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Bombay Express

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Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Halal, Bangladeshi
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98 Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HZ, England
441803380060
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5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Dunscore, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always made a point of visiting The Bombay Express when in Torquay, this time was such a disappointment, a very warm welcome, the staff were very nice but the food really was not up to their usual standard. The lamb Tikka was just some overcooked lamb under a pile of sloppy onions. We mentioned it but the waitress... More 

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Thank bbrown1949
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will never use Bombay Express again! Never seen such small portions I have had bigger starters than the tandoori mixed grill from here very disappointed and it cost over £10 maybe worth £5

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Thank Ant L
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. You had said you were going to leave me a nice little review on trip advisor. Glad to see the over loaded plate full, which is minus the salad mint yogurt and naan that are served with the mix grill made it into the picture. Little Tip when you are trying to feed you and... More 

Tewkesbury ~ Glos
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked only a few hours before but great, we thought, they managed to squeeze us in. Lovely smiley greeting and quickly taken to our table and drinks ordered. All good. Drinks delivered and 5 minutes after, food ordered. All good again. We ordered one of their specials, the 'Vintage Chicken Tikka Massala' (£14.95, bit expensive but my wife and I... More 

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2 Thank FrankieGoesOnHoliday
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Glad to see that our we opened with great efficency and a warm welcome. Your gripe seems to be with our pricing, again from previous posts on here Bombay Express is not a cheap 1 pound fish kind of restaurant. It has never been. You did not like the decor, but continued to take a... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the Bombay Express every year in August for my Birthday this visit was a great dissapointment. Friendly staff but felt rushed when eating our starter and the main meal was too quick to follow. I ordered the lamb tika .... it did not taste fresh and was covered in too many onions, I had to ask for the... More 

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Thank Valerie S
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. First thing first do not assume because you make an....well i guess you know how the saying goes. Look its the same chef for the last 10 years. The manager was not informed of your complaint about the lamb tikka which was cooked fresh on the night. (Addressing the issue currently). And the jinks moment... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We turned up without booking, silly us, it was very busy but they managed to get us a table due to someone not turning up, that was their loss & our gain. We love that they do a specials menu which gives you something a bit different. The service was excellent and the food was as well, we both chose... More 

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Thank Robkayh
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. So glad to hear that you enjoyed our Specials board. The monkfish has become a firm favorite and we will be adding it to our main menu as a permanant fixture. We are very popular so we do advise to book to avoid dissapoitment. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a great year... More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has good food, the atmosphere is good, but on arrival the welcome is not pleasant by the lady who greets you. The girls who serve you are lovely.

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Thank citreons
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. So glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant. We work very hard at getting the levels in spice and vibe just right. All the young ladies are result of the time, mangament and dedication Sheena puts into her job. And WOW what a job she does. *Applause*. It puzzles... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice meal after a very busy and fun filled day. Staff were extremly pleasant and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was very nice. Which help with the little one!

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Thank Harji K
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Sounds like you had the best time in the restaurant. Teamwork is an essential part of any business. You are only as strong as your weakest memeber. We always look to increase the strengths of those who have minor weakness, makes for a stronger team. Have a great year Rehan More 

Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended to us but I wasn't over impressed. The outside is cheap looking but the decor inside was lovely, it appears to have been newly refurbished. I had chicken kurma and egg rice which was nice but nothing special and my partner had chicken tikka which was fairly bland and had an odd taste like it had been frozen.... More 

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1 Thank NigelandDi
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Well I never!!!!....i Kid...or do I? Fun time!!! me: Outside did you not see the train track 3D sign with the massive front end of a steam train that runs across the entire 18ft front on the restaurant?? You: Well i never saw that!! Me: Did you know that chicken korma is the curry with... More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been looking forward to a curry all week whilst on holiday in Torquay.Well what a disappointment it was,on our arrival nothing was too Much trouble,we were Sat down very quickly and promptly served,everyone was so pleasant.We placed our order and decided to have poppadoms to start,my husband also ordered a sheek kebab to start,half way through eating our... More 

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1 Thank Alison W
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Every restaurant has different systems. Our starters come out when they are ready, however on this occassion we held the keebab back as you were so slow eating your pappadoms, the manager said to wait until we started as they were taking there time. Who takes 30 mins to eat papdoms really? Even still it... More 

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on recommendation and as we love Indian food decided to give it a try. The service was good, waitresses very friendly and helpful but for us the food was not to our taste. The starters were very good but the main courses were not to our liking.

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Thank Fudgewood
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Not sure i can really answer this without knowing what you had. But if you ordered a dish other than that what you would usually would of had ..... its one of them....if it is something else give us a call and lets us know, or email us. We are happy to help. Have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $33
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Halal, Bangladeshi
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 441803380060
Description
Welcome to Bombay Express Indian restaurant and takeaway. A family run business that creates the original Indian classics and our own signature dishes. With a full bar and cocktail listing We hope to see you soon

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