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Bombay Palace

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City Mall, Old Town, Lilongwe, Malawi
+265 888 20 22 02
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little gem of a restaurant with reasonably priced delicious Indian food. Wide selection on the menu. Bring cash as they weren't taking cards at the time. Highly recommend.

Thank nklevy
Winnipeg, Canada
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Bombay Palace has a great location in Old Town. Easy to find, and a clean dining room. Staff are not very helpful (don't seem to know the menu very well, are unsure of modification options etc.). Went with friends and we shared Butter Chicken, Mixed Veg, rice, and naan. Would happily recommend all the dishes, they were good. For a... More 

Thank J D
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65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I dined at Bombay Palace in January 2017 and was happy to eat some really delicious Dum Aloo Punjabi (amazingly tasty masala on it) and garlic naan. I had heard about Bombay Palace from the Australian volunteer manager who had highly recommended it for her regular fix of Indian food. They also have a Chinese menu. Good service. Packed with... More 

Thank Wanderlust-diva
Lilongwe, Malawi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I developed a peculiar taste for Indian food during my life in India, and thought I would miss that when I had to relocate to Lilongwe, Malawi. I was wrong. Bombay palace offers very carefully marinated Indian cuisine with a very personalized service from the owners of the restaurant. The Butter Nan tastes good, has good texture just like they... More 

Thank Chungulia
Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Was my first time but I enjoyed the food so greatly. The staff were amazing and professional. The place was nice and clean..good location..near the shops and banks around lilongwe city

Thank kenwS2
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place has amazing Indian food with a simple and comfortable atmosphere. The butter chicken and butter naans are to die for.

Thank Fortunata M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Bombay Palace in Lilongwe is genuinely the best Indian restaurant I've ever been to. Consistently good food and fantastic service, while the manager Francis always goes out of his way to ensure the experience is great. Could not recommend this restaurant more!

Thank Paul K
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A great evening out with the family. Good food and good service. Very good variety of food to choose from. We will definitely go back for more.

Thank J L
Lilongwe, Lilongwe, Malawi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I've eaten at Bombay Palace for the past 5 years, and have never had a meal that was less than excellent! Frances, the manager, provides the best, most personal customer service I've had in all of Malawi. His attentiveness and help with making just the right selections contributes greatly to the entire dining experience. I come at least once a... More 

Thank Roberta N
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy Indian food then this is the place for you. It is without doubt the best Indian restaurant in Lilongwe and possibly the best in Malawi as a whole. Whilst the decor may not be to everyone's taste remember you are there for the food. The staff are friendly and efficient and the attentive manager, Francis, is welcoming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: City Mall, Old Town, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Central Region  >  Lilongwe
  • Phone Number: +265 888 20 22 02

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?