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“Beautiful restaurant with food and service to match”
Review of Bombay Brasserie

Bombay Brasserie
Ranked #47 of 10,433 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

I have been to many Indian restaurants in Dubai and am surprised I didn't discover this one earlier. Located on the fourth floor of Taj Dubai, this restaurant is just beautiful - the entrance is a long passage that has a pattern created with transparent marble like stones on one wall, Indian art adorns the restaurant wall, the upholstery (cushions and chairs) is a mix of bright colours and prints and there's an open kitchen in the centre. The bar / lounge area is dramatic but stunning. There's desi lounge music (Indian Ocean and Asha Bhosle songs recreated) playing at moderate levels.

We were given a welcome drink (a refreshing, fruity non-alcoholic one) when we got there. Since it was my birthday, the restaurant manager, Mr. Sandeep, created a cocktail for me (that was complimentary). His team were around when we needed them but weren't intruding into our space. They were cheerful throughout the service time. There was attention to details as well - when we asked for the appetisers to be mild and not spicy, they made it a point to ensure the mains were the same. When our beverages were getting over, they were quick to recommend other ones based on the same flavours.

For appetisers we chose bhatti prawns (chargrilled with a kick of spices), gosht pasliyan (well done lamb chops paired with a beetroot chutney - the pieces of beetroot adding texture to the meaty dish), the malabar crab (oily but crunchy) and the standout dish - chicken tukda chaat (tangy pieces of chicken presented in a biscuity ring).

For mains we opted for the creamy, dark mud coloured black dal which was delicious. The butter chicken was tender pieces of chicken swimming in a velvety gravy. Our server recommended the martabaan ka meat (lamb curry served in a spice jar) - the dish tasted no different to home-cooked food (read: comforting and tasty). We ordered a side of garlic naan, roti and cheese kulcha and the kulcha was the best. Think soft bread stuffed with gooey cheese. Yum!

The finale was gulab jamun (milk dumplings that were moist and soft though they were not dunked in syrup), the khajoor anjeer halwa (quite like a pudding) was a sugar-free dessert but pretty sweet because of the natural sweetness of the dates and figs used in them. The mushy but delish dish was served in a Martini glass, and topped with edible gold foil.

It was extremely sweet of the manager to bring a platter of desserts as a birthday 'cake'. It included a chocolate dome - dark and glossy on the outside but a milk chocolate mousse inside. The platter also included a piece of gulab jamun, gajar halwa (a carrot pudding served in triangular shapes) and fresh berries. Rose petals were strewn around the plate.

The average cost with one alcoholic beverage is around AED 300 per person. It's not your everyday restaurant but worth considering if you're celebrating a special occasion. The team does go out of their way to make a memorable dining experience.

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Thank NainaShahani
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TAJOUTLETS, Manager at Bombay Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Dear NainaShahani,

Thank you very much for taking time and sharing such a beautiful feedback. Your comments are greatly received and we are really glad that you loved the food and hospitality. We are truly humbled with such nice and detailed comments. I will ensure that your feedback is shared with Bombay Brasserie family, especially with Sandeep.

We look forward to welcoming you again in near future.

Best wishes,
Sachin Hasan - Manager Bombay Brasserie

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

An excellent exposure to an Indian Cuisine 5 star establishment. Service outstanding, ambience tops.

Thank Gwynneth S
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TAJOUTLETS, Manager at Bombay Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Dear Gwynneth S,

Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your feedback. Your comments are greatly received and we are really glad that you loved the food and hospitality. I will ensure that your feedback is shared with Bombay Brasserie family.

We look forward to welcome you again in near future.

Best wishes,
Sachin Hasan - Manager Bombay Brasserie

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We had to cancel our booking at Amal at Armani Restaurant due to some issues and zeroed on this after some thought and it turned out be one of the high points of our Dubai trip. Firstly the service; no matter who you are , for Taj staff you are a celebrity deserving special attention ! From the time you enter and till the time you walk out you are in a different zone. They have a nice view of Burz Khalifa and partial view of Dubai fountains. They serve Indian food but the variety is gourmet and extensive. As we had a connoisseur as our guest, the ordering was mostly done by him, hence I am not able to remember all the dishes ordered. But we liked 'Bhatti Prawns', 'Roti pe Boti' and 'minted lamb chops'. The lamb chops were succulent and awesome. In the main course we had chicken dish with Roti and 'Lucknowi Gosht Biryani' which were also very good. It was an evening well spent in a nice ambience.

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Thank shasidpra
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TAJOUTLETS, Manager at Bombay Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Dear shasidpra,

Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your feedback. Your comments are greatly received and we are thrilled to read your detailed comments and glad that your "happy exchange" turned out to be one of the highlights of your trip. I will ensure that your feedback is shared with Bombay Brasserie family.

We look forward to welcome you again in near future.

Best wishes,
Sachin Hasan - Manager Bombay Brasserie

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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant with amazing food, staff and views. We had visited the Taj in Cape Town previously (twice in a week!) and they were happy to try to outdo them...which they did. Do not miss and much more reasonable than some of the other places we visited in Dubai.

Thank Sean S
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TAJOUTLETS, Manager at Bombay Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Dear Sean S ,

Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your feedback. Your comments are greatly received and we are really glad that you loved the food and hospitality. I will ensure that your feedback is shared with Bombay Brasserie family.

We look forward to welcome you again in near future.

Best wishes,
Sachin Hasan - Manager Bombay Brasserie

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

From the moment we entered to the moment we left,the experience was extraordinaire!! I has booked the place for my husband's birthday and was definitely a great idea. food was culinary delight. We were well looked after by our server of the evening Ajeet who made sure we had a wonderful time. Definitely a great place

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TAJOUTLETS, Manager at Bombay Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Dear Monica S,

Thank you very much for taking time and sharing your "Fabulous" feedback. Your comments are greatly received and we are really glad that you loved the food and hospitality. I will ensure that your feedback is shared with Bombay Brasserie family, especially with Ajeet.

Thank you once again for choosing us for a special occasion of your life.
We look forward to welcome you again in near future.

Best wishes,
Sachin Hasan - Manager Bombay Brasserie

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