From a variety of Indian cuisines available, and an ambience that is pleasing to the eyes, Bombay Brasserie is a sheer delight!
How about trying a variety of food from different corners of India while sitting in your city, Mumbaikars? Sounds impossible, right? But here's a place where you can head to as it offers not just Maharashtrian but also Punjabi, Assami, Parsi, Bengali, and Rajasthani food under one roof. The name is Bombay Brasserie, and it's a must-visit for good food, a good vibe, and many more reasons.
The decor and the ambience are beautiful, and as you enter, you'll come across the bar, which is well decked up. On the left, an entire wall showcases sarees from different states, like Kanjiwaram of Kerala, Gadwal of Hyderabad, and more. The other wall is decorated with dabbas giving a tribute to the dabba wallas of Mumbai. The first floor is equally pretty, where you'll see shelves packed with handpainted wooden dolls representing different north cultures. Instead of a chandelier, an appealing installation of kites adds a pop of colour to the minimalistic ambience.
We ordered a Hot Kadhi Samosa chaat to start our meal, and it was a basic samosa with a twist. Served with kadhi, chutney, and sev, it was a dish we loved. The kadhi was served in an aachar dabba that kept it piping hot. It was nothing but lip-smacking and the flavour of the same mixed with the crunch of the sev tasted simply amazing. We recommend eating this while it's hot, otherwise the samosa will get soggy.
Up next, was Tandoor Bhune Aloo, which was flavourful, and had the perfect tandoori taste. The potatoes were well cooked, and the orange chutney gave a nice tangy taste to it. Garnished with pomegranate, this appetizer had a tinge of sweetness which we absolutely loved.
For Non-Veg, we tried the Smoked Madras lollipop, which was served with papad and garnished with coconut. It had a peppery flavour with a hint of spice and bitterness, which was good. However, it did lack a smoky flavour but can be tried if you love tender chicken.
Our next dish was Banana Leaf Wrap Grilled Fish which was simply out of the world. It wouldn't be wrong to say that it is one of the best fishes we have ever eaten in a while. The fish was super soft and melted in our mouths. The flavour of the marination was all about coconut and spices, which we enjoyed.
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We then ordered the delicious Marwari Papad kofta, which was served with Naan. The kofta was made with paneer and aloo, and the layer was covered with papad crumbs. It had a tangy and tomatoey flavour with the creaminess of the potatoes. The kofta was very gooey, and the combination of the papad gave a crunchy taste.
Our next order was the Nilgiri Veg curry, a mixed vegetable curry cooked in a sweet and creamy green curry. Served with appam, this was another favourite on the table, and we loved it. The appam was sprinkled with chilli flakes which gave a nice spicy taste and were worth saving space in our stomachs for.
From the Non-Veg section, we further ordered the Punjabi cooker chicken. The meat was very tender and succulent. The spices were very flavorful, and we relished them. We also tried the Mario Mango Prawn curry served with coconut rice. The curry was tangy and sweet, while the coconut rice was nicely cooked. Wrapped in a banana leaf, the rice was creamy and is something we wouldn't mind going back to the restaurant for.
The food is epic at this place, but the mocktails are equally impressive. Our favourites were charcoal lemonade and Angooroi soda. Both these drinks were not just refreshing but healthy, too. The staff told us that charcoal has many skin benefits, so the lemonade drink helps avoid aging.
For dessert, we tried Ras-E-Aam, a fun combination of ras malai and ras gulla. The Ras Malai was topped off with Aam Ras and was heaven, so if you have a sweet tooth, this dessert will be perfect for you.
Overall, Bombay Brasserie's food is a must-try if you're looking for a variety and some soul-refreshing mocktails.
Where: Dhanraj Mahal, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai
Timings: 12: 00 pm - 12: 00 am
Price: Rs. 2,500 for two people (approx.) without alcohol.