An oasis of style and fantastic Indian food 7 Reviews
When viewed against the starkly bland surroundings of the Al Hambra Hotel in which Copper Chimney sits, this bright eatery seems like an oasis of style in a sea of the mundane. Though its chunky wooden door and colourful blinds are a tad on the holiday camp side, after the walk through the hotel, the clean and simple dining room is as luxurious a sight as the lobby at the Ritz Carlton.
Even if you find yourself slightly miffed at the passé open-plan kitchen and unwieldy menus, your sense of disgruntlement will last only as long as it takes for your food to arrive. Start your meal with a selection of meat and seafood, marinated in spices and cooked to perfection, before sampling the butter chicken, a delightfully mild and creamy curry that oozes herbs and spices as it melts in your mouth, wonderfully complemented by fragrant saffron rice and a selection of spiced vegetables and lentils.
The unobvious copper theme makes an appearance here too, as your dishes are brought to you in ornate serving dishes, left over tea lights at your table to keep the food warm when you inevitably refill your plate. Soak up the moreish sauce with rich naan bread and let the extremely polite and friendly staff recommend you the saffron and pistachio ice cream. Made on the premises, it’s a peculiar mix of sweet and fragrant, but it makes the perfect end to a fantastic Indian meal.By Time Out Bahrain staff
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