We had a lovely meal out at the Bombay Brasserie in Tauranga last night. This is a very clean restaurant located in Wharf Street, just off the Strand.
Complementary Papadoms were provided to start as we looked over the menu with INXS music playing in the background (Hmmm, not exactly authentic music). We did however notice that Indian music was playing by the time we got our meals.
We chose two dishes to share for our meal and they arrived in a timely manner; a Goat Pasanda (diced goat lightly sautéed in onions, garlic, ginger, coriander, tomatoes, with spices, yoghurt, cream and crushed almonds) and a Chicken Tikka Masala. We requested both dishes to be a medium spice level, and found them to both be more on the hotter end of medium (which was fine for us, but may be a bit spicy for others). The meals had a nice raw heat and were very flavoursome.
The owner (or at least we think it was the owner) seemed very interested in how we found the meal; his waitering style could however do with a bit more polish.
The meals were on the pricier side for what I expect to pay for Indian dishes ($19.90 each) but the quality of the meals would see us returning.