Experience TAJ at home
Our communities have been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines.
While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to deliver fine Indian cuisine which will tantalize every sense and awaken a spirit of India in your consciousness.
The Bombay Brasserie fine dining menu still includes firm favourites, which allows you to experience a fine dining interpretation of Indian street food in the comfort of your home.
The operating hours are from Wednesday to Sunday between 12noon and 8pm.
Live the authentic Taj@Home experience, picked up, or delivered by Mr. D. to your doorstep.
For collections, kindly call Chef David on 082 737 3290. Pick up orders to be collected from the Bombay Brasserie serving hatch on Adderley street opposite the slave lodge.
Newly renovated in mid-2019, the brasserie has been opened up, lightened up and linked to the magnificent bar where diners can enjoy a coriander or mango lassie over chaat (meaning tasty or delicacy in Hindu) and small plates of savoury snacks originating from street food stalls in India. For a more informal dining experience, sit at one of the casual bistro tables scattered around the bar area.
Executive chef David Tilly has worked in the kitchens of Taj Hotels all over the world – and here weaves together Indian and Cape Malay cuisine to create a uniquely authentic masala melting-pot of regional Indian flavours in sophisticated combinations. Fashioned on London’s iconic restaurant of the same name, the brasserie has a sumptuous metropolitan feel with a multi-cultural menu to match.
The best way around the menu for novices might be to opt for one of the set vegetarian or non-vegetarian menus which offer samplers of a range of signature dishes, from delicious ostrich and raisin samosas to melt-in-the-mouth semolina and potato sphere chaat. Mix and match smoky, charcoal-grilled starters from the tandoor like homemade paneer, chicken tikka, and mustard seed-marinated broccoli florets simmered with a spicy kaleidoscope of anise, cardamom, cumin, curry leaf, tamarind, saffron, fenugreek, ginger and mint.
The dishes are superbly presented and sauced in small copper pots, colourful and richly fragrant, easy to share at the table. A wide choice of dishes for vegetarians include everything from a creamy vegetable kofta curry and biangan harta (clay oven-smoked aubergine) to fabulous Gobi mutter (cauliflower and pea curry). Keep an eye out for the smoky Kerala-style prawn, kingklip curry enhanced with a spiced coconut and green mango sauce or the succulent masala tikka Karoo lamb chop. Don’t forget to order sides of flaky paratha or fenugreek butter naan bread from the tandoor, as well as sublime dhal makani.
For sweet treats to offset the spice extravaganza, cleanse your palate with the sublime nougat cardamom kulfi and homemade mango and coconut sorbet, which will take your tastebuds travelling all the way from the Cape to India and back. Desserts are artfully plated with spun sugar spirals and cascading dry ice.
Comprehensive wine, beer, cocktail and spirits list for every pocket.
Slick, attentive and sophisticated from the sommelier to the servers.
Opulent and exotic from the peacock mosaics, handwoven fabrics, chandeliers and gleaming Aladdin brass lamps to the murals and plush wood panels.
A big night out on the town for a special occasion
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