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The Bombay Brasserie

#1,191 of 17,154 Restaurants in London
#1,279 of 18,034 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 249
    Excellent
  • 182
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Still Very Good

We returned to The Bombay Brasserie for a special night out and left slightly disappointed. We chose the £55 a head tasting menu to sample what we know from a previous visit a range of exquisitely cooked and presented dishes. All was going to plan until the main courses when bowls of curries,rice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
GJgetaway
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Croydon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Croydon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We returned to The Bombay Brasserie for a special night out and left slightly disappointed. We chose the £55 a head tasting menu to sample what we know from a previous visit a range of exquisitely cooked and presented dishes. All was going to plan until the main courses when bowls of curries,rice, naans and raita were plonked on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Top service, very welcoming and respectful. Attentive staff and carful. Good amazing, really fresh and authentic. Ambience excellent, very discreet and comfortable. I will definitely go back and send friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very professional and friendly service. The atmosphere is beautiful. Food was delicious. I love the little chips and drip. Coconut curry fish was yum and the meat combo place was delicious. The side salad is a must. Mango lassi was average. Desert, the rice pudding was too watery. I like rice chunk textures. I love the live piano. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I'm writing this review as I'm sitting here just finishing our food. What can I say, as a British born Indian I have eaten many Indian dishes as well as going to Indian restaurants all over the world, doesn't matter where I go whether a weekend break or a holiday, I will defiantly try to find a Indian restaurant and... More 

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Kolkata
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29 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had dinner with customer here and enjoyed to a great extent. The food tastes really authentic Indian and of supreme quality. This place is for elegant dining and you should not mind spending a bit more for the quality experience you get here.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There was nothing to dislike - the food was exquisite, the service second to none, the decor oozed class and style, and for a Sunday Lunch the 5 star buffet must be without equal. Really easy to find, 50 yards from Gloucester Road Tube.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Restaurant was beautiful, elegant and simplistic; big dinning room! From the moment you walk in you feel as if you've just walked into a Indian mansion. Staff were extremely polite; great service! Food was on point! Everything from the wine to the main course. The only thing that is keeping me from giving this restaurant a 5/5 is: 1.The coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Amazing service, plenty of staff, the tauranga is beautiful inside, it was quite impressive to walk inside. Food was incredible but very filling, we ordered starters and mains with some accompaniments. Definitely didn't need the starters although they were delicious.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

i think last year we went to Bombay Brasserie every weekend. i love the weekend buffet. the a la carte is also great. the staff are a delight! they are friendly and very attentive. always happy to go back!

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Jersey
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The wonderful looking restaurant, fabulous live pianist and very attentive staff, were completely let down by the food. The starter of scallops was ruined by overpowering spice heat, and the curries were awful. I have now read other reviews and see that someone else likened the sauces to tinned soup, and they are absolutely right. There is nothing else in... More 

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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: French, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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