Review on Bombay Bustle
Samyukta Nair the brains behind Michelin-starred Jamava has launched a second restaurant called Bombay Bustle, located just off Regent Street in the former premises of Claude Bosi's Hibiscus. Laid out over two floors, Fabled Studio have created beautiful designs to reflect the art deco interiors of the vintage railway carriages of Mumbai.
There's a stylish pewter dining bar as you enter, with pale green leather furnishings and a terrazzo and Marmoleum floor. The dining room towards the rear features vibrant pink clay plaster walls, and is decked out in bottle green and candy pink leather upholstery, set against tables marked with the legendary alpha-numeric markings produced for the restaurant by the Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Association. The sultry lit lower ground floor embodies a first-class waiting room with timber panelled ceilings, intimate booth seating and cut glass screens, and there's also a dedicated seated dessert bar.
The kitchen sends out a menu of small plates, tandoori dishes, curries and biryanis is inspired by the Dabbawalas, the tiffin tin carriers who delivered home cooked meals across the city to workers by means of scooters and Mumbai's famed local railway.
Typical offerings on the carte include Amritsari fish, beer battered fish, masala green peas and Gurkha chutney or Malabar chicken wings, onions, curry leaves and ginger amongst the small plates. Head over to the tandoor section for Achari lamb chop, Hampshire lamb, pickling spices and pickled onion or Recheado fish tikka, Goan spices, fried onion and chilli paste. To finish there's double ka meetha, fried bread slices soaked in hot tutti frutti masala milk and almonds.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 11.00am - 3.00pm Sun Brunch
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Sat
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express