In the fast-growing dining scene of the city, it’s not every day that we come across a restaurant which makes us want to keep walking through its doors over and over again. We recently ate at the Bombay Canteen and the experience made us fall head-over-heels in love with the space.
We were greeted by the stone walls, stained glass windows and tall ceilings that lend the restaurant a sense of timelessness. The staff immediately assisted us with their recommendations. We noticed that the expansive menu is divided into din bhar (served between 12-7pm), canteen tiffin (served for lunch), chhota (appetisers), bada (main course) and patiala (massive dishes perfect for sharing and only served at dinner).
We started off with the Barley and Jowar Salad. With puffed grains, pomegranate seeds and a spicy hung curd dressing, this became one salad we’d never want to share. Next up was the Kejriwal Toast with single fried egg, melted cheese, and green chilli chutney. What can be said about this pièce de résistance that hasn’t already been said?
The Canteen Haleem with puffed wheat, fresh ginger and mint won over us almost just effortlessly. We also devoured the Ghee Roast Chicken. Cooked in Kundapur ghee roast masala, this one is served with toast and sliced onions and has to be just another culinary winner. When we thought that it just couldn’t get better, the Simple Bheja Fry with coriander, nimbu and kadak toast had us swooning with its nuanced flavours.
For mains, Prawns and Cherry Tomato Moilee is a comforting coconut curry with ginger and green chillies and is also worth a nosh. Our dessert pick was Pati Shapta which entailed Semolina crepes filled with jaggery-sweetened coconut served with coconut ice-cream. It was unique and an indulgence worth every morsel! With hospitality that is stellar, timeless interiors and food that is bomb, how can we not be smitten by this one?
Where: The Bombay Canteen
Unit-1, Process House, S.B. Road,
Kamala Mills, Near Radio Mirchi Office,
Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
Phone: 022 4966 6666
Note: The writer was invited by the restaurant but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own.