We just got back from our holiday in India and and we were in a nostalgic state of mind and wanted to try something desi that reminded us of our home country. We found the name of the restaurant Bombay to Mumbai Cafe curiously interesting as it had both old and new names of the city and decided to give it a try.
Located in the Marco Polo Hotel in Deira, Bombay to Mumbai Cafe or BMC is a restaurant, lounge and bar with live music. Their menu features a creative mix of classic Bombay dishes with contemporary Mumbai flair.
The interiors of BMC is Mumbai-inspired. The most striking part of BMC is the vibrant and beautiful paintings representing the city of Mumbai. They’ve a separate bar area and a small stage for live music.
Below is the list of drinks and dishes that we tried at BMC:
We tried their signature cocktails and BMC gola like Cointreau based Memshab, gin and rum based Gin Kakdi and vodka based BMC gola Kala Khatta. Though the drinks tasted good, they weren’t strong enough. They need to up their mixing game. Our favorite was the Kala Khatta.
Mumbai style fare always starts with chaat. We liked the way the humble Pani Puri was served in a shot glass. We also tried the fabulously tasty Dahi Puri.
After the chaat, it was time for starters. Paneer Tikka Nanakeesh is their popular signature dish. It had an amazing smoky flavor and great taste. An absolute must-try at BMC.
Being a vegetarian, we tried only the veg dishes and BMC has good options for vegetarians and non vegetarians. Next we tried the Shikampuri Kebab and Shabnam Ke Moti or stuffed mushroom. Both the starters were deliciously different, well-plated and flavorful. As a lover of all things mushroom, I relished their Shabnam Ke Moti.
For main course, we had their rich creamy and tasty Dal Makhani, oh-so-delightful and succulent Paneer Ki Handi. Freshly made Tandoori Roti went well with both the curries. The dum-cooked Subzi Biryani was well-done and bursting with exotic flavors. It was served along with yogurt based Raita.
To sweeten our palate, we ordered Gajarela Truffles for dessert. It had a covering of white chocolate truffle with warm carrot halwa inside. We loved the creativity and taste of this dessert.
We enjoyed our dinner experience at Bombay to Mumbai Cafe. Good food with an innovative and modern twist. The plating of the dishes was great too. Their Paneer Tikka Nanakeesh is not to be missed.