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Travellers' Choice2023
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R 365 - R 749
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Indian, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were revisiting this upmarket Indian with friends on my recommendation. Table booked for 9, waited over an hour to receive any food! The food was excellent, but service spoilt the evening. They did give us 10% discount, which covered the tip, but fast to...late to be eating.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024 via mobile

Before dinner, when we arrived at the hotel (this restaurant is located in the lovely Taj Hotel) we were greeted by Meka Eel at Valet. We asked if he could direct us to an ATM, and it was approx 6:15 pm. We assumed (wrongly) that...ATMs were available 24/7, but most close around 4 pm when the banks close. Meka Eel WALKED WITH US around several blocks to find one that was still open. This level of service is what you fab expect for all experiences at this hotel/restaurant. After procuring cash, we sat down to dinner and Athini was our primary server. His warm smile and genuine care for our enjoyment and comfort was clear. We ordered beer, two starters, two entrees and were surprised to also receive several complimentary treats: some crackers and dip, an amuse bouche which was delish, and a dry ice cream”smoky” palate cleanser. Everything was yummy, and each course (we didn’t do the set menu) was a delight.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

You cannot go wrong at Bombays Brasserie. Top experience in every aspect. Super friendly and professinal staff, excellent food and a great atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

Stunning ! The only word that sums it up. The setting is in the Taj hotel and is immaculate. The food here is not extensive but is packed with flavour and very authentic - and for a full meal with wine, two people was under...£75. Amazing value for a perfect Indian meal.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023 via mobile

I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation for the exceptional service I received from Waitress Paulo during my recent visit to your restaurant. Her warm demeanor, attentiveness, and knowledgeable assistance added an extra layer of enjoyment to my dining experience. Paulo's...professionalism and genuine care for her customers truly make her an asset to your team. Thank you for employing such dedicated and skilled staff members. I look forward to returning to your establishment soon. Best regards, Aniket AgarwalMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023

I was seated promptly. I had some wine and some free appetizers. I ordered the duck with Cape Malay curry. Server warned me that it was going to take some to make it and a little tougher to cut versus the chicken. I was okay...with it. Food was tasty. Menu was limited and the price was expensive I may come here again. Be sure to pay in Rand vs USD.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Staying at the Taj we decided to book a table in the restaurant and we were not disappointed. Beautiful restaurant and the service was superb . We had the tasting menu which was divine, the flavours were outstanding and the whole experience was exceptional.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023 via mobile

I love to read excellent reviews. I also love to eat excellent food. What I’ve never done is write an excellent review (or any review at that) about excellent food. Until now. One cold, rainy night, the curry craving hit us and thanks to a...Google search, my husband and I found ourselves at the Bombay Brassiere at the Taj. What a treat. A beautiful restaurant with food to match. The complimentary nibbles were a lovely start, and that literally was just the start, as along came an amuse-bouche, that if I could, I would have happily eaten another 10 of. For mains, we had the Palak Paneer and Chicken Tariwell with Naan. Generous. Delicious. We were too full for dessert, but that didn’t stop them from bringing us some chocolatey decadence with the bill, which was the cherry on top of this wonderful meal. We cant wait to come back and next time, maybe we’ll treat ourselves to a stay in the hotel, so that we can roll our full bellies straight to sleepMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 February 2023 via mobile

A superb Indian restaurant, and I found it by chance while visiting CT for business.. Food, service, ambience were very good.. They also had a very good red wine cellar..😉

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

Excellent food pity the waitress had attitude. The food as always was excellent the waitress had real attitude. Everything was an effort !! we we not offered popadoms we were then over charged buy one water no apology. I asked for a drink no ice...it came with ice . Pity as the rest of the staff are brilliant in the restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 7 February 2023 via mobile

The food was exceptional and the presentation was out of this world , the best for me was the world class service. A massive than you to Gary Gordon and his team . We will be back .

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 January 2023 via mobile

We had a reservation however they rented the entire space out for a private event. They seated us in a different restaurant, offered the same menu and gave us a 20% discount. The ambience was very basic. Staff was a bit confused since they weren't...used to serving this particular food. The food was quite good. Not the best but good. The lamb Rogan Josh and Laccha paratha were exceptional.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2023

I went with my family to celebrate my mother's birthday. We had called ahead and notified them that it was her birthday. When we got there, we were stopped at the door because of my dress code (this was my fault). Instead of getting a...nice table, we got seated in a corner under the door where it was incredibly uncomfortable and cold. Their dress code states that shoes must be worn, as well as no short pants. But when another customer arrives in slippers, they don't bat an eye. Not to mention a couple other guests who's pants were above their knees, but no, I was the only one who was stopped. What makes it worse is that I am a non-white, the other's were not. We ordered our starters, and we tell the waiter that my father is a vegan. But when he brings the starters, he has put all of the meat and vegan starters on the same plate! They said that they would take it away and cook it again, but knowing that they would probably use the exact same food on a different plate, we requested that they leave the food there and bring a new one. The main's was underwhelming at best, the Chicken Tariwala tasted burnt, especially with it's price. They also did not celebrate my mother's birthday, unlike what they did for everyone else.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 11 January 2023 via mobile

We have been staying at the Taj and having eaten at other Taj venues in London and Mumbai, as curry lovers, decided to give this one a go. To say we were disappointed is an understatement. We decided not to opt for the tasting option...but chose from the main menu. None of the dishes were exceptional but the lamb rogan josh was disgraceful. The menu states "braised lamb cubes". The dish was lamb on the bone including fat, gristle and virtually no edible meat. It was replaced, with the replacement being marginally better but pretty poor. There are too many negatives about this dining experience to mention. They didn't charge for the dish and sent us away with some chocolate and a couple of cakes. Underwhelming in all aspects.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2022 via mobile

We were a large group and arranged a fixed menu. It felt more like a tasting menu with small portions. Some of the food was tasty, while others were no different to what a mid-range restaurant would offer. I would have expected more “wow” at...the steep price we paidMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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bumelu1996
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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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Response from silvertraveler01 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the Bombay Brasserie is closed on Sundays
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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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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5