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Bombay Express Balti House

££ - £££Indian, Asian,
77-79 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2SG, England
+44 23 9282 1661
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (35 reviews)
“poppadoms” (8 reviews)
“mixed kebab” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 00:00 Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
££ - £££
77-79 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2SG, England
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

I have been in some great Indian curry restaurants over the years and been in some bad ones and this has to be one of the worst. First of all they were clearly understaffed with service to the table slow, but not painfully so. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Antony S
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This is personally my favourite curry on Albert Road. The staff are all great and the atmosphere is really nice. You can take your own bottle of wine and they don’t charge a corking fee. Always lively but you can still walk in and get...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jodiem852
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This place has served the people of Portsmouth well over the last 20 years and in that time have had just one problem, last year. This has been rectified but the customers are very slow to come back. We had a lovely early evening meal...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank johnwizz
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We had a very nice curry, with lots of side dishes; all reasonably priced and of course you can bring your own drink in. Good fun atmosphere too. We've been put off by the court case about the hygiene, but things seem to have improved...

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank stevehender
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This curry house has long been my family's number one choice on Albert Road. The food is always fantastic, staff happy to help and a bright, colourful, place to be. They are always happy to give you advice on what curry to have or how...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank maccahg
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Been here so many times and one of my favourite curry spots in Portsmouth! The service is decent, friendly and efficient. The curry is pretty cheap here and they let you bring your own booze!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Sam S
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Bring your own booze or buy there. It’s great and rarely less than half full. Yours to enjoy and lots of shops handy selling off sales.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank PadiP
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve been visiting here for over 20years. Still love it! Great food, great service, friendly efficient staff, great value. Would always recommend it as one of the best.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Denise G
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

3 adults I had a great jalfrezi, full of flavour, wife had tandoori, daughter, prawn curry. Perfect nan breads, happy with everything, got beers in a craft beer shop just down the road, meal came to just over 40 quid for three, fantastic value. Staff...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank archwaygunner
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We got a takeaway for our Wedding Anniversary and I can say it was the worst curry we have ever had. It was bland, watery and cold. We sent an e-mail to them complaining about the meal but they never bothered answering it. So they...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Sandy L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77-79 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9282 1661
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