Bombay Bustle

4.5
425 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
From the team behind Mayfair’s Michelin-starred Jamavar, Bombay Bustle is inspired by the tiffin tin carriers, the institution of men who use Mumbai’s famed local railway to deliver home cooked meals across the city. The Maddox Street restaurant pays homage to the culture and people, whose expanse of origins from across India have influenced its culinary history.

The menu sees recreations of some of the city’s most loved dishes alongside family recipes. Seasonal delights, inspired by Mumbai and the surrounding areas, include Misal Pav topped with potato salli, Kolhapuri spiced spit roasted chicken, Seabass and Scallop tawa Pulao along with Kerala style Ishtew with Idiyappam and a sweet Double Ka Meetha with tutti fruity masala milk and almonds.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Monday to Saturday

Lunch: 12:00 – 14:30 (14:45 last order)

Dinner: 17:30 – 22:30 (22:45 last order)
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Phone number
020 7290 4470
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Surender Mohan
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What 425 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday here and it was amazing! One of the best Indian restaurants in London. Thank you for my surprise birthday cake ❤️

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AP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing meal here on Saturday night. The whole experience was superb. The surroundings are great, the staff were truly attentive and the food and wine was out of this world. We can't wait until our next visit. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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JL
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is incredible, the staff are very friendly and really helpful. Well worth a visit.

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MB
London
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place felt like we were really in Mumbai. Lovely.

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ML
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with tremendous depth. One of the best Indian restaurants in London!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and beautiful atmosphere

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Perhaps I was expecting more. thought the flavours were alright but severely overpriced.

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IT
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great service, very nice and welcoming staff. Food was tasty and well presented. Choose small portions to be able to taste different dishes

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MW
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Indian... just outstanding quality

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another great experience at this awesome place. Food was absolutely fantastic, cocktails are amazing too! :)

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n
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service throughout our meal. All the savoury food was fantastic - the black daal was delightful. Wasn’t so impressed by dessert though it looked stunning.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the ambience. We know our Indian food and the food was excellent and interestingly different. The cocktails were great as well. We will definitely be back!

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of best True Mumbai food. The spicy flavour is still maintained unlike other Mumbai food restaurants. Starters and cocktails are amazing. We just had these and were satisfied. Tried all the veg starters on the menu. Tad expensive but worth it.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was incredible and especially loved the falooda dessert

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RB
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Food wasn’t great and the vegetarian options were limited. Not impressed

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JP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very modern and eccentric Indian food. Very exceptional.

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D
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent, but could we have been even more impressed? All too often it is easier and safer to go with your tried and tested favourites. Whilst the service was very good, what we would have liked is to be tempted a little more by the knowledgeable staff and given suggestions as to what to try or other items to accompany our choices. Okay, so perhaps we should have gone with the tasting menu, but the price does make one think twice.
I would not hesitate coming again or recommending to others, but feel that the prices make it suitable mainly for special occasion dining. The wine list too, while reasonably extensive suffered from over-pricing.
Our favourite was the choice of superb starters, which we would happily have eaten throughout instead of a main course.

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G
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food in a great part of town. Service was a tiny bit slow to start (getting menu and first drink) but overall a wonderful experience and fantastic food.

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k
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very delighted to see so many items on the menu. Absolutely delicious food!

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AN
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It’s a great place for good quality Indian tapas style food. Space a bit tight and certain dishes overpriced!

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N
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are Vegan and Michail did a great job of finding us dishes which not only suited this requirement but were also delicious. Great atmosphere and the spicy Rhône wine complimented the food fantastically

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great evening, just a little noisy - my friend couldn't hear the waiter!

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I would never go back here or recommend this to anyone. Standard of service is very good however the food is where it ends, not great and just ok. Nothing special about this restaurant and for the prices would never go and pay these prices when other restaurants in London are worth the money!

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H
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff, good food and drinks in a warm and friendly atmosphere

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GS
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great food. Visiting second time; never disappointed with the food.

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R
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great choice across both a la carte and tasting menu. Good choice of cocktails and wine. Very friendly pleasant service with great quality indian food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Diwali Dinner

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N
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Portions were small and very overpriced and the food was okay nothing exceptional. Pai Bhai was not served as shown on their website in fact it was a tiny portion with very little vegetables and chicken Makhni had 3-4 small pieces of chicken with so much sauce. Disappointed

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F
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience and great service! The Masala Pao is worth trying!

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LD
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Bombay Bustle to celebrate our sons 21st birthday. It is a vibrant, busy restaurant with outstanding food and service. Our waiter even brought our son a celebration desert on the house!

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GN
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Food, Good service and ambience. Would recommend !

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great men, and wait staff ar attaentive and always recognise me and asl how `i am doing. It fels like my local and I lvoe it. The waiters are alwyas telling me about new dishes and getting me to try news things which I love. My favorite waiter is Shiraz, I insist ion being served by him as this makes my experince at BB just that bit special.
However your managers have changed and frankly are not a patch on your previous managers who would greet people at the door and ask druing the meal if ebverythig was goiung well. I miss that, as I feel that made you stand out compafred to other places.
A particular manager has seen me come in 3 times in the space of one month, and has never once come and said hi which I find very odd.
I too am in the hsopitality business, and whilst the food and service is important, looking after your regular clientele with simply enagaing in conversation and greeting them goes a long way.
Other freinds of mine who visit the restuanta have said similar comments, so I am not the only one. It's lost its little sparkel I hope you get it back as your food and service is oustanding.

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JZ
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, loved the decoration, food and ambiance

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JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality food, good service and nice atmosphere, a touch on the upper end of the pricing spectrum, but not over the average for equivalent in the area.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing and so many flavours combined together but still keeping the authentic Indian cuisine. Love it!!!
The service is as good as the food. Nothing is never too much to ask. And everyone is so polite!
It’s a pleasure to take family and friends there for a special occasion :)

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NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The place is overrated. Food is standard and nowhere near how it is perceived. When you dig beneath the presentation and look for depth in taste it falls short. I can't see myself going back.

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SP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid food and drinks. Definitely order the ragda patties, lamb chops, daal and paneer masala. Everything was fresh and despite being rich in taste did not feel heavy.

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and service. Well cooked and beautifully presented dishes.

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MT
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Indian food with a difference. Very good service

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GK
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food, service and ambiance, quite a bit more expensive than it should though in my opinion.

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