite big and a good variety of choice. Service was friendly and they were very accommodating with blankets, heaters and advice on the menu. I’d go again and recommend.

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Samantha
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience and overall feel. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable about the food! Be back soon!

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PRenn
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and wine, very friendly and attentive staff, overall a great experience. Not the cheapest meal but for an occasion it’s a real treat. Would definitely recommend.

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Fran
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.
Even with the current restrictions the atmosphere was lovely.

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Broggers
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service from the team at Bombetta.

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AmandaM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! How these guys manage to keep things going so perfectly whilst being seated outside is just brilliant!

Fantastic service, always with a friendly smile and the food is just incredible!

Ben & Jo have a fantastic team who do such a brilliant job.

Can’t wait to come back again

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ScottGB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food is great. Delicious burrata and the bombetta are a must. The staff are always really friendly and the atmosphere is great. Our favourite local place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow and when ordered main meal the other sides came once we had nearly finished our food , as spoke to waitress and said we was waiting for our side dishes but turned up once we had virtually eaten our food and couldn’t wait for dishes as cos we was seated outside and was cold food was going cold .

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JaimeB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, delicious wine, lovely venue and very helpful friendly staff

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VickyA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food
And great wine

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GordonB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality food and wine in a relaxed and friendly environment.

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Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine and service excellent, as always - made to feel very comfortable in outside seating

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ChiaraSofiaD
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Lovely staff and they’ve made what is essentially an alley way in a station car park look very nice. Food is just very pricey, small dishes and a bit bland. The tagliatelle is £18.50, it was basically a small portion of carbonara. The £8 tiramisu comes in a small glass and is nowhere close to being a tiramisu.
The staff are so accommodating and friendly so can’t fault them.

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ThomasJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, friendly service and a nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fantastic food wine and atmosphere great way to break the lockdown

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Tina
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first post-lockdown dining experience this year and it was fabulous. We were greeted warmly & as it was our first visit, he took his time to explain the menu to us. Food portions were just right for us as it gave us a chance to try a few dishes. I am definitely coming back again and bringing the rest of my family to try their Sunday roast.

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vipcitydiner
London
31 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside with comfy benches, heaters and blankets. Service was excellent and advice on portions spot on.

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ClaireH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening at Bonbetta. Good food and great wine. The restaurant had a good atmosphere and the service was good.

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MarieG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. We were extremely well looked after by the staff, who obviously went to a lot of effort to ensure that we were not called despite having to be outside in the evening because of COVID. We have been to this restaurant a number of times and will no doubt return very soon.

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Sjmc
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and wine! Always a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, warm and friendly staff. Everything an Italian restaurant should be. They also do excellent Grappa! Highly recommended.

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LauraL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was authentic and tasty, wine was good. It was just a bit chilly sitting outside (gov regulations, not the fault of the restaurant)!

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ELovesT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience! Best tiramisu I’ve ever had. Will be back soon. Thank you

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SarahB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and service as always. delicious food and drinks.

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Beebee
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food,wear warm clothes if outside at moment as unfortunately even with heaters was frozen by end of meal.

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JOHNG
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outside dining so any ambience rather lost, but food and service excellent as always.

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Mrsted
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hugely enjoyable dining experience at a family-run restaurant serving authentic southern Italian dishes. The service was prompt and attentive and we could not have been made more welcome. The food was delicious, and the wine recommendations suited the dishes perfectly. Despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, there were ample blankets and heaters for comfort. We had not visited Bombetta previously, and the menu was new to us, but the owner, Joanna, explained the menu and described the dishes. Overall, highly recommended, and can’t wait for our next visit.

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SimoneM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I really didn't want to write a bad review as I know restaurants have been struggling over the past year during Covid. However, I wanted to give some constructive feedback.

I visited the restaurant last Saturday night with a group of friends. It was to celebrate my 50th birthday and I was really looking forward to eating at Bombetta as it had been recommended to me.

To be honest, we didn't get a chance to sample the food. We arrived on time for our 8.15pm booking and were shown to our table and given menus. Personally I loved the quirkiness and the menu choices looked amazing. I may be wrong, but it seemed like there were too many tables and it looked like the staff were struggling. We were ready to order within 10 minutes but unfortunately, nobody came to take our order for drinks or food (despite asking the waiter twice) and an hour later we were still waiting.

By this point we were all starving so we decided to leave and ended up ordering at take-away on the way home (not quite the celebration I was hoping for).

I would love to come back and visit this restaurant when things go back to some kind of normal but after last weekend's experience, I am quite reluctant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic job by the team. They made us feel welcome and did an amazing job to keep us warm throughout the meal.
Great food Great Servixe

MB
MattB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a first meal back after lockdown.
I love this place, michelin star quality wrapped in rustic Italian charm.
And the guys were so accommodating with the Covid regs.
Blankets and your own little private heater.

I can not recommend this place enough.
If you go get the Susimanielo Wine (Insane puglian red)

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KateF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food if you want small plates to share. Bombetta’s are lovely.

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vipDotty
London
51 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Most enjoyable! It was a bit chilly siting outside but Bombetta had thoughtfully provided heaters and blankets.

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Foodie81
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Food, service, ambience top notch. Did I mention how good the food was? Down to earth owners who make you feel like part of the family. A new favourite 😁

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal. The food was amazing and the staff were very attentive.
They worked so hard under the circumstances and I would definitely recommend a visit to this restaurant.
Had a fabulous afternoon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The area we had was so dark we couldn’t see our food and felt neglected as we were the end table. The food was good but not worth the price. Was definitely too expensive for what it was.

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Bombetta is rated 4.7 stars by 594 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.