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The Bombay Lunchbox
Bringing the diversity of Mumbai in the form of lunchbox memories from childhood
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  • Great Indian Feasts
  • Maximum Guest: 10
    You do not need to fill up all slots. OpenOut experiences are meant to be social, slots can be booked by other people too.
Booking Details
  • HSR Layout, Bengaluru
  • Rs 1665 per person
About your host,
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I'm a third generation Bombayite. Bombay is where home and the heart will always be. My roots are from the coastal belt and that's the cuisine I grew up eating at home. As much as I love food, I love cooking and consider it as the best medium to express myself. I have been cooking for more than two decades and through OpenOut's I hope to tell stories rooted around Bombay and the coast.
  • OpenOut Quality Standards
    This experience meets the OpenOut standard quality.
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  • Inspiration
    Having grown up with friends and family from different backgrounds, this is my way to share my memories around the city of dreams - Bombay.
  • What we will be doing?
    A relaxed afternoon sitting at my wonderful home and having conversations around food and ofcourse, Bombay. A lunch to bond with new people and have a good time, ofcourse!
  • What is included
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  • Where we will be?
    Exact location will be visible after payment & profile approval.
  • You Should Know:
    • No
      Alcohol
    • No
      footwear
      inside
    • Elevator
      present
    • Smoking
      allowed
      inside
    • Pets
      at home
    • Pets
      not allowed
    • Child
      Friendly
    • No Parking
      Provided
    • No AC
  • Cancellation Terms:
    All OpenOut experiences can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
    See cancellation policy
Reviews
2019-01-15
2019-01-15
This was a runway hit: Starting with the refreshing kokum-tini and ending with the macaroons straight from Mumbai and packed the night before. The experience was accentuated by Natasha's enthusiastic narration of the history of, or an anecdote behind, each dish. The revived Agara Lake looks pretty from the road; it inspires awe from the eleventh floor.
2019-01-14
Loved the Bombay Lunch box experience in Bangalore, what else to ask for - it was perfect sat noon to wind up with kokum drink and Bombay "Authentic" vadapav + main course meal. Natasha and Aunty were so warm and welcomed us with too much food. Lyca (their pet) was the star, she is adorable. Experience"guaranteed to delight" for every food lover.
2019-01-13
Cesar Chavez once said "If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart." This is what you experience when you visit Natasha's home. Selection of dishes represented the true Mumbai cuisine. I got the opportunity to taste authentic vada pav just like how you get on the streets of Mumbai. I couldn't believe that Natasha actually bought the pav from one of the famous bakery in Mumbai. Natasha is an amazing host along with her mother and not to forget the dog. I couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable time .
Reviews From other experiences hosted by Natasha
2018-12-30
Natasha and her mom were delightful hosts. The food was amazing. Loved everything. The view from the apartment was spectacular. The people I met were so fun and jovial. It was a great experience. Thank you for a wonderful time.
2018-12-29
Absolutely amazing food and homely ambience. It felt like I was at home. Natasha and her mom were absolutely wonderful. So very hospitable and kind. The sweetest people I have met. The food was in every essence wonderful. From the appetizers to the desserts, each having its one unique flavour. If anyone ever wants to taste authenticity and rekindle your taste buds you should try Natasha's cooking. Looking forward to eat Natasha's cooking again.
2018-12-29
This is my first open out experience which was truly amazing. Natasha is an awesome cook. Guys trust me she can make the best Christmas cake in town . All the dish was cooked to perfection especially the prawn curry, it was yummy. Hope to see her participating in MasterChef. Got to meet some Iovely people . Forget about going to pubs on a weekend and start hunting for the next open out experience.
Booking Details
  • HSR Layout, Bengaluru
  • Rs 1665 per person
The Bombay Lunchbox
12 Jan 2019
1
You will pay:
Openout:
Rs 1445
Service Fee:
Rs 220
Total
Rs 1665
Num of People:
1
Grand Total:
Rs 1665
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