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A slice of Bombay | Bombay to Mumbai cafe

Bombay to Mumbai café is located on the first level of Marco Polo Hotel. The Hotel in itself has an old world charm, and the same can be seen with the restaurant too.

The moment you enter, you cannot miss the painting, all of them resemble the core of Bombay. If you have lived in the city, you definitely will be able to resonate with the vibes. From the BEST bus to the dhobi to the vibrant Ganpati painting. It was just beautiful.

You have a chat corner near the entrance which is open until 8:00 p.m and a fully equipped bar on the opposite end.  The remaining area is for dining and for a live band. They have a live band that churns out Hindi music, and you can also request for your choice of songs (yay).

We started off with Banarasi paan chuski (with alcohol). The problem with being a Blogger is that you end up spending more time trying to get that perfect shot and end up cold food, or in this case, melted chuski. But nevertheless,  I totally love d the concept of having a Banaarsi paan gola and moreso with alcohol. It’s a sure shot winning combination. it was served with Pistachio toppings.

My friend opted for Lemon mint muddle which was very refreshing and perfect for the hot weather.

We started off with pani puri and dahi puri (I have a weakness for chaat). I loved how pani puri was served. The tangy and sweet water was served in shot glasses with the puri on top filled with moong dal and black chana.  I devoured every single puri and was glad they kept a masala puri in the centre . Dahi puri was a feast in itself. It was just perfect.

For the starters we tried Paneer tikka nana keesh, Mutton kalonji seekh kebab, BMC chicken tikka,  and Shabnam ki moti.

Of the lot my favorite were the Shabnam ki moti and BMC chicken tikka.  Shabnam ki moti is aptly named, you bite into crispy fried shells holding luscious gooey mushroom center which just bursts in your mouth and makes your mouth salivate. BMC chicken tikka was succulent with the right amount of spices.

What I loved about paneer tikka nanakeesh was the novel concept of naan as a pizza base. I’m not a pizza person, and hence didn’t enjoy this much. However, the toppings on its own is delish.

We swiftly moved onto mains post a cosmopolitan and ordered for Chicken tikka masala, Jhangli mix veg, biryani rice and roti with a side of raita. The chicken tikka masala was all things desi. From the right amount of spice to the thick creamy gravy and the succulent chicken. It pleased my desi palate.

Jhangli mix veg was a vibrant platter of bell pepper and paneer. And it looked every bit Jhangli and tasted really good. I love bell peppers, so this was something I devoured.

For dessert we had the Gajarela truffles. Gajar Halwa was cleverly concealed in a white chocolate mould. It wasn’t my favorite as I love piping hot gajar ka halwa on its own. But my friend loved it and she gorged on them all.

The staff is extremely warm and helpful, and ensured we were comfortable throughout our dinner.

The staff, ambiance, amazing food combined with live hindi music makes this place a must visit. If you are from Bombay, you will definitely resonate with the restaurant. If not, enjoy a bit of Bombay in Dubai.

Location: Marco Polo Hotel, Al Muteena, Dubai
Cost: AED 200 for two

Reserve your table at: 045260871

I was invited to Bombay to Mumbai Cafe and all views and images are © Urbanmodish, unless stated otherwise.

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