Mumbai – getting fed in Fort

There are of course heaps of restaurants in Fort, these are just a few of the famous ones. I’d say the dining experience at Brittania & Co would be my first choice. I’ve reviewed it in my previous post about the Parsees, along with Yazdani Bakery, also in the area.

Here are some others I’ve been to. They’re all in Kala Ghoda, the arts district in Fort, so handy for the galleries and museums. You’ll find all these places on my map.

Copper Chimney (Intermediate B), Ground Floor, 30 Rampart Road, K Dubhash Marg, Kala Ghoda, www.copperchimney.in

This is the Fort branch of chain of seventeen restaurants specialising in North Indian food. Our branch was bright and modern, with a Scandinavian design ethic. I came here with my colleague Sonie back in 2013.

The most memorable dish was the Kadak Roomali we started with, in this case the chilli butter masala version. Roomalis are a kind of thin papad made on a Tawa, a cast-iron frying pan.

A good place, I’d go again.

Trishna (High Intermediate B), 134 B Bharucha Road, Kala Ghoda

Possibly the most famous seafood restaurant in the city. The waiters and manager were excellent but I’d advise telling them you don’t want any service otherwise they’ll stand over you and constantly shovel food onto your plate where you don’t want it.

Their signature dishes are the Hyderabadi Fish and the Butter Pepper Garlic Crab. I tried the former and was a little disappointed that it arrived ready prepped out of the shell when I had been looking forward to the battle. It was fine, if a bit buttery (B).

The Malai Kulfi was a lot for one and didn’t look particilarly attractive but it was pretty good (B). It’s made with grated almonds, pistachio, cardamom and Khoa (concentrated milk). Kulfi is creamier than ice cream and is made without whipping or aerating.

A good place but I think best for groups to get more variety.

Khyber (Intermediate ?), 145 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, www.khyberrestaurant.com

I can’t tell you much about this famous fine-dining restaurant as I came with a group of work colleagues and we were too busy chatting for me to grade the food. However, thanks to my colleagues choices, I do remember it was all top notch.

They specialise in North-West Frontier Province cuisine (a former Indian province, now part of Pakistan, the capital is Peshawar). The up-market decor involves lots of exposed brickwork, Corinthian columns and pictures of Mughal royalty. Come for kebabs, curries, tandoori classics and their famous red masala sauce.

I must go again.

Next, a fantastic Thali in Kalbadevi…

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