A new restaurant has launched in Slough, headed by experts in Indian cuisine.

Bombay Pavillion, located within the Copthorne Hotel Slough-Windsor, launched on April 11 and has since been visited by locals and guests of the hotel.

With a menu inspired by Tandoor specialities, we just had to go down and see what was on offer.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by a welcoming team who showed us to our seats.

The decor was striking, but despite bright elements, the environment was warm and cosy and a serene playlist made it the perfect environment for a sit-down meal.

We were quickly brought popadoms with a selection of three chutneys; tamarind chutney, mango chutney and green mint chutney.

Slough Observer: Popadoms with a selection of three chutneysPopadoms with a selection of three chutneys (Image: Newsquest)


The mango chutney was sweet, while the tamarind was tangy. I wasn’t sure what to think of the green mint chutney - but the popadoms, which were bite-size, were addictively good. 

For starters, we decided to tuck into Saffron Chicken Tikka and Dahi ke Shalay.

Slough Observer: Saffron Chicken Tikka and Dahi ke ShalaySaffron Chicken Tikka and Dahi ke Shalay (Image: Newsquest)

Both dishes came beautifully presented with excellent attention to detail.

The Saffron Chicken Tikka was beautifully cooked and melted in the mouth. The addition of saffron was a great spin on the tikka we all know and love.

Meanwhile, the Dahi ke Shalay surprised me as on biting into it the texture went from crisp to smooth and creamy as you taste the yoghurt and vegetable filling.

For the main course, we decided to try the Malai Kofta and Lamb Rogan Josh.

Slough Observer: Malai Kofta and Lamb Rogan JoshMalai Kofta and Lamb Rogan Josh (Image: Newsquest)

Malai Kofta was something which was completely new to me, but the fried cheese dumplings finished in cashew nut gravy blew me away and the curry sauce was perfect.

Cutting into the cheese dumplings the texture was soft and creamy.

While Lamb Rogan Josh was spicy with melt-in-your-mouth lamb.

I coupled the curry with steamed rice and Peshwari Naan - which was the best Naan I have ever had.

Slough Observer: Peshwari NaanPeshwari Naan (Image: Newsquest)

With grated coconut stuffed inside the bread before it is cooked in the Tandoor, the bread came piping hot.

It made an excellent combination with the curry, balancing the spice with sweet bread.

Onto puddings we struggled to make up our minds, so opted to try a variety of things.

We began by trying Gulab Jamun.

Slough Observer: Gulab JamunGulab Jamun (Image: Newsquest)

I have always loved sweet treats and have a massive sweet tooth - so this dessert was right up my alley.

At first, I wasn't expecting the Gulab Jamun to be warm, but after getting past my initial surprise the smooth texture and sweet taste left me wanting more.

Next, I tried the Gajar Halwa with Kulfi Ice Cream, with an additional Pistachio Kulf.

Slough Observer: Gajar Halwa with Kulfi Ice CreamGajar Halwa with Kulfi Ice Cream (Image: Newsquest)


The carrot pudding paired perfectly with the ice cream, with the balance of hot and cold making a great combination - along with the balance of sweet ice cream and bitter carrot.

Lastly, we tried the Mango Phirni.

Slough Observer: Mango Phirni Mango Phirni (Image: Newsquest)

Unfortunately, this dessert just wasn't for me. Despite the creamy texture, I found the flavours not to my palate.

Overall Bombay Pavillion was a great meal out and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for an authentic Indian restaurant.

The staff were knowledgable and the manager Rahul is a true asset whose knowledge on Indian cuisine was remarkable.

Rahul had created the menu, tasted every item, and was able to talk me through his recommendations.

While Head Chef de Cuisine Rakesh worked in the background, cooking and seasoning all the dishes to perfection.

To find out more about Bombay Pavillion click here or view their menu here.