Jimmy Boy: A restaurant review


March 30, 2006

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Dhoomketu @ 22nd Floor writes a great review on Jimmy Boy the famous Parsi restaurant in Bombay. More on Jimmy Boy here.

Jimmy Boy is located at 11 Bank Street, Fort Bombay 400 001 Tel: (022) 2270 0880

.Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy…

….A restaurant like this one

Won’t somebody help me chase the hunger pangs away!!

(Sung to the tune of Gimme, Gimme, Gimme)

I had a SUPERLATIVE lunch experience in Jimmy Boy.

It was a long time coming. I had been promising myself a visit to this restaurant for a year and a half now. But never found myself close enough to Horniman Circle, with enough of an appetite. Simultaneously (but not known to me), N had been promising himself and V that they would go out for a traditional Parsi meal to Jimmy Boy’s. He also couldn’t get around to it.

Today when N came and suggested lunch, I quickly suggested checking Busybee’s site out. I know that some of the info is outdated, but I don’t trust anyone else* on food in Bombay.

On the first page, we didn’t find anything interesting. Onwards to second, where the first entry was Jimmy Boy. We had to do what we had to do. We went for lunch.

The old mustachioed uncle who discussed the order, had a decent informed conversation with us. No trying to small-talk on the weather or India’s defeat yesterday. No unnecessary restlessness (like in Britannia). He stayed with us, helped us make up our mind and then went on with his world.

While I ordered a Jardaloo Sali Boti and a lagan nu custard, N decided to go the whole hog and had a Lagan Nu Bhonu (Patra Ni Machchi, Chicken Farcha, Mutton Biryani and Kulfi). The Lagan Nu Bhonu was huge, with me chipping in the end. As far as Jardaloo Sali Boti is concerned, I will ask my idol to comment:

Continue reading the lip-smacking review here