The Facts
NAME: Bombay Bustle
IT'S: An Indian restaurant in Mayfair

17-11-2017

OPENED: November 17th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Samyukta Nair and chef Rohit Ghai
LOCATION: Mayfair
ADDRESS: 29 Maddox Street, W1S
CLOSEST TUBE: Oxford Circus
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Saturday 12pm–2.30pm; 5.30pm–10.30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 020 7290 4470
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RESERVATIONS: Email: [email protected]

Bombay Bustle

OPENED November 17th, 2017

Bombay Bustle is a new Indian restaurant from Samyukta Nair and chef Rohit Ghai (of Michelin-starred Jamavar), now open in Mayfair.

The restaurant was originally due to open under the name Dabbawala, as it is inspired by the people who use Mumbai’s railway to deliver home-cooked food in tiffins to workers across the city.

The Spot:

The interior is inspired by the railways of Mumbai too, so the restaurant nods to the first class dining coaches, with pale green leather seats and a dining bar made from pewter.

The restaurant is split over two levels and decked out in pastel shades of pink and green, with the lower ground floor echoing waiting rooms, with timber-panelled ceilings, booth seating and cut glass screens.

The Food:

Chef Rohit Ghai cooks some spectacular Indian food that is easily some of the best in London, earning him a Michelin star earlier this year for his Mayfair restaurant Jamavar (go and eat the stone bass with avocado chutney – it will blow your mind).

Chef Rohit is exploring home-style Mumbai cooking, with regional recipes reflecting the diverse cultural milieu of the city, alongside his own family dishes passed down from his mother. Seasonal delights, inspired by Mumbai and the surrounding areas.

Recipes are seasonal and include misal pav (spiced bean sprouts) topped with potato salli, kolhapuri spiced spit roasted chicken, seabass and scallop tawa pulao, and a Southern Indian style ishtew with idiyappam, which are ‘string hoppers’ ( basically like pancakes made from noodles).

There are also dishes reminiscent of Samyukta’s school days, where lunch was delivered by the tiffin carriers, so there will be tiered tiffin tins, with each box presented to the table and unpacked to reveal curries, breads and rice, ideal for a quick, satisfying lunch. For dessert, there’s a wonderful Indian take on bread pudding called double ka meetha, which is fried bread slices soaked in hot tutti frutti masala milk and almonds. YUM.

The Damage:

Small plates are £6-10; tandoor dishes £10-18; biryanis and pulao £14-18 and curries £14-16. Desserts are around £6.

In a Nutshell:

We’re really excited to get a taste of the tiffin lunch for ourselves. Chef Rohit Ghai told Just Opened London, ‘Tiffins are traditionally towered boxes brimming with food made in the homes of the working community, transported to their intended recipient through a complex route of local trains, handcarts and bicycles. The path of each tin is carefully navigated by the carriers, with each being marked by an individual code; a carefully crafted system which has been at the center of day to day life in Mumbai for decades.’ We’re pleased to say that it’s going to be a lot easier to order yours at the restaurant.

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The Facts
NAME: Bombay Bustle
IT'S: An Indian restaurant in Mayfair

17-11-2017

OPENED: November 17th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Samyukta Nair and chef Rohit Ghai
LOCATION: Mayfair
ADDRESS: 29 Maddox Street, W1S
CLOSEST TUBE: Oxford Circus
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Saturday 12pm–2.30pm; 5.30pm–10.30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 020 7290 4470
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Email: [email protected]

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