Located on Sydney's Glebe Point Road, Bhoomi is a new Indian restaurant by the owners of Spice Room (in Circular Quay) and Jewel on the Bay (Rose Bay). And if you’ve been to any of those eateries, you know what to expect – authentic Subcontinental flavours (and spices!) that don’t hold themselves back.
But at Bhoomi, chef Chanaka is doing it somewhat differently – giving timeless Indian dishes a western twist. He’s rolling humble daal-chawal (lentil and rice) into arancini balls, turning palak paneer (spinach and cheese curry) into gnocchi and topping pappadums with dollops of smoked salmon mousse.
The menu is exhaustive and broken into multiple sections – Sri Lankan coconut and pumpkin curry is the star in the vegan section; whole spatchcock is the dish to order from the tandoor section, while impossibly tender slow-cooked beef short ribs are our favourite among the main courses. Create your own multi-course adventure or opt for the eight-course tasting menu, matched with a crisp riesling.
The biggest surprise, however, is the space itself. Housed in a restored property dating back to 1857, it features multiple dining rooms with Gothic arches, vaulted ceilings and plenty of exposed brick and sandstone.
Atmosphere: Relaxed and convivial with restrained Indian interiors
Best for: Families and a casual catch-up with friends
Standout dish: Lamb Vindaloo Mini Masala Dosa
Open: Wednesday to Sunday for lunch, and Monday to Sunday for dinner
Address: 134 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Phone number: (02) 9518 9700