Food and drink
Standard Indian restaurant food with Halal Bangladeshi specials and a few baltis too. The tandoori mixed grill is copious and excellent and the restaurant has twice won Oxfordshire's Curry Chef of the Year title. Fresh fish dishes are also recommended as are the vegetarian side dishes. In fact, it's difficult not to recommend everything!
Friendly and easy going but can be noisy. The one problem with being such good value, so tolerant and operating a corkage-free BYOB policy, is that you can be unlucky and coincide with a long table of very noisy, very drunk Oxford students who will politely say “terribly sorry” if you ask them to keep the noise down... and then go back to yelling at each other. The staff make no attempt to police these hearty creatures. I love the Bombay, but tend to avoid Friday and Saturday nights in term time.
Quiet, amiable and efficient.
At the north end of Jericho just past Walton Street Cycles and the gated entrance to St Sepulchre’s Cemetery. All this land used to be Walton Manor Farm. In the 19th century, Eagle Ironworks was built on the canal-side and the was cemetery created behind it because Oxford’s churchyards were overcrowded with corpses from epidemics. Many of the Victorian great and good were buried here until St Sepulchre’s was also full. Worth having a look if you have a few moments before your meal.
Main courses cost around £10-£14. It's all a question of whether you can resist over-ordering!
Tables to book
In term time try to keep to the front of the restaurant. Noisy student parties tend to be put in the second section, towards the back.
This is not part of the Bombay Brasserie chain.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- No fuss