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Bombay Palace

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City Mall, Old Town, Lilongwe, Malawi
+265 888 20 22 02
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Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is clean, the service is friendly & efficient and the food is impeccable. We enjoyed the vegetable munchurian and the lamb rogan josh. I would highly recommend either of those dishes. The naan breads are great as well. The only thing that counts against this restaurant is the fact that it is situated in a shopping center.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've just reminded myself why I come here every time I'm in malawi, food and service we're nothing short of spectacular.

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Thank Paul K
Cambodia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This is a little gem of a restaurant with reasonably priced delicious Indian food. Wide selection on the menu. Bring cash as they weren't taking cards at the time. Highly recommend.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Bombay Palace has a great location in Old Town. Easy to find, and a clean dining room. Staff are not very helpful (don't seem to know the menu very well, are unsure of modification options etc.). Went with friends and we shared Butter Chicken, Mixed Veg, rice, and naan. Would happily recommend all the dishes, they were good. For a... More 

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Mumbai
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65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I dined at Bombay Palace in January 2017 and was happy to eat some really delicious Dum Aloo Punjabi (amazingly tasty masala on it) and garlic naan. I had heard about Bombay Palace from the Australian volunteer manager who had highly recommended it for her regular fix of Indian food. They also have a Chinese menu. Good service. Packed with... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I developed a peculiar taste for Indian food during my life in India, and thought I would miss that when I had to relocate to Lilongwe, Malawi. I was wrong. Bombay palace offers very carefully marinated Indian cuisine with a very personalized service from the owners of the restaurant. The Butter Nan tastes good, has good texture just like they... More 

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Was my first time but I enjoyed the food so greatly. The staff were amazing and professional. The place was nice and clean..good location..near the shops and banks around lilongwe city

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Thank kenwS2
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place has amazing Indian food with a simple and comfortable atmosphere. The butter chicken and butter naans are to die for.

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Thank Fortunata M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Bombay Palace in Lilongwe is genuinely the best Indian restaurant I've ever been to. Consistently good food and fantastic service, while the manager Francis always goes out of his way to ensure the experience is great. Could not recommend this restaurant more!

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Thank Paul K
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A great evening out with the family. Good food and good service. Very good variety of food to choose from. We will definitely go back for more.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: City Mall, Old Town, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Central Region  >  Lilongwe
  • Phone Number: +265 888 20 22 02

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?