Jimmy Boy (Vikas Building, 11 Bank Street, Off Horniman Circle, Lane Opposite Cheetah Gate, Fort, Mumbai 400023)


In a nutshell:

A very good Parsi eatery in fort area of mumbai that has average service , good ambiance and very good food.

jimmy boy
jimmy boy

Address & other details:  Jimmy Boy

Meal for 2: 1200 onwards

Cuisine type :  vegetarian & nonvegetarian

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Receipt - proof of payment
Receipt – proof of payment

I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.
Short description – in case ur in a hurry:

Have been hearing of this place ever since we came to Mumbai. So decided to visit them one evening.

The facade
The facade

The exterior was very well lit. There was an open window thru which one cud see the guests dining on the ground floor.

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Interiors

This floor is not air conditioned. The tiles had an old world look and so did the furniture. The high ceiling added to that feel. In one corner there was a counter that was selling baked items to diners as well as walk in customers.

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View of ground floor from 1st floor

The first floor has an air conditioned section. That was relatively less cool but surely colder than the ground floor – pun intended.

traditional parsi bottled drinks
traditional parsi bottled drinks

The middle aged Manager / floor in charge ( I don’t know his designation) who came to take orders was a ‘strictly no smile’ guy. He had an irritated look on his face and an air of disgust in his voice when he was taking orders from all tables.

salli murg
salli murg

Rest staff were nice and full of smiles but did not hv much knowledge about the food they were serving.

salli murg
salli murg

Food was good in general – enjoyable.

bhendi par edu
bhendi par edu

Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:

Patrani macchi had intense dark green fibrous marination with a sweetish tinge.

Patrani Machhi
Patrani Machhi

The sweet hit initially with a surprise but we quickly got used to the taste and started enjoying it. The fish used was pomfret. The fish was fresh and excellent. Rate it 4.5/5

Patrani Machhi
Patrani Machhi

Bhendi par edu was bhindi topped with edu (eggs). I loved eating it but I found the same dish at rustom’s better. Rate it 4.25/5

Bhendi par edu
Bhendi par edu

Berry pulao mutton was not visually dramatic as it is in sodabottleopenerwala. The taste was however very good. The berries gave an element of sourness and flavour to the pulao. The grains of rice were independent and soft. The pulao was not oily. I have  however had better. Rate it 4/5.

Mutton berry pulao
Mutton berry pulao

Mutton dhansak was the only weak link in the evening. It had browned rice with 2 kababs.

The rice was soft and independent but did not hv any intrinsic taste. Rate the rice 3.5/5

Mutton Dhansak
Mutton Dhansak

The kababs were very good. They had crispy crumb fried outer layer and very good mutton mince within. The mince tasted excellent and flavours of meat and spices both made their presence felt. Rate the kababs 4.25/5

Brown rice and kebab
Brown rice and kebab

The dhansak dal was disappointing. The dal did not have the thickness or intensity that comes due to slow cooking this together for a long time. The one at Parsi anjuman at delhi was way better. Rate it 2/5.

Overall rating of mutton dhansak averages out to 3.25/5

salli
salli

Salli murg was excellent. The murg and the Salli (crispy fried potato match sticks). 4.5/5

Salli
Salli murg

Caramel Custard was also very good but I have surely had better on many occasions. Rate it 3.75/5

Caramel custard
Caramel custard

They had run out of Lagan nu custard. Will hv to try that another day.

Overall rating of food at Jimmy boy averages out to 4/5.

Wud revisit some time in future.

 

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