After a few days in Cardiff, I was glad to be back in the welcoming arms of the Edinburgh dining scene. I wandered towards Tollcross to check out the Bombay Bicycle Club, which I’d been meaning to visit for a while.
The place is quite smartly appointed with their distinctive logo to the fore. Service was attentive, welcoming and helpful throughout.
Their extensive menu has a focus on dishes from the tandoor so after a starter of daal soup I ordered their tandoori trout, accompanying it with aubergine bhajee and a tandoori roti.
First up was the soup. It proved to be a really good dish. It packed warmly aromatic spicing and was seasoned really well. It was a very good opener.
The main course was a trifle disappointing by comparison. The quality of the cooking was to a similarly good standard, but it just wasn’t a particularly good trout, which was a shame as trout is a real favourite of mine. The brinjal bhajee was good, though, and the bread was nicely fresh.
So overall, the Bombay Bicycle Club was let down by one major ingredient weakness, but was otherwise a rather good quality curry house. I’d be happy to visit again, but I’d definitely make an alternative main course selection.
Blythe scores the Bombay Bicycle Club
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: Daal soup, tandoori trout, brinjal bhajee, tandoori roti
I drank: cobra beer, water
I wore: white shirt
Total bill: £29.50