Bombay Vintage is a restaurant & bar located at Colaba, Mumbai.
Going by its name, the all day restaurant has a chic rustic yet contemporary decor depicting mumbai’s culture, vibrancy and heritage.
Their well stocked bar serves amazing cocktails with an indian influence.
It’s food menu pays homage to the diverse communities of mumbai by offering delicacies we have all grown up eating !
One gets to savour the best of maharashtrian, punjabi, koli, manglorean, goan, sindhi, catholic, gujrati, bohri, malvani and parsi cuisine under one roof.
The restaurant also offers value for money thalis for lunch on weekdays.
So here is what I had –
FILTER COFFEE MARTINI –
Vodka based cocktail made with madras filter coffee.
The cocktail was very well balanced, the coffee flavour was intact with the mild bitter flavour of smirnoff.
CRAB GHEE ROAST –
Whole de shelled crab meat made with manglorean spices and roasted in ghee.
Tempered with curry leaves.
Absolutely delicious, one could get a beautiful aroma of desi ghee, the red chilli paste with a hint of tamarind made the crabs burst with flavours.
SMOKED MUTTON SAMOSA –
A bohri kitchen speciality, patti samosa stuffed with minced mutton kheema.
Served with dates and coriander chutney.
The samosa had a flaky crispy outer, mutton filling was mild in its flavour !
CRISPY BOMBIL FRY –
Rice crusted bombil, deep fried to perfection, served with coriander mango chutney.
A mumbai speciality, freshness was the key, tasted delicious !
PEPPER FISH –
Rawas fish chunks marinated with yogurt and black pepper, cooked in tandoor and served with coriander chutney.
The fish had a melt in your mouth texture, flavour was spot on as freshly ground black pepper was used in the making.
MINI MEAL :-
GREEN MASALA SQUID –
Calamari cooked in coriander paste with green chillies and spices.
Served with multigrain puri.
The maharastrian green masala was fabulous, tasted nice with hot vade !
EAST INDIAN PRAWNS PULAV –
Prawns cooked with east indian bottle masala, tossed with onion, tomatoes, potatoes and basmati rice.
It’s a catholic community recipe, one gets a fabulous flavour of zaiphal, cloves and kebabchini. Very different !!
MIXED RICE PHIRNI –
Chilled rice pudding made with milk, basmati rice, red rice and dry fruits.
Served in an earthen pot.
The red rice gave a completely different texture to the phirni, chopped almonds added richness. Lovely !
TOMATO HALWA –
Halwa made with tomatoes, cooked in desi ghee with chopped cashews, topped with vanilla ice cream.
Super tangy and loaded with ghee, good for someone who loves to experiment !
Overall I had a great time !
Bombay Vintage has a fantastic vibe, their food is able to do justice to the varied cuisines they offer !
Service is extremely warm.
Go try indulge !