Simply wonderful - especially the spinach starter! We have been going to Bombay Brasserie for over 20 years and it never disappoints. Always look forward to it whenever we are in London!
Bombay Brasserie has its day!! When we lived in London we frequented it. For the last 20 years we’ve been going each time we visit London. This time was the last time we will have been there because it was awful.
We were totally ignored. The food was overpriced for what we had!!! The service was dreadful. Not at all friendly or welcoming as it had been in the past.
Goodbye to Bombay Brassiere!
I never usually write reviews on restaurants but after my visit to The Bombay Brasserie I felt compelled to. After such high hopes of the restaurant, from various reviews, my family and me were disappointed to be greeted with the smell of something off upon arrival into this restaurant. In the bar area however, when we sat down for our meal the smell wasn't in the dining room.
We ordered some starters (Fried Chicken Strips, Prawns) which all arrived promptly but the food was extremely disappointing, not only was it very bland and tasteless, the portion size was only enough for a 2 year old.
Then we decided to order mains once the starters had been finished. Our order of Chicken Tikka Makhani, Chicken Xacuti, Sheekh Kebab and Paneer Khatta Pyaz with an assortment of rice, breads, salad and yoghurt was underwhelming to say the least. All the dishes were under flavoured, lacked any spice or flavour and were excruciatingly expensive. The Chicken Xacuti took the place as probably the worst indian dish I have ever tried (I am of indian decent and it pained me to actually pay money for that dish). The paneer dish and chicken makhani seemed to taste of Heinz Tomato soup which left us all very disappointed as a bowl of soup would have been far more satisfying than those two particular dishes.
My biggest gripe, the Kebabs. We paid £27 for 3 Kebabs and we were expecting something very special for that price. Not only were they under spiced, we felt truly ripped off as our local curry houses provide better flavoured kebabs for around £1.50 each, which begs the question why so much money for these!
Lastly, the menu online once you have booked via Opentable is completely different to what is in the restaurant. As we paid our overly expensive bill, I asked the waiter why the menus were different and he looked very puzzled as why would someone query it. He reluctantly made an excuse that the menu had been changed last week, even though the menus we had been given were quite old.
Returned to Bombay Brasserie for the first time since eating there over 20 years ago. Still an elegant ambiance with superb service and very good food. The food was well spiced, but not overly so. Excellent experience; highly recommended.
Wonderful both my wife and I loved it.. It was one of the better Indian restaurants.
Just a wonderful experience and incredible food with a huge variety of choice. Can't rave about it enough.
Been there a few times before. The food was excellent as allways. This the service was crap.
A wonderful creative Indian cuisine that I enjoy every time I am in London.
After reading reviews for a lot of restaurants, i finally settled for Bombay Brasserie, i booked it via open table for 2 people for the same day evening at 7:30 pm.
Mrs & I had planned to go somewhere else for few drinks but decided last minute to go directly to BB instead, we got to the restaurant 1 hour earlier than excepted. They were so accommodating that they did not hesitated once to say that your early please wait, instead they took us right in and sat us down! Which are really good!!
From the time we sat down our service was next to none, i will definitely recommend this restaurant to all my friend and family.
5 stars, good food, great ambience, excellent service.
I went with high expectations having seen some great reviews but the food was expensive and oily.
It was cold because they had the air con on. We asked if they could turn it down but they just covered up the vents near us.
We went for my Mum’s birthday and she ended up being ill afterwards so not a great evening! Also I asked them if they could do something special for her birthday and they kindly brought a little cake with a candle, which was really nice..except it said Happy Anniversary instead of Happy Birthday. See picture below.
I’m disappointed as I had been to Quilon which is also part of the Taj group, which was delicious and the staff were much more attentive. It’s the same price too so if you want a nice Indian meal avoid this place and go to Quilon or Benares!
We loved everything about our lunch at Bombay Brasserie, but especially the utterly delicious food and the fantastic service, we couldn't fault a thing and cant wait to return.
Set menu had great options included in all three courses ! Really delicious food and lovely helpful staff !
Fantastic, beautiful restaurant would highly recommend.
The food was absolutely amazing, some of the best Indian food I’ve ever had. The restaurant is in a lovely old building with old style ambience. The service was excellent and the staff were very attentive. This is a must for any Indian food lover.
The food was its usual high quality but I was quite disappointed that the menu was quite small for choice.
Was an amazing experience, not cheap, but great value!
Birthday - they made a little birthday celebration. Was lovely. Always impeccable food and service love this place so much
I am very well satisfied customer. We thoroughly enjoyed earring here.
Excellent food and service. Prices are higher end but to be expected in London.
it's a must every time I come to London. foot is absolutely top
Excellent food, the service was great, the ambiance was perfect and very reasonably priced for an upscale white-cloth restaurant. Make sure you order the Cobra coffee and watch them make it; it’s an entertaining show and the end product is exquisite.
I wish having this restaurant closer to our home.
Food was good, but waiters didn't appear to understand English very well. I had to send wine back not one, not two, but three times because the same waiter kept screwing up the same glass of wine. I could understand one time, but not three. Also ordered gin and tonic and received a gin and soda, this after a short conversation about what kind of tonic they served. And the bar didn't screw it up because the bill clearly stated gin and soda. In any event, food was quite good (fried spinach!) and we had a nice family dinner nonetheless. Would definitely recommend.
Food and service excellent as usual however table seating near pianist was too loud. Previously we have sat in the main conservatory and the ambience and background noise level has been fine.
We were not pressurised to leave the table and everything else was good, next time we will ask for a less noisy spot.
Lovely spot. Delicious. Good service. Welcomed my kids despite white tablecloths.
Easy to find, just across from the Gloucester Rd tube station and convenient for South Kensington and the V&A and Natural History Museum etc. It was very quiet in the restaurant the day (mid-week, lunchtime) we were there. It's a large, light, almost cavernous space once through the rather dark and foreboding reception/bar area. Service was very polite and attentive, efficient and the food was imaginative and attractively presented, although no single discernable (Indian) style - or region - of cuisine.
Great food & ambience, service was a let down, communication problems, we had not made up our mind on the two tasting menus but gentleman who served us had decided already and than it was apparently too late to change. Restaurant has a lot of staff but they are not coordinated. What a pity!!
The food was amazing, typical authentic taste of Taj. The service was excellent . The ambience is great .And the location is good.
Very nice eve, good tasting menu. Delightful room and great cocktails
awesome! excellent food and service
I have come here I and off since the restaurant opened and the food is now not up to scratch.
For these prices you expect better ...... I guess that’s what you get when you stop marinading. The location and staff who are very attentive deserve better. ........some love as well as tourist economics required methinks.!
Enjoyable dining experience,tasty food and pleasant bar area.
If you like Indian food then look no further. Extremely good. I shall definitely visit again.
Excellent Indian food, unexpected combinations and spices. Portions are fine-dining size - definitely sufficient, but not the larger portions often served in Indian restaurants in the UK. Service was very good until the end of the evening, when we had a hard time finding someone to settle up with. Dining room was surprisingly noisy. All in all, a good meal.
Went for Brunch with 2 other friend. The food was very average. I expected Taj standard service but the service was terrible. We asked plain naan and they gave us butter naan, I had wave many time to get a waiters attention for water. Some food trays were empty. It just quantity than quality. Personally I would not go there again.
Like fine wine, Bombay Brasserie just improves with age.
Everything was excellent!
Slow and uninspired service, especially in the bar
The room is so dark. What happened to the light filled conservatory?
Wonderful service in a very elegant setting. The grand decor set the perfect mood for an intimate meal.