Review: Bombay Delight

The Wimbledon restaurant is celebrating its two-year anniversary

After two weeks of being abstentious and trying to detox after the success of Christmas, I was very much looking forward to an evening at Bombay Delight, and we were not to be disappointed. This buzzing, lively and spacious restaurant really does have something for everyone, and we were bowled over by the wonderful service and warmth of this family-run business.

The restaurant was busy and vibrant and the waft of the authentic cuisine permeated throughout.

To begin, we had spicy margarita cocktails, which were accompanied by the starters perfectly. We were spoiled with an array of samosas with chickpeas, onion and tomato in a mint tamarind sauce along with uttapam, topped with onions, tomatoes and fresh coriander. Delicious!

Then for the main courses we were tempted by the fresh and ample seafood trolley and treated to incredible king prawns, accompanied by aubergine cooked with onion and tomato masala, tempered with ginger. The combination of flavours complemented each other spectacularly. We also shared a chicken biryani served with rice, mint, caramelised onion and saffron, along with tomato and cucumber raita.

After our main course came the espresso martinis, made at the smart bar. This power-up gave us a second wind and we then ordered desserts to share. We had the warm triple chocolate brownie, with melting, vanilla ice cream on top; and some honey ginger ice cream which was sublime.

All in all, if there was a meal worth ending a detox for it was this one. Its own description is apt as it says, “every bite is a journey through the vibrant streets of Mumbai” and Laxman and Ram go out of their way to make this a contemporary yet comfortable and relaxed venue. We will certainly be going back.