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US$19 - US$39
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy a nice high tea. I have experienced high tea from the Belmond Mount Nelson to the One & Only. Recently we visited the Taj to explore their experience for the Valentines special. The server was friendly and attentive but I cannot in good...faith recommend high tea at Bombay. We were never even presented with a tea menu. The dessert tray consisted of 2 small breads and 2 chocolate squares. The additional spaces were encompassed by butter and jam spreads. In past experiences we left full with takeaways. The options were so few and lack luster that we were planning a place to eat following our departure. The ambiance and decor is beautiful but, If you are looking for a fantastic fulfilling high tea. The Taj Bombay is not the place. It was really disappointing...More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 22 November 2020

The wife and I had Sunday lunch at this superb fine dining establishment. From the moment a telephonic reservation was made through Jonathon, the restaurant manager, one truly experienced the Taj superior level of service. The Executive chef, David Tilly exhausted all avenues to ensure...a remarkable experience that is second to none. From our arrival one could not fault the attentiveness of staff, which remained excellent throughout our stay. I would highly recommend the Chicken Tikka starter and for mains, the Buna Ghost and the Lamb Birjani. The restaurant has an extensive wine list, while the desert menu is outstanding. In addition they serve an all day menu which is also welcoming, since it caters for families with children as well. Thank you, Manager Jonathon for outstanding service and faultless professionalism.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

Beautiful setting, excellent service, food good. If you Indian or Malay these flavors wont surprise you. If you looking for cheaper options it's out there but feel and ambiance won't be the same. Side note: why don't people dress up for dinner anymore? Make an...effort!!!! I’m speaking to you men that turn up light blue jeans and sweatshirts, while your woman are dress to the ninesMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 16 March 2020

I ate at this restaurant twice during my stay at the hotel and on both occassions the food was excellent. The service was very good and the value was excellent.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Went to Bombay Brasserie and although we had not booked they found a table for two, the service was excellent and the food was unbelievably great place to eat

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 13 March 2020

We decided to give the newly renovated Bombay Brasserie in the Taj hotel in Cape Town central a try as we felt like Indian cuisine and was excited to try it out. On arrival we where warmly welcomed by the hostess and she seated us....The restaurant really looks beautiful inside and looks inviting. We decided to share the experienced option (R425 pp) and decadence option (R650 pp) 4 course set menu consisting of a 1. amuse bouche, 2. starter,3. trio of mains and 4. Desert. The confict duck was delicious to start the decadence course but the semolina & potato sphere chaat was average as the opening meal of the experience course. Going to the starters it was this time the experience option of mustard marinated broccoli florets and ginger adraki lamb chop with malay chicken tikka that was hands down a much better option than the decadence basil pesto prawn and chicken tikka with not even some greens like with the experience option. This did not make sense to me but so we continued to mains. The trio of mains was served with basmati rice and naan bread and looked nicely presentable altough I feel it was too starchy and was not accompanied by any greens/veg. The dal makhni was tasteless and dissapointing to say the least on the decadence side, the new potatoes and olives okey and the lamb bhana gosht was excellent and flavourfull. On the the experience side the jeera aloo was okey as well as the dal fry and chicken tariwala was not bad but not special either. The desert was to follow and must say as with the starter the experience option which was a masala chai brulee was much better than the decadence option which consisted of nougat kulfi ice cream and fruit. Overall we where greatfull for the experience although we where left a bit dissapointed. We where super bloated after the experience and looked back at some points that can improve like better, more attentive service (through out the whole experience and not just the beginning), contact from the manager (as she never came to check on us or find out if everything was in order) and minimise on the starch with such an experience (put more veg/greens on the plates). Would recommend to try this restaurant but not the non-vegetarian experience or decadence 4 course meal option.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

Poor Service. It’s not authentic Indian food. Waiter served our food , dropped it on the table and then picked it up placed it on the plate and went.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

We went in on the last night there, I had the chicken tikka nachos, which were tasty and mom had the lamb curry which was also very good. waitstaff was friendly and attentive. and restaurant had a rich exotic feel to it.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 February 2020 via mobile

Me and my partner are staying at the Taj hotel. We tried this restaurant first, atmosphere was decent. We had the tasting menu, confit duck was lovely (a deconstruction of duck pancakes) The lamb dishes were very lean, the meet fell apart, chicken was so...moist and tasty ! Worth a visit to 100%More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 February 2020

Wow, where to begin! What a great dining experience this restaurant offers. Delicious food, fabulous service and so many extra little touches to make it that extra bit special. The complimentary starter of the chaat was out of this world we ended up ordering another...serve off the menu as these chaat balls were so tasty. The lamb cutlets were extremely tender and juicy, as was the butter chicken. The staff were attentive, helpful and friendly throughout the night. Would highly recommend dining here if you are visiting Cape Town.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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10 November 2019|
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Response from ivandrodriguez | Reviewed this property |
VERY economical. I dot remember the prices exactly but you can have a wonderful fancy meal for what you pay here in the USA in a regular cafeteria
14 October 2019|
Response from silvertraveler01 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the Bombay Brasserie is closed on Sundays
kristi f
6 July 2017|
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Response from Sandra D | Reviewed this property |
We did book? perhaps you could call them to check?
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