Babu Bombay Street Kitchen

This restaurant has ceased trading.

Babu Bombay Street Kitchen
186 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RU
  • Telephone 0141 204 4042
  • Food served Mon 8am–4pm; Tue–Fri 8am–9pm; Sat 10am–9pm. Closed Sun.
  • Email
  • Website www.babu-kitchen.com
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Babu Bombay Street Kitchen

A city centre basement space serving Mumbai-style street eats, curries and delicious treats.

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With its unique take on Indian street food and a dedication to big, punchy flavours, the vibrant, ramshackle little basement venue only adds to the sense of authenticity at Babu Bombay Street Kitchen. Offering hot and cold street snacks, sandwiches and wraps made with chapatti and roti breads, authentic tiffin, homestyle curries and other spicy treats both familiar and completely innovative, the menu is packed with low-oil, fresh, vegetarian and vegan quick bites, like sev puri, crisp wheaty discs layered with sliced potato, three zingy chutneys and all topped with superfine crispy chickpea noodles, red onion, coriander and lime. The painted menu boards above the counter are always changing, but there is always a rich meaty curry, a veggie curry and a dark smoky dhal, runny and earthy, perfect for mopping up with a wholemeal roti. Keema pau, spicy lamb mince and peas is served with a toasted and buttered Mortons roll inside of the traditional pau bun in a nod to Scottish fusion, while the Frankie Goes to Bollywood is a roti dipped in egg, fried and then filled with the curry of the day. But city centre lunchers despair! There are plans for a big move to larger premises Southside in the spring.

The List's rating
8.8

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PWH visited Babu Bombay Street Kitchen on 6 February 2018
  • High point: Fresh, authentic, healthy, unusual, fantastic!
  • Low point: No customer loo (in the old premises)
  • Notable dish: Frankie Goes to Bollywood
  • Average price: £14 (lunch); £18 (dinner)
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  • Delivery: £2
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Funk, soul and a bit of bhangra
  • Capacity: 18-20
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2013
  • BYOB: Wine £3.50 / Beer £1 per bottle, £5 for 6 bottles corkage