Review: Bombay Adda opens in Bengaluru
Bombay Adda has a humble entrance on a bustling street in Koramangala, but when you enter the place you will be blown away by its sheer expanse (65,000 square feet) and the breathtaking view of the greenery behind it. With vintage Bollywood posters and grungy, contemporary interiors, this lounge promises to bring a slice of Mumbai to Bengaluru. The menu is a mix of global and fusion dishes and drinks, and some local flavours.
Their cocktail menu has quirky names such as the Namma G&T, Adda Brunch Mary and Spiced Filter Old Fashioned. We tried the Masala Narangi (orange, cinnamon, ginger, agave and kaffir lime), the Avo-Coco Mojito (rum, coconut rum, mint, lemon and coconut water) and the Chota Aam Panna (a liquid nitrogen affair with flavours of raw mango and ginger). Each had its own unique flavour, which was delicious.
The highlight is the appetiser section with interesting options such as Mirchiwale Aloo with Papad Tacos — little cone-shaped papads stuffed with spicy potato bites. No Mumbai meal is comp-lete without vada pav, so we sampled the Vada Pav with Kolhapuri Thecha, a spicy chutney from Maharashtra. The quintessential snack and the spicy regional condiment went together quite well. Another Mumbai staple was given a twist with the Pav Bhaji Fondue. Little bits of toasted pav were presented with a cheesy bhaji-style gravy. Some other options on the menu include the Gunpowder Fish Fingers with Rasam Tartar, Nachos with Garbanzo Beans, Feta and Pomegranate and the Bhuna Chicken Quesadilla.
The main course section has options from all across the country such as Desi-Pulled Tandoori Chicken Pizza, Pullimanchi Chicken Curry with Neer Dosa and Chemmeen Prawns. We opted for the Overnight Cooked Dal Makhni, a creamy and fragrant dal, best paired with steamed rice and the Paneer Makhanwala served with a soft kulcha. Both were well executed and comforting.
We really liked the desserts at Bombay Adda. Try the Guava Chilli Panna Cotta if you like a kick with your dessert. We also tried the Belgian Chocolate Cake which was pure indulgence. Some of their other signature creations are the Complan Falooda and the Coconut Custard with Passion Fruit Foam.
Its location, Instagram-friendly view and interiors, and the fun menu, make Bombay Adda worth
Rs. 1,100 for two. At Koramangala