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US$19 - US$39
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Indian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and quiet ambient, quick service, (good selection of wines both bottles and glasses) . The food is not extremely spicy but rather tasty and delicate, that makes the choice of this restaurant particularly appropriate for a business dinner

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 February 2022

We had a group of * people celebrating my wife's Birthday at the Place and the food and service were par excellent. thank you to the restaurant and Philip, who was helping us through our set menus for Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian foods. Strongly recommended

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2022 via mobile

Our family of 4 were in Cape Town over the New Year holidays and we decided that we would dine at the Bombay Brasserie on December 31st. We had previously dined at this restaurant a number of years ago and loved our experience then which...made our decision to make this a special occasion event very easy. A friend of our son joined us as well and that made it a party of 5. We were greeted by Paulo who was a wonderful host and inquired immediately how our stay was at the Alphen Hotel and I was somewhat surprised as to how he knew where we were staying? In any event his spouse was at the Alphen and she had given him a heads up that we were coming for the hotel. We were seated towards the end of the restaurant (close to the bar at the back) and we got the feeling that we were not dining in the main restaurant. Our food was left wanting in a number of ways: the lamb chops were burnt in my plate, the New Delhi chicken was bland and even the naans were not fluffy. Had it not been for Salem’s exceptional service and Paulo’s continued attention, I would have thrown a fit. I evaluated providing this feedback at the restaurant but my family advised against it. It was very busy and perhaps the staff were stretched. Having said that this kind of food is certainly not the Taj standard that we have all experienced in the past and perhaps the Chef’s have been changed over the years. Guys buck up and get back on the train otherwise you will lost your faithful client base.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 31 December 2021 via mobile

Such a disappointment to have such poor service. The management of the restaurant are extremely unhelpful. The manager and staff will not accept anything that does not suit them. The service is extremely slow and not attentive. Food is good but there are many items...that are not available. Potions are extremely small. Not a restaurant that wants to gain patrons.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 25 October 2021

Their website quotes Bombay Brasserie has been totally transformed after massive renovation and expansion. It is now open and ready to welcome you unquote. However when you want to book a table the seating choice offered is the "hotel lobby" !!1 The photos show the...renovated restaurant which for some reason is not open. Also instead of an extensive Indian menu which we enjoyed in the past an all day menu (typical for hotel coffee shops) is on offer with a few Indian dishes added. There is something wrong with this internationally renowned Hotel chain.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2021 via mobile

Bombay Brasserie was a wonderful place to visit several years ago when it was situated in a small dining area with meticulous attention to detail, quality and service and we always made a point to visit when in CT. Alas my last visit in November...2019 was disappointing, they’ve moved the restaurant upstairs to a larger area and it’s lost all its charm and atmosphere, I can’t recommend anymore to visitors to CT, so sad. But do visit The Silo, their cocktails; service; food and views are amazing.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 14 May 2021

Had dinner one night. The restaurant is inside the Taj Hotel and has been tastefully done up. Nice menu and great entrees too.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 May 2021 via mobile

I was invited last night to a birthday dinner at this restaurant. I was so excited because I ate there once before! Also the Taj is synonymous with style and quality!! My car dropped me off at the entrance and the doorman didn’t attempt to...open the door for me. My host was running late so I made my way to the restaurant. I was welcomed and directed to our table. The menu arrived and I decided on a cocktail. The service was extremely slow! Eventually it arrived and the cocktail was lovely as ordered! My fish dish was drowned in coconut milk and tasteless! The rice was dry and unappealing. I tasted the food of my fellow dinners and was not impressed!! The only dish that was packed with intense flavours were the biryanis! The lamb dish was tough and tasteless! Definitely not fine dining!!! I will never recommend this place which is such a same!! There are sooo many excellent restaurants in CT so why waste time eating at such a place!! Sad! It was sooo good in the past!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 12 March 2021

We went to the Bombay Brasserie, at the Taj hotel in the centre of Cape Town, for dinner. I must admit expecting a nice meal and nothing more. What a superb restaurant. From the greeting when we first arrived, to being escorted to our table....The menu looked very good and as we had not been there before decided to choose the 'tasting menu' which would give us a basic taste of the other items on the menu. I can only say the food was superb and the service outstanding without being obtrusive. We will most certainly be frequenting the restaurant in the future.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 17 February 2021

I enjoy a nice high tea. I have experienced high tea from the Belmond Mount Nelson to the One & Only. Recently we visited the Taj to explore their experience for the Valentines special. The server was friendly and attentive but I cannot in good...faith recommend high tea at Bombay. We were never even presented with a tea menu. The dessert tray consisted of 2 small breads and 2 chocolate squares. The additional spaces were encompassed by butter and jam spreads. In past experiences we left full with takeaways. The options were so few and lack luster that we were planning a place to eat following our departure. The ambiance and decor is beautiful but, If you are looking for a fantastic fulfilling high tea. The Taj Bombay is not the place. It was really disappointing...More

Date of visit: February 2021
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bumelu1996
10 November 2019|
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Response from ivandrodriguez | Reviewed this property |
VERY economical. I dot remember the prices exactly but you can have a wonderful fancy meal for what you pay here in the USA in a regular cafeteria
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jolenewoz22
14 October 2019|
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Response from silvertraveler01 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the Bombay Brasserie is closed on Sundays
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kristi f
6 July 2017|
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Response from Sandra D | Reviewed this property |
We did book? perhaps you could call them to check?
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Bombay Brasserie is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5