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B Town review

B Town Milton KeynesI will confess I know absolutely nothing about Indian Street Food. So when B-Town announced it was opening in Central Milton Keynes offering authentic Indian Street Food, I was very curious. The name comes from ‘Bombay Town’ which is now called Mumbai, and the menu is inspired by the bustling aroma-filled streets of the city.

The restaurant itself has taken over the old Silk Road unit and they have definitely changed the atmosphere. It has a relaxed vibe, not your usual Indian restaurant style décor, with a Bollywood theme to the murals on the back wall and the staff in orange polo shirts.

The bar area is large and the cocktail menu is impressive too. They even have a few twists on the classics offering a Bombay Island Iced Tea and a Bombay Colada. They also run cockatil Happy Hours Sunday – Thursday 12 noon-11 pm and Friday – Saturday 12 noon-7 pm, 10 pm-close.

But, to be honest, it was the food I was most interested in, so on to the extensive menus. The best way to describe the starters (or street food) is a bit like Indian Tapas. A multitude of smaller dishes that you can either order a few of and share between your party (so everyone gets to try) or if you want, just order one for yourself. Whatever takes your fancy.

We decided to try a few as they all sounded delicious. We went for the Samosa Chaat, Paneer Spring Rolls, Chicken Lollipop and Hakka Chicken Noodles. What a feast, we didn’t know what to start with first. All were really good, but my favourite was the noodles, great flavor and a big portion so you just kept going back for more.

Now on to the mains, where the choice is even larger. Everything is offered from Tandoori Salmon to Balti-style Palak Lamb, the choice was truly mouth-watering. Eventually we decided to go for the Railway Mutton Curry which was traditionally served in the railway canteens of Bombay. Chunks of mutton (on the bone) cooked in its own juices, stewed till tender, with ginger, caramelised onion and ground aromatic hot spices. What a feast for the senses, we could have bottled up the sauce and taken it home. We also tried the Tandoori Chicken, on the premise that if they couldn’t get this right, there wasn’t much hope. We were not disappointed. After it arrived literally sizzling on the hotplate, all we had to do was effortlessly slice through the perfectly cooked chicken to enjoy a very, very good dish.

At this point I would also like to draw your attention to the Thaali dishs on offer. Although we didn’t try them, the table next to us did and we were so impressed by them, we asked them what they thought. Thaali is a stainless steel platter with little bowls of different dishes to try, including rice, poppadums, pickles and salad. It truly is a feast for anyone and there are three different Thaali options to choose from. The next table was very impressed although they couldn’t finish it as you do get a lot of food!

We managed to keep room for dessert and went for the freshly cooked, authentic Gulab Jamun, warm khoya roundels served with vanilla ice cream. They are sort of a cross between a doughnut and a rum baba – absolutely delicious and the perfect way to round off an amazing meal.

We were very impressed with both the menus and the service at B-Town; it really offers something different to the traditional Indian restaurants we all know and love. Next time you get that craving for Indian food, definitely give B-Town a go, you won’t be disappointed.

Express lunch menu - Monday to Friday 12 noon-2:30 pm from £5.90
Festive, Christmas Day and Diwali menus available
Sunday buffet available
20% discount on takeaways

Free parking available for customers. Just ask your waiter.

Other amenities:
Small outside dining area available.