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Brasserie has been in business for 30 years, which is quite a statement in any industry and usually a testament to how good the food is a restaurant serves. This is certainly the case with Bombay Brasserie which dishes up authentic Indian food, in great surrounds with exceptional service. We could end the review on that line but we won’t…

Located in a grand building opposite Gloucester Road tube station, the dining room has an old worldly, glamorous feel to it, like you are dining in a ballroom with big chandeliers and perfectly laid tables. We started with the Ragda Pattice, a popular Bombay roadside snack made up of a lightly spiced potato cake with chickpeas and hot chutney for an added kick. Another starter of Kashmiri Chilli and Curry Leaf Prawn came as a huge prawn split in half with a spicy coating – not for the faint hearted

To follow the Tandoori Chicken marinated with yoghurt and spices was a tender half chicken heavily covered in blend of aromatic spices. Goa Halibut curry was rich, creamy and full of flavour with soft fish pieces swimming in a bucket of sauce. A fresh Kheema Naan and small bowl of Vegetable Pulao rice completed our feast.

The restaurant also serves Kingfisher beer (the best Indian lager = FACT), cocktails and a huge selection of wines by the bottle and glass. After a visit to Bombay Brasserie it’s easy to see how this place has managed to stick around for 30 years. Some of the prices are a little on the high-side but it’s well worth the splurge.

Courtfield Road, SW7