BOM­BAY BUN­GA­LOW

Does this re­vamped spot of­fer anything new?

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An en­chanted for­est meets an In­dian palace – that’s the best way to de­scribe Bom­bay Bun­ga­low (for­merly House Of Curry), the re­vamped, re­branded In­dian restau­rant in JBR. It’s not just the dé­cor that’s eye-catch­ing; the food is pretty too. Cre­ated by award-win­ning cook­book au­thor chef Hari, the new menu gives tra­di­tional recipes a mod­ern twist. The roti roll prawn ap­pe­tis­ers (Dhs55) weren’t rolled in roti, but breaded and fried to a tasty crisp – a bit like a posh fish gou­jon, with a chilli tomato chut­ney that added a hint of spice. The guac pani poori (Dhs30) wasn’t as tasty – maybe we’re pani poori purists, but the creamy taste and tex­ture of the av­o­cado just didn’t fit.

For a per­fect fu­sion of Mid­dle Eastern and South Asian flavours, or­der the za­atar pa­neer tikka (Dhs45), well-charred creamy cheese served with a beet­root and tahini dip. There are two main course menus, one with clas­sic cur­ries for tra­di­tion­al­ists, and an­other of­fer­ing more ad­ven­tur­ous in­ter­pre­ta­tions. We rec­om­mend the lat­ter, if only for the best­seller: the bur­rata but­ter chicken (Dhs80). The milky Ital­ian cheese melted into the creamy tomato and fenu­greek gravy along­side ten­der chunks of meat, and we mopped up the sauce with a cheese naan (Dhs12). Speak­ing of rich the co­conut ras­malai (Dhs40) is like a softer, milkier ver­sion of a cheese­cake, with a mor­eish driz­zle of salted caramel. Bom­bay Bun­ga­low might not be a stan­dard curry night out, but it’s one worth try­ing.

The Beach JBR, JBR, Dubai, daily noon to mid­night. Tel: (800) 6928779. Taxi: The Beach JBR. bom­bay­bun­ga­lowdxb.com

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