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Bombay Express

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98 Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HZ, England
+44 1803 380060
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17:30 - 23:30
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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1 Thank H_may_6217
Bath, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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1 Thank nigel8304
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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2 Thank SunnyD191
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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2 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 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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2 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 

Garstang, United Kingdom
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336 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant on a quiet weekday night, but it did fill up, which is always a good sign. Decor was pleasant and the water wall feature was unusual (as others have already said). The service was very good, friendly and helpful. The food was also very good. A pretty fair selection, with something to suit all tastes including... More 

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4 Thank DickBurton
Wales, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb food, great and friendly service - 12 of us enjoyed a lovely meal here last week. Many thanks!

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5 Thank Julie W
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback So glad to hear you all enjoyed the food and the friendly service. All the staff work hard at maintaining the high standards and i am glad that this shows. Well done Team Have a great year Rehan More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were glad to find an Indian restaurant that did all our regular favourites. Good quality food and excellent service. Very reasonably priced.

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5 Thank newkiwiWellington
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback We have our classics section of the menu for the pure-ists! As well as our custom signature dishes. Bombay express is now working with chefs from up and down the country for the college course we are launching in Sept 2017. Allam Shah, Soyful Alom and Dipna Anand to name but a few. We aim... More 

Dudley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice restaurant even though the area it is located a bit dowdy. Best Biriyani I have had for some considerable time. Highly recommend.

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5 Thank Dave52
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We have been here for over 11 years, with some great businesses in the local area, Great pubs such as DT's, The Sportsmans and the Bull and Bush. We also have along Belgrave Road our local convenience stores, other food outlets and the best taxi office and service in the bay. Not to mention being... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not your traditional "Indian" restaurant, very much a modern experience though it has traditional values in its first class service. The menu covers a wide range and the dishes served are of the highest quality. We arrived late for our booking on a very busy evening and were seated very quickly , there was a little wait between courses ,... More 

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4 Thank Adrian-Rees
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We work very hard on maintaining a high level of service even during peak times and as a team we are only as strong as our weakest member. We are out tomorrow for our staff lunch and i will mention your kind comments. Have a great year Rehan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 32
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:30
Monday
17:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:30
Thursday
17:30 - 23:30
Friday
17:30 - 23:30
Saturday
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?