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Bangalore Express Waterloo

3.7
3.7
20 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
Welcome to Bangalore Express. The team from Chelsea’s award winning restaurant The Painted Heron (thepaintedheron.com) bring you high quality approachable Indian cooking in a bright, modern and informal bar.
We have a full bar license so feel free to come in for drinks whenever you like, there is no obligation to eat, although we hope that the menu will tempt you. Whilst with us please make use of our free wi-fi.
Don’t forget that Bangalore Express offers its full menu for you to take away.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Contemporary Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch & Dinner Mon–Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7021 0886
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Rajesh Singh
  • Private party facilities
    Private function available to hire.

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 0.1Value

NoiseModerate

20 Reviews
  1. PamE

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Modern, delicious, Indian (and other eg Burmese) food in novel surroundings at an extremely reasonable price. The Thali were especially appreciated. Right opposite Waterloo station and hence very handy for the cultural scene in the area as well as train travel. We're now confirmed fans and are already planning our return visits.

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  2. ParsnipTrooper

    London

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2011

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We have been going to Bangalore Express since it opened and the food is consistently great, but the service in the Waterloo branch just gets worse. We're used to one or two things being incorrect but this time; the drinks were wrong, we ordered two dosas and three turned up (wrong type), one chips and we got two,our breads didn't arrive... you get the picture. Go to the City branch or, if you do go to 'Loo, check the bill very carefully and make sure you're not charged for anything you didn't order or that you did order but was a no-show!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second trip to Bangalore Express and it was just as enjoyable as the first. The food is really great Indian food with a modern twist. We had one of the booths up the ladders which was an added fun factor. Food was fantastic and service was good. Our only criticism was the 12.5% added gratuity - a bit excessive for a reasonably priced restaurant and the service had been ok but not outstanding. We didn't want to pay £10 in tip and were made to feel very awkward when we said we wanted to pay a lower tip.

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  4. DeeDee

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic - we've been on a few occasions and its always the right choice.

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  5. Zbuzz

    Atlanta Metro

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2011

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We recently visited London, were in the mood for Indian food. Our hotel recommended this restaurant so we went. It was excellent and fun. We climbed a ladder and sat in the top booths which afforded us a great view of the activities below. The food is the best reason to go. Everything was incredible, authentic, fresh. The huge crepes are unreal. We went twice in one week.

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  6. Bella

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bangalore is an Indian Restaurant opposite Waterloo Station. Very convenient to meet friends, pre or post theatre meals. It provides a wide variety of Indian food, well cooked, well presented and is not expensive. The waiting staff are excellent - they are charming but not intrusive.

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  7. BrianG

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good value pre theatre package. We will return when next visiting The Old Vic

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved this place, such a varied menu and the £10.50 option where you make your own dish is such good value. The service was excellent, very quick so we were really happy overall. I would like to have a table in the booths next time but was told that these can't be reserved so best to get there early if you want one! Overall, very happy and will go again.

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  9. Chelseaben

    London

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2010

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for late lunch at 3 and the place was almost empty. We were offered poppadums but they were not free nor were we told until we had had a chance to read the menu. I picked from the big curry choices and had the chicken rogan josh with Aubergine salad and rice. The chicken was only a grilled plain chicken covered in some sauce with extra in a little jug. The sauce was almost just plain tomato with little spice. I had a voucher for a reduction from 10.50 to 7.50 but this only covered one meal.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2010

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Their sister restaurant, The Painted Hero is my favourite Indian restaurant in London and this restaurant is a scaled down, cheaper, more relaxed version. Quick yummy food just before the cinema on a Sunday night- perfect.

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FAQs

Bangalore Express Waterloo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7021 0886.

Bangalore Express Waterloo is rated 3.7 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant will be on the OpenTable reservation network soon. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bangalore Express Waterloo

103-105 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UL

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Waterloo
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch & Dinner Mon–Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Contemporary Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Waterloo tube station.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rajesh Singh
  • Additional
    Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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