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The Bombay Bronx, Pune | Reliving memories of Bombay

24 Apr



The Bombay Bronx is a recent addition to the eclectic pub club in Pune. Having lived in Bombay for a few years, I was excited to see the decor that I had heard so much about – the bombay bronx does not let you down on that aspect. The pub is more like an extended alfresco area with covered and open zones. They have high fans on the ceilings reminiscent of the railway platforms in Bombay. The large mural of Amitabh Bachchan, the chic colored dabba lamps, the dabba carts making up parts of the table, the paan wala, the rear of an auto rickshaw all were evidence of the fact that a lot of thought had gone behind recreating the Bombay feel. My favorite of all of these was the mumbai suburban railway route map painted on the ceiling – classic!

Coming to the drinks – we first started off with tasters of their signature cocktails, jaljeera sour, panipuri caipirojka, Iced peru (my favorite, it came with a salt and masala rim!), aam panna and jaljeera sour. While the iced peru is the one drink I will go back to this pub for, the jaljeera sour was also interesting after adding a little more of the jaljeera powder. Next came a whole lot of pub grub – the bombay bronx fries (packet fries, but super masala), the dhokla pakoda, basa fish fingers, basa fish tikka, chicken naan pizza (good!), shetty’s mini idlis (mini idlis in molaga podi, interesting recipe but a small portion for the price), crispy spinach (oily, nothing great), mini vada paav, mutton sandwich and some veg pizza.

There also was some paneer bhuna masala, chicken kheema paav, mutton bhuna for main course. These dishes were good but all had a similar underlying basic tomato puree taste. The service was good and so was the choice of music. The ambience, a breezy evening and the potent cocktails made sure that we were a happy bunch.

I will go here again for the iced peru cocktail and the ambience and would definitely order the fries, the mini idlis and the chicken pizza. Rest of the food did not really deliver much bang for the buck.

Note: This tasting was on invitation from the Bombay Bronx.

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