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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed August 5, 2022 via mobile

Never been here before but recommend by my friend who I was with and wow what a place incredible in all ways and the food omg the best Indian ever

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022 via mobile

Family meal for four for my birthday. First time at this restaurant although it has been recommended to me before. Entrance is small but clean. Nice welcome and we were quickly shown to our table. First impressions of the restaurant were very good. Light, clean...and a pleasant atmosphere. Waiters were attentive and helpful. Drinks order was taken quickly and the food order was shortly after. The menu is good, not as ‘extensive’ as some Indian restaurants but the offer to make on request may suit the more knowledgable dinner. The food came in good time and was very good and no issues at all. We had chosen not to have starters (just poppadoms and dips) which turned out well as the portions are more than ample. Over all we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and never felt rushed at any time. I would personally recommend this restaurant if you like the Indian cuisine.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

Lovely decor, good service, great popadoms and pickles. Interesting food … I ordered Sylhety Chicken and it came with a surprise egg. A whole boiled egg in the middle even though no mention of this on the menu. I found this odd. Three of our...curries also came plated rather than in the traditional way of the self serve metal dishes, which I prefer as you can decide how much you want in your plate. I’m not sure I would return but overall the visit was a good one.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

We had been looking forward to trying this place since moving to Stamford, but sadly won't be returning any time soon. The prawn puri was not on a freshly fried puri but a pre-cooked cold chewy flatbread and the sauce was bland. The rogon mains...was reheated chicken tikka in a sauce described as medium but we thought too mild; the (aubergine) brinjal bhaji wasn't too bad, probably the only bit freshly cooked. The service was offhand and inattentive, as if they wished we weren't there as they had a big group and were busy (to be fair it was Easter Saturday). When I commented on the 'medium' not being spicy enough when paying, the manager just said 'you can ask for it a bit hotter next time'. We thought it was overpriced, tired and a far cry from the excellent Indian in Oakham to which we shall be returning.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022 via mobile

I expected a good quality Indian restaurant as this was in Stamford the reason for my review mainly is because there was no highchair. The chicken was very chewy and very poor quality. I have had a lot better Indian food for less money. I...would not visit here again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

We had our first visit to Bombay cottage. What a fantastic Indian restaurant. Service and food excellent.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022

Visited on a whim. Won't be doing that again! Not much choice for vegetarians. First of all, the waiter brought 2 poppadoms without even asking how many we want! Hubby asked him if there is a vegetarian section and he pointed to the vegetables side...dishes and said you can make them into a big plate. There's no way I was paying £16 for a plate of saag aloo so I ended up having rice and poppadoms. Definitely won't be returning.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2022

9 of us, work related with different tastes and experience of Indian cooking Welcome very good, and service all evening was exemplary Lots of innovative dishes both starters and mains.. The fish starters both salmon and sea bass were highly commended and looked delicious. Some...had 'plain ' options, chicken korma etc and some tried new options Lamb Tara etc. Everyone was very complimentary. Attractive decor excellent welcome fine food and big portions A new addition to our local food options and certainly a restaurant of choice for my wife and I in Stamford.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

Visited on a Monday evening - lovely food and attentive service. Highly recommended. My only criticism would be that the portions were huge! Hate wasting food, but unfortunately had to leave quite a lot of the meal. Thank you for a really lovely dining experience!!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 10, 2022

This used to be my favourite Indian restaurant in Stamford, up until I ordered a takeaway last Friday. I am vegetarian and have been for many years, so I order on the phone and not via just eat to reiterate my dish is to be...just sauce with no meat. I ordered a tikka masala sauce and ate about 1/4 of it. The next day I went to have my leftovers and noticed pieces of chicken in the dish!! I felt sick and then realised had probably eaten small bits of chicken the night before. Ew. I threw away the dish and the accompanying dishes because who would eat dry naan and rice? I called them about this disgusting issue and they proceeded to imply I was lying, as they do not prepare the meat with the sauces. When I responded with the fact I have photos of it, they changed their tone and offered me £10 off my next meal there, I said this wasn't acceptable as I cant trust their food preparation practices anymore and I said I wanted a refund instead. They accepted and I was told I had to come into the restaurant to get this refund, despite the fact I originally paid over the phone but when I got to the restaurant they tried to refund me only for the sauce, which does not cost must but I explained that I couldn't eat any of the meal and I was out of pocket much more than just the sauce. They finally offered a refund of no more than £10 and tried to give cash until I refused and then eventually I was given the refund on my card. The man was quite rude the whole time I was there. Their excuse was the chef had got the order mixed up and this was the reason for the chicken pieces, its very obvious the dish was made with chicken and just plucked out before sending it to me. I am highly allergic to prawns and this would be a different story if it was not chicken being lazily served!!! If it was a “kitchen mix up” then I would have had whole bits of chicken in the dish and this would have been a genuine mistake and could have been rectified. Watch out, bad food preparation and lazy approach to dietary requirements and allergies.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 26, 2022

The food has been great in the past but the takeaway delivery service is horribly unreliable. The website says deliveries can take up-to a max of 1 hour 30 but tonight we have been waiting 2 hours. You can’t get hold of the restaurant to...check what’s going on, there are 2 numbers one rings engaged all the time, the other says ansaphone is full. We have no way of knowing when or if our £70 takeaway will arrive. Sad to say won’t use this restaurant again. Really bad there’s no way of knowing what’s happened to our food and 2 hungry teenagers. What a shame - very poor service.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 25, 2022 via mobile

Excellent service. The staff made our meal out extremely special. It was busy but our drinks and meals came quickly. The food is always fantastic. We normally have their take aways but today's meal made us determined to eat in the restaurant more often.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 4, 2022 via mobile

We have regular take aways from the Bombay but booked a table last night - despite being incredibly busy the welcome and service is second to none . The meal was superb - probably the best ever and we had the most enjoyable evening !...Thank you to Habib and his team!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 27, 2022

First time visiting Stamford and looked online for somewhere to eat out for my partners birthday. The restaurant was highly recommended with good reviews and I'm happy to say my partner and I was not disappointed. Restaurant was busy so would advise to book in...advance.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 17, 2022

I have used this restaurant in the past for takeout and restaurant have brought people there imagine my surprise when I rang to book a table last Saturday only to be told that I couldn’t have a table for only one person and that I...should get a takeout,how arrogant I live alone and I like to eat out and be with people, I then phoned two other restaurants and had no problem getting a table!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Had a fabulous vegan curry this week. Staff were helpful with order.
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The Bombay Cottage is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5