New hotel, new restaurant. Vetro is miles ahead of this one.
There were five of us - we decided to order three starters - one in prawns, one ham based and then the regular bruschetta. Note that the bruschetta is not on the menu, but you can ask for it.
This is where we ran into disappointment - it took about 45 minutes with repeated reminders to get the starters. The ham based one was good to taste, but the other two were no great shakes. In fact, the bruschetta was bad - the bread seemed ordinary, and the tomatoes were tasteless - I think Trats' bruschetta is way up there.
In the meanwhile, the drinks order consisted of white wine, beer, and single malts. The wine list is so-so, and they did not have stock of some single malts though it was on the menu. Tut-tut Trident - definitely not done.
For the main course, I decided to order a Risotto - which was very good. However, all of us observed that irrespective of the dish ordered, the quantity is pretty small - and since it is set in very large dishes, they appear even more inadequate.
Vetro used to also serve us an amouse-bouche, but it was missing here. Not sure if the restaurant forgot about this important point, or is it that the chef does not have the requisite skills.
Overall, I think while the main dishes are delicious, the quantity is inadequate. What really sucks is the very poor service.
The bill of Rs. 16,000 for five of us is slightly on the higher side - 3 starters/ appetizers, 5 main course dishes, 3 glasses of wine, 2 beers (pints), and 5 pegs of single malts.
I would have expected Oberoi/ Trident to dish out a much better dining experience.
Another shocker - the power went out for a couple of minutes in the entire hotel.