Maddox Street’s casual Indian restaurant Bombay Bustle is launching a home delivery service from May 22, inspired by Mumbai’s Dabbawalas – deliverers of home cooked meals throughout the city.
Executive chef Surender Mohan has created a menu representing the mega city’s most beloved dishes, alongside family recipes. Small plates of masala pao, Rarah keema pao, Malabar chicken wings and a new trio of samosas with fillings of Adipoli beef, duck Chettinad and aloo masala will make perfect appetisers, while heartier plates will include a selection of tandoors, curries and biryanis with dishes including achari lamb chops, tandoori chicken for two, paneer tikka masala, Kerala fish curry, dum keema biryani and prawn pulao. Sides of kairi ki dal, aloo mutter, pickles, chutneys, rice, rotis and naans will accompany mains, and desserts include date and cinnamon pudding.
Bombay Bustle’s cocktail bar, The Retiring Room, has also created a selection of pre-mixed, ready to drink cocktails for delivery, including a Tequila Riser, Paan Collins, D’Rum Punch and Old Gold Fashioned for two, as well as a range of Lassis for the summer months. There’s also homemade mimosa mixers, including peach and cardamom and Andhra chilli spiced mango, to be poured at home with prosecco or champagne, and a concise wine list, carefully chosen to drink alongside Indian flavours.
As Mumbai’s Dabbawala delivery men are unable to work during the Covid-19 pandemic, Bombay Bustle will donate a percentage of sales to The Nutan Mumbai Tiffinbox Suppliers Charity Trust to support.
“Everyone across the globe is facing huge changes to their daily routine, with many unable to continue working and doing things they enjoy,” says Samyukta Nair, co-founder of the restaurant. “The dabbawala community is part of the fabric of society in Mumbai and has continued to provide something constant in the complex, bustling metropolis of the city, bridging the gap between work and home, between different cultures and diverse regional cuisines, with their near clockwork precision. We owe so much to them, they were the inspiration for Bombay Bustle and helped us immensely during our research. We want to offer them some help during this challenging time, in the hope we can make a small difference.”
Delivery will be available for lunch and dinner, Monday to Sunday across London. Visit Deliveroo, Uber Eats and www.bombaybustle.com for the full menu and delivery options.
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