Iron Chef Shellie

{Eating Out} Bomba

Bomba is the newest place in town you should add to your list. Not only for it’s stunning rooftop bar, where you can enjoy a drink, fresh air and some of Melbourne’s gorgeous sky line, but also for it’s Spanish flavoured menu.
Formerly The Alyesbury, Bomba have added their own touch to the place. Colourful menus and playful light fittings. The wine, beer and cocktail menu will leave you scratching your head at what to choose, with so many great options on offer. 
I was invited to their opening, the day before they officially opened to the public. I sat with some of my fellow food bloggers and we nearly ordered the whole menu. Everything sounded delicious.

Blackmore’s 9+ score wagyu cecina
Serrano Gran Reserva jamon

Tomato, burrata & aged sherry vinegar toast with hand filleted Nassari anchovy
Tomato bread / Tomato bread with Serrano jamon

Chicken, manchego and smoked paprika croqueta
Hervey Bay scallop with Serrano, lemon & bread
Charcoal grilled lamb t-bone
Quail with pistachio & buckwheat

Braised duck & pork paella with peas

Tuna tartare and seaweed crackers
Charcoal grilled 6+ score wagyu rump cap with mojo verde & horseradish
Shark Bay king prawn pil pil
Pedro Ximenez braised pork jowl with celeriac

Freekah & cauliflower salad with pine nuts, sumac, pomegranate & mint
Patatas bravas

My top dishes for this place that you MUST try:

  • Lamb T-Bone: these babies are smokey from the flame grilling, and so juicy
  • Pork Jowl: it’s so melty, a bit sweet, but it will make you weak at the knees
  • Montadidos: crunchy toasts and packed full of flavour
  • Paella: we tried two kinds, the one above and the black seafood one. Both were great. 

I would have really loved to have tried the air dried tuna, but on my next visit it will be the first thing I’ll be ordering.

Some of our table was still hungry for more, but we suggested we see the dessert menu. Well everything sounded amazing on it, so we ordered one of everything.

Turron parfait
Chocolate croquetas with custard & hazelnuts

Goat’s curd sorbet with rhubarb & pistachio
Orange & vermouth sorbet
Portugese tart

Churros with chocolate

I must say the churros were a disappointment. Perhaps because the kitchen was under pressure that night, but they were a bit on the chewy side.  The chocolate croquetas were a winner, as was the turron parfait. 

The waitress we had had a great knowledge of the menu, and was happy to help make selections from the impressive wine and beer menu. 

Even though the Alyesbury is no more, I’m glad the rooftop bar is still amazing, and there is fantastic lamb on the menu. I will be back, especially on a balmy summer night. 

Thank you again Bomba for the delicious night out!
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Iron Chef Shellie dined as a guest of Bomba. 

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6 Responses to “{Eating Out} Bomba”
  1. Oh yum!! I know where I will be going for a night out with my friends. They always just wanna go for drinks but I like places with good food too so bomba is perfect! Although yeah the churros don’t look too good. :|
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  2. Yum!
    Everything looks so good!
    You have to love rooftop dining too :) Churros look very thin too!
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  3. Love the photos and I find I really like the black and white ones! Maybe I should start taking some myself hehe :) Love the view there on the rooftop! I never got around to trying Aylesbury and already it’s changed into Bomba ~
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  4. All looks so good, except the churros. They do look rather ‘blond’. BTW love your black and white photos at the start of the post, very nice.
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  5. Wow the PX pork jowl sounds amazing!
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  6. I really enjoy lamb and I’ve got my eyes set on it! Lovely photos shellie x
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