Duo behind Jamavar to open Bombay Bustle next weekendHALAL STATUS Halal beef, lamb, kid goat and chicken all prepared and cooked separately.
It’s now certain that the successful duo aren’t content with the awards and accolades achieved this year for their premier Indian restaurant Jamavar.
After being awarded a single Michelin star last month and winning the ‘Top Newcomer’ prize at Harden’s London Restaurant Award a month earlier, Samyukta Nair and Rohit Ghai are preparing to open their second eatery in Mayfair next weekend.
Scheduled for launch on 18 November down Maddox Street, Bombay Bustle is inspired by the Dabbawalas, the institution of men who use Mumbai’s local railway to deliver home cooked meals, with Executive Chef Rohit recreating some of the city’s most loved dishes alongside his own family recipes, passed down by his mother.
While Jamavar caters for Halal lamb and chicken, this restaurant will be generously expanding its Halal range by offering not just lamb and chicken, but also adding beef and kid goat to their menu.
And though there’s pork on the menu, FtL has been informed that this is “prepared and cooked separately”.
Being inspired by Mumbai and the surrounding areas, Bombay Bustle will thus offer seasonal delights that include:
- Misal pav topped with potato salli
- Kolhapuri spiced spit roasted chicken
- Seabass and scallop Tawa Pulao along with Kerala style ishtew with idiyappam
- Sweet double ka meetha with tutti fruity masala milk and almonds
For lunch, the restaurant will provide an assortment of dishes akin to the tiered tiffin dabbas delivered by the Dabbawala, with each box presented to the table and unpacked to reveal curries, breads and rice ideal for quick a yet wholesome lunch.
The restaurant, while being designed to reflect the erstwhile Bombay’s train system, will be split over two levels, with the dining room on the ground floor and a lower ground floor that houses a seated dessert bar and deep booths for larger groups.
Rohit said: “Bombay Bustle will capture the essence of Mumbai, our love of home comforts alongside our rapid pace of life, both existing side by side. The restaurant will be a place just as well suited to a leisurely dinner with friends as a quick lunch for one, always inspired by Mumbai’s diverse flavours, and home style cooking.”
For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 020 7290 4470.
29 Maddox Street, Mayfair,
London W1S 2PA.
Opening Hours: TBC