Idli and dosas are as ubiquitous as chicken korma nowadays but Cheadle’s Indian street food restaurant Aamchi Mumbai still stands out from the crowd.
Dishes are Mumbai classics; the team stick to the culinary inspirations of the city they love rather than a geographic hotch-potch. Because of this the food is predominantly vegetarian, especially the starters, but there are plenty of meat dishes too.
The samosa chaat is excellent as is the vada pav – Mumbai’s take on a burger with spicy potato in gram flour batter. You’ll also find tandoori starters like chicken malai tikka and fish haryali.
Main courses are excellent with the tawa lamb, chana masala and chicken malwani some of our favourites. For value you can’t beat the sizzlers – a full meal with all the bits and bobs on a dramatic smoking, sizzling platter for the price of a curry.
Drinks are the only let-down – you don’t get the value of BYOB but you don’t get a very good selection either. Koppaberg, Kingfisher and a few bottles of wine is about the size of it.