Bombay Brasserie Restaurant Review – Vegetarian Options
My friends and I decided to go down for a nice lunch here. Getting a place on a weekend here is a task! They don’t take reservations so better be there when it opens! We were there by 12:30-45 pm. After 30-40 minutes in the sweltering heat, we got inside in the comforts of A/c.
The high ceiling, white and blue colours make this place elegant, open and relaxing. It wears the shabby chic look. Every nook and corner filled with antiques like old typewriters, fans and tonnes of dabbas (old tiffin boxes) giving it a quirky touch. Overall a nice warm place to eat. They have an outdoor seating, perfect for winters.
This place offers India cuisine with a twist! They created the WOW moments with their food presentation. Each dish has been carefully crafted. You can see the hard work gone into creating the menu and different presentation style for each item. I am a vegetarian and I was happy they had a lot of veg choices!
We were parched in the heat and went on to place our drinks orders first. I ordered Kairi Sherbet (Raw Mango drink) and it was perfect. Balanced the sweet tangy flavours, just what I needed! My friend chose to walk down the memory lane with the Juhu Beach Gola. For those who don’t know about Gola. It’s crushed fine ice serve in different flavours. Her choice was the famous ‘Kala-Khatta’. As soon as it hit our table she was like a kid in a candy store. We even tried the Paan Milkshake, not my favourite.
To start off we ordered the Aam papad paneer and gunpowder potatoes. The best dish that we tried! It was sublime. Juicy soft paneer just melts in your mouth. The sweet tangy sauce just dances on your tongue. You can fault this dish! The gunpowder potatoes were fun and loved the perfectly cooked potatoes. Not overdone or under. We noticed almost all tables having white little-stuffed rotis kinda thing! They were cheese stuffed Kulchas. They looked amazing! One had to close their eyes as they take a bite of them. So good…and definitely a cheese lover’s dream, no wonder my husband enjoyed them a lot!
For the Mains, we ordered the Bombay Lunch and Chatka Chhole Kulchey. I must say their presentation is where they get 10/10. The Bombay lunch came with vegetable curry with crunchy rice fried vermicelli. Served with coconut rice wrapped in banana leaf. The curry also had coconut undertone to it. It signified subtle coastal flavours wonderfully.
The Chhole Kulchey on the order hand was tasty but a little too oily. The kulcha was nice too. We ordered churchur paratha just because we loved the name! We were not disappointed, it was flaky and crushed paratha with a very chatpata taste to it.
In spite of being stuffed with all this food, we ordered one dessert and share amongst all four of us (all try hard to watch our waistline). Mango is in the season we went for RAS-E-AAM. The entry of dessert was rather dramatic. With smoke arising out of the bowl gave it a very ‘Shaahi’ feel.
It was 2 roshogullas topped dunked in rabdi with aamras on top. The presentation again upped our expectation. But, we were very disappointed with it. The rabdi was thin and for some reason had an odd tangy flavour to it. It was a very so-so dessert. Maybe it was an off day for desserts. Hope next time they surprise us with a wonderful dessert. You always want to end your meal on a high note!
Eating food is all about the taste and overall experience. This place offers a great food experience from the look to the taste! Overall a great place, warm staff & wonderful food. You guys should definitely try and share your views with me.
Bombay Brasserie, Indiranagar
Cuisine: Morden Indian
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 12:00noon — 12 Midnight
Telephone:080 4147 1004
Map: Location link
Price Range: Rs1500 for two approx.