Sahib Sindh Sultan is situated in the top floor of City Centre Mall in Banjara Hills Hyderabad. I visited it along with my family on 14th August evening.
I had heard that usually in this restaurant, you have to wait for a long time to get a table. I had called the restaurant in the afternoon and was told they do not take any reservation. I was told that if I land up latest by 8:30 PM, I should get a table without much wait.
We reached by 8 PM. As we entered we were in a station platform. There was a full length mirror on one side of the platform which gave it a much longer look. The platform had tables for seating and lo next to it was a train compartment. We took a table inside the compartment. Since it is a theme restaurant, it is important that you look around to bask in the ambience. In the compartment the overhead racks had old suitcases and British hats. The waiters and stewards were dressed as railway personnel. Outside from the platform if you peek above the train you can see stars as in a real station. The platform has an old telephone and a old railway map to add to the ambience.
The menu book makes interesting reading. It gives the introduction to the oldest train in Asia with 3 engines named Sahib, Sindh and Sultan. The menu is comprehensive with vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes with names like the Kanpur Tomato Shorba and Chicken Dak Bungalow.
We ordered Mishkin Paya Shorba, a mutton paya soup. It was thick, creamy and extremely tasty. Main course were Shikampuri (Mutton) Kababs (made of minced mutton). Being Bengalis we just could not resist the Fish Tikka A La Lord Rippon. Finally we had Rajputana Lal Maans (Mutton Gravy spicy, hot and delicious) with an assortment of Parathas. The food was served on a silver tray in line with the overall décor.
The service was quite fast, though in a place like this you do not mind it to be slightly slow so that you can sink in the ambience. My only request to this place is that they should accept advance reservations. Prices are not too expensive, the bill for three adults was around Rs 1200.
As we were taking our leave we made up our mind to revisit soon to try out some more of the different dishes.