Bombay Palace - London

4.6
194 Reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
Bombay Palace resides in a top-end location near Marble Arch matched by an interior of simple elegance – dark red walls and furnishings around immaculate white tablecloths and forests of glass surrounding the subtle lighting.

It is part of an international chain with branches in New York, Beverley Hills, Montreal, Kuala Lumpur, Brampton and Hyderabad.

Bombay Palace is glamorously situated, warmly decorated and welcoming. But its perfectly cooked and imaginative dishes are what really make it stand out, with an especially superb use of the tandoori oven. It offers an excellent and authentic introduction to Punjabi cuisine, and the opportunity to sample delicious food from elsewhere on the Indian sub-continent.

Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing - 4 Course

    £55.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Chef Harjeet Singh invites you to sample some of his favourites from around India, showcasing the best of Street Food options, Kebabs and curries. Our sommelier has paired them with wines to enhance your experience. Enjoy the beautiful summer evenings dining in our fragrant, floral patio. Dive into this journey with some popular street food options, followed by a Tandoor selection. Take a break with our quirky take on the Amuse Bouche, then follows a curated selection of curries served with rice and bread, eventually finishing off with some dessert and steaming cups of Masala Tea. You can choose to pair every course with a specially selected wine or a chilled Indian beer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 194 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night as ever and staff charming.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, lots of options for both vegetarians and meat, will be going again!

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vipjvctoo
London
44 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Met up with friends for my birthday. We were all desperate for an Indian - even on a warm day. I chose Bombay Palace on the basis it did black dhal which didn’t disappoint!
We sat outside which was lovely. Food and service were fantastic with enough food left for a takeaway.
Just be aware they do close at 3.30 for Sunday lunch. Suddenly the bill arrived with no pre-warning. Maybe I should have checked but it bought about a pretty swift end to the celebration so we went to the pub!

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PrernaV
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely go back. Food was good, service was super awesome 🙂 golgapppe is a must have

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Hollie
London
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff were all super friendly.

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ForgottenGecko
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quality food and really attentive service! Prices are a bit on the steep side but probably a place where the food tastes delicious enough to justify. Would recommend.

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vipPari
London
144 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Bombay Palace. It was comfortable even late in the evening with the heaters and shade. Nice ambience. Authentic food...the starters and entrees were great as were the portion sizes, although a tad disappointed with the dessert (rasmalai too cold, straight out of freezer) and beverages (lassi too sweet, no masala chai). Service was good. So, overall worth a visit.

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rebeccaj
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Unfortunately there were no heaters outside and it was very chilly, but what let the evening down was the dismissive staff who didn't explain any dishes when we asked, had poor communication bringing food out without telling us the dishes and at strange times, then trying to rush us out the restaurant. The food was average and over priced. Will not be returning.

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Samera
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our mains were delayed, and when they did get served, the rotis were burnt and the curries were definitely not worth the wait. The service was super slow. Not sure how this place has gotten good reviews to be honest. Will not be going back.

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payals
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is excellent. Excellent food and service. I booked this for lunch after my wedding with family and friends, and the service and food was excellent. This place is like a hidden gem in central London.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all it was amazing and I would definitely come again

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PauloM
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very high quality food & excellent service. We had a great time.

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AndrewR
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, a real jewel tugged in a beautiful location, enjoyed authentic Chole Bhature while sitting n basking in the sun.

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Felix
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it, the staff were great with my children and toned down spice on their food. Been going for years, but not been for a while. So pleased it is still so good!!

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macrina
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went there on a date night, the ambience was classy and modern, the service was impeccable despite having to be rushed due the 10pm close covid rules.
The starters were amazing, the potions were so large we carried our food home!
I would definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great but did not enjoy the mains . Naan bread and rice were lovely. What would be veggie sides were listed as mains and overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so kind, thoughtful and very aware of Covid requirements. We will go again next week.
Excellent

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vipDel64
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food with nice decor in the restaurant. Very quiet due to Covid-19, but very enjoyable still.

The food portions were big and very well made, which made it great value considering the prices were slightly on the high side.

We will definitely be back and soon.

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SimonK
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Sadly because of Corona, less of a buzz than normal

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Mmatyas
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! We enjoyed each dish. The flavors were great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, had our server pick out an array of dishes for our family & every one was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
35 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A regular - best Indian food in London, friendly service, spacious with warm ambiance - in contrast to many Indian restaurants in which tables seem jammed in. Have been visiting Bombay Palace regularly for six years. Go nowhere else for Indian unless necessary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
35 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A regular. Best Indian and ambiance for an Indian restsurant in London.

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NicNeo
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food as always. My go to Indian Restaurant when visiting London. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Waskom
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good food and sevice

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vipSasuke
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening meal as part of business meal

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K123
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We have been to Bombay Palace several times before and food has been generally good. However, when we visited a few days ago, we found food very bland and almost tasteless. Kofta was very sweet, paneer had no taste, nan was not soft and service wasn't that great either.

Looks like quality of restaurant has deteriorated over time! Will think twice before revisiting.

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vipantoniodevenice
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food - restaurants rarely serve bitter gourd as it is an acquired taste - so glad Bombay Palace did as it was sensational as was everything else we ordered

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MerelN
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Big dispointment since this restaurant is reviewed very well. Interior of restaurant is not nice and its very cold (we had to put our coats on). Food is terrible. Probably the worst Indian food we even had, even our self cooked Indian food is far better. Dont try the vegetarian spinach dish!! Our whole table thought its was discusting.

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LDinch
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and food is tasty. Felt like I was back in India.

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vipAnonymous75
London
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Warm and lovely service and particularly kind with our small son with a high chair and offer of a special few dishes. The fried okra and the chaat were particularly tasty with just the right level of heat and spice. The prawns were fresh and super spicy with the garlic naan and the grilled chicken also tender and juicy. The only comment would be the restaurant needs some updating and I’m sure it would be full every day.

MA
vipMAXS
Hong Kong
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Very hot in the room

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vipChaimH
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was one of the best Indian places ever been to. Service was fantastic

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BjarkiV
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and great surroundings. Would recommend to anyone for great food and an evening to remember.

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Arnie
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I last visited the restaurant some ten years ago when my offices were based in Westbourne Grove.
This was a special treat for my Nephew and his dear wife. We decided to try out the vegetarian dishes.
The food was as good as it was from all those years ago, the setting seems not to have changed much. The staff were very helpful and accommodating and brought the food to the table in a timely fashion without any fuss.
For an evening out in almost a West End venue the price per head for food and drinks at about £50 quid was just right I felt.

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LordWestbury
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

A little disappointed with the venue, but they got the main things right, namely the food and the service!

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vipArifA
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prawns and daal. The seekh kebabs were very good as well. Friendly service and decent prices.

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Thugly
London
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The 7 of us dined at Bombay Palace for a special occasion. Having dined there before, I hoped Bombay Palace would exceed my expectations. Unfortunately, they did not.

My expectations for a restaurant who is aiming to be compete with its peers should meet similar standards. The starters were pretty decent in terms of flavour, but the mains were lacking in my opinion.

The staff were generally friendly and accommodating, which was a good experience. It would be good to get some consistency amongst the waiting staff in their approachability and friendliness though.

Other similar restaurants often make a note of special occasions and either will say something to the guest of honour or even try and arrange a token surprise. If you’re expecting this from Bombay Palace... you will be disappointed.

This review was not meant to sound as negative as it does and it’s not my intention. The overall experience was not bad, but average.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was my birthday and my daughters wanted to give me a special treat. Having been to Bombay Palace before, albeit many years ago, I knew the food would be good, and it certainly exceeded our expectations. It is a little overpriced, but the food and ambiance makes it worthwhile. Will certainly go back!

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vipRandallC
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu that will satisfy all palates. Staff was attentive and helpful in describing the dishes. Flavors were well balanced and spice levels were perfect.

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Bombay Palace - London is rated 4.6 stars by 194 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.