Britannia, the Irani (Persian) restaurant has been running successfully since over 90 years now. This place is unpretentious, absolutely basic and functional. Here presentation and ambience take a back seat but then who’s complaining?
It is most famous for some of its special dishes like Berry Pulao (a version of Iranian zereksh pulao), its signature dish, made with succulent spiced boneless mutton (or chicken), fragrant long-grain basmati rice, and tart barberries imported from Iran. Patra ni machchi is pomfret fish coated in chutney made with cilantro, coconut, and assorted spices; wrapped in a banana leaf; and steamed -- always moist and flaky with flavors all the way down to the bone. The mutton dhansak is a combination of fragrant brown rice and thick dal in which the meat has been cooked -- a dense, hearty meal that tastes a million times better than it looks. Another classic dish is Sali boti, stewed mutton with tomato gravy and fried potato straws.
Cuisine: Iranian/Middle Eastern
Address: Opposite New Customs House, Ballard Estate
Tel: +91-22-2261 5264
Timings: only lunch