It was my friend's Birthday and we decided to go here for dinner but ended up reaching there around 11:45pm. Luckily the place was still open the hostess informed us that they are taking the last order, so we were well informed. As you enter the Hotel the restaurant is easily located on the left past the elevators. It was late enough for us to choose our own table so we decided to sit on the biggest table even though it was only 3 of us that were starving! I believe that the ambience to every place is made up of the interiors/crowd and the mash-up of crowds noise and the music playing, the music was off because it was late but still the restaurant seemed very traditional yet chic.
The Different EXPERIENCE:
Before you begin the meal the waiters tell you:
"Tradition of Peshwari is to enjoy your meal with your hands"
(they dont give you spoons, forks, instead a cloth APRON)
a good and different experience you have to try out...
The Menu / Food:
The menu has very LIMITED number of items on it i would say about 8 main course dish's for Vegetarians and 9 for Non-Vegetarians. The choice on the menu could have been alot more interesting but i still couldnt figure out the reason for the limited menu variety. The Food is EXCELLENT!!! We had the Dal Bukhara, Paneer Makhani and Tandoori Bhanwar (Bread Stuffed with paneer / naan). The quantity was good as well. We also had some good red wine.. dont know the name of the wine but it sure tasted good.
*Do try the Dal Bukhara, i heard its a fact that they cook it for 24 hrs to get the right taste in it. The best dal i have ever had!!!!!!
The waiters were very attentive and helpful and very well informed about the menu and the quantity and suggested how much we should order and what we should order, not once did we have an issue with the waiters but then again the restuarant was about to close and there were very few people, dont know how it is when there are alot of people.
Well well i have to say this is one of the most expensive restaurants i have ever eating at in mumbai, not a single dish is below Rs 500 the panee makhani was Rs. 950 !!!!!!! the dal which tasted the best was the cheapest ONLY rs. 500. We ordered the following:
Dal Bukhara: Rs. 500
Paneer Makhani: Rs. 950
Roomali Roti: Rs 200
Tandoori Bhanwar: Rs 200 (THE BEST NAAN I HAVE EVER HAD)
Please keep in mind if anyone has an ITC membership card you can get 33% on your bill if there are more than 2 people, if there are 2 people you can get 50% off on your bill (designed for couples). We also had coupons for the wine
Bottom line this is the best place to have a lavish dinner (along with a discount card