Date Night: Bombay Brasserie serves excellent Indian food made with French influences

Bombay Brasserie puts ‘elegant simplicity’ on the pedestal, making everything from street food to tandoori extra delicious

What’s it like at Bombay Brasserie?

The space is gorgeous, one that resembles an elegant Parisian brasserie. Owned by Indian Hotels Company Limited, a tremendous hospitality company behind hotels like Umaid Bhawan Palace, the Bombay brand was founded in 1982 in London as “reimagined Indian fine dining”.

It has since expanded its footprint to Cape Town, Dubai and now, Singapore, where its first casual outpost lies. Bombay Brasserie, as we see it, is a love letter to classic and contemporary Indian cuisine, made with a healthy amount of French influence, pleasantly surprising even the most pedantic diners.

Spinach Kofta with Camembert. Photo by Bombay Brasserie

What should one order?

French and contemporary influences are palpable in dishes like the Chicken Tikka Croquettes, Avocado and Salmon Papdi Chaat, and Seafood Bisque Rasam. There are also options that are straight-up French, such as Lobster Thermidor, Steak Au Poivre and the Rack of Lamb, served with ratatouille and gratin dauphinoise. But when in Bombay Brasserie, you order items from the tandoor (the grilled prawn is exceptional) and selection of street food (we love the Aloo Papdi Chaat). Also attempt bigger orders like Spinach Kofta, stuffed with camembert, sits in a deliciously nutty korma sauce; and the Kashmiri Rogan Josh, a boneless lamb stew, is served with cumin rice and garlic naan and is perfectly spicy.

Queen’s Necklace. Photo by Bombay Brasserie

Too spicy? The restaurant does cocktails, too, from the classics to signatures inspired by the cities of Mumbai and Paris. Otherwise, order a whisky by the glass or if you’re feeling up to it, there are Indian wines available by both glass and bottle.

What else is there to know?

Part of Indian Hotels Company Limited Is Taj Holidays, a subsidiary that organises themed holidays for the well-deserving (that’s you). Enjoy a royal retreat in historical properties, such as the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, and be treated like—no prizes for guessing—royalty. More details here.

Bombay Brasserie
26 Beach Road,
South Beach Avenue, B1-23/24/25
Singapore 189768
Tel: +65 6980 7163