13 Feb LET’S CHECK OUT BOMBAY 2 BEIRUT, WUSE ZONE 4
Last week, I was invited for another food tasting alongside other Abuja food bloggers, hosted by Waka Waka Nnena. So is this restaurant worth it? Let’s read on to find out.
B2B is a very new restaurant and it’s an acronym for Bombay To Beirut, a restaurant serving a fusion of Indian and Lebanese cuisine with just a little bit of Italian. I have soooo many things to write about this super impressive restaurant and to be honest with you, I don’t even know where to begin from.
The restaurant on the 4th and 5th floor of Newton Park Hotel, yes, the restaurant actually takes two floors, thereby having two rooftops, one for lounging and the other for outdoor dining. The main dining area of the restaurant is so wonderful beyond words, I have never seen a level of perfection in a food establishment. It’s so clean, so thought of, so detailed, so sparkly, so organised that it even reflects on every of their staff. They launched the restaurant very well prepared that even as a new restaurant I couldn’t count the number of staff ready to serve. I could bet that they had over 20 waiters, you can never be found wanting. This family-styled restaurant is so fascinating that a written article cannot be enough, it requires a video. Lol
We were hosted by Chef Mohamad and he really wanted to kill us with kindness. He almost prepared everything on the menu for us, we literally begged him to stop bringing more food 😂😂. So let me jump right to the dishes we were treated with.
- Hummus – ₦2,000
- Fattoush – ₦2,800
- Cheese Rolls – ₦2,500
- Tandoori Chicken – ₦4,500
- Falafel – ₦2,500
MAIN COURSE DISHES
- Frutti di Mare Pizza – ₦6,000
- Steak Frites – ₦6,000
- Beef Burger – ₦4,500
- Salmon & Ratatouille – ₦10,000
- Aubergine Parmigiana – ₦6,000
- Grilled Kafta – ₦4,500
- Pina Colada – ₦3,500
Unfortunately, I can only write about the dishes I had a taste of because obviously I have only but one belly 😂
All the starter dishes were finger foods and presentation was 100%! The starters were a combination of Lebanese and Indian. My favourite in the starter was the Cheese Roll, the remaining Lebanese starters all had a tart or tangy taste which is just the taste of almost every Middle-Eastern dish. Oh, I loved the Hummus, had the perfect texture and the chef assured us that we cannot get a better quality of Olive Oil anywhere else. The Tandoori chicken was very tender, it almost felt like it melted in my tongue.
Brick-oven pizza with the bread thickened by the tips and flattened on the inside, then topped with tomato sauce and lots of cheese and a combination of seafood; Octopus, Shrimps and Calamaris. I took just one slice from it and I can tell you hands down this is the best seafood pizza you will ever have! What I don’t understand is, this dish wasn’t actually on the menu, so I wonder how they came about it during this food tasting 🤔 (Update: It’s on their menu, I guess I missed it then because it wasn’t titled “Seafood Pizza” on the menu)
This was my own main course. Very super tender and juicy flattened beef cut served with three variants of side sauces. The beef grilled just with salt and little pepper, so you can enjoy the full taste of the side sauces served with it. The presentation was wonderful, the taste was superb!
This is one Italian dish that I have never in my life tasted, but I still don’t understand why it is under the pasta category in the menu. The only similarity between this and a pasta dish is that it somehow looks like lasagna, other than the looks, this is strictly not a pasta dish. This dish is basically egg plant with lots of tomatoes in it and parmesan cheese, even though it is extremely delicious and tasted really authentic, I still don’t think this will be a seller for many Nigerians. I highly doubt Nigerians will be ordering for this in their restaurant, but if you like to try out new stuff, then by all means try this. One thing to note, I think this has to be the only restaurant with this item on their menu, no other restaurant so far in Nigeria has this. If you can point out one restaurant, I will leave blogging for you 😜
This is where I have now had the best Pina Colada ever!!! I could taste every distinct flavour of coconut milk, pineapple and rum in this glass. It wasn’t unnecessarily foamy; this one was just super on point! Although, Bisola complained about her Margarita having too much salt in it, so I guess I was fortunate not to have ordered a Margarita, my drink was just perfect! 👌🏾
I think this restaurant know their onions really well, being among the same group that owns Jalsa and Cilantro, you can say they have garnered lots of experience over the years of hospitality. Also, I have never in my life met a chef this proud, friendly, and super confident of his creations, he stood up all through to converse with us, laugh and take pictures with us, it was literally a party!
I urge you to visit this restaurant with your family and everyone you know, it will be one of the best food experience you’d ever spend your money on!