Latest Bombay Brasserie brunch review, a new brunch in Dubai for 2016. Includes details, start time, hours and restaurant information
Time Out Dubai staff
Bombay Brasserie is following in the footsteps of restaurants such as Rang Mahal, Ashiana and Tresind in proving there is no limit to what can be achieved with Indian cuisine. This mission is further highlighted in the fantastic brunch offering, as chef Jitin Joshi takes diners on a flavourful, textural journey through a colourful array of dishes.
It all starts with a bowl of small, crispy cumin popadoms, a dip of mashed ginger and rhubarb and another of shredded papaya marmalade. It then moves on through dishes such as the divine Malabar salad (prawns that have been marinated in bold spices and chargrilled to perfection), a rich chicken tikka masala and classic desserts like the sweet, sticky gulab jamun topped with edible gold. There’s no such thing as “staple” here.
Plate after beautiful plate makes its way to your table, and you have no idea what’s coming next until your server unveils each intriguing dish and explains, in detail, its origins and the raft of ingredients used.
In the brightly-hued setting with an open kitchen, large windows overlook Business Bay, making it a lovely and leisurely daytime experience. What it lacks in atmosphere (largely due to a current lack of patrons), it more than makes up for in incredible food. On top of this, there are some excellent beverages (including one that sees the bar team stew tomatoes in 32 spices for 21 days) and extremely friendly, knowledgeable service. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs445 (house beverages), Dhs545 (bubbly). Fri 1pm-4pm. Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay (04 438 310004 438 3100).
Most impressive dish The mustard sea bass and marinated prawns.