Excellent in every aspect
The service was amazing and the food was sublime. We asked the waiter for advice on the food to order and he gave us the perfect... read more option and we really enjoyed it
February 23, 2024
The food was not cooked properly and when we complained they did nothing and we later asked to take the food out. They took the chicken pieces out of the... read more curry and gave us just the sauce. What a poor place, they get away with ut as its close to the football club. Keep well away from it.
February 4, 2024
Great meal and great service.
We visited on a busy Saturday evening for my father in laws birthday and received such lovely service from the whole team at Bombay.... read more
The food was excellent, full of flavour and perfect mix of spice and taste.
A really perfect evening.
December 28, 2023
Visiting from Aberdeen to see family and we thought it would be nice to go out for a family meal for 8. I'm a coeliac and I always get food... read more anxiety when going out so I phoned ahead just to check what the situation was. I had no need to worry at all as it soon became evident all the staff are fully versed and trained in not only food intolerances but guiding customers through their coeliac options. Furthermore, I was overwhelmed at how kind and patient both servers were. I have to say one of the best experiences I've had and wanted to let you know that I'm also going to let the Coeliac Society know so they list you as a place to go! As a coeliac it's so difficult finding 'safe' places to eat especially at this time of year. Once again, I am eternally grateful for making it such a fine dining experience. Amazing staff especially the young lady who greeted us.
December 20, 2023
This is our fourth visit to the Bombay we live in Southampton.this is by for the best food we have experienced and we travel a lot.great food service and especially... read more the staff 5 star we will be back
December 14, 2023
Everything was absolutely fabulous. The staff were excellent and nothing a bother.
The Food was gorgeous and so tasty.
We can't recommend this fabulous restaurant enough 🙂
December 6, 2023
Excellent food. Very well cooked. Fantastic atmosphere. Staff very well trained,friendly and efficient. The restaurant is spotless with snow White tablecloths and napkins. We were nut sure about which wine... read more to have. So we were advised well and even given a sample to try. Ifraz the owner came to talk to us. Highlight of the night.
November 20, 2023
You always get a great welcome, great service and great food here. I enjoyed my meal here last night immensely and always look forward to coming here whenever I am... read more in Nottingham. I highly recommend Bombay Bridgford.
November 17, 2023
We frequently go to the Bombay Bridgford before Notts Cricket Lovers Society Meetings at Trent Bridge. There is always a warm welcome and everything from beginning in to end is... read more smart and professional. The food itself is never less than superb, genuinely Indian and lovingly cooked. Yo won't go away hungry. I didn't know naan bread came in such large sizes. The menu is very personal and tells the story of how the different recipes came into being. Yes, you can get Tandoori Chicken here, but it would be a wasted opportunity. You would probably find it on the final page under 'British Indian'. If you are serious about Indian food, go to Bombay Bridgford and you won't go anywhere else.
November 6, 2023
Sam was amazing, his service was great and I couldn’t fault him.
Amazing food and a great time.
The manager is also amazing!
Thankyou!!... read more
October 27, 2023
Nice food and started off with great service but we got the sense we were being hurried through for another booking from the very start and were asked to leave... read more our table as soon as we finished our food and given the bill not even given the chance to finish our drinks only had the table for an hour and twenty. We were directed to an outdoor shed area by the men's toilets and when we left no one acknowledged us or directed to find our coats. For the price which is above average I would expect better service and a table for a least 2 hours for a bigger group.
October 14, 2023
Goan fish curry is to die for, fabulous, preceded by lamb samosa, and barfi after best curry I have had for a long time, still tingling 😊
October 14, 2023
What a fantastic restaurant - fabulous food, excellent service. The owner is very friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. We have been a few times previously and it doesn't fail to impress... read more us. We have been looking forwards to our visit for a few weeks as we are not locals we do visit whenever we are around the area.
Thank you for a lovely evening
October 12, 2023
Great ambience, friendly staff, good food and reasonably priced.
Very worthwhile experience. Would definitely visit again.
October 5, 2023
Excellent service and good food. On 19 September the waiter that evening advised us about our order and could not have been more helpful.
As a Tuesday night they were... read more happy to welcome late diners, which is not often the case. Good wine list, suited to a varied menu. We ate in and over-ordered to enable take-away!
September 26, 2023
Popped in pre-match by myself due to going straight for work. The food is good but omg it’s expensive. 2 pints, main, side, rice and naan £52. Yes £52 for... read more one person. Despite the food being nice, safe to say I won’t be going again with those prices.
August 26, 2023
Had a fantastic meal last night it is the best curry I have had for ages.
Lots of taste and flavours really good, the lady who served us was lovely... read more thanks for a great meal xx
August 25, 2023
Excellent food surroundings and staff. Best Indian food I have had definitely worth paying for quality 😋
August 25, 2023
We’re regulars of theirs, mainly picking up food at the weekend. Last night I had the Tawa chicken speciality for the first time. That is now my favourite along with... read more their spicy garlic chicken!
August 20, 2023
The food here is absolutely amazing, every dish was equally delicious and authentic. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived and the service was impeccable! Can’t... read more recommend more highly!
August 18, 2023
We've been going here for almost 20 years and the standard of food and service has always been excellent. Their greatest strength is consistency, unlike some restaurants where you can... read more order the same meal 2 visits apart and they're completely different, the Bombay has a reassuring consistency and you know that what you order will be the same as it ever was.
The owners and staff are always polite professional and friendly.
July 30, 2023
Was able to make a late booking for my wife and myself, very nice and helpful on the phone.
Meal was superb and staff so helpful and friendly made this... read more a great night out and dining experience in a smart and comfortable setting.
Will be visiting again thats for sure
July 19, 2023
Food was amazing, the lamb was really tender. Me and my friends really enjoyed our food. The naan was extremely soft and fluffy. The waiter had some really good recommendations.... read more I definitely would recommend this curry house, the food was full of flavour and the staff are very welcoming. We can’t wait to come back.
July 2, 2023
The food is good but the service provided by one of the staff member Shaun was not at all good. He doesn't know how to treat the guests, he was... read more very rude which spoiled our mood. He was also forcing us to pay the service charge.
June 29, 2023
We tried this restaurant after watching cricket at Trent Bridge. We hadn't booked, but they managed to find a table for us and took our drinks order very quickly. The... read more menu is full of interesting dishes from all over the sub-continent and we had a hard time choosing what to have. We decided on the black bean curry and the tandoori fish tikka. Both were excellent and were accompanied by lovely rice, naan and daal, which the waiter recommended to us. The service was excellent too. The dessert menu was just that bit different, with kulfi lollies and some Indian dishes. My husband tried the Indian dessert of the week and I had chocolate samosas, both of which were lovely. Overall it was a wonderful ending to an already great day.
June 26, 2023
Over the last few months, we have eaten here a few times, before football games at the City Ground. I am vegan and my husband doesn't eat meat and so... read more we're always asking for suggestions from the menu. The lovely lady who greets people on arrival is always smiling and ready to recommend menu items which either are or can be made vegan. My absolute favourite is the Turtle Bean curry and the Naan bread which is the best I have ever tasted. My husband tried several fish dishes which were also lovely. Often busy, the staff are always doing their best, with kindness and courtesy, We can't wait to have another meal. Thank you!
May 23, 2023
Myself and my family (4 adults) visited Bombay Bridgford last night. We're from Manchester and came to Nottingham for the cricket which was washed out yesterday. However our first time... read more in Nottingham and first time at BB and we were delighted with the food. Rajastani lamb chops were great, not chewy and well marinated. We ordered 2 main dishes and 1 side dish between the 4 of us and it was plenty of food. The chicken in the chicken karabiner was really moist and the Keema karahi was to die for! The best keema karahi we've eaten. The keema was tasty with a lovely thick sauce and the dish size was superb. Naan breads were beautifully soft and again yummy. We ordered 1 paratha which my dad described as 'proper' and 1 chapati which again was soft and not chewy. If we were to come to Nottingham again we'd definitely revisit.
The only thing I missed which is just what we get back home here in Manchester is a sauce tray with mint sauce/raita, chilli sauce etc on it for the starters but beggars can't be choosers.
It was lovely and we can't fault the food!
May 7, 2023
We arrived late having watched London Scottish beat Nottingham by one point in the Rugby Championship evening match. The staff were very helpful. The decor of the restaurant is above... read more the norm and the menu offered interesting and varied dishes. We ordered from the specialty section. The dishes arrived promptly and were absolutely delicious with lovely tender lamb and subtle curry flavours. We will definitely visit again after the next rugby encounter with Nottingham.
May 1, 2023
Everything about the Bombay Bridgeford was exceptional - staff, food ambience and value for money. An interesting and innovative menu with every dish beautifully presented and al with amazing flavours... read more and the tenderest meat.
Far than a Michelin listed Indian I dined in recently in London.
I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough and everyone in my group thinks the same way
April 29, 2023
Absolutely fantastic meal. My granddaughter and I were celebrating my late husband's birthday. The staff and service are first class. Been coming for 20 years and still love Bombay Bridgford
April 22, 2023
I don't often leave a review but this restaurant really deserves one. The meal was perfect and the staff were efficient and friendly. We will definitely be back the next... read more time we are in Nottingham.
April 21, 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Bombay for a family meal. We had starters and mains and were accommodated when we ordered off menu. One of our party isn't too... read more adventurous but enjoyed a chicken tikka masala. The rest of the party ordered from the chef's specials and weren't disappointed. The food did not disappoint and was beautifully flavoured. We will definitely be back again and will try the Sunday lunch with a twist next time
April 9, 2023
Incredible indian restaurant, starters and mains were both incredible. Would definitely go back again.
March 26, 2023
I took my daughter for a belated birthday meal. We both really enjoyed the food (I can’t remember what we had though) . Both the food and service were excellent... read more and there was enough left over to take home for the next day. I will definitely go back.
March 25, 2023
As a company we tend to travel lots and As all of us love a curry we always find a local curry house. All I have to say is WOW... read more ! At first I was telling my colleague its in the top 3 but I actually finished My whole curry for the first time ever (which says alot) and has easy topped my chart to number 1 !! By far the best curry I have had to date in this country !!
March 22, 2023
A wonderful Indian restaurant
A vary varied an original menu
I dined on
Bottles of Pino... read more Grigio
March 18, 2023
First time visiting this restaurant. We love Indian food and this is one of the best we have experienced. it was a foul night outside - windy, cold, wet and... read more snow falling but we were very happy to be indoors at this attractive and welcoming place. The food was exceptional - from the snacks through to the main courses and the bread. My only complaint is that there was too much which was entirely our fault as there was so much nice stuff on the menu.,which was such interesting reading - every dish seems to have been well thought through. The service was lovely too. We will be back.
March 13, 2023
Food superb, staff attentive and pleasant, restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and got full quite quickly. They clearly have a thriving takeaway business as people were coming and going collecting... read more their food. Definitely visit again
March 10, 2023
We regularly visit Bombay Bridgford when we visit Trent Bridge. We like the friendly welcome and the peaceful atmosphere. I am sure there are cheaper Indian restaurants, but none that... read more can offer a range of meals of such high quality. The menu reads like a personal journal, explaining how each dish came into being. Whether dating back to the days of the Raj or enjoyed as a boy, the recipes are clearly very special to the chef in their own way. Then when the meal arrives, it is clear that it has been produced with love and attention to detail, and it is served fitting care and respect.
March 7, 2023
We hadn’t been to the Bombay for a while so thought we would give it a try as we had heard good things.
The restaurant was full when we arrived... read more which is usually a good sign and we weren’t disappointed. There was 7 in our party and we all had a great meal.
Excellent choice of options, a good couple of bottles of wine (though a little on the pricey side) and a special call out for our waitress and all the staff who were very attentive and helpful.
I am sure we will be back.
February 26, 2023
Been here a few times and always had a fantastic curry. Offers different varieties of curries from around India. Such pleasant staff that give good service. Would highly recommend.
February 4, 2023
Visited pre-match on Saturday with friends. Excellent staff,service and varied menu, superbly hosted and fabulous food.
Having been on two previous occasions while visiting both football and cricket, this... read more restaurant is way more enjoyable than the results my teams achieve!
January 16, 2023
Wonderful food, service and ambience. The lamb shank curry was delicious but the whole meal was perfect. Lovely welcoming service made it a perfect family night out
December 21, 2022
We arrived early and we’re welcomed by a clearly happy team , which is a joy seldom found at the moment. I immediately saw that they served puri, which always... read more puts an Indian restaurant up a notch in my view. The food, the presentation, the general feel of the place were all thoroughly enjoyable. I won’t mention the special favour they did us, but suffice it to say they made an all round contribution to a great evening out in Nottingham. Thank you guys! You really pulled out all the stops and we were very grateful!
December 17, 2022
Being an international student in Nottingham, it is always hard to find Indian restaurants that live up to the mark. But with Bombay Bridgeford, we think we have found our... read more match. My friends and I visited Bombay Bridgeford a couple weeks ago. All of us were truly excited by the authenticity of the dishes on offer. We had the Tawa Chicken and Dhaba White Karahi as part of our mains which were true to their description on the menu and was spiced just like a dish back in India. The service was brilliant and we had a wonderful time.
November 30, 2022
Food, service & ambience all very good. We arrived at 7.30 and it was already quite full, usually a good sign! All the food we had was excellent. Only slight... read more issue (I stress only slight!) was I specifically requested lime pickle with the poppadoms but this didn’t arrive. Asked again, then a very small pot arrived, certainly not enough for the four of us. But this is my only complaint (apart from a somewhat wobbly table!). I will definitely return for a sit down or take-away meal.
November 27, 2022
We visited Bombay Bridgford for my partners birthday and were thoroughly impressed by the level of service and food. Shaun was really attentive and made our meal really enjoyable. Thank... read more you Shaun, we will definitely be returning soon!
November 14, 2022
Had an amazing time here! The food was incredible and had a good variety. The service was perfect - especially Shaun!
Would highly recommend to anyone!
November 14, 2022
The Bombay Bridgford is a smallish restaurant located close to the iconic football and cricket grounds of Nottingham. Despite this, the owners of the venue have made their dining space... read more clean, crisp, and classy with a simple layout that allows for both intimate dining or a fun experience with a group of friends.
My partner and I were really surprised by the variety of dishes on the menu which, when it came to the mains - neatly divided into chicken, lamb, fish and vegetarian -, did not follow the usual selections to be found in many other restaurants in the area that present, more often than not, Anglicised cuisines from the Indian subcontinent.
It's worth taking the time to read through the menu as many of their offerings are unlikely to be recognised by name alone. Once you've decided on your main courses then it is well worth asking members of staff to advise as to the best starter and side dishes to complement your choices.
Food service was super quick and everything came to the table well presented and beautifully made. It should also be noted that the portions were generous but not ridiculous. All the food we ate was delicious and with the added charm of being surprising in flavours, colours, textures and aromas especially so when one is used to generally ordering a chicken pasanda or a lamb bhuna! Of particular note was the Dhaba White Karahi and the piece of perfection which was the garlic naan. If the chef ever offers a workshop on how to make these then I'll be signing up for it!
The food was not let down by the service and the young man who waited on us this evening, Shaun, was charming, personable and professional at all times. He was keen to advise when asked to do so, but with a light touch when it came to keeping an eye on us (no pushing us to buy more dishes than we could eat and no asking if our food was alright half way through a mouthful of it!). He was also amusingly good at sleight of hand! Shaun clearly has a passion for the restaurant and his career and I hope he is treasured by his employer. They really couldn't ask for a better representative of their business.
Finally, for one starter (we shared samosas), two mains (which, as well as the dish mentioned above, included Mumbai Gosht Karahi), the garlic naan, pilau rice, a pistachio kulfi, a filter coffee, and two glasses of the Cabarnet Sauvignon, came to around £65.00. Service charges were not included.
To conclude, Bombay Bridgford is a restaurant serving regional dishes from India and also recipes inspired by the chef's travels and understanding and love of the history of Indian food and ingredients. The professional and friendly staff support the vision of the owner. The prices do not reflect the quality of the exquisite food being offered and served i.e. eating here is a very affordable experience.
November 8, 2022
Excellent food recommendation from Shaun and fantastic service. Really friendly and the curry was one of the best We’ve both tasted.
November 8, 2022
Being a bit boring with flavours my Wife and I spoke to Shaun and he recommended 2 dishes, which we went with, and my gosh was he right. They were... read more absolutely delicious. Fantastic service, food and atmosphere.
November 8, 2022
Any words I could write would only do a disservice the truly incredible food. The outstanding quality of the keema aloo could only be outdone but the truly excelsior service... read more provided by all of the staff, with Ali and Shaun deserving a special note for their care, kindness, and incredible recommendations. 10/10, will be returning to this relatively hidden gem as soon as possible, I cannot recommend it enough.
November 5, 2022
We happened upon this restaurant after a short walk from our hotel. It is right by Trent Bridge cricket ground. It was a quiet Monday night but the food and... read more service was excellent. Plenty of dishes to choose from with some new 'specials' that I'd not heard of before. We tried the Dhabba White Karahi which was fantastic. A really good meal and a place that I'd thoroughly recommend.
October 24, 2022