I have a confession to make – I am a recently converted lover of Indian food. I know, face palming myself as I say that. Somehow, for a very long time I thought it was too spicy for me and I kept on avoiding it, as I do not necessarily like spicy food. I am so annoyed on all the years of goodness I missed out.
When I received an invite to go and experience the newly opened Bombay Bustle in Mayfair, I was excited to now feed my Indian food hunger. Have you been yet? Do you like Indian food? If the answers to those questions are No, Yes -you have to try it out. It is absolutely fantastic, from the inspired decor to the impeccable food they serve.
A little bit of history that sits behind every great venue.
‘Inspired by the Dabbawalas, the institution of men who use Mumbai’s famed local railway to deliver home cooked meals across the city, Bombay Bustle will pay homage to the culture and people, whose expanse of origins from across India have influenced its culinary history.’
The interior is inspired by the trains and the seat numbering within the carriages. The tables are marked with the legendary alpha numeric markings. It has stylish art deco details on the top floor, and you genuinely feel like you are about embark on an exotic journey while having your dinner. I was kind of expecting to start moving any minute. The colours are vibrant and some of my favourite shades of pink and green, which are fabulous together.
We started with a cocktail. The bartender is a true artist. In places like this, I never order from the menu, I ask for them to make me something based on my favourite spirit – vodka.
The end result did not disappoint.
We had some nibbles at the bar and then moved to our carriage inspired table. I was genuinely excited we got the corner pink table (the little things in life).
The main courses were extremely good as well, and the service was friendly and prompt. My personal favourite remains: Masala Akuri with Truffle Naan. I can pretty much eat Naan 24/7, and I am already planning my return to eat this again.