London’s original grand Indian restaurant Bombay Brasserie has re-launch with brand new menus and freshly designed interiors. This South Ken institution first opened its doors in 1982 and has undergone a couple of refurb’s in its time.
However its latest look emphasises the restaurant’s colonial style by introducing woodwork sourced from India and Portugal, plantation shutters, traditional ceiling fans and customised brass lamps from the ‘brass city’ Moradabad. A very rare feature is the adivasi (ethnic/tribal) inspired hand-painted wall in the tropical orangery.
As always the 84-cover conservatory will be a big draw and there is now an outside seating area with hanging pendants and sumptuous cushioned seating.
Exec chef Prahlad Hegde, alongside Sriram Aylur, has reinvented the menu with the addition of new dishes such as: Venison roast (strips of venison fillet, onion, tomato, ginger, spices, coconut slivers) and Prawn hara pyaz ka (black tiger prawns, spring onions, scallions, tomatoes and spices).
Bombay Brasserie are also bringing back some of old favourites like: Palak Patta Chaat (crispy fried baby spinach, yoghurt, date and tamarind chutney) and Baingan Bharta (smoked aubergine mash, cumin, chilli, and coriander leaves).