Brunch Here: Weekend Chillies at Bombay Bustle, MayfairBy Suzi Malin
Bombay Bustle, the bubbly sister to Michelin-starred Jamavar, has just launch Weekend Chillies – a weekend long edition of The Bombay Bustle Brunch. We sent one of our editors to check it out:
Bombay Bustle: The Lowdown
Bombay Bustle is nothing like an ordinary Indian restaurant serving traditional fare. Served alongside an indulgent and comforting array of regionally-inspired day-time dishes on both Saturday and Sunday, the brunch features a capsule collection of table linen from Dandelion, Samyukta’s lifestyle label, to celebrate the joys of tablescaping along with the comforts of home
Bombay Bustle: The Food
We ordered The Bundle Brunch – a feast of dishes which perfectly complemented one another and can only be described as an exciting culinary journey and an adventure for the palate. We tried all dishes timidly and then the sounds ‘mmmm!’ emanated from each of us. The new weekend long brunch menu, created by culinary director Surender Mohan, will see the likes of Uttapam Mutta Roast, featuring free-range eggs, rice pancakes and tomato chutney on the Eggs section of the menu; new Griddle and Grill options Murugan’s Podi Idli, with sesame, chilli, sambar and chutneys and Seabass Pollic.
The food is absolutely amazing – a culinary adventure offering the best and freshest ingredients from a most talented chef and indeed the best Indian food I have eaten in a long time. Some dishes are sophisticated, some are simple street food-inspired but all are prepared with such skill and imagination A humble dish is at once transformed into a blast of flavour and a gourmet delight.
Bombay Bustle: The Vibe
The restaurant looks quite traditional from the outside, inside it is furnished in eau de nil and coral which is calming. The atmosphere is inviting and serene with staff briskly bringing heavenly, steaming dishes, in the calmest of atmospheres. The lack of bustle although it is called Bombay Bustle, is actually a very welcoming feature just off hectic Regent Street.
Bombay Bustle: Our Verdict
The restaurant is for lovers of good food who will be taken on a journey which will not disappoint. In the words of my brunch companion: ‘It’s absolutely super’. Indeed, I cannot recommend it highly enough.