Having heard a lot about this place since the time I had shifted to Bombay, on one lazy Friday afternoon I finally decided to take my taste buds out for a treat. The more you hear, the more the anticipation. But, anywho. Set amidst the many stalls on Colaba Causeway, this restaurant was a little difficult to locate. Just so that you avoid wasting time, look for the Bombay Dyeing store and bang opposite that is our quaint little Irani joint which also by the way, serves Chinese. Good Chinese.
We enter to find that the place was a little cramped up with only six tables to seat the customers and hence were politely asked to wait outside for five minutes before they could clear a table for us. The good part of waiting outside was that we could browse through the menu which was stuck against the door and hence could take our time and zero down on what to eat. Variety is what I said first when I browsed through the reasonably priced menu. It was lunch time and me and my friend being mighty hungry settled down to try out the chicken and rice serves.
As told by the guy inside, 5 minutes later we were asked to occupy the centre table with the owner of the place, a cute little Parsi looking aunty waiting for us to place our order. Having already decided what to eat, we quickly asked for a plate of Country Style Chicken and Mixed Grill and Pollo Alla Indiana. Fancy names, I must say. Looking around I saw that most of the people there hardly looked at each others faces and were more or less engrossed with what was on their plate and palate. Good thing, I guess. *hopes, rising*
10 minutes later, I see the waiters gleaming face asking me to move my phone and wallet so that he could place our plates on the table. The first spoon in my mouth and, Good Lord, that was exactly the kind of chicken I was craving to have. Succulent, soft and all ingredients added unerringly the way I had wished for it to be. WIN MOMENT. I looked at my friend and her expressions conveyed the same delight. My serve of Pollo Alla Indiana had in it, cubes of marinated chicken, sautéed with mushrooms and bell pepper, was cooked in creamy sauce and was served with rice and boiled vegetables ( carrots and beans ) by the side. Lacked a little salt, but after the extra addition it made for a perfect meal. Filling. My friend had asked for a Country Style Chicken and Mixed Grill which was put together with grilled chicken breasts, Spicy chicken salami cooked in the Chefs Own Grilled Sauce and was garnished with a boiled egg. I had a couple of spoons and it was as good as mine or even a little better.
Eating to our fill and happy and content with the service, food and place, in the end we decided to order an Irish Bailey Pastry to sign off in a good way. One can be split between two and although I thought it was a little over-priced, but that sumptuous piece with all the cream and chocolate it was filled with, drove away those lingering thoughts of having to shell out a little extra money.
Total Damages Rs. 760
Willing to spend a little extra and wanting to make use of every penny you spend? Be their guests. :)