I visited this restaurant on a weekend to try out their 7 course brunch. Bombay Brasserie is one of the best fine dining places i have visited till date! It is located in Taj – Business Bay
The interiors of the place are amazing, giving an indian touch to the seats. The seating area is big enough – overlooking Burj Khalifa.
We were welcomed in a friendly way and were leaded to a table. The management introduced us to the menu and we were served with their best mocktails. These included Ranjha, Heer and Bansuri.
The main ingredients of Ranjha were peach, guava and rose – the drink had a unique and amazing taste. The main ingredients of Heer were mango and lemon – this drink had a bit of sour taste; nevertheless, it tasted great too! Bansuri was my personal favorite drink – its main ingredients included cucumber and coriander – this drink was absolutely refreshing and amazingly done!
We were then served with snacks made of rice which was served along with rubaab ginger and green papaya. This was a great snack and went great along with the rubaab ginger dip. This dip had a sweet taste.
The first course of the brunch was served which was a chaat platter that included dahi pakodi, paapdi chaat and Pani puri. The pani puri’s pani was served in a small antique jug – i totally loved this concept!
All the 3 items in the chaat platter were done perfectly with a perfect taste! Infact, the presentation of the platter was impressive and beautifully done!
The second course included red chicken tikka and chicken malai tikka served with green apple mash, salad and scallops. This dish was accompanied with mint chutney as well. The chicken was really soft and cooked perfectly. The green apple mash was something new for me and i totally loved the idea of the way it was served along with this course.
The third course included Chicken Basil Tikka and chicken tukda chaat. The chicken basil tikka was done good with as usual soft piece of chicken. The chicken tukda chaat was the star of the whole brunch – it was presented in between a bread stick in a round shape. This chaat tasted amazing and had some chinese touch to it which made it taste even better. This course was served with sprinkle of tamarind, mint chutney and yogurt.
The fourth course included roti pe mushroom and paneer pilli mirch with beetroot pachidi. This course actually could have been replaced with lamb/beef but since i do not eat the specific meat, we were served with vegetarian options.
The roti pe mushroom was a snack which included crushed mushrooms served on a mini roti. Being a mushroom lover, i absolutely loved the dish. The paneer pilli mirch included paneer being served in round shapes and was cooked with great combination of spices. The paneer was really soft which even made it better having the dish.
The fifth course included a unique fish dish – Kaagaz wali Machi. This dish came wrapped in a paper with a big piece of fish. On knowing more details on its preparation, we came to know that the fish is marinated, wrapped in a paper and grilled along with the paper. The concept sounded great and interesting. This was definitely one of the best courses of this brunch.
The sixth course included main dishes – chicken tikka masala, dal tadka and special fish main cooked in a coconut and tomato gravy. The mains came along with naans and rice. The chicken tikka masala was spicy and tasted delicious. The dal tadka lacked some salt, the rest being great. The fish dish was something different i had tried – i personally, don’t like the flavor of coconut in any gravy dish but this one would definitely prove to be a good dish for the ones who like this combination.
The seventh and the final course of the brunch included Gulab Jamun on a pastry crust – the presentation and taste of this dish was AMAZING. It was served in a glass which looked so unique and different. The gulab jamun was placed above a tiny pastry crust and underneath the crust was red jelly – the dish made an amazing dessert in all!
All in all, this brunch is worth trying along with friends and family. Even the pure vegetarians will get great options in their brunch! Will definitely be coming back soon!