It is not every day that we get to visit a vegetarian restaurant. However, I decided to check if veg dishes could finally surprise me in a good way. Hence, I accepted the invitation extended by the restaurant management for food tasting.
🔵Location: This place is located at the intersection of Camac Street and Shakespeare Sarani. The restaurant is at a convenient location for those taking the cab. Bus route is not available and private cars would have to go looking for a parking space elsewhere. Rating: 3.5/5
🔵Ambience: This restaurant has dim lighting and glass tables that have spotless cutlery kept on them. The wooden furniture and leather sofa look inviting for a dining experience. Rating: 4.5/5
🔵Staff: The staff at the restaurant is very helpful. As some of us were hardcore non-vegetarians, we were guided to choose the dishes that would satisfy us to the fullest. Rating: 5/5
🔵Food: We decided to order the following from their menu:-
🔴Paneer Angara: The grilled paneer triangular pieces had the rich flavour of tomato. The taste and presentation were bang on. Rating: 5/5
🔴Turkish Borek: Turkish Borek is originally a baked filled pastry in which the dough is very thin. The one served to us had a good phyllo crust but the filling was slightly bland. Rating: 3/5
🏵️Italian Main Course:
🔴Paneer Tikka Pizza: This classic hand-tossed pizza had an excellent quantity of mozzarella cheese teamed with paneer tikka cubes. The taste was really good. Rating: 5/5
🔴Arrabiata Pasta: This red sauce penne pasta had sufficient exotic vegetables. The sauce was slightly tangy and the texture was creamy. Rating: 5/5
🏵️North Indian Main Course:
🔴Shaam Savera: I was quite sceptical when we were suggested this dish but I was blown away after tasting it. This had a tomato cream based gravy with balls that had a tossed paneer filling coated with mashed spinach. The taste was heavenly. Rating: 5/5
🔴Paneer Butter Masala: The paneer cubes were very soft and the while buttery gravy with extra cream tasted brilliant. Rating: 4.5/5
🔴Cheese Chili Olive Naan: I tasted this combination of naan for the first time and I was very impressed. The cheese coating on the Indian bread with adequate olives and green chillis trapped in them tasted excellent. Rating: 5/5
🔴Butter Naan: This regular butter naan was very soft and tasted good. Rating: 5/5
🔴Russian Mojito: This was an improvised version of virgin mojito with the addition of perhaps black currant syrup. As I personally do not like this flavour, this was a thumbs down for me. Rating: 3/5
🔴Virgin Mojito: This was indeed refreshing with the perfect amount of mint and sweetened syrup. Rating: 4.5/5
🔴Fresh Lime Soda: Perfect in terms of both temperature and taste, this glass of fresh lime soda perfectly ended our meal. Rating: 5/5
🔴Sizzling Brownie (home made): We had ordered their homemade brownie served on a sizzler tray with vanilla ice cream. The brownie was so soft and muddy just the way I like it. The marriage between the hot sizzling brownie and the cold vanilla ice cream was one of the best desserts we had tasted in a while. Rating: 5/5
Overall, I would say the food is delicious. Being a hardcore non-vegetarian, if I could fall in love with their food and hospitality, I am pretty sure you will too. So, do give their dishes a try when you feel like tingling your taste buds.
Overall Rating: 5/5
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Shreya Dutta is the Founder & Creative Head of StarWords India and the author of “Dance in the Rain”. She is an engineer by qualification and a writer by passion. Years ago, when little girls were jotting down their bucket list, Shreya was lost in her dreamland in which she was immortal. Dutta had started off writing at an early age because she believed that writing not only helped her to voice her opinion but also led her closer to immortality. With every write-up that gets published, Shreya believes that she gets embedded in the pages of history to inspire the youngsters who dream likewise. Writing is not just her passion; it is her way of taking the road less travelled.