Dinner Review: Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai

Dinner Review: Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai

16 Sep 2019

It’s the flagship spice emporium at swish Taj hotels all over the world; a favourite spot for celebrations, milestones and A-List sightings – from Tom Cruise to Elizabeth Hurley. But that is precisely why any tinkering with the tried and tested menu of stalwarts at this upmarket haunt is such a tricky endeavour. Luckily, the team at the Dubai outpost have succeeded in enhancing an already strong offering, with a set of 15 new dishes that’ll delight even the most ardent of fans of the traditional menu.

Flavours are familiar – yet they’ve delved into different cooking techniques, both old and new, to give a twist to dishes. Biryani is encased in banana leaves and served in the bamboo bark it was cooked over charcoal in, reviving an ancient method used by tribes.

Dinner Review: Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai

Samosas are plated in their original incarnation alongside a deconstructed version, whilst rich lamb curry is presented in pickling jars and kale kebabs stuffed with cheese work surprisingly well when paired with their chutneys. A variety of kulfi – sweet, frozen milk desserts in unusual flavours like rose, chilli and gulab jaman – offer up an Insta-friendly, brilliantly visual moment as they come perched in a lovely Aladdin-style lamp.

Dinner Review: Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai

A mention must go to the service; the team can explain every dish flawlessly. Plus, the setting is stunning, with colourful Indian murals flanking an open kitchen – solo diners might want to take a pew overlooking the action – and twinkling Downtown Dubai lights.

INFO: Fourth floor, Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay, Dubai, Tel: +9714 438 3222, tajhotels.com, @bombaybrasseriedubai