Bombay Bungalow review

A family-friendly Indian restaurant at The Beach

Food

Sitting in a super family-friendly area, Bombay Bungalow at The Beach is a good pit stop for those with kids who are looking for something a little different to the fast food options.

When we dine, early in the evening, there are several families sharing a meal and enjoying the seaside vibes.

Standing in the place of what was House of Curry, since undergoing a revamp last year, the restaurant now has fresh new décor and an interesting new menu. It also has an excellent new kids offering, with dishes including golden-fried prawns and non-spicy dhal – all served with chips, salad and an attention-holding colouring set.

For parents, the menu boasts a range of dishes, from the standard (chicken tikka masala and lamb rogan josh), to the much less familiar (burrata butter chicken, anyone?).

We’ve heard so much about the latter that we try it out. The decadent dish is actually a lot nicer than it might sound. It’s rich and creamy, but not in a cheesy way, with the burrata adding extra depth. We also try the guac pani puri, as we can never resist an avocado. It’s fresh, light and bursting with flavour.

With mains at around Dhs50-100 and Dhs40 for a kid’s meal, it’s on the steep side and you’re paying for the location. But if you’re in the area and after some tasty Indian fare, it’s a good option.
Open daily noon-midnight. Unlicensed. The Beach, opposite JBR (800 692 8779).

The bottom line
Top food, but on the pricey side.

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