Bangalore Express City

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678 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Tucked away in the heart of the city, we offer fast and friendly service with a twist on the ‘traditional Indian’. In a rush? Try our take away lunch service.
If you have a booking for a large group we have a large downstairs dinning room that can accommodate most group sizes.
What 678 people are saying
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3.8
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Jayp
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Authentic Indian food unlike Brick Lane. I had the Mix Grill and Rajastani Thali. The Thali brought back memories of my time in Bangalore: proper original.

Go for it!

TD
vipTop2Diner
London
30 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable meal over tasty food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked on Open Table for 11th Jan Saturday 12noon and came all the way spending 30mins of my time to see the closed doors. It indeed poorly reflects on both Open table and Bangalore Express Restaurant. I also called twice to restaurant and I didn't even hear they are closed today as an automated message...

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vipchazz
London
110 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Great menu, really good selection of classic indian dishes as well as unique ones such as dosas which you don't see to often.

We were seated downstairs which was ok, but upstairs is much nicer, the noise level below was ridiculous, there was constant drilling / blending which filled the entire venue.

We asked for G&T with slimline, staff didn't understand what slimline was. We then asked for a Tanquery Sevilla G&T, we were def not served the Sevilla gin. Staff couldn't really understand when we were speaking which was very annoying. Service def need improving.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!! The menu was very well done. I love that they offered choices from fun Indian street food, Authentic curries, Dosa-Idlis, Indo-Chinese. We ordered more than we could finish and we still wanted more cause the food was that enticing. The feeling of the food creations was meant to take you home to the comfort food of India but a notch up. The service was impeccable. Relaxed yet very welcoming, happy atmosphere. We're definitely returning to try everything on the menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service time was way too high, orders taken were not served, even though the the restaurant wasn’t busy and the food lacked taste, the proportion of gravy to kofta was bad, making it rather dry. On the positive side the portion size was generous and the deserts good.

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vipPapaNutz
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Large party was well looked after. Hyatt beer and shared plates for starters. All curries and grilled meats were well cooked and full of flavour

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Karolina
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening / dinner for 10 people.

JB
vipJulieB
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food. Well priced but service poor - ignored quite a lot, not enough plates provided, wrong bread delivered, hard to get attention of staff to rectify issues. No niceties.

MB
MihirBadiani
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It's a great place to get authentic Indian food at a reasonable price. I would recommend the Thalis as they are quite filling and give you a variety of things to taste.

DC
DaveC
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Average place. Average food. Nice decor andd good location but would not go again.

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vipClooney
London
72 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant service and very decent selection of curries.
When in the area I'm sure we'll visit again!

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vipdiner
London
90 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ok good but not as authentic as was expecting. Service was patchy

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent value for money!! My friends and I agreed that we will definitely be going back!!

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vipSelectDiner
London
48 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Got together for dinner with work colleagues, who are all Indian. We had a mix of veggie and meat and prawn dishes, plus sides of raita and chana marsala. The portions were generous, the food well prepared and it arrived promptly. Service was friendly, but became slower after a large group came in at the end of our meal. However, as we’d already eaten this didn’t affect us. A good night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was ok, would go again

PT
PriscillaT
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great cocktails . I went for my birthday dinner and it was s nice place for a celebration .

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vipMuhammad
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had to wait an hour for our main courses to come. Highly disappointed. Wasn’t as express as the restaurant’s name suggested.

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Lisafromlondon
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic city Indian restaurant- a fav for a workday lunch

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Peter
London
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

OK Business lunch here - nice enough food, and very nice waiting staff. Reason for giving 4 rather than 5 stars was that for 3 people with no booze, this was £85 - which for a curry-lunch is a bit steep, even for a City location. Nice place, and good for business conversation, but a little on the noisy side as well. On the whole nice though. Thanks.

MP
MohamedP
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience2

chicken was raw, when i told the manager he agreed, and said he'd take it to the chef, he came back that when you order the food, you should tell them how you want it cooked.

That answer told me everything i needed to know, raw chicken is not a preference, its a health hazard!!!!

JM
JayakumarM
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food is average, there is nothing attached in this 'Bangalore' named restaurant, Mutton biryani was mutton pulao and no taste at all! I wouldn't go again or i recommend any one.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was great and we all loved it.

DE
DEEPAKJ
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to have a quick lunch and it was the right choice I made. Great food and service. I will be returning soon.

MB
ManikantanB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience4

We 6 friends decided to have dinner at Bangalore express. Bangalore express is not new to us with previous experience decided to meet up for drinks and dinner . The main course was so disappointing our next table asked for review about food and our comments where horrible/ pathetic.

The starter was okish . The amount about 260£ , we could have enjoyed elsewhere. We all with our family decided not to get into Bangalore express.

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Chris
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An enjoyable first visit to Bangalore Express with great cuisine & friendly, engaging staff. Thank you.

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Gumbo83
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This was about the 3rd time I've been and to be honest it has sadly declined. Service was patchy, there was a cold breeze running through downstairs, and the starters were not warm. Generally very forgettable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Went here for a Christmas team lunch. Normally this place is really good and the food is nice. However this time round the food was average at best. Some items were really salty and other were bland not something I'd expect from an Indian restaurant!

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Tindu
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We went for the brunch but was disappointed that two of the items on the breakfast menu weren't available. Considering it was very cold in the restaurant we though the masala chaii would warm us up but chaii was luke warm. However, the food very was tasty with good sized portions and good service.

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SitaaraamT
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good, authentic Indian food in the city. Friendly service and lots of meat-free options for vegetarians. The place is usually packed, so always a good idea to reserve in advance, especially for larger groups.

DS
DStenn
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was way to salty and overpriced. Wasn't impressed and will not recommend it to anyone. 0/10 overall

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ashotton
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food is really different than your average curry house.

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viprozzy
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always excellent food

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brianh
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

met up with some old friends perfect venue excellent food and service

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viplive2eat
London
84 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good sized portions, great flavours. Friendly attentive service.

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vipJoseph
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was not helpful and really did not understand English well.

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Rekha
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bangalore Express has always been a favourite - great food, value, service, and an accessible City location.

Even more so, I was pleasantly surprised (and delighted!) to have received a complimentary birthday cake (as requested, on booking) - especially as I had forgotten I had done so! Thank you to the team at Bangalore Express for a fun evening.

SG
SwarnavaG
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Did not like the food as much as last time. The make your own thali was disappointing with the lemon rice too dry, madras chicken curry tasteless and vegetable jalfrezi was just carrot and peas without any spices. The only saving grace of the meal was the delicious chicken pakodas as starter in the beginning of the lunch

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AmitsingC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Most of dishes had strong flavor of coconut. Service was very slow. Food is avg.

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yellowbag
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was very tasty and fairly different from standard Indian restaurant fare, however the service was pretty awful. The waiters seemed not to know what they were doing. We had to wait a long time for the starters to arrive and it was about an hour before the mains to arrived - we were convinced that they had forgotten our food for a while. We had ordered one rice dish to share between two but one main came with rice which was not explained to us by the waiter when we ordered and not specified on the menu. It was pretty chaotic but the food was good so saved by the chef.

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