Bringing a piece of Bombay to the city of dreams!
After being on our list for a while, we were invited for a bloggers meet and couldn’t say no!
Bombay Dreams is the new kid in town trying to showcase the fine dining experience catering to the vegetarians. The outlet is decently spaced which can accomodate large groups or a table for two. The walls are adorned with artwork that aims to bridge the gap between Bombay and Dubai. For the Indian crowd, they will be pleased with the recent Bollywood hits being played in the background while enjoying their meal.
Rating: 8 Golden Nuggets
We were served with complimentary kachori to begin our lunch with. This was of course along with the dramatic effect thanks to the nitrogen liquid. It was just the snack we needed while scrolling through their menu.
For drinks they only have the regular fizzy drinks which was a slight disappointment, we would suggest to add some mocktails and fresh juices that would be a perfect partner for the amazing delicacies being served.
Beetroot Tikki [AED 25]: These crisp delicacy was one of our favorite. For those who don’t like beetroot will eventually like it since the flavor is subtle and not sweet as the veggie by itself.
Sambal Tofu [AED 28]: Silky soft tofu wrapped in a chili sauce and topped with spring onions which will melt in your mouth. This was one of our favorites because of the heat it packed, beware fella foodies this dish is not meant for the faint hearted.
Bird Eye Chili Paneer [AED 32]: We can never deny spicy dishes, so this turned out to be another favorite of ours. The presentation was as quirky as the name, portraying a nest with the salad as the base and juicy pieces of paneer laid out on a bed of crispy potatoes.
Batata Hibiscus [AED 18]: Another dish we enjoyed. Baby potatoes stuffed with hibiscus flower and strawberry sauce. We loved the deep pink color for the presentation as well.
Halloumi Cigar [AED 30]: The concept of the dish is great but we were missing the cheese pull, so it did not meet our expectations. It was served with a salsa dip that we really liked, which saved the dish for us. Though the fans of Halloumi are in for a treat with this dish.
Khandvi Malai Kofta [AED 35]: A rich and creamy gravy with a tad bit of sweetness in it, perfect for those who have a sweet-tooth. Otherwise it was similar to the regular kofta curries found elsewhere.
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Paneer Lasagne [AED 35]: We loved the concept, a plate on which the grilled paneer were layered creating the base after which the makhani gravy or sauce was poured on it making for a delightful sight!
Bombay Dreams Biryani [AED 25]: It was as good as any regular vegetable biryani, nothing stood out as such to rave about.
Aglio Olio Pasta [AED 24]: A simple spaghetti packed with veggies and the chili flakes enhances the flavor.
Snow White Pasta [AED 25]: If you like the classic alfredo pasta, do not miss out on this, because it will be right up your alley.
Mongolian Hotpot [AED 35]: Part of the Oriental menu, this dish truly amazed us with the aromatic flavors, the right level of spice which you find in Indo-chinese dishes. The rice is blended with a variety of veggies including zucchini, mushroom, peas also some roasted peanuts that took the dish to another level.
Zaafrani Laccha Paratha [AED 10]: Flaky saffron flavored paratha presented in a rose shape. They could be a meal on its own.
Jalebi with Lotus Rabdi [AED 30]: A classic combination of jalebi and rabdi which was everyone’s favorite, the unique part was the lotus flavor.
Dil Se Desi Baklava [AED 40]: This was the best amongst all of the desserts. An imitation of the famous Arabic dessert Baklava. It was layered with different types of Indian halwas which included besan, almond and moong dal. It perfectly complemented the caramel ice-cream that was served along with it.
Ghevar with Cucumber Gelato [AED 35]: This was a miss for us. The Ghevar was hard and not sweet at all, how it should have been. The cucumber gelato was a nice addition, but overall the dessert didn’t match our expectations and we would not recommend it. After all, what’s the point of a dessert without having some sweetness to it.
Kudos to the chef for the presentation of the dishes and the team who did a fabulous job of hosting us. We did find the service to be a bit slow even though the place was not busy.
Decent pricing for the gastronomical experience. The good news is that they are on Zomato Gold, so that will make things easier.
We will be coming back soon for the desserts and more food of course.