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“Almost a great Indian experience..”
Review of Bombay Brasserie

Bombay Brasserie
Ranked #104 of 1 206 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$39
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Luxury dining meets fine Indian cuisine at the Bombay Brasserie where every meal is a gastronomic journey through a delicate melody of flavours. Contemporary Indian dining at its best. We also offer an award winning wine list, local craft beers, valet parking and large groups up to 8 guests.
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Went to Bombay Brasserie twice during our recent Xmas break in Cape Town. First - the really positive things.This is a beautiful room in the Taj Hotel - elegant and a great " old school" dining space. Next - great staff and service. They really looked after us and genuinely care about the diner.Good wine list - entirely South African - but that is no bad thing. We enjoyed a great Stellenbosch Pinotage and some lovely crisp local whites. The food is presented beautifully - from a delicate Amuse Bouche to start, palate cleansing sorbet's between courses and an excellent selection of appetizers. But... the food falls a little flat - some dishes were ok ;but it lacked the punch and intensity I would expect in classical Indian cuisine. We liked the experience( which is why we went back..) but I was left just a little disappointed.

Thank sbg62015
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I wish I could review the food at the restaurant but somehow they lost our reservation and then treated us extremely poorly.

My wife called from the car using the speaker so we all heard her make the reservation which included the gentleman asking is anyone in our party had a food allergy and him noting that my daughter is allergic to nuts and him saying see you tomorrow at 7.30pm.

When we arrived we were told rudely that we didn't have a reservation. They said that they would look into it as they were full. They then ushered us away and made us wait in the lobby of the hotel, not inside the restaurant or even outside it. The hotel manager came to say they could not accommodate us but if we wanted we could eat in the coffee shop and order from the restaurant menu. Indignantly we left

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Thank SteveKMontreal
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent but service towards the end was horrendous. Had to wait 50 mins for our desert and nono skiing waiters to offer service on drinks (wine and water) as had dissappeared leaving table uncleared. After spending close to 75£ per person for a party of 8 it was a most dissappointing end to what had started out as a lovely Christmas dinner. And it took another 20 mins after asking the bill to get it. Style up !

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation at this restaurant as we were staying at the same hotel. It had great reviews and we were looking forward to good Indian food but to our dismay when we arrived they refused to seat us since we had a child with us and it was after 8pm. The hostess did not ask me if we had a child with us when I was making a reservation. She did not bother to inform me about their child policy!!!! We even talked to the restaurant manager and the hotel floor manager but only apologies. We had to go to another place and had good Italian food....95 Keerom. They laughed at the child policy which apparently was quoted as being a Cape Town thing!!
Disgusting and shameful for a tourist destination.

Thank Amit D
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We dined here while in Cape Town and were very satisfied with every aspect of this restaurant. Located in the Taj hotel on Wale St the food, staff hospitality and service as well as ambience were top notch. Its only open for dinner and I suggest making a reservation in advance as the restaurant was packed. Inspite of being so busy the staff was very attentive and looked after us well. We were given complementary popoddums with our drinks. We ordered the bhallas for starters which is vegetarian lentil dumplings served with sweet yogurt, garnished with indian spices and tamarind chutney. Also the karoo lamb kebabs were delicious. Tandoori norwegian salmon is definately worth a try. The mains was tradition biryani and chikken tikka masala with naans, They served us a number of different indian desserts which were lovely. The hospitality of the staff was commendable. Would definately go back here for a meal.

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