Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Meal for two: Rs 1,600
Mumbai is a city but Bombay is an emotion. The city of dreams that houses many Bollywood celebrities is also known for its huge variety of street food. Anyone who is in love with the city of dreams would love to indulge into the new restaurant -cum-bar Bombay Bar. As the name suggests, the bar is true to it and servers Bombay ka food and drinks.
The restro-bar is capable of seating over 100 guests at a time. The place also has two private dining room.Serving cocktails and beer buckets , the place takes us to a nostalgic trip through the glofen era of Hindi cinema. With a beautiful lounge to recline and rejoice with Bollywood songs playing in the background, one can enjoy good food along with good music.
I started my evening with cocktails—Dream City, Baadshah Journey and Red Carpet. The drink features pineapple, malt combined with bourbon whisky which lightens up your taste bud.Baadshah Journey mixes coffee vodka with orange flavour and is served with Kitkat chocolate. This drink does give an intense taste of chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Red Carpet on the other hand, is a light cocktail with rose syrup in it. It looks beautiful and it gets down very smoothly.
The next on my platter was Church gate platter and Kharghar khao gali platter. Kharghar khao gali platter is veg platter consisting of hummus, tabbouleh, pickled falafel, crispy pita, lavash and paneer tikka. Each dish on the platter was crispy outside and soft inside. Every dish on the platter melted in the mouth very smoothly. Coming to Church gate platter, this platter is for hardcore non-vegetarians. The platter consisted of gilaafi seekh, lemon grass chicken tikka, saffron sole and creamy seekh. All the kebabs on the platter were crispy from outside and finely cooked from inside. The kebabs were juicy and soft and were a perfect combination with drinks.
The restro- bar believes in making their foodie customers get a feeling of aamchi Bombay. They have also included Bombay’s street food in their menu. As Vada Pao is the street food specialty of the city of Dreams, Bombay bar has its own Bombay ka vada pao on their menu. The restro-bar serves the vada pao with a straw-like object on it, filled with chutney. All you have to do is squeeze it to let the chutney get inside the vada pao. It was scrumptious and was served along with onion and lemon.
Next up was Bombay ki pav bhaji and parsi keema pao. Pao bhaji which was nothing less than a blast of flavours, lingered on our tastebuds for a while and got us all the more excited to gorge on what came next. Parsi keema pao tasted much like pao bhaji itself but is made out of chicken keema. Keema pao also melted into the mouth and gave an essence to the taste buds.
To satiate my craving for sweet, I had a little sweet platter of Kheer, brownie, gajar ka halwa and Phirni. Each of these tasted scrumptious and was a good sweet end to the whole meal.