It took some time for joints like Irish House, Serafina and Bombay Brasserie to come to Kolkata but thanks to Quest Mall, we can now savor the goodness that these places cook up. I am a regular visitor to Quest and it’s restaurants but somehow I never ventured into Bombay Brasserie till a couple of weeks back. And after my meal, I was literally kicking myself for not going there earlier!
I loved the decor of the restaurant which from the outside looks like a European cafe. You would never guess that it actually serves Indian food. I like a restaurant to be spacious and Bombay Brasserie sure is. The dining space is large, there are antique cage like lighting fixtures and comfortable seating arrangements. They also have an enclosed dining space if you are looking for some privacy. Overall, the place looks classy yet homely and comfortable. Exactly the way I like it.
We started off our meal with some signature Bombay Brasserie mocktails which were served in mason jars. I tried the Kacche Aam Ka Sherbet and loved its sweet and tangy flavor. Another drink I loved was the Watermelon Blossom which was very refreshing. They have a variety of drinks to suit every palate but if you want my recommendation, try the Kacche Aam Ka Sherbet during this season.
After the mocktails came the Murg Badami Shorba. I’m not fond of soups and shorbas in general but I did taste it and liked how light it was. Not for those looking for something spicy though. For the spice lovers, the Gunpowder Potatos and the Crispy Andhra Chicken is for you. Surprisingly, I preferred the potatos over the chicken. And this is coming from a hardcore chicken lover! I also liked the juicy and succulent Moorgh Soola.
For the main course, vegetarian dishes included Paneer Sirka Pyaz, Tarkari Maseladar and my all time favorite, Kaali Dal. For us carnivores, we had Salli Chicken and Martaban Achari Chicken which tasted excellent. Accompanying the main course was a variety of parathas and my favorite was the Chur Chur Paratha – flaky, light and powdered with spices on top. I also loved the Saffron Paratha and would definitely recommend you to try these two with your gravies. There was also a very light Handi Biryani but I would anyday choose the parathas over the biryani.
No meal is complete without desserts and we were served Rabri with Jalebi and a very interesting dish called Chocolate Kurkure with Vanilla Icecream. Think of it as chocolate filled fried cylindrical wantons served with icecream. Anything with chocolate always rocks my boat and so did the chocolate kurkure. Give it a try when you are at Bombay Brasserie.
Writing a food post is never easy because you remember and then crave for the good things you ate and now I’m craving for the Chur Chur Paratha, Gunpowder Potatos and the Achari Chicken. I have to visit Bombay Brasserie soon!
Bombay Brasserie: 33 Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Quest Mall, 5th Floor, Kolkata: 700017
Meal for two: `1,500
Timing: Noon to 4 pm; 7-11 pm