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 The Bombay Canteen!

The Bombay Canteen is a café and bar that is Indian at heart.

Housed within the bustling metropolis of Bombay, it prides itself on recreating local dishes and reinterpreting age-old Indian traditions, to create an experience that toasts the old times and celebrates the new. The kitchen presents the classic yet unexplored charm of India’s diverse regions, marrying them expertly with familiar flavours. And the bar, a great place to hang out at The Bombay Canteen, has a unique selection of reimagined classic cocktails with firm Indian roots. Each dish and drink has a story to tell, promising you an exciting journey on a plate (and in a glass)!

Our People

SAMEER SETH

SAMEER SETH

founder & ceo

Early career

Sameer started his career as a banker but within no time he realized his true love lies in the restaurant and food business.

work experience

His childhood was spent in Delhi from where he went to Cornell University’s Hotel School. Whilst in New York, Seth got a chance to work with some amazing restaurants, such as Chef Daniel Boulud’s Bar Boulud and Danny Meyer’s North End Grill. It is at the latter, where he met his mentor, friend and the Culinary Director at The Bombay Canteen, Chef Floyd Cardoz. And this is where all the fun began and the restaurant’s concept came to life.


YASH BHANAGE

YASH BHANAGE

founder & coo

Early career

Having travelled and worked in various countries from Mumbai to Chicago to Singapore, Yash has had the opportunity to explore local rustic cuisines; new restaurants and drinks along the way.

work experience

All of these sights and smells have played a great role in moulding the concept behind The Bombay Canteen. Yash graduated from IHM Goa and followed it up with a Masters from Cornell University’s Hotel School. In 2013, Yash successfully opened Antidote, an establishment that went on to be awarded the ‘Best Bar in Singapore’ in 2014.

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YASH BHANAGE
FLOYD CARDOZ

FLOYD CARDOZ

culinary director

Early career

Floyd Cardoz, the celebrated chef and winner of Top Chef Masters, brings his signature mark to the food at The Bombay Canteen with a menu, which highlights seasonal produce and flavorful cooking. Cardoz grew up in Bandra and attended culinary school in Bombay.

work experience

An opportunity to work under Chef Gray Kunz led Cardoz to New York City, where he rose from chef de partie to chef de cuisine in five years. Over the next two decades, Cardoz helmed several establishments that celebrated his “New Indian cuisine,” of which one was the famous Indian restaurant “Tabla”. He is a four-time James Beard Award nominee and the recipient of the first-ever “Humanitarian of the Year Award” from Food TV. Cardoz is the author of Flavorwalla which was published by Artisan and One Spice Two Spice which was published by Harper Collins. He is also the Chef/Managing Partner of “Paowalla”, a new restaurant in New York City.


THOMAS ZACHARIAS

THOMAS ZACHARIAS

executive chef

Early career

Thomas Zacharias’s or Toma as he is fondly known, began his culinary journey in his grandmother’s kitchen in Kerala. He completed his Hotel Management at the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration in Manipal and went off to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in New York.

work experience

Upon graduating, he worked at the three star Michelin seafood restaurant Le Bernardin also in New York City. In 2011, Thomas found his way back to India and joined Olive Bar & Kitchen in Bandra where he spent three years managing the kitchen operations. The inspirations from his gastronomic travels through India’s various regions, the bounty of the Mumbai markets and his grandmother’s kitchen all reflect in the menu at The Bombay Canteen.

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THOMAS ZACHARIAS

Our Culture

Our team – cooks or servers, butchers or bartenders – speak to any of them and you’ll realize one thing, what ties us all together is that we all want to put a smile on the face of every guest that walks through the doors of The Bombay Canteen. We want you to come in and forget what you’ve been through, because we’re here take care of you! But as we do that we also take care of each other, that we learn from each other, that we grow as a team and most importantly that we have fun while doing all of this.


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#Repost @thebombaycanteen ・・・ It's today ! . Boss, it’s time to welcome the next edition of our Canteen Cocktails and our 3rd Anniversary in the most jhakaas way we know. . Swing by and break a leg in true Mumbai ishtyle to the dhinchak disco beats of the 80s & 90s. . Mark your calendars for Thursday, 22nd February, 8 p.m onwards. . Call 022-49666666 to reserve a table or just come and join us at the bar by 8 pm! Limited entry after 11 pm so show up early and find a spot at the bar! #CanteenCocktailParty #jhakaas #mumbaiinspired #mixwithsmirnoff #blackandwhite #scotch #scotchwhisky #sharing #canteencalendar #jhakaascocktail #bosscocktail #ikdetikde #thamba #bantai #publiccocktail #newcocktailmenu #thebombaycanteen #indiainspired #mumbai #pleasesee #tanqueray #tbcchurchboard #thebombaycanteen #bombayinspired #mumbai

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It’s going to be one hell of a party at @thebombaycanteen tonight! Who’s coming?! 🎉 . If you show up early, we have some fun surprises in store tonight as well! For those of you who can’t make it and have major FOMO, stay tuned to our Insta stories for updates! . Boss, it’s time to welcome the next edition of our Canteen Cocktails and our 3rd Anniversary in the most jhakaas way we know. . Swing by and break a leg in true Mumbai ishtyle to the dhinchak disco beats of the 80s & 90s. Thursday, 22nd February, 8 p.m onwards. . All tables are fully reserved but just come and join us at the bar by 8 pm! Limited entry after 11 pm so show up early and find a spot at the bar! Thanks @thedolidiary for bringing our jhakaas space to life with all things dhinchak! #CanteenCocktailParty #jhakaas #mumbaiinspired #mixwithsmirnoff #blackandwhite #scotch #scotchwhisky #sharing #canteencalendar #jhakaascocktail #bosscocktail #ikdetikde #thamba #bantai #publiccocktail #newcocktailmenu #thebombaycanteen #indiainspired #mumbai #pleasesee #tanqueray #tbcchurchboard #thebombaycanteen #bombayinspired #mumbai

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Less than 24 hours left until the cocktail party of the year! . Boss, it’s time to welcome the next edition of our Canteen Cocktails and our 3rd Anniversary in the most jhakaas way we know. . Swing by and break a leg in true Mumbai ishtyle to the dhinchak disco beats of the 80s & 90s. . Mark your calendars for Thursday, 22nd February, 8 p.m onwards. . Call 022-49666666 to reserve a table or just come and join us at the bar by 8 pm! Limited entry after 11 pm so show up early and find a spot at the bar! #CanteenCocktailParty #jhakaas #mumbaiinspired #mixwithsmirnoff #blackandwhite #scotch #scotchwhisky #sharing #canteencalendar #jhakaascocktail #bosscocktail #ikdetikde #thamba #bantai #publiccocktail #newcocktailmenu #thebombaycanteen #indiainspired #mumbai #pleasesee #tanqueray #tbcchurchboard #thebombaycanteen #bombayinspired #mumbai

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After a fun 1st edition of Art Deco inspired cocktails last year, we've decided to listen to this amazing city a little more closely for inspiration for our 2nd edition. Come over to @thebombaycanteen to find out more and try from our brand new calendar menu! Menu design by @pleaseseeus #canteencocktails #TBCchurchboard #canteencocktailmenu #canteencocktailcalendar @smirnoffin @blackandwhite.scotch #mumbaiinspired #mixwithsmirnoff #blackandwhite #scotch #scotchwhisky #sharing #canteencalendar #jhakaascocktail #bosscocktail #ikdetikde #thamba #bantai #publiccocktail #newcocktailmenu #thebombaycanteen #indiainspired #mumbai

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Come try our Bengali Aloo Dum & Hara Channa Kachori, a very special recipe courtesy @itimisra, who if you remember came into our kitchen to teach our chefs her favorite recipes around this time 2 years ago at @thebombaycanteen ! Only on for a limited time until the winter Hara Channa season lasts! PS: Thanks @radhikamisra1 for introducing us to your supremely talented mother. ???? #harachanna #TBCwintermenu #bengalicuisine #seasonalveggies #localIndianproduce #thebombaycanteen #indiainspired #mumbai

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About a year ago, I found this guy selling Hara Channa (fresh green chickpeas) on the streets of Bombay. A little research revealed that this winter ingredient is eaten as a deliciously smokey, charred snack in many parts of Western India. After my first taste, I knew it needed to find its way into our #TBCwintermenu at @thebombaycanteen. . Given that chickpeas are the primary ingredient in hummus, incorporating it in the dish was a no brainer. Green chickpea hummus has all the lusciousness of the traditional one but with a vibrancy and freshness that's unparalleled. . Our winter-inspired dish takes the form of a Roasted Hara Channa Salad with spicy Hara Channa hummus, cape gooseberries (also currently in season and delicious!), toasted almonds, pickled tendli and homemade tapioca chips. So so good! . Pic by @tiffintales #harachannasalad #TBCwintermenu #indianstreetfood #seasonalveggies #localIndianproduce #knowyourdesivegetables #indianvegetablesaresexy #thebombaycanteen #indiainspired #mumbai

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