Saturday, 5 October 2013

Restaurant Review: Bomba Tapas Bar

Location: 103 Lonsdale St Melbourne
Phone: 03 9077 0451
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas
Overall Impression: 8/10
The Aylesbury Restaurant has gone back to its Spanish roots and has reopened as Bomba Tapas Bar. The restaurant is in good hands, with Jesse Gerner (Añada, Moro, River Café) and Andrew Fisk (Añada, Cumulus Inc) heading the kitchen.
Already fast becoming the new cool kid on the block, this latest Melbourne culinary addition creates dishes with fresh, seasonal ingredients, shaping a dining experience inspired by a simpler lifestyle. 
The kitchen serves both original and classic recipes using the freshest ingredients. 
The wine list is compiled by Shane Barrett (Sommelier at Circa, Beverage Manager Pearl and the Lucas Group). There is a distinct emphasis on Indigenous Spanish varieties from small artisan producers. You won’t find many of these labels on any other wine list in Melbourne. Many of these wines are imported directly from Spain by the restaurant and are new to the Australian market. There is also a strong cocktail, sherry and vermouth list. 
The dining room is rich in warm wood and muted earth tones, offset by candlelight, sleek glassware and the glint of stainless steel from the open kitchen. It has an inspired, modern vibe. 
Bomba Rooftop
Bomba Rooftop on Urbanspoon
At the rooftop, it’s business as usual with tasty cocktails, beer, wine and tapas plus summer rooftop parties.

In an atmosphere conducive to enjoying the hustle and bustle of life, Bomba is sure to be the next “it” spot thanks to its simple, fresh food courtesy of procuring the best ingredients available and effortlessly cool vibe. Bomba is a great place to sip, savour and share in the spirit of tapas and good friends. 

Bomba Downstairs on Urbanspoon

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Bomba.

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