Bombay Club, Dhan Mill, Chattarpur
Bombay Club is located close to the Colocal Café at the Dhan Mill Compound, Chattarpur. Its ambience is soothing with lots of white. The skylights and the use of mirrors gives the place an expansive, spacious vibe. The cane furniture is right at home, and you can get seating near a power plug. Just in case you need to work with a laptop or on the phone and need the charging point.
The service is full marks at Bombay Club. Aakash, who served us, pampered us well, with each request followed. He also helped with the right recommendations and was extremely patient while we decided which food to order. The variety is wide. The management has curated the best and most famous foods from across Mumbai. Somewhat reminded me of Bombay Sandwich Company, another Mumbai food-centric eatery at Cross Point Mall, Gurgaon, which I think has shuttered down, unfortunately. Personally, I don't like the QR code menus in vogue today, so I liked it how they had put up a blackboard with the specials and a detailed paper menu for reference. Old fashioned, yes, but convenient much.
Coming back to food, the chefs at Bombay Club have not tampered a lot with the traditional Mumbai cuisine. They have instead chosen to perfect the original styles and have been quite successful in their endeavours. For example, the Sev Puri is always a delight to eat. I prefer a non spicy version and the staff got me one without the chillies.
My favourite was the Baida Roti. Stuffed with ample meat, flaky and crisp yet not a touch of oil on this fried dish. Served with mint chutney and onion salad, this one is a delight to eat. They also cook up this interesting prawn dish they call Kolmi Fry. Prawns are fit into onions and fried for that amazing crunch. The Koli masala adds a distinct flavour to this dish.
Mumbai food obviously reminds us of Parsi delicacies. One such dish on the menu at Bombay Club is the Mawa Cake. It is served with rose and pistachio ice cream.
For drinks, we enjoyed the thick classic cold coffee and the grapefruit cooler. This outlet currently does not serve alcohol. But their food could be well paired with a glass of wine or a pint of beer.
Seating tip: If weather permits, pick up a seat outside if there are just two of you. If you are going in a group, pick a large table at the back of the eatery.
PS: This outlet does levy a service charge of 10 percent.
A convenient location for laid back food and conversations. Especially if people from Gurgaon and South Delhi are looking for a mid meeting point.