The location on Kasturi Rangan Road.Poes garden I easy to find. There is Valet parking. The restaurant is located on the first floor and there is an option to take either the lift or the stairs (though the approach to the elevator is pretty shabby)
The décor on entry looks rather grand and pleasing with the velvet lined sofas and the wood finish, but as you are shown to the table, the distinct lack of space and the cramped feeling strikes you. It gets worse when you are seated especially if your group of six or more. We were given a corner table and it was extremely uncomfortable to slide into the farthest seat. There are just too many tables cramped into the limited space and no amount of luxury trims can counteract that unfortunately.
We ordered the following starters
French Fries with Masala spice sprinkles: was good
Nacho chips: served with cheese sauce, tomato Salsa and sour cream: Was decent
Buffalo Chicken wings: Served with a spicy sauce and coleslaw: was good
Sizzling Siciliana Pizza: Vegetarian pizza with mozzarella 9 inch: wasn’t too impressive
Chicken meatball Spaghetti Pasta with buffalo mozzarella: We ordered the Mains portion. The quantity was huge and the dish tasted good.
Moroccan Tarragon Chicken: with herb based creamy sauce, served with mashed potatoes: This was definitely the best dish of the Evening
Spiced Beef tenderloin: served with a phyllo pastry topped with roasted beetroot and cream cheese and served with paprika layered potatoes: The steak was an absolute DISASTER..in spite of explicit instruction of medium rare and medium: one of the portions was more ‘Well done’ than a well-done. Either they do not have steak knives or they were out of it that evening. In spite of a reminder and a request for a steak knife we were brought the same dinner knifes. This is the first time in a decade that either I or my daughter have both left half the steak unfinished.
We ordered some Lime Soda, Iced teas and a milkshake.
Service: Though initially was warm and hospitable, descended to being atrocious. They had difficulty grasping instructions and showed distinct lacunae in training. The cramped seating made it worse. Where we were being handed plates and heavy main courses to pass it on to the patron on one end of the table and one of us actually did manage to spill a dish.
Pricing: the bill was a little less than Rs.5000 for the seven of us (Though we did not order desserts)
Positives: The starters, the Pastas, Desserts (we have ordered earlier and liked them)
Negatives: The steak, Abysmal quality of service, extremely cramped and impractical seating especially for a larger group.
Unforgivable: Screwing up my Steak :-/