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The Bombay Brasserie

#435 of 18,447 Restaurants in London
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South Kensington
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Courtfield Close | Courtfield Road, London SW7 4QH, England
+44 20 7370 4040
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5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Opening in 1982, Bombay Brasserie was in the vanguard of modern Indian...
Opening in 1982, Bombay Brasserie was in the vanguard of modern Indian cuisine, with an inventive approach that married classic regional cooking with a European brasserie-style menu. The spacious interior, with its airy conservatory and bright murals, extends to a welcoming bar and a more traditional dining room well suited to the affluent Kensington clientele.
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  • 67
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delightful family night out

The ambience and setup is exquisite and welcoming. The accommodation of an elderly patron with walking sticks was ideal seating us at a location which was easily traversed due to the ample space around all the tables. The service was courteous and helpful, even when some items we not available... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ajani66
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pretty and up market restaurant with giant chandeliers, comfy chairs and a pianist playing in the corner. The menu choices are limited but sound amazing. Everything is very expensive - £9ish for starters, mains are from £17ish (excl rice), desserts are from £8 and a small beer is £7. Three course meal for four came to £269! I always... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ambience and setup is exquisite and welcoming. The accommodation of an elderly patron with walking sticks was ideal seating us at a location which was easily traversed due to the ample space around all the tables. The service was courteous and helpful, even when some items we not available from the menu (wine). The food itself was excellent and... More 

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Thank ajani66
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there for a fantastic meal to celebrate an occasion with all the family. It was a really pleasant experience with great food, great service and an amazing ambiance, Takes you back to the days of the British Empire - A truly Magnificent Experience

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Thank Pappaji
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My umpteenth visit over 15 or 20 years and therefore, clearly I'm a fan. Wonderful style and ambience in this colonial style legendary restaurant, once the favourite of former film director and food critic Michael Winner. The style, grace and even a number of the key management and waiters are still there, although some of the more recent arrivals don't... More 

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Thank Anthony1905
Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall it is a good resturant but the cost of food was high. The atmosphere and service were perfect. I ordered fried crab and samosa for starter, the crab was full of oil but the samosa was really good. I also tried their chicken bryani, paneer and butter chicken, they were tasty especially the paneer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent atmosphere starters are too good especially palak chat and we had all grilled mix platter and daal staff is very good and friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a night out to see a show (Wicked...which was a little disappointing) we decided to hop along the Circle line and grab an Indian. I have been here at least twice before when on business and was surprised I haven't rated it before. I have liked it in the past. This review though is based on this visit and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as a party of 6 to celebrate my son's birthday. The setting is very nice and made the evening special, however the food was quite average and not as good as our local curry restaurant and much more expensive at over £70 a head ! The prawn starter, just the one prawn, was over cooked but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Bombay Brasserie on a saturday night. We made a reservation for 8.30 and took a drink in the bar at the open fireplace before we went into the dining salon. The bar as well as the restaurant itself is worth a visit, the candlers are a must see. We chose the sampler menu to get the... More 

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Thank Michael M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Indian food just off Gloucester Road station. Beautiful big dining room with live piano music. Service is very good and everyone very attentive. Had a mix of vegetarian dishes which were all great. Prices c.10 pounds per dish which is fair.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Courtfield Close | Courtfield Road, London SW7 4QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighborhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7370 4040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 65
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Opening in 1982, Bombay Brasserie was in the vanguard of modern Indian cuisine, with an inventive approach that married classic regional cooking with a European brasserie-style menu. The spacious interior, with its airy conservatory and bright murals, extends to a welcoming bar and a more traditional dining room well suited to the affluent Kensington clientele.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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