After several Arabic buffets for Iftar, I am glad I am breaking my fast at an Indian restaurant, Bombay Bungalow located at JBR, The Walk. Bombay Bungalow offers a carefully selected set menu which comprises of lentil soup, freshly cut fruits, a salad with a twist, assorted kebab platter, biryani, 4 types of curries and a dessert platter.
Iftar timings at Bombay Bungalow is 07:00pm to 10:00pm.
Bombay Bungalow has got the best seats at JBR, The Walk. There is no doubt that you are going to love sitting outside with a view of the beach or just be inside the restaurant and be fascinated with design of the interiors that showcases Indian heritage. Every side of the design has a story to tell.
Every table had Dates, spicy nuts and Mango Chutney waiting. As expected from an Indian restaurant the mango chutney was the better one. I think the salad was the only item from Iftar set menuthat was a turn off. It was a pretty looking salad with a modern twist but doesn’t have enough to impress your taste buds.
The Mumbai Bunglow signature mocktails were mind blowing.
- Weight of gold – chilled coconut water muddled with Indian spices topped with a dash of soda.
- Indian summer – Fresh orange, lime and date extracts topped with soda.
The mango lassi was typical but I would prefer to have those signature mocktails once again. The lentil soup was very good and perfect for a good start.
Then came the Kebab and tikka platter. It’s been a while I’ve had anything spicy this Ramadan and this platter had all that I needed. The chickens were quite spicy and kids definitely can’t have them but as an adult you are going love every bite of it! The kebab was next best thing for me, the green marinated fish and the prawns was also a joy. I am glad they had this platter included in the Iftar menu.
They had four fantastic curries lined up in the Iftar menu but the sad part is only one roti came as compliments and you had to buy additional rotis separately. So we ordered the butter naan and I was surprised it just felt like a buttered roti and didn’t have the thickeness and fluffs of a naan. I think they should do better with their naans. Butter chicken was my favourite from the curries and the lamb inside the rogan gosh was tender and literally would melt in your mouth. Dal makahni was thick and impressive too.
Both Chicken and Lamb biriyani was impressive but the lamb biriyani had more flavor in it. The pieces in both of them were ample and was the best part about the biriyani.
The dessert platter had the best of Indian desserts and they were top class! Each one of them were truly amazing in quality, I would say Gulab Jamun would be one of the best you could have, the rasmali was one of a kind. The Mango kulfi stick was a little frustrating as the stick was too small for it and the entire piece would most often end up in my mouth which would turn out to be too cold! But that said you are definitely going to love the sweet ending here.
The karak chai was not part of the Iftar menu but they make a guniene strong milk tea, just how Indians want it. This tea is definitely a treat if you have the habit of sipping a strong cup of milk tea after breaking your Iftar. Click here to visit their official website where you could also find their entire menu. Click pictures below to see them in full screen view: