Moombai & Co. opens in Dubai's H Hotel

The restaurant fuses 1950's Mumbai with modern day Dubai

Chicken berry biryani.
Chicken berry biryani.

Moombai & Co. has opened at the H Hotel in Dubai, presenting the café-style dining of Parsi and Indian cuisine.

Parsi cafes were established in Mumbai by Persian immigrants in the 19th century who brought memories of their food with them. Growing from humble tea stalls, their popularity peaked during the 1950’s, becoming institutions on Mumbai’s social scene. Moombai & Co. Café & Bar is committed to honouring their legacy.

Chef Ashish Kumar heads the kitchen team bringing extensive experience and authenticity to the table. His menu features dishes such as Keema Pao, minced meat with buttered pao, and Patra Ni Macchi, white pomfret marinated with green chutney and wrapped in banana leaf before being steamed. Moombai & Co’s chicken berry biryani, made with mixed berries and cooked in traditional earthenware is another signature dish.

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The café also boasts a separate bar known as the Permit Bar serving bottle aged cocktails, cold drip coffees, chai and Aunties Chai martini.

The ambiance and style of Moombai & Co is characteristic of a Parsi café featuring ceiling fans, exposed brick, mahogany furniture, Italian marble table tops, cane chairs and pendulum wall clocks. Old Bollywood posters hang alongside relics, many of which have been sourced from the streets of Mumbai.

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