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“EXCELLENT EVENING”
Review of Bombay Express

Bombay Express
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Ranked #65 of 372 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$33
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious meal at the Bombay Express. As we are having building work carried out on our house, we need to eat out. We went on a Sunday evening and had great food and service. Every dish we ordered was beautiful cooked and the whole meal was very authentic.

1  Thank Amanda W
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Visited Torquay for one night and stayed in nearby Belmont bed and breakfast.
Originally went to local pub opposite but lack of any service.
Decided to move to this restaurant and immediately welcomed with smiles.
Service and food consistently to high standard in a very comfortable and pleasant environment. We are both veggies and fresh, tasty and colourful food,
Even got a small discount as we are public sector workers.
Keep up the good work.

1  Thank sukritisharma2002
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Booked a table having read the reviews and the owners replies and were intrigued. So happy we did. Service was excellent, and the young lady serving our table very knowledgable. Every dish we had was very tasty and delivered what had been described. Throughout the ordering we were asked how hot we liked our food and advised any dish could be made hotter or milder. A very nice meal and exceptional naan. Looking fwd to our next visit. Hopefully to try the "Indian Tour" menu. Will certainly be clocking up the points on the loyalty card. Highly recommended

Thank Sam G
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

A comfortable restaurant with seats not too close together. All the usual favourites (although selection of breads not brilliant) and good portions.
Prices were a bit on the high side for an out-of-town restaurant but the curries were served with rice or naan so taking this into consideration it wasn't too bad.
Loved the saag aloo side dish.
Service was prompt and efficient from the female waiting staff and owner of restaurant was friendly and chatted to us and other customers which I thought was a nice touch.

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Thank Beekay_Dagenham
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rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback

Always love to hear a customers story and also the feedback table side is where we can really learn and improve the restaurant.

I have been away recently eyeing up my new project and have also attended the Knights of the Raj museum in Birmingham showcasing the Bangladeshi curry industry from the 60s to present day.

We also have returned from prestigious British Curry Awards and even managed to have a live interview taken on sky tv channel 862.

Glad to hear you enjoyed your evening and the service was up to spec.

Look forward to seeing you soon.

Have a great year

Rehan

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Ate here last night. Menu was a bit disappointing and the prices were more than I would have expected...I guess that is due to it being in a tourist area. Dishes came promptly and were all reasonable...Nice but not memorable.

Thank Richard J
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rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback

The dissapoiting menu you refer to is one that has taken out the 300 plus items usually associated with indian restaurants that cater towards a british raj mentality of yes sir whatever you need to this a menu we have carefully put togethe rand constructed for your culinary pleasure.

A major focus of yours is to have a menu that works during the week but also through the busiest Friday and Saturday night.

Guessing is a dangerous game as all you are doing there is exploiting the un telling reader to draw a rash conclusion that tourist areas are more expensive, but if you compared us to Major cities we would come off far cheaper. Remember our dishes are served with rice or naan and are included in the price.


I am "Guessing" you are accustomed to a silly large menu and a cheap food, which means cheap ingredients. See how we are drawing conclusions now??

Are we memorable now??

Have a great year
Rehan

PS at least mention what dish you had so we can improve the restaurant.....guessing you are also a very unhelpful person #allreadyforgotton

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