4.50 Stars – Overall Experience
4.00 Stars – Price
4.50 Stars – Service
4.50 Stars – Food
3.75 Stars – Atmosphere
Housemade Mango Ice cream
Good food and great service is why I will most definitely visit Bombay Palace restaurant in Toronto again. You can smell the fresh ingredients the moment you walk in the door.
A little dated, but the colourful decor of Bombay Palace definitely brightens up the space. Tables are well spaced (you don’t feel like you are on top of strangers at the next table) and the Indian motif is evident. I didn’t love the carpet on the floor, but a cozy space nonetheless. The restaurant also has a big dining area in a separate area for large parties. Good for dinner with friends, family or casual date night.
I have to say that the service here was great! We were well looked after and I believe it was the owner who served us a delicious mango ice cream free of charge to enjoy a sweet end to our meal. He joked around with us and made us feel right at home. The food came out a little slowly, but I often find that’s a sign of a good restaurant that makes food to order from scratch.
We were first served complimentary papadum, which is essentially a cracker typically made from chickpea or lentil flour. A pickled carrot or sweet red sauce accompanied it. Nice way to start the meal and tame our hungry bellies. Next, my husband ordered the chicken samosas, which were served with 2 sauces on a unique scale display. I was unable to eat them as a vegetarian, but my husband devoured every bite.
My favourite Indian dish by far is Saag Paneer. Creamy spinach, delicious spices and yummy paneer cheese has me helping myself to seconds every time. I requested my dish to be spicy and they delivered (but not too spicy that it over powered the flavours). Fresh ginger and cilantro adorned the top. Extremely flavourful. The side of garlic naan that I ordered on the side was the perfect vessel for each bite, not to mention it was clearly straight from the tandoor oven making it extra delicious. I ate with sheer pleasure and felt perfectly satisfied afterward.
My husband ordered the Butter Chicken and enjoyed every bite too. A classic dish made to perfection.
The owner was kind enough to offer his delicious house made mango ice cream. Creamy in texture and the mango flavour was so fresh that my husband and I fought over who got the last bite. Definitely recommend getting a scoop of this, even if it is a cool winter day.
Indian restaurants tend to be very vegetarian friendly and Bombay Palace was no exception. An entire section of the menu was dedicated to Vegetarian main dishes and there were tons of options to choose from.
Overall I found the prices to be very reasonable considering the portion size, quality of food and service we received. For the two of us I believe we paid around $45 before tip (we each got a soft drink as well).
Time of Dinner: 6:00pm
Date: Fri Dec 15, 2017
For more information be sure to visit their website at http://bombaypalacetoronto.com