After painting the heart of the city red with more raging traffic lights and more blaring horns at an already harried Panjagutta Circle, Hyderabad Central
has teamed up with a 3-decade-old chain of restaurants, the Blue Foods Ltd., to add a shade of the Arabian Sea to the medley.The Scene
With see-through glass doors leading to the all blue 'n' white interiors with table, chairs, napkins and even the waiters sporting more shades of blue than you knew existed, Bombay Blue is, well, really blue - even if no more Bombay than the Tank Bund
is the Indian Ocean.
The walls supporting the TV sets are tuned to a variety of channels, probably to prevent family quarrels over sports versus saas-bahu
channels from spilling over the cool ambience. Another excuse for the quaint restaurant to play on the friendly, lively image.The Food
With room enough for its "Something For Everyone" policy, Bombay Blue has a trully international cuisine on offer. From Lebanese Hummus and Falafel to the Mexican Nachos, Spicy Burritos and Enchiladas, and from the Italian Meal to the Tandoori Paneer And Vegetable Pizza, the restaurant serves it all in style. Starting with Achari Chicken Tikka Roll, which is served with spicy dahi chutney
, you can proceed to the Jain Sizzler, which promises dices of paneer, baby corn and red and yellow bell peppers, all sailing in a juicy sauce.
The Mexican Italian veg meal, and a huge glass of iced lemon tea to wash it all down, can bring up the rear quite deliciously. You can also order a very Indian veg or non-veg curry or a Biryaani, especially if you have not tasted either at any of the Hyderabad Houses
If you need a reason to step inside the neighboring Noodles Bar or Copper Chimney
, you'll not find it at Bombay Blue. With prices not meant to drain you white, but food definitely formulated to bring a satiated pink to your cheeks, the Bombay Blue is worth a try if you are anyway in the mall.