The latest dining destination to open its doors in Glebe is ‘Bhoomi’, a contemporary Indian restaurant from the restauranteurs behind the Jewel of the Bay and The Spice Room.

Situated in the stunning historical location previously occupied by the reputed Darling Mills restaurant in the heart of Glebe, Bhoomi’s inspired dining experience offers up the best dishes from the Indian subcontinent enhanced with contemporary cooking techniques for a delicious twist.

Sydney Social 101 was recently invited to dine at Bhoomi. As avid Indian food fans and lovers of The Spice Room we were very excited to try the delights that Bhoomi has to offer.

As we took our seats we were introduced to the menu which included both traditional Indian dishes as well as modern twists on classic dishes. We were also encouraged to try one of their signature cocktails which they infuse with popular Indian spices – how could we resist? I tried the Romance In Draas which was a cocktail of Rose gin, vermouth, Campari and agave. Light and smooth this cocktail was served with a stunning frozen rose (Very Instagramable!). My hot date for the evening tried the Spiked Chai with masala chai, cream, rum and Cointreau. Fragrant and flavourful this cocktail was warm and smooth and went down a treat.

With drinks in hand it was time to start the difficult task of deciding what to eat. After much deliberation we decided on a mix of traditional and modern dishes. We started with the Keralan Masala Mussel Pot with coconut, ginger and green chillies served with garlic butter Naan. The mussels were plentiful, the sauce was full of flavour and the naan was full of delicious garlic. We also shared Dal Chawal Arancini- yes, that’s right, Arancini. This Indian- Italian fusion dish featured spiced lentils, risotto rice, parmesan and mozzarella cheese arancini and was served pickled mayo and pappadum crunch. Yum!

For mains we opted for the Nine Jeweled Vegetable Korma and the Palak Paneer Gnocchi.  The korma, a traditional Indian favourite, was packed with a medley of vegetables, nuts and fruit and served is a creamy and flavoursome Korma gravy. The gnocchi was another exciting Indian-Italian fusion dish of light and fluffy Indian cottage cheese pillows served in a spinach puree with fried chilli in tempered oil.

As you might have guessed, by this stage we were completely full, but there is always room for dessert! To end our meal we enjoyed the Coconut Jaggery Hoppers with tropical fruit salsa which was the perfect light and fruity way to end the meal.

The wait staff at Bhoomi were very welcoming and attentive and are always happy to help with recommendations and any questions we had. They were also very supportive of us having dessert and another glass of wine which I always like!

The team are also avidly committed to caring for the earth and the community. Sustainable waste management practices, energy saving appliances and ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ training practices for staff are at the core of the restaurant’s operation. A proportion of Bhoomi’s business is also given to the I=CHANGE initiative, an organisation that supports the causes of feeding Australians in crisis, educating rescued children and ending violence against women.

Bhoomi is located at 134 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037 and is open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 3pm, and dinner from Monday to Sunday 5pm to 10pm.

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