In the Woo on a recent day,

I visited a new restaurant by the name of Bombay. 

As I opened the door, the wonderful smells of Indian cuisine wafted through the air. 

Filling it with aromas oh so fine and fair. 

I sampled some of the food and it was good.  

I’ll certainly be back when I’m in the neighborhood. 

And while I’m not usually known for having a spicy pallet,

This restaurant will get my vote if it’s on the ballot. 

Yes, the new establishment called Bombay Lounge, is indeed a wonderful place. It’s the latest Indian restaurant and bar in Worcester, located at 64 Water Street. 

Opened on July 28, 2023, Bombay is owned by Dev Patil and Romeo Pereira, who also own a restaurant in Burlington. And while I did not have the pleasure of meeting them, it was a joy to meet Prashanth, who is the administrator. He gave me the grand tour of the restaurant as well as a private hall that is located there. The hall can be booked for private functions and parties. Prashanth said that business has been good and is growing. And judging by the look of happiness on the faces of the patrons who were there, it’s obvious that they were indeed pleased. 

The first thing that I noticed is something that I always use as my initial impression of any establishment- the cleanliness. And Bombay certainly gets a thumbs up on that. The restaurant, kitchen, and private hall were immaculate. Kudos on that, gentlemen. 

I did sample some of the food offerings and was very impressed. And as I said above, even though I’m not known for being a connoisseur of spicy food, I will definitely be back to try even more of what’s on the menu. Speaking of the menu, it runs the gamut from soups and appetizers to vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian lunch combos, tandoori, authentic vindaloo, vegetarian and non-vegetarian entrees, Indo-Chinese combos, saffron flavored biryanis, Indian breads, rices, raita, salad, chutneys, pickles, and finally- desserts. There are also some chef’s signature dishes, such as paneer bhurji ghotala, braised lamb shanks, pan seared fish in coconut milk, and buttery & garlic baked lobster tails. So, if anyone walks out of there hungry, it’s their own fault!  Oh, and there is also a kids menu that offers chicken nuggets and mozzarella sticks. 

On the liquid side, while waiting for their liquor license, Bombay offers mock tails (non-alcoholic cocktails), as well as juices and smoothies, flavored lassi, and soft drinks. 

Bombay offers dine in, as well as takeout, delivery, and catering. They are open seven days a week, serving lunch from 11 am to 3 pm, and dinner from 5 pm to 10 pm. There is ample parking available along the street.    For more information, check out their website at  And don’t delay, visit Bombay today. You will certainly be thrilled, as you’re sure to find just the right things that will fulfill the bill and in you, joy it will instill. As Julia Child would say- bon appétit.