Bombay Bicycle Club
Good-quality classic Indian restaurant enjoying new ownership and a refreshed menu.
Bombay Bicycle Club and its distinctive orange and black logo has been a well-kent fixture in Edinburgh’s Tollcross since 1991. Curry lovers may want to take a fresh look though – new owners took the business over in July 2016 and all signs point towards a revitalised experience. Hoping to capitalise on its existing strong takeaway market, the menu remains broadly similar but everything is now freshly made. On the poppadum platter the thick, not too sweet mango chutney is a stand out. Starters retain a fairly clichéd haggis pakora but the vegetable samosa is beautifully crispy and a generous portion of tandoori king prawns are well-cooked. The signature Bombay Bicycle lamb curry is very good, slow-cooked in a tomato and coconut-milk sauce – butter naan makes a nicely naughty accoutrement.
- High point: Mango chutney, butter naan, king prawns
- Low point: It needs to build a new audience
- Notable dish: Bombay Bicycle lamb curry
The Bombay Bicycle Club is a name which has a history of success in Bombay and has been introduced to America and now in Europe, with equal success, here in Scotland's capital Edinburgh, at Tollcross. We will provide an authentic Indian experience for you to enjoy.
The Bombay Bicycle Club specialises in traditional Indian favourites, particularly tandoori and specialist curries.
We recreate an Indian experience in The Bombay Bicycle Club beginning with a warm welcome. We also provide a free home delivery service if you prefer to take away.
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- Delivery: £1 under 3 miles; £2 for over 3 miles
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Contemporary Indian
- Capacity: 45
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 1991 (Changed ownership in July 2016)
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £14.50 per bottle