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Bombay Express

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98 Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HZ, England
+44 1803 380060
17:30 - 23:30
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Walsall, West Midlands
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210 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love Indian food, and this was handily situated for us. It's plusher inside than I expected, and initial welcome was great, as was the starter, but then things weren't as good. My wife had the Thali, and they couldn't swap the korma for another dish, and my main course was OK, but by no means exceptional. The staff were... More 

Thank ChrisBartram
Kendal, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always come here on our visits to the South west. We love the Thalis which are small amounts of various dishes. The other member of our party had lamb tikka masala, this was a very tasty dish and shows that Indian food is not all about heat!

Thank cmilly2013
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Indian, couldn't fault it. Very nice trendy restaurant. Customer service also fantastic! 5***

1 Thank leahmayg22
Sandgate, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read the reviews of the Bombay Express we made the decision to give it a try. We were not disappointed - the food was great the staff were very friendly and knew how to ensure we had a great evening.

Thank parogers2016
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a family meal while away on holiday the place is clean and very nice the staff are really friendly and helpful they don't take long to serve drinks food etc once ordered but my God that vindalo was hot just be wary if you normally have one cos that's a lot hotter than any i have... More 

2 Thank Mark H
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Think i answered most of the vindaloo review in the review below this one. Yes our Vindaloo is a hot one as it should be. I would say that every Indian restaurant will differ on strength and taste depending on spice blends etc. And because of that each restaurant will give you a unique experience.... More 

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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I would highly recommend visiting this Indian restaurant. I had such a lovely meal, one of the best curries I've had in a while. The service was excellent and very quick. The tables were clean and had enough room to fit the curry, rice and naans. We were recommended by the owners of the b&b we were staying at and... More 

2 Thank H_may_6217
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is so thrilling to hear that we had been recommended and lived up to the expectations set. On a side note I am finding that tourists who are on holiday in Torquay have differing experiences when it comes to heat of certain dishes. Especially from Gloucester , Cheltenham and Tewksbury. I have people say... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went to Bombay Express for the first time after reading reviews. We were not disappointed. Tha staff were pleasant and very efficient. The food was well presented and tasted delicious. The only downside was that our main dishes lost temperature very quickly. Having said that it will not stop us from returning.

2 Thank nigel8304
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Glad to hear the team is performing to the high standards that we work on week in week out. The loss of temperature in the main dishes, is something that we all will pay close attention to as we move forward, glad to hear we will be seeing you again very much look forward to... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My dad and I decided to try Bombay Express after hearing lovely reviews and I so glad we did. Lovely welcome , fast and efficient service and the food to rival any top Indian restaurant. We will be dining here again and bringing more of the family. Thank you so much

3 Thank SunnyD191
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. You've made me blush.... Or it could be the naga chicken I just had (very hot and spicy, full of flavour!!) We work exceptionally hard on maintaining high standards, taking the staff for our end of month lunch, this review will be read aloud! Look forward to seeing you and the family soon. Have a... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

On holiday in Torquay and the owners of our B&B recommended this curry house! So glad we listened! Really lovely friendly service, advice on what to order as my boyfriend had never had an Indian (shocking I know), gorgeous food and a lovely restaurant! Chicken Bhuna was particularly tasty! Thank you!

3 Thank RebeccaHutt
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Another one joins the CURRY CULT!!! LOL Pleasure to have you both dine in the restaurant. Well impressed that your boyfriend went from the butter chicken to a bhuna on his first go!! #Legend He will be on to a Jalfrezi in no time! (Make sure he knows that the chilli is not a green... More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Just had an evening meal at this restaurant. The restaurant is cosy and casually smart. The menu selection is not large but the the quality of the food is good. I had. Chicken Pathia and the wife had a Paneer Madras (which was not on the menu but the chef still made it). The food was really tasty. If you... More 

3 Thank sandip r
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Remember the order well. Not a problem to change the type of madras whether it be paneer or chicken or lamb. It is only when customers think its fine to tell the chef how to cook the curry (9 times out of ten it is the Indian customers requesting that it be how they eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 380060
Bombay Express has been running for over 11 years in the English Riviera area, before Trip Advisor was a thing. I jest, we have the classic dishes as well as our own signature dishes. Fresh fish from the bay, and our own cocktails. The Indian Kitchen Fitter cocktail served in a light bulb is a firm favourite.

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