After a successful run in Delhi, hyper local has made its way to the city of pearls. The main motto or U.S.P. is to serve the Delhi street food and cuisine to the palate of Hyderabadis.
They have a unique concept apart from fine dining. They have small theaters with movie screenings and serving the same food in the theaters so that you can enjoy movies and food together. They have very good recliners with a decent table for food.
The food definitely speaks. Its a fine dining for lunch and serves alcohol for dinners. (alcohol and movies from July ). The presentation is pretty unique and is a clear competitor and a winner when compared to similar restaurants.
When you actually go to the place you would be stunned and surprised to see that is actually pretty big than you actually expect.
The restaurant has a dim lighting but is bright in the afternoon for lunches. The red colored chairs , wooden textured tables , a long bar counter, a beautiful seating outdoor and the theaters outside.
You would definitely enjoy the food and presentation when you are there for lunch.
So the place is all about food. The taste and presentation are simply outstanding.
We started with the aloo tikki chaat. Its the iconic snack from the streets of delhi. The tikki was crisp and topped with mint chutney , tamarind chutney and dahi. It also had some potato crisps on top. The flavours were intact even though the approach was different.
The veg galauti was something I’ve never tried before. Just after taking a bite of it i just just fell in love with it. It was so smooth and just melted away. The galautis were put on saffron coloured mini rotis. A must try for vegetarians.
The galauti as well was very smooth and just melted away. But I felt i had some sourness that didn’t go well. I’m not sure what it was but apart from that the texture was spot on. The veg ones were better than these.
Another star was the shahi paneer tikka. As the name suggests it was marinated in cashew paste and also has a stuffing ( actually it was sandwiched in between two paneer slices). It was garnished with a tuile.
The fish tikka was well marinated with a good hint of ajwain in it. The fish was well cooked and beautifully presented.
The chicken tikka yet again, beautifully marinated and coked to perfection. Good quality ingredients and better food.
We had a few drinks (mocktails) from the bar to go along with the appetizers and mains. The fishbowl was something new in presentation. The meerut ki jaan had the punch from chaat masala. The rest were just okay with the same base.
After trying some amazing appetizers it was time for the mains.
We had maa ke martaban ka chicken, sadar bazar mutton curry , veg mirch kheema , gaylord chole bhature , indian assorted breads and amul ki dal makhni.
The chicken curry was good. It wasn’t spicy nor bland but oi felt it didn’t have the kick like the appetizers. If you dint really try the appetizers then you would enjoy the mains.
The mutton curry as well was good but the spice level was pretty low. The mutton was cooked to perfection and went really well with the breads.
The veg mirch kheema was below par for me. The texture was good but it had the raw flavour of garlic and the raw masala. Like after having a bite all the developed tastes were lost at once.
The Chole Bhature were good with the bhatura stuffed with paneer. Went really good with the chole and aloo sabzi.
The dal makhni was pretty good as well. Creaminess from the lentils and fresh cream.
For the desserts we had baked gulab jamun and faluda.
I couldn’t taste the faluda so cant comment anything because we were tol it was over.
The baked gulab jamun was pretty good. The flavour profile and presentation was least expected. The base was gulab jamun with ricotta and coconut barfi on top. The taste was bang on but I couldn’t taste any ricotta in it.
Overall it was a amazing experience.
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