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Bombay Express

98 Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HZ, England
+44 1803 380060
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“curry” (52 reviews)
“thali” (10 reviews)
“naan” (14 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
98 Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly, I hail from Birmingham... the best curries in the world. (I've enjoyed them in Delhi)!! So the Bombay Express wouldn't survive in my native city. Biriani is pretty straightforward & should have prolific infusions of spice & flavour. This one didn't. It was also...More

1  Thank Arthur T
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback BAB! Why you would be sad to hail from Birmingham.....i guess only you could tell us that. You are spoilt for choice in Birmingham with the £5 curries and rice and free starters and the yes sir no sir British...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

1  Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 2 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...More

1  Thank sukritisharma2002
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...More

Thank Sam G
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...More

Thank Beekay_Dagenham
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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...More

Reviewed 21 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.More

Thank Richard J
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in before watching Jimmy Carr at the theatre. Nice inside, comfy chairs and good friendly service. Food was excellent, very tasty and well presented. Reasonably priced as well. Well doneMore

Thank mattthekat
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. So glad you had an enjoyable experience. The chairs were custom built in Nottingham, very comfy. In other news I was live on Sky on Tuesday 17th October on the Catering Circle programme. Up against 8 other restaurateurs in a...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We have eaten in a lot of Indian restaurants so we know whats what. We could not recommended this oneMore

2  Thank sandy b
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback Of which, where is the feedback??? what? Much like stone cold steve austin I am going to use your word "what" in an entertaining fashion. WWE fans enjoy!(Google stone cold steve austin what?) Where is the detail? What?? You have...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

I eat Indian food on a regular basis and I must say this is some of the best I've had for ages. The poppadum dips were excellent, and the lamb jelfrezi was fantasic. If your in Torquay go you won't be disappointedMore

Thank bjedwards2017
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback So glad you enjoyed your experience. Our music night on October 28th feat. Anna Hamill will be something not to miss out on, as we launch our India tour menu featuring ping pong pappadoms and our new pineapple chutney. 4...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Staff and service were very good but the food was very average. I would say that compared to other Indian restaurants that I have been to the food was bland and that is not how Indian food should be. It was all ok but it...More

1  Thank Peter B
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. If you have a problem with your meal, please let us know so we can put it right for you on the night. Constructive feedback becomes useful when we have real feedback, so please send us a message via facebook...More

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8 February 2016|
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Response from JourneymanMerseyside | Reviewed this property |
As people have said no but has a well stocked and reasonable priced bar. Food is great!
Trevor B
11 September 2015|
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Response from Kenneth C | Reviewed this property |
yes four mins walk good luck I would not eat there again may different for you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 33
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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
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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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