Bombay Brasserie

Wale Street, Cape Town


It’s a recipe that combines the best Indian chefs, authentic cooking, with a sumptuous setting and one that has made the Bombay Brasserie one of the top Indian restaurants in the UK.

Now it has opened in Cape Town on the ground floor of the old BoE Building, once known as the Temple Chambers, and meticulously restored as part of the luxury new Taj Hotel.

Taj has been careful to replicate the ingredients that have made its London restaurant the darling of that city’s A-list.

Executive Sous Chef Harpreet Kaur, comes to Cape Town directly from the Masala Kraft Restaurant in the flagship Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai. She’s passionate about regional Indian cuisine and has combed the subcontinent, researching flavours and traditional recipes.

It’s knowledge that she’s put to good use during a 10-year career in some of Taj’s top restaurants as well as during a stint cooking for the former Indian Prime Minister and numerous tours to promote Indian food around the world.

Pressed to describe the menu she opts for contemporary Indian fine dining, but quickly qualifies this. The presentation may be contemporary, but the food is authentically Indian.