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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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Manchester
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In the area visiting the 'In Laws' and visited last night with the wife Really nice, clean restaurant with attentive staff. A new waitress was friendly and professional throughout Rehan the owner was passionate about his food, telling us about curry infusion courses his staff were under taking The menu had a good choice of the classics and additional speciality... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was ok , spent 70 pounds on takeaway food and had to pay for chutney tray would have been nice to have been given this complimentary. Really liked the water wall by the upstairs tables , restaurant was very purple .

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Thank tracey702016
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. Why does everyone think ordering lots of things entitles them to free things. In the industry we call this "the idiot next door" the takeaways that spoil customers by giving them free this free that what are you a business or a charity. You know the free toy in the magazine is one that you paid... More 

Newquay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered our food for all 9 of us, read the order back to the lady on the phone to double check everything was right, all fine then. Ordered our food to be delivered 8.15 which came on time! Sat down at the dinner table and there was a chicken tikka masala missing called them to make them aware we were... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. I can put my hands up to this one as i packed the bags and missed the Chicken Tikka Massala or "CTM" in industry speak......"i know other restaurants follow my tripadvisor page.....so for there 2 seconds of sympathy thanks you can now start laughing.(It has happens to us all in the take away game. #NORMS"... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant tonight on a visit to Torquay. Can't really fault the service, but we found the food uninspiring. Would not visit again.

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Thank Anthony N
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. What an inspiring review...... What did you order? Why was it the food uninspiring? Were you the person that ordered chicken tikka with less spice?? Were you the person that custom built the curry that you have at your curry house back at home and expected us to exactly replecate it?? Or did you order... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Last night 4 of us went to Bombay for dinner and drinks!! We were delighted to find that they had live music too! Singer was very good and added an excellent touch to the evening! The food was amazing and we had fun delicious cocktails too!! We all had a fantastic night!! Staff are great! Very welcoming and attentive!!! Highly... More 

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Thank Rebecca M
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Live music is a new feature at the Bombay Express and i am loving the positive feedback as we are the only restaurant of Indian origin to provide this form of entertainment. We are also the only Indian restaurant that produces real homemade Indian desserts. Our Vision is clear we aim to be the NO.1... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Don't use there app. I used there app to order my food and it insisted I use PayPal so I did. The app told me 2 times it had failed I would not be charged and to try again. The third time it worked then I received a call from the restaurant saying they had seen 3 orders from me... More 

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rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We discussed this on the phone the night of new years eve. Where you had ordered the first two orders for collection and the final third one for delivery. Which is what you wanted. Seems to me you got it wrong twice in the first instance and third time lucky in the end. Now you also... More 

Cheshire
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

For several years now I have been 'a regular' (or as regular as you can be when you are 265 miles away!) at the Bombay Express. Our latest visit between Christmas and new year as per usual did not disappoint. The table for 3 was booked easily in advance through the restaurants website - it still amazes me the number... More 

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rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback We enter 2017 with the Big Yorkshire man leaving a fantastic review. Lovely to see you all, travelling such a distance down to have Bombay Express as landmark visiting point is such a privilege and an honour that i do not take lightly. Really appreciate the support and the feedback. I look at the journey... More 

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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great little place with good service and excellent food. The staff were very attentive and the service was very quick.

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Thank Corina J
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback We will improve further with our new guidebook for front and back of house staff. Along with new uniforms and new restaurant menu. Have a great year Rehan More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, friendly attentive staff. We both enjoyed our meals -garlic chilli chicken, murgh masala with mushroom rice & keema naan. Food arrived piping hot & nicely presented, hot plates too. A very nice evening thank you

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Thank Sarah C
rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Glad you chose from the Specials Board and so happy that you enjoyed the meal. have a great year Rehan More 

1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

It's hard to say anything good about this restaurant. The food is just stuffed with sugar. Everything is disgustingly sweet. The onion bhajee starter is a hard crispy biscuit and nothing like any you have tried before, The staff don't know their own product as all questions are met with 'I'll go and ask' responses.The front of the restaurant has... More 

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rehan u, Owner at Bombay Express, responded to this review

So you are called Uncompromiser3, you have left one review on tripadvisor ever. You have timelined the length of time the scaffold has been erected at the front of the building, guessing it is just for the sign replacement when major structural work has taken place replacing supporting beams to the building. Taking a wild guess at the Bombay Express... 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
USD 15 - USD 31
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
Welcome to Bombay Express Indian restaurant and takeaway. A family run business that creates the original Indian classics and our own signature dishes. With a full bar and cocktail listing We hope to see you soon

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