Ricky Walia, owner of Cafe Bombay in North Druid Hills and Masti Fun Indian Street Eats in Toco Hills, and Sunny Minhas are about to open another Indian restaurant in the metro area. Bombay Brasserie begins service this Wednesday, May 18, at 900 Mansell Road, Suite 1 in Roswell.
"My idea is to bring a more upscale boutique Indian restaurant to Atlanta," Walia said in a press release Tuesday. "I've been having so much fun experimenting with many different foods and flavors. The menu features beloved Indian dishes like chicken tikka masala, vegetable pakoras and meat samosas, but we're also adding many innovative dishes."
Among those "innovative dishes" are lamb chops, marinated for 48 hours and spiced with cumin, coriander, garlic, ginger, and chiles. There's also tandoori salmon, marinated in "special tandoori spices and yogurt, then grilled, and mustard greens with spinach, Indian butter, and cornbread, offering a bit of Southern fusion. At the bar, look for a selection of craft beer and wine, plus Walia's own take on cocktails. "We are infusing traditional liquors with exotic spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and beetle leaves," he said.
The restaurant's design "combines the best of rustic and contemporary decor, melding natural materials and traditional art pieces with India's bright color palette." Outside, there's a 40-seat covered patio, which allows for al fresco dining and access to Bombay's hookah selection.
Bombay Brasserie will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.