Bombay Cricketers Club
Bombay Cricketers Club is the newest feather in the cap from the same culinary team that brought us Spice Den (which they’ve since sold) and Osteria in Casuarina (destination cafe slash restaurant slash all-out wedding venue), to Kingscliff’s dreamy Taverna and, more recently, waterfront Tweed River wedding venue, Ancora.
Neatly finding its home in Kingscliff’s buzzing Salt Village, Bombay Cricketers Club is Indian like you’ve never experienced before.
Ed's note: BCC has just added a plant-based and gluten-free foodie's dream menu to their Sunday offering; where $30 will buy you a multi-plate banquet for lunch or dinner. Worth a jaunt across the border this weekend!
They’ve broken open the traditional spice cabinet, pairing those fragrant flavours with seasonal, locally sourced produce to create a contemporary, Indian-inspired unlike any other in the region. We’re still dreaming about the pork belly on a bed of dhal, decorated with sorrel leaves and candied radish; the bite-sized betel leaf topped with crispy pork, mint, green mango and fried garlic, or the main event, banana leaf wrapped blue eye trevalla with green sambal, eggplant pickle and a host of flavour-packed veggie sides. You’ll want to try one of everything, which is a good thing the entire menu is designed to share.
Unlike your typical Indian restaurant, intimate 50-seat Bombay Cricketers Club is styled after the cool and breezy plantation homes that dotted farmlands in early British colonial times. White vertical paneling lines the walls, glass louvers let the sea breezes flow through, and a smattering of potted palms and hanging ferns bring the outside in. It’s simple and timeless, so the food can take centre stage. Yep, if you can't tell already, we're totally crushing on 2018's newest restaurant and we're confident you will, too.
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