Inspiring Indian

We visit the fantastic new restaurant, Tamba, where traditional Indian fare is mixed with clever innovative twists…


There’s been a huge amount of buzz in the capital around The Hub in the Mall at World Trade Centre and it’s not hard to see why with a selection of fabulous restaurants, all with a different offering. It’s not our first time visiting Tamba, the gorgeous Indian inspired restaurant on the 6th floor, but we are prepared to be wowed again.

Chefs table kitchen

The first thing you notice about the restaurant is the super stylish décor and low lighting. The venue represents a skillful juxtaposition of innovation and tradition, with its sleek loft-style interior, floor to ceiling windows, exposed Tandoor ovens representing the true roots of Indian cuisine and extensive copper bells dangling elegantly from above. We love the slick bar with its emphasis on bronze, coppers and timber and the large outdoor terrace views over the city.


The menu is small but offers excellent options offering bites, salads, raw, vegetarian and meat (from fish and seafood, to chicken and duck or beef and lamb). We love the watermelon, rocket and burrata salad which is oh-so-fresh and packed with flavour. When it comes to the main affair we opt for the 48- hour slow-cooked lamb shank in rogan sauce which melts in our mouth and is a treat for the tastebuds. If you want a curry with a difference opt for the smoked chicken topped with some honey pepper and served in a tamatar gravy and don’t forget to order their delicious naan bread to accompany it.


Another thing that really impressed us is the dessert offering. We choose The Break- Up and The Bride. The Break-up consists of a huge ball of dark chocolate mousse, peanut semifreddo and salted caramel which is smashed by our waiter and covered in chocolate sauce. Chocolate lovers rejoice! We also loved The Bride, a totally white dessert mixing chili meringue, chantilly cream, raw mango and coconut sorbet which was delicious and a super light and clean offering after a lot of curry. Something that stands out at Tamba is the service.


Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and you can feel that they genuinely want you to have a fantastic dining experience. Tamba’s arrival has shaken up the food scene in the city, offering a sense of the unexpected and turning the traditional fine dining scene on its head. It’s a must visit for any foodie.

Tamba, The Hub, The Mall at World Trade Centre, 2 672 8888

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