Bombetta

4.7
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492 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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...
What 492 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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PriyeshP
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique Italian street food served in a restaurant. One of the best wine cellars around. Great ambiance and service was impeccable.
Definitely worth a visit.
Tiramisu was to die for.

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CJaneM
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bombetta offers both high quality service and food- definitely worth a visit!

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LilyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A really welcoming and relaxing ambience in the restaurant. The service was impeccable, we were well looked after

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lizc
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here lots of times and it never disappoints. The food is superb, the ambience great, always a wonderful welcome - and Covid safe too (temperature taken when we walked in SD etc). So worth a visit, I love it.

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Ryan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Great food, quite expensive for a Sunday roast at £24, would have expected a larger portion of meat at that price.

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Sparrer
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waitress could not have been more helpful or efficient, food fresh and well presented as always. Very clean and sanitized without being ambiance busting. Very friendly feel to the place.Not the cheapest restaurant in Wanstead but I guess you get what you pay for in a lot of places.House red wine very quaffable and inexpensive.But, I have to say I'm not a fan of children running around in restaurants, did not seem parents were fussed; could destroy the antiviral set -up which had obviously taken a good bit of effort. I will be back but If I see kidz I'm off.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bombetta do the best job of still hosting a memorable evening, despite the rubbish Covid restrictions

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ShelleyD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great location and ambiance and fantastic service.

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Dolphin
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We did not feel that the tables were distanced enough to each other amid Covid-19. Particularly our table was located right by the doorway where customers without masks come and go constantly. The food was nice but we felt that the waitress was very pushy to make us order more food than we wanted.

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Brunchqueen
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bombetta is a great, family run restaurant with fantastic food. Would 100% recommend!

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vipRhiannon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic lunch at Bombetta - the Sunday roast was delicious, the 2-4-1 spritzes lovely and the atmosphere great. The staff were super accommodating of our toddler, making him his own special pasta dish and fancy fruit plate without even being asked. A wonderful restaurant we’ve been to many times and we’ll be back!

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Dotty
London
45 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I have been to Bombetta several times before and would return. However, this was my least favourite visit. We were sitting right by the door and under a speaker so it was quite draughty and also very hard to hear the conversation.

I also found my meal to be very salty.

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Africaval
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see the team back again and as usual really enjoyed the great food and service.
Thanks.
Val

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zippygeorgeandben
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant really is a gem just outside Snaresbrook station. The atmosphere is always energetic with hard working staff attending to your every need. Our party of six had an amazing time. Will definitely keep on visiting!

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vipemmas
London
18 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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LeonardD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small table for the two of us but adequate.The waiter explained the menu in detail ,made some great recommendations like the mozzarella,baked peaches and honey and explained the signature dishes of Bombetta -lovely food ,well priced and definitely worth another visit

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing
Staff very helpfully and knowledgable about their food sources
Relaxed atmosphere

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UptonPK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails. Always great food, service and ambience.

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JaneH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A friendly relaxed atmosphere with attentive service.
Great place to order a range of Puglian bombetta for sharing.
Would recommend.

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SparkleR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food using top quality ingredients. Fantastic service, welcoming and professional. A favourite restaurant for date night or family celebrations.

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KATHLEENB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't recommend highly enough, felt so cosy and welcome. Food excellent!

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JulieH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Oh how I had missed Bombetta. I'd vowed it was our place to go without our kids. But in all this craziness, I couldn't wait any longer. They'd have to come.

And what a fabulous Sunday lunch Bombetta gave us. Just as great as it's always been. The staff are just as friendly, even with the restrictions and careful social-distancing, and they made the kids feel really welcome with games to play.

Food was also as great as ever. It's the only place where my partner likes pesto, and the kids kept asking to swap theirs for my pork and truffle bombetta. I could easily have chosen the cauliflower steak but the signature dish was a winner.

The food in this place is unlike any Italian I've ever eaten in. If you have the chance, go to Bombetta. We need to help local restaurants like this keep going.

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Gage
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always 👍

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RonanM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever! Delicious food and wine! Super friendly staff and really reasonable prices! Couldn’t recommend more highly!

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Diane
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous sunday lunch, we would highly recommend.

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MayaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love Bombetta. It’s such a gem and the food is fantastic. The service is very good too. Having said that on this occasion, we waited around 30 mins for one of our three starters to arrive, then the mains came out which we sent back as still waiting on starters, we then waited another 30 mins for the remaining starters. The mains took a long time to come out too. I think they were super busy and maybe forgot about our table outside. We were happy to catch up but were starving by the time the food came. Food all very good. Personally the veal pasta portion was very small for £16.50 each, I had to give my friend some of my Bombetta to fill her up! The bill for four came to £250+ as we had a lot of wine, just a shame the food came out in drips and drabs. It would have been nice to share our starters together rather than waiting ravenously for the next plate. From a covid perspective, very impressed social distancing etc they are very lucky to be able to utilise the outside space! We will be back.

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catty
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ggggggreat Puglia. traditional Italian food.....
Nobody cooks like this where we live!!

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rebecca
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Being pregnant they went above and beyond to accommodate. Will definitely come back again and again

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LucyB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food at Bombetta. Fantastic service and the ambience in the outside area was perfect - felt like we were on holiday!

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SuzanneR
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, excellent food, great value, and a team that is friendly, helpful with recommendations, and always professional. Lovely visit.
Well done Ben and the team! 👍🏼

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Louis
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The signature bombetta dishes were wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed the Tuscan black pudding, burratina and mountain speck starters. Lovely outdoor seating and great service. Great wine list as well.

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JamesK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect local Italian. Exceeding expectation. Loved it.

JH
JaniceH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great choice of very tasty dishes, something for everyone Delicious !

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VFvfvfvf
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, amazing staff as always.
Friendly environment

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Charlotte
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really lovely restaurant with gorgeous food and atmosphere.

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AlexT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly service and brilliant social distancing for anyone who may want it

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DerekH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice to find this little gem of a restaurant so close by. Lovely atmosphere, great service as well as delicious food. It’s even dog friendly, what’s not to like. Be going back again soon with some friends (we’ll even take the dog).

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vipZucko
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service as always, happy family run Resturant happy and welcoming

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wowo
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food however very privey for Snaresbrook

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zippygeorgeandben
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in North East London. Amazing service, fantastic chefs and so relaxing.

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Bombetta is rated 4.7 stars by 492 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.