Review of London Grill Bombay, Plainwell Restaurant, Kalamazoo

Ruth, Liz, and I went to The London Grill Bombay, a Reastaurant in Plainwell, near Kalamazoo, Michigan last Saturday evening. This is about 20 minutes from our Inn.

Themed as “British Empire”, which means a combination of Indian foods including curries, tandoori chicken (made without the tandoori oven but still good) and so forth PLUS more traditional British offerings such as stilton steak, fish & chips, shepherd’s pie etc. Decor matches accordingly-think of a british gentleman’s club with exotic trophies and other items from “the colonies.” Bar includes a rather extensive lising of british beers/ales and single malts. Small and cozy pub atmosphere, with the kitchen in plain view of the dining area. We often visit on a Sunday evenings, which is our favorite time to go since they are less busy and even more laid back than their usual warm and friendly selves. Food quality and service are consistantly good.

Service starts with their version of chips and salsa-papadams-a crispy and spicy indian-style wafer with mango chutney:

Ruth and I both had the Pretzel-Crusted Walleye with a mustard/mayo sauce:

If you are looking for something a little different than the usual, maybe with more spice, than this is the place. The only caution I would offer is that they can fill up due to limited seating, so expect to have a drink at the bar while waiting for a table to open during peak times.

(Also, if it isn’t too late, we recommend a visit to Plainwell Ice Cream for desert, located just a little further east on Bridge Street. They are open seasonally until 9pm most evenings. One of 4 creameries in Allegan County-but that’s another blog.)

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Have you experienced this restaurant? Your comments are appreciated.

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