Anyways, when I texted Hamsley asking him what he wanted for dinner, I promptly got a reply, “I’ve got dinner covered. Bring your camera.”
You can imagine what thoughts go through a food blogger’s head when they receive a message like that. So that perked up my energy levels and had me racking my brains!
Good Food Guide application. I had driven past Bombay By Night many times whilst on my way down to Brighton and thought, ‘That place looks pretty faffy, must be expensive since it’s in the Good Food Guide…*sigh*… ah maybe one day!”
We walked through the door, and the maître d’ promptly greeted us, and took us through to our table. We were given a moment to take in how warm, yet spacious the restaurant was, with beautiful artwork adorning the walls, and lovely lighting that made you feel very relaxed.
Cascade Light Beer - $5.50
Mango Lassi - $5.10
The mango lassi was the sweetest lassi I’ve ever had. It was fantastic though, full of mango flavour, nice and refreshing.
The second special on the list caught my eye… perhaps it was the lobster that did it, but I’ve never had lobster in a curry before, and I didn’t really feel like a rogan josh or vindaloo. I sweet talked Hamsley into ordering the lobster and prawn curry, given that he hadn’t had lobster before it helped to sweeten the deal.
W.A. Lobster and Tiger Prawn Curry - $29.80
With coriander, lime, mint, coconut milk.
It was incredible. You could really taste the lime, and worked perfectly with the seafood. It had quite a bit of a kick to it, so it also went well with a bit of raita. Hamsley enjoyed his first lobster experience, and really enjoyed it’s luscious green sauce as well.
Chicken Makanwalla/Makhani $17.00
An internationally accepted barbecued mild chicken cooked in tomato and cream sauce.
Garlic Nan $3.00
Basmati Rice $4.80
Diced cucumber and tomato in a home style yoghurt.
There is always one thing I order when I eat Indian cuisine. I’m pretty sure it’s the same case for most people too, as I remember I joke, “No order at an Indian restaurant is complete without butter chicken”. Butter chicken or Chicken Makhani as it’s properly called, is one of my obsessions, along with meatballs, dumplings and chocolate. Luckily for me, Hamsley is an avid fan of the chicken makhani too, so there was no sweet talking involved when ordering this.
You can put us both down on record for saying that this is the best chicken makhani we have had. Deliciously creamy, with the perfect amount of flavour. It was fantastic with the basmati rice and freshly made garlic nan. I could have happily survived on this all night if I didn’t have to share.
We looked at the dessert menu and would have ordered a mango kulfi if our bellies had room. Never mind, there is always next time for dessert!
Bombay by Night also does take away. Their take away menu is here, and you get a 10% discount if you order before 7pm.
The full dine in menu is also available here.
The maître d’ came over and asked me if I was taking photos for my food blog, which was a bit of a specific question! I of course admitted my crime, and he said they had quite a few people come in a take photos for their blogs. At the end of the night I wrote down my web address so that he could check it out. Thanks again for your warm hospitality, and we will be back soon to sample the other delicious items on your menu.
Bombay By Night gets the first ‘Food Blogger Friendly’ seal of approval.