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The Bombay Brasserie

#1,103 of 18,504 Restaurants in London
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South Kensington
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Courtfield Close | Courtfield Road, London SW7 4QH, England
(020)-7370-4040
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 236
    Excellent
  • 171
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
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
Lovely food and great ambience

The place is being renovated son there is bit of a strong smell of paint.otherwise a great place to entertain and conduct business meets. Serve authentic Indian fare.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
rajeevlewis
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Dined here with friends last Friday night.Appears to be a refurbishment in progress but no explanation or apology and we were directed into something akin to an aircraft hanger .The vast space provided neither ambience nor atmosphere and no feeling of intimacy whatsoever . Onto the food...The menu is extremely limited which in itself would not be a problem if... More 

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Wells-next-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We tried this place last week on our business meeting , really authentic Indian food well presented with a gentle taste .. The savignon Blanc from India was superb .. High recommended!!!

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Algarve
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Used to go often and it was amazing. Now it is very bland and in need of a good facelift and clean. The staff however were superb. We had the tasting menu which was pretty boring and very expensive.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The place is being renovated son there is bit of a strong smell of paint.otherwise a great place to entertain and conduct business meets. Serve authentic Indian fare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Last night I ate at the Bombay Brasserie with 6 colleagues & what an amazing meal we had! Fabulous food (we had the taster menu) & the service was second to none. I will definitely be returning.....thank you!

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Jersey, Channel Islands
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Superb Indian cuisine in a civilised and elegant setting, certainly the best Indian food I have tasted by some distance. Near the tube at Gloucester Road this is a first class restaurant with service and ambience to match the food.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Having frequented this restaurant in the 80's and always loved the atmosphere and excellent food, we thought we would return, following its recent revamp. What a mistake this was! The restaurant lacks any atmosphere and is more like a clinical dining room is a business hotel, but not even as inviting as they are. The food was really 5th rate,... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have been coming here since the 80's and it has been a bit of an up and down experience, but the lunchtime buffet is better than ever. Very friendly and accommodating service (we had young children with us). Good selection of vegetarian dishes (superb lentil dhal) good Goan fish curry but the high point for me was the hot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The food tasted nice, we ordered a chicken curry where the chicken had been grilled before so this was nice different touch. Also a biryani, but that didn't have much flavour. Overall the service was ok, but the place seems to have something missing in terms of atmosphere. I feel its overpriced, especially as the portions of meals are small.... More 

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Olhos de Agua, Portugal
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Beautiful place fantastic food pricy but great city London. Shopping and well known Oxford / Regent street . Soho and Piccadilly Circus night scene well worth it. Taxis are not cheap but London Underground and buses are fantastic way to travel! OSTER CARD is must. Top up any underground station.

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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: (020)-7370-4040

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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