If you are booking for groups of more than 10 people, please contact the restaurant directly to arrange a deposit of £10 per head.
If you thought Lumbini, by the sound of its name, was an Italian restaurant, you’d be wrong. What’s on offer at this Uxbridge venue is Nepalese cuisine all the way, flavours from the foothills to the highest peaks of the Himalayas. Approaching the restaurant along Oxford Road, you’d once again be forgiven for mistaking this South Asian eatery for a British pub – it’s set in a gorgeous heritage building along the banks of the River Colne west of London – but once again you’d be mistaken. Here it’s all about the spice, cholesterol-free cooking, and unusual dishes.
- Monday 11:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:30
- Tuesday 11:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:30
- Wednesday 11:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:30
- Thursday 11:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:30
- Friday 11:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:30
- Saturday 11:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:30
- Sunday Closed
Nepalese cuisine fuses the traditions and taste of Tibetan and northern Indian cookery, making for some unusual South Asian delicacies that London’s jaded palates – thanks to Brick Lane’s never-ending parade of Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants – will love to explore. Lumbini is named after the birthplace of the Buddha, and indeed this Uxbridge restaurant gives diners plenty to meditate on in terms of food and drink, with the house specialties and chef’s recommendations offering a particularly rich source of gastronomic inspiration.
Lumbini only uses olive oil in its dishes and aims for cholesterol-free cookery with minimal use of salt and fat, making for a menu dotted with lean, mean, healthy dishes fit for a sherpa. Get stuck into this Uxbridge Nepalese restaurant’s house specialties like the chef’s favourite kukhura zhinga, chicken breasts stuffed with king prawns and cooked in a mild and creamy sauce with methi leaves and ground spices, or the Lumbini signature kukhura Lumbini, a dopiaza style chicken option. There’s enough going on in the kitchen here up Oxford Road to bring intrepid London diners and connoisseurs of South Asian cuisine out of their familiar city haunts, so be sure to book a table to beat the crowds.
Great food with a huge variety of vegetarian options. Very good value for money and excellent service. Go off menu and ask for the magic vegetables.
Great food good service and a nice atmosphere. Highly recommended. Great selection of dishes and if its not on the menu they will make it for you.
Nice relaxed meal with lovely food and great service. We will be returning. They have a good selection of specials as well as all of the traditional dishes that you expect. Not expensive either. Great value for money.
Excellent food, fantastic service and a wonderful atmosphere. This is our 3rd year going back for New Years and I can't wait to pop back for a lovely curry soon!
What a great restaurant! I don't normally bother with reviews, however Lumbini's food is consistently to die for. All dishes I have eaten here so far have been amazing and I come back whenever I can. The décor is tastefully done and the restaurant itself is kept to a high standard of cleanliness and the staff are truly welcoming and very funny!
Not enough experienced staff available to take orders [only one!!]. The manager does this himself, on a round-robin basis from table to table so this meant you could be waiting a while between courses! Having been there before and it not being this bad, I'd like to hope this was down to management wanting everything to be perfect due to it being Valentines day. [as it turned out this had a bit of a negative effect]. Overall experience was great though. Food was really nice and everyone was very polite and helpful (when they did eventually get to your table!).
Fantastic food, choice, service and atmosphere as usual. The food tastes as described, clearly they put a lot of work into tasting and testing their recipes at Lumbini! Thanks again for having us, we'll see you soon.
We had a wonderful time at Lumbini, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the food, their recommendations were lovely. We will definitely be returning some time soon.
Gorgeous found with courteous efficient staff - we visited on a Friday night and there was hardly a table spare so clearly popular. Despite that the place didn't feel crowded and the service was great - as was the food .... We were a family of 4 and we'll definitely be back again!
I visited Lumbini with friends for a mid-week lunch. The food was delicious, promptly served with a great atmosphere and an authentic experience. Thoroughly enjoyed!
Not one greatly to remember. was ok. Salad was different, but did not like the "black salt" aroma. Only dish enjoyed was starter of cauliflower as was different. even though i asked if the prawns were deveined, they said yes, but was not, so was disappointed. To much large cut peppers and onions and garlic in everything on top! Lamb was ok. Chicken not too great. Paneer was ok. Disappointed as no traditional nepalese desserts! Just the usual ice cream options. Not happy with seating
great food and staff very attentive and catered to our needs without being overbearing. Very knowledgeable about the menu and able to make recommendations and create a selection of foods to cater to all tastes within the group. Good prices highly recommend.
The food was lovely but the service wasn't very good. 1 starter didn't arrive until the main course was eaten and we waited ages for drinks. We didn't find the staff very friendly, there was no goodbye or a thank you when we left like in other restaurants we have been to even when they are busy.
The lumbini is a lovely restaurant with a big selection of food and lovely staff too. I keep going there as they are guaranteed to impress your guests. Everyone falls in love with the magic vegetables 😊
The food was excellent with a wide range of choice. It came piping hot and very good portion sizes. The service was also very good and was very attentive but not over bearing in any way
The food was lovely. The service was amazing with the staff chatting to the children about Nepal and how they would like their food. We're all looking forward to our next visit. 😎
Lovely character restaurant with easy parking nearby. The food is gorgeous. There is a great choice including well known favourites, plus some dishes that are more unusual. The service is excellent.
Amazing service, food and atmosphere - cant wait to return Every dish we ordered were amazing and had a great smoked heat flavour. THe staff were wonderful, attentive and had character
This is West London, there are many more & far better Nepalese & Indian restaurants locally that I recommend people to try as opposed to this restaurant. We arrived on time for our booking & were made to wait 10 minutes for our table. When I prompted staff after 5 minutes that we had a booking, I received an abrupt reply 'I know'. They forgot one of our starters (& tried to charge us for it), the mains arrived over a period of 10 minutes & this was only for four people. The desserts menu never arrived although asked twice & the bill payment - after waiting 10 minutes we went & paid at the bar. The food was okay, nothing special & not worth the surprising positive reviews on trip advisor. The thing that I found most disrespectful was the treatment of a group of 6 who had spent the evening at the restaurant. When a group of 15 walked in from the pub, they hurried along their bill and started adding tables & chairs whilst they were still finishing their meal. Just absurd.
We were a party of 21 ladies, the food and service were excellent, we will go again. The set menu of starters and main courses was a good mixture of food, the vegetarians were well catered for.
Fantastic food with a wide selection of dishes, friendly and efficient service even with a packed restaurant. Reasonably priced. Definitely visiting again - the Goat was simply delicious :)
Great food, excellent taste. Loved the atmosphere the magic vegetables where the best vegetables I have tasted. Staff very friendly & helpful. We will be back very soon. 10/10
Excellent service and really delicious food - good ambience - we will definitely go back. Also very knowledgeable about the dishes and were able to make useful recommendations.
The food was very good and we had a lovely evening. Service was a little slow however it was a Tuesday evening and busier than they were expecting.
Lovely food and relaxing place, most staff are friendly one waiter was a bit grumpy but will go back and try a few more dishes overall a nice place to eat and chat!
Lovely meal with good recommendations from the wonderful staff who looked after us. Very good value for the money. We will be returning soon, a great evening
Food was good, good ambience, nice staff. Suggestion was good. I feel like going to have a get together there soon with my friend in london. Cheers..
Loved the atmosphere - food was really good and the staff were extremely helpful and polite. Will definitely go again. Don't need an occasion to go back!
My husband & I ove this restaurant as great food & friendly staff, the special coated cauliflower dish is a must. One of our favourite Indian restaurants.
Delicious food. Attentive staff. Great atmosphere. Only downside was long delay in being served. It was an exceptionally busy night so we understood why and will book an earlier time in future.
EXCELLENT SERVICE FOOD HOSPITALITY AMBIENCE AND THE CHIILLED KUKRI BEER , WOULD DEFINETLY VISIT LUMBINI AGAIN THIS IS MY 2ND VISIT AND MANY MORE TO COME
The food was excellent, as usual. However, this time the experience was let down by bad service, we waited over an hour for our food, which was much too long. We will be back as the food is good.
Lovely place with a wide selection of great food & very friendly service, love it there. Well worth a try as you will not be dissapoi
Amazing food and the staff were very helpful and knew how to treat people. Great ambiance. Many people that are regulars which is a good thing.
I visited with 3 colleagues, and received excellent food and great service from the friendly and attentive staff. Would definitely return and / or recommend.
Great meal as always, friendly staff & a warm welcome. Would highly recommend this restaurant as very high standard of food with a great choice.
Excellent restaurant with great food and friendly service. The chilli chicken starter was great and the tandoori monkfish melts in the mouth! Would definitely recommend.
Nice surroundings - pleasant staff , nice house white wine , keema naan is the best . Unusual menu with not a lot of familiar dishes. No Madras, Vindaloo etc.
Very good food a huge variety on the menu service was excellent and friendly first visit there definitely be going back I would highly recommend the restaurant
Nice food and good service. Booked for 15 people for a colleague's leaving do. Food served immediately and was in good quantity. Loved all the starters
Enjoyed a lot. Nice place to hangout with friends and family. Tasty and hot food. Momo was awesome, environmental friendly, parking also available. Will come again.
We had to wait more than an hour for our food. They should have told us when we booked for 13 people that the wait time will be so long. We arrived at 7.30 and had our main course served just after 9pm.
Food was great as usual but too loud as there was a big party tonight & service was too slow, so a bit disappointed this time, but you can't fault the food.
Lovely food, good service and lovely ambience. Made to feel welcome and would definetly recommend the restraunt to friends and family. Lovely relaxed atmosphere .
Went for a meal with some colleagues and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the food. Very friendly staff too. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
Excellent food and very good service from staff. Great atmosphere would recommend for a party or a romantic meal. Easy to find but parking limited
Good food, good overall service, will definitely return. Slightly longer wait than I would have hoped but cannot count this against them as it was a Friday night.
Food was good. service was good. But I could not find any parking slots. So I had to drive around to find the plan Ce to park.
Great food but wait to long for it so that's a big down side. So if you got a spare three hours you might enjoy it.
Amazing as always! Staff are great and the food is fantastic.