Address: 48 New Park Road, Brixton, London, SW2 4UN
Phone: 020 8678 1760/020 3645 3742
We were craving something a bit spicy and if you choose the best hygiene standards on Deliveroo and ask for a nearby curry, you come to Bombay Kitchen. It’s at the top of Brixton Hill, tucked way in New Park Road. And apologies for the pictures below being a little wobbly, but we were a good way through the meal before we thought about taking the photos.
The menu is enormous, which usually puts us off. But we have never tried this establishment before, so as a service to you the reader, we ranged widely. We ended up with: a Tandoori Mixed Grill, Chicken Tikka Massala, Tarka Dhal, Brinjai Bhaji (aubergine), Pilau Rice, two Naans, and two Plain Papadums.
Needless to say we had some left over (see picture below), which was plenty for a subsequent lunch. The empty box is the aubergine dish, reflecting the fact that it was the tastiest. We also enjoyed the dhal, but the chicken in the masala sauce was really tough and its vibrancy would put anyone off. And while the meat in the mixed grill was tasty, any grilling that had been applied was lost under the vegetables. The papadoms were broken when they arrived, but were absolutely fine and the second naan – well we are going to have that as a novel form of toastie with this lot in it.
There was nothing offensive about this meal, but we did have to add salt and we should have been braver and gone for more chilli hotness. So it’s buyer beware – this is anglicised fare, even though the recipes come from all over Indian subcontinent. So take courage – when they say mild they mean it.
The total cost was nearly £50 with the tip, so not a cheap Friday night, although we are still eating it on the Wednesday.