Popular contemporary Indian restaurant chain Copper Chimney, a well-known culinary landmark from India is now open in Dubai. Copper Chimney was first established in 1972 and now has many branches in India and other parts of the world.
About Copper Chimney
Located on the Ground Level of Millennium Plaza Hotel in Sheikh Zayed Road, Copper Chimney serves up authentic Indian cuisine with a contemporary flair. Having visited their outlets in India, we were excited to try the outlet in Dubai and we had an outstanding dining experience.
Copper Chimney is a spacious venue spread across two floors. The Indian-inspired decor has a modern touch. The interiors of the place is vibrant, rustic and beautiful. Loved the copper bells adorning the staircase wall and other Indian paraphernalia all across the venue.
The first floor features a large dining space along with a private dining area and an open kitchen where you can watch chefs flipping the famous Roomali Rotis, preparing kebabs and other delicacies in the traditional tandoor oven.
This outlet in Dubai is not licensed, so we were a bit disappointed as we couldn’t try the cocktails we used to enjoy in India. Nevertheless their mocktails are creatively crafted and we tried drinks like Delhi Shikanji, Khatta Jaljeera, Melonwalla and Rasleela which were refreshing.
The menu at Copper Chimney is vast and varied, whether you are a vegetarian or a non vegetarian- the options are equally good. Being vegetarians, we opted for the veg dishes.
We ordered Herbed Tomato Soup and Roasted Dal and Lime Soup. Both the soups were good, but the light and healthy herbed tomato soup really stood out for its tangy flavor with a hint of Indian herbs.
Corn and Kurmura Salad was light, healthy and tasty. It is made table side and served fresh.
Their signature Kadak Roomali is a light and crispy appetizer. My suggestion is to start your meal with Kadak Roomali when you visit Copper Chimney.
Super crispy and delicious savory potato patties stuffed with crushed green peas aka Dilli Ki Aloo Tikki was drizzled with mint and tamarind chutneys.
Agra Samosa Chaat was the only dish that we didn’t like as it had too many overwhelming flavors. They should have kept it a bit more simple.
Vegetable Seekh Kebab was barbecued to perfection in the tandoor and it was incredibly delicious.
The Middle-Eastern inspired Tandoori Bread Board had a selection of hand tossed, cocktail tandoori breads like date and cashew topped Kabuli Naan, mini cheese Naanlet and mixed seed Kulcha. It was served with assorted dips and chutney. What a creative and delicious platter it was. The quantity is generous and can be shared between 2-3 people.
Bazaar Ke Chole was comforting and oh-so-amazing. It was cooked street-style in a tin can and served in a ceramic jar and paired with stuffed potato kulcha.
The famous Paneer Masala is so soft and fresh that it just melts in your mouth. This Copper Chimney speciality dish remains unchanged since its inception over four decades ago. It is the best paneer dish ever and you cannot get a paneer dish better than this in the whole of UAE.
We had the Paneer Masala with Chura Paratha. It is a crisp layered Tandoori paratha which is hand-crushed and has a smoky flavor.
Parda Subz Biryani or dum Vegetable biryani was another outstanding dish. It was packed with exquisite flavors. The combination of tender pieces of veggies, spices and fragrant basmati rice was so good. Yes, definitely one of the best vegetable biryani in town. The yogurt Raita went well with the biryani.
The desserts at Copper Chimney are rich, indulgent and unforgettable. We had Almond Phirni Chikki Crumble, Muzaffar and Baked Mithai Halwa. All the three desserts were deliciously different and sumptuous.
We had an exemplary culinary experience at Copper Chimney. The food and drinks were not only delicious and flavorful, but were presented in an inviting manner. The service was friendly and helpful. The pricing is right too. We can’t wait to visit them again.