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Charcoal

People and places have a way of surprising you, same is the case with Charcoal. When it first opened and was getting rave reviews all across, me and my friend happened to visit it one evening and order few of their signature dishes including Juicy lucy and were thoroughly disappointed to the point that we were sure that we would never return again.Small shack, no place to sit, not an easy place to find if you do not know the locale.
Come 2016 they shifted to a new place and expanded their menu and few fellow foodies urged me to try them once again , the below review is of my recent visit to their new outlet in Madhapur

Ambiance: As soon as you enter you see a black board on the wall which is their menu for the day. Indoor dining setup has 30-40 capacity, they have also have a small seating option on the outside which is favorable depending on the weather and okay with the traffic noise. A clear glass parition is present for the kitchen area where you can see the chef’s hard at work creating magic on the grills

Service : Depends on order to order. The meat patty that goes into the burger is freshly made so it takes time to whip up an order of your favorite delicacy . 20-30 min on an average. When you are about to place the order approx. time is told by them which is definitely a good practise, helpful when you are strapped for time

Food : We went there at Lunch time and ordered the following

Lamb & Pita: It was tasty but the pita pieces were a little harder than what I would have liked

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Then came
The Big Daddy: True to its name it was hugeeee and damn tasty – Everything that was in it screamed perfection

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Followed by:
Deviled Wings: We were warned that they are spicy and were asked if we would like water or a cold drink handy. It was spicy no doubt but manageable enough for me. My friend was a little flustered but enjoyed it as well.

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Last but not the least
Juicy Lucy: It was juicy and well made with the right kind of sauces. Delicious.

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All that we ordered were excellent.

“The forgetful experience” changed to “happy enough not to forget”

 

 

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Smokey House – Beer & Barbeque

Barbeque House has been rebranded as Smokey House with almost the same food offerings as earlier with addition of liquor added into the menu

Ambiance: Place is located on the first floor (Long flight of stairs replaced with a lift), as soon as you enter , I recollected my previous visits here where the entire setup still remained the same. The nice wood panel work on the tables for the barbecue , leather cushion seats, sofa’s and private dining area for small gatherings

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Food: We started off with both the mocktails i.e Love berry and Virgin Mojito where both of them were good.

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Salads:
Tried their Russian salad, Cucumber salad, Chicken salad, Fish tikka salad and all were wonderful, the different sauces present besides the salad added a different zing to the experience

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Salads

 

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Sauces

Starters:

Veg -Tried their Achari paneer tikka, Barbecue pineapple and Crispy corn. Crispy corn was the best one

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Crispy Corn

Non Veg – Spicy chicken tikka, Ajawani Mahi Tikka (Fish), Chilli mustard prawns, Lamb sheek kebab and Oriental Pepper chicken all the starters were nice. The oriental pepper chicken was the best among them

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we also had live counters where they were serving Mongolian and Pasta. Exotic meats like duck, rabbit, squid,shrimp were available.

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Tried all the meats with noodles/rice and it was made with just the right amount of spices as I had requested. Most of the live counter chefs tend to go with their experience and make changes but here he listened to everything I had to say which needed to be present in my dish

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Noodles/Rice combo with exotic meats

 

Main Course: Had a huge assortment of dishes

Bhuna Gosht,Methi Murgh,Crab masala,Paya,Chicken biryani were tried, Bhuna gosht was good but chicken biryani was not good as the rice lacked the flavor

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Paya, Chicken Biryani, Crab Masala

 

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Bhuna Gosht, Chicken Biryani, Methi Murgh

Paneer hara pyaaza and Vegetable in spicy black bean sauce were tried in veg section and both were delicious, gravvy was absolutely flavorful and went well with the butter naan’s

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Coming to the desserts section: There were many items like Gulab Jamun, double ka meetha, Ice creams on cold stone, pastries, custard but nothing evoked a wow response that garnered multiple servings. This section needs a revamp, having 3-4 varieties of Pastries just for numbers in dessert section is lack lustre. Some unique signature dish would be helpful

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Overall: Desserts are the only item they need to work on

 

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Guilt Trip

First branch of Guilt Trip opened in Mumbai in 2012 by Yogi, Avinash, Chait, Sheeba and garnered an amazing response which lead to the owners opening another branch in Banjara hills,Hyderabad.

Here as well , it had a set of loyal guilt seeking followers who thronged to this place to satiate their craving for their lip smacking desserts. Expansion plans lead them to open this outlet in Madhapur area on the 21st of October. Additionally they have two franchises as well in Bangalore and Thane taking the Guilt trip outlets count to five overall.

To manage outlets & franchises at different locations needs skill and who better to do it than people who know their stuff, for example one of the managing partners Mr.Yogi Mendu has a Masters in finance and also heads a constructions firm. Planning and execution is his forte and it definitely shows.

Ambiance: An L shaped design with two entrances on either side of the road. The first one from the main road has the cash counter and display counter of all the delicacies, the second entrance opens to the dining area. From the decor to the entire setup inside is a class apart. Usage of black color for the walls and loads of mirrors adds a different feel to it.

Food: “Guilt Trip”  The name by itself screams that it is a place for amazing sinful desserts and the true testament to this fact are their legendary cheese cakes and cup cakes

My personal favorites : Red Velvet Cheese Cake, Blueberry Cheese Cake, Strawberry Cheese Cake – All three have amazing cream cheese on it , the texture , taste & quality is top notch. The crust is just crisp enough to break but not crumble with a spoon

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Blueberry Cheese Cake

 

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Caramel Cheese Cake

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Strawberry Cheese Cake

 

Tried some of their cupcakes and mini cupcakes as well and all of them are delicious.

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Moti Mahal Delux Tandoori Trail

Moti Mahal is a popular name in the north and having had many branches across India it was safe to assume that it would land here in the city of the Nawab’s as well. This franchise at Gachibowli is headed by Mr. Vivek Vardhan who I had met during my initial visit for a foodie event

Ambiance: It is a fine dine restaurant with dimly lit interiors which gives it an old rustic feel, from outside at first glance this might look odd but you gradually get used to the subtle lighting

Food: I have been reviewing restaurant’s on Zomato for about 2 years now and very rarely have I upgraded a score for an establishment from a 3.5 to 4.5 which is a significantly rare occurrence

What transpired and how it achieved it is in the review below:

My first visit to this place was an year back for a foodies event had me try Jaljeera with khari bondi , Chicken Manchow soup,Chicken spring rolls ,Tandoori Chicken,Fish amritsari,Dal Makhani
Butter chicken,Dal Ghost,Laccha paratha, butter naan , plain naan were given as part of the bread basket,Chicken biryani, Paneer lababdar , Dahi ke kebab,Veg navratan pulao,Gajar ka halwa

This time Vivek was attending to all of us personally to ensure that each and every dish that we were served was top notch,

Soups:
Spicy Tomato Soup – There was nothing special about the soup but it was spicy so I enjoyed it a lot

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Spicy Tomato Soup

 

 

Mocktails:
Strawberry Delight,Fruit Punch,Summer Love,Virgin Mojito – All the drinks were good but Virgin Mojito stole the show for me

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Virgin Mojito

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Strawberry Delight

Starters: Huge array of starters followed Kastori Kebab,Tandoori Chicken,Tandoori Fish,Dahi ke Kebab,Chilli Chicken,Mutton Gilafi Kebab,Murgh Malai Kebab,Paneer Tikka

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Kastori Kebab

 

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Paneer Tikka

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Tandoori Fish

 

 

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Murgh Malai Kebab

For once I can safely say that all the starters were top notch where Mutton Gilafi kebab was excellent. Gilaf means cover in Hindi/Urdu, as the name goes mutton pieces are wrapped & covered with an egg covering making it an excellent item to have as soon as you cut it open

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Mutton Gilafi Kebab

North is famous for Tandoori Chicken and we had to order that which turned out to be amazing, pieces were well marinated and juicy. Temperature in a tandoor is not constant and making sure that the chicken pieces are cooked correctly is an art and it was done flawlessly

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Tandoori Chicken

Dahi Ke kebab is a subtle dish which is supposed to a non-spicy and based on individual taste buds , you can use the green chutney to increase your flavor accordingly. I found it to be a good palate cleanser from all the spicy and flavorful dishes we were hogging

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Dahi ke Kebab,

 

Chilli chicken falls under the Chinese cuisine but the dish served here surprised me, spicy, hot and flavorful

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Chilli Chicken

 

As we were full with the starters itself I ordered lesser quantity of main course to avoid wastage

Butter Chicken,Mutton Rogan Josh along with Dal Makhani – Having had butter chicken in my previous visit I wasn’t expecting a great deal of change in the taste but to my utter shock this turned out to be one of the best dishes of the evening. Made exactly how it is supposed to be in the north where the butter in the dish leaves a slight sweet after taste

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Butter Chicken

 

Mutton rogan josh had soft mutton pieces and an amazing gravy which went well with the assortment of breads we were given i.e Veg Kulcha, Garlic Naan, Green Chilli Paratha, Butter Naan.

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Mutton rogan josh

 

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Garlic Naan

 

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Veg Kulcha

 

Dal Makhani was served in a small bucket like vessel with a generous helping of butter on top, this went amazingly well with the Zeera rice

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Dal Makhani

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Zeera Rice

 

Dessert had us try their Kulfi Falooda which needed serious improvement and the feedback was received positively

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Kulfi Falooda

 

 

 

 

Moti Mahal Delux Tandoori Trail Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Diner’s Pavilion

Diner’s Pavilion had received rave reviews from a lot of foodies and when a foodie group(HOMP hyd) launched an event there. It was a no brainer that I had to attend it.

 

Location: 4th Floor of the building which houses Creamstone, this is an easy find in the Gachibowli area and visible from the main road.

Ambiance: As soon as you enter any restaurant the first thing that strikes you is the ambiance and they scoring the maximum in this department as it is elegantly designed with nice interiors. 2 PDR’s with TV’s for private gatherings/meetings/Corporate events. The main area has a big TV for public viewing , great for matches. Electric fire place is a nice touch, gives the feel of US homes where the TV’s are above the fire place so that they can be warm and watch TV as well.

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Metallic rings & innovative light fixtures and chandeliers, royal chair designs and all screamed hardwork and money spent to give this place a regal look

Food:  We had a fixed menu setup for the event where we were served Mocktails first: Black Avalanche, Peach and Apricot Delight. Both the drinks didn’t evoke a wow response, the black avalanche had its syrup in excess which made it quite strong, subsequent feedback it was reduced

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Black Avalanche, Peach and Apricot Delight

Starters(Veg): Cha Gio Chay (Vietnamese Veggie Crunchy Rolls),Punjabi Subz ki Tikki with Date and Fig Chutney. Cha Gio Chay was excellent and I must have eaten at least 10-12 pieces & Punjabi Subz ki Tikki was a little dry than I had expected

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Cha Gio Chay (Vietnamese Veggie Crunchy Rolls)

 

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Punjabi Subz ki Tikki with Date and Fig Chutney

Starters(Non-Veg):Togarashi Mahi- Mahi – A dry fish dish which was served hot and was tasty , Chilly Plum Chicken Wings with Sesame was good, Hariyali Murgh Tikka with Hari Chutney was the highlight of the afternoon where the chicken was tender and spicy, Rosemary Mutton Sheek with Garlic Cream sauce also was good as the minced mutton was soft and not chewy at all

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Togarashi Mahi- Mahi

 

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Hariyali Murgh Tikka with Hari Chutney

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Rosemary Mutton Sheek with Garlic Cream sauce

 

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Chilly Plum Chicken Wings with Sesame

 

Main Course (Veg): Phool Makhana aur Paneer kalimirch, Thai Massaman Mushroom & Tofu, Spinach & Cottage Cheese Enchilada – Veg dishes turned out to be better than I had hoped for

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Phool Makhana aur Paneer kalimirch

 

Main Course (Non-Veg): Lahori Karahi Murgh enriched with Creamy Yoghurt, Thai Green Chicken Curry, Greek Style Egg Plant, Zuccini & Lamb Lasagna with Breads, Naan’s Steam Rice & Basil scented fried rice. Lamb lasagna would have been better out of the entire lot , thick slices of eggplant kind off  ruined the taste

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Thai Green Chicken Curry

 

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Lahori Karahi Murgh enriched with Creamy Yoghurt

 

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Basil scented fried rice

Dessert: Qubani Cheese Cake, Flourless Chocolate Cake – Smaller portion were served which was a great idea to ensure no wastage, both the items, were nice

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Qubani Cheese Cake, Flourless Chocolate Cake

Good food, Great Ambiance & Excellent foodies in one go.

 

 

Diners Pavilion Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Jonathan’s Kitchen

I always wanted to visit Jonathan’s Kitchen but due to few religious restrictions didn’t go there since they started their operations. Foodie group HOMP Hyd led by Javed Mohammed & Zubair chose Oct 2’nd for an event as it is a dry day and additionally requested the management to avoid serving any pork or beef items during the course of the event. Care was ensured in the kitchen so as to conform to the requirements mentioned by him.

 

For a place like Jonathan’s Kitchen which just started its operations in Jan’15 by Raashid Ali & having him at the helm is certainly praiseworthy for the excellent food that we got to savor during the event.

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Kiwi Kiss, Litchi Splash, Strawberry Passion, Aam Panna, Jal Jeera

“The Leisure lunch” as the event title went had many of its members coming in after the stipulated time so the people who had come in early got to know one another over some tasty mock tails. Kiwi Kiss, Litchi Splash, Strawberry Passion, Aam Panna, Jal Jeera. For me the Kiwi Kiss stood out as it was flavorful and tasty

Starters followed where we first received a wide variety of Veg starters, we didn’t complain as we wanted to try all the dishes on the event menu.

Achari Paneer Tikka was good but it didn’t have any spiciness that I had hoped for, Falafel Kebab were nice, the crispy corn pepper salt was the better of the three Veg starters.

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Achari Paneer Tikka

 

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Falafel Kebab

 

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Crispy Corn Pepper Salt

Non-veg starters had Nawabi Shikampuri , Satay Chicken and the Focaccia Al Pollo where all three were delicious but Nawabi Shikampuri stole the show for me. Repeated servings ensued till we were satisfied we had enough

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Nawabi Shikampuri

 

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Satay Chicken

 

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Focaccia Al Pollo

In the salad section we had the Ceaser salad (N.Veg) and the Insalata Roccola (Veg) where the former was the tastier of the two. Soups had Zucchini ala Parmigiana(Veg) & Tom Yum Goong (N.V) where I preferred the non veg version again.

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Caeser Salad

 

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Zucchini ala Parmigiana

Gorging on the starters proved to be an hindrance as I couldn’t touch the Veg main course except trying out 2 slices of their Margarita Pizza.

The Non Veg main course boasted of Penne Alfredo, Spring Chicken, Thai Red Curry , Chicken Burger, Mutton Biryani. All the 5 items turned out to be good where Spring chicken was the best as it was soft and juicy when it was piping hot, picture sessions along with having the entire main course present at the same time made the dish cold and less tasty later, no fault of the management in any way. Biryani is something which majority of the high end outlets falter on & fortunately it was better than what I had expected. Notable mention for the Thai red curry as well which was tasty but I would have preferred to have it with fried rice

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Penne Alfredo

 

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Mutton Biryani

 

 

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Chicken Burger

 

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Spring Chicken

 

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Thai Red Curry

Desserts section had Gulab Jamun , Blueberry cheese cake & Ice creams. Both the desserts were okay but didn’t evoke a sense of wow or that craving to have it multiple times.

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Gulab Jamun

 

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Blueberry Cheese Cake

 

Overall : All the items served were good , live music by Shawn Pereira DoCarmo was pleasant and easy on the ears and not a single dish could be termed as bad at all which was wonderful. Kudos to the admins for executing a great event.

A special mention for the kitchen staff along with Chef Naveen Nagaraj that ensured that every dish sent across was tasty, appealing, presentable and photogenic.

 

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Nice Juice Centre – Tolichowki

Nice Juice Center – Their First branch was opened by Mohd. Abdul Nasser in the year 1985 & still run by him at M.G Road Sec’bad and 30 yrs later in 2015 his two sons Mohd. Abdul Malik and Mohd. Abdul Khader opened their second branch in the Tolichowki Area.

It is typically a Fruit Juice and Chaat Center with few amazing specialties on the menu which makes them stand apart from the local vendors you might find in your locality

Ambiance: Indoor seating has a capacity of 24 whereas outdoor can handle around 26 folks. Pictures of fruits and their benefits adorn the wall , a semi covered kitchen area is visible where you have people busy preparing stuff, 2 stalls outside where one prepares chaat items and the other provides Pani Puri

Service: At peak times it tends to be very slow as many of the items on the menu are prepared fresh and they take time. Inquire with the waiter on the amount of time it would take if you are in a hurry

Food: Their Chaat menu consists of Ragda Chaat, Samosa Chaat, Pav-Bhaji, Pani-Puri along with their different variants which are all amazing and definitely value for money when it comes to Quality/Quantity vs Price.

They also serve different varieties of Pizza, Grilled & Normal Sandwiches as well. With a price range of Rs.50-70 for the sandwiches and Rs.90-120 for the Pizza, it is definitely affordable and quite a hit with the college going crowd which frequent this place in the afternoons
Primarily a juice center where they serve seasonal varieties like strawberry, mango, sitaphal, avacado apart from the regular ones and also few dry fruit specials which are amazing in taste

Few of their specialties are:
• Dry Fruit Overload/ Khuwate Jin : Loosely translated it means “Strength of a Jinn” (A supernatural creature with strength) – A concoction of Almond, Pistachio , Dates, Pine nuts, Walnut, Cashew nuts, Anjeer(Figs), Raisins mixed with fresh cream and made into a paste. It is served with a small scoop of ice cream in between and topped with all dry fruits

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Dry Fruit Overload/Khuwate Jin

• Mulberry Cream: As the name suggests Mulberry is given along with Fresh Cream, one of the tastiest and popular items here

• Arabian Salad: It’s a dry fruit salad where all the dry fruits are first fried in Ghee and then made into a paste, then the mixture is topped with the regular dry fruits and served

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Arabian Salad

 

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V Junction Global Eatery

 

V Junction Global Eatery is the new kid on the food scene with multi cuisine buffet and ala carte options. This was started by Veer Vijay Singh and his two sons Vishwaveer and Suryaveer Singh,Veer Vijay Singh was part of Taj group earlier and started the trance group of Hotels & Resorts and V Junction is one of their brands serving global cuisine, His son Suryaveer Singh was part of 4 seasons group of Hotels where he refined his culinary and customer service skills before heading this restaurant. It always pays to have the right set of people heading a restaurant who know what to deliver in terms of service and quality.

As part of the Desi Foodies group we had organised an event here for 40 people and the following review is the culmination of the event and subsequent visits before and after the event.

Located prominently in Banjara Hills opp. City Centre mall, it is quite an easy find with its usage of glass display on the exterior and a large V being displayed in the middle

Ambiance:  Large seating options which can accommodate around 120 ppl with 2 PDR which has option of being made into a bigger seating area based on the seating requirements. Good for family parties and corporate gatherings. They also have a separate area with a glass enclosure which great for parties, watching those cricket matches on a big projector or just plain and simple letting your hair down and partying with the great music system with a DJ console that has been setup. Great thing is that the glass is sound proof and the people dining outside will not get disturbed
Service: One of the few places where you can see each and every person serve you with a smile on their face, we have had 40 people making each and every member of their staff run around and they did so with utmost ease and without a single frown on their face. Kudos!!!

Food: The name Global Eatery is quite apt as they serve a variety of cuisines under one roof viz. Indian, Eurasian and Oriental in the a la carte section. Most of these dishes are available in the buffet section as well.

Mocktails: I have tried their Green garden which had Mint, Apple Juice & Kiwi, Strawberry lemonade and both of them were nice.

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We had a wide range of starters available for the event; few of the ones that I had tasted were amazing

Dimsums: We had 2 Veg and 2 Non Veg options provided, Crystal vegetable dumpling, Mushroom dumpling, Prawn Har gao, Chicken dumpling where the Prawn Har gao was the tastiest and warranted multiple repeats

Sushi’s:  We had 2 Veg and 2 Non Veg options available Vegetarian tempura maki,Vegetarian Futo maki, Non veg- spicy crabstick maki, Non veg- salmon cheese roll out of which the Spicy crabstick maki stood out as a clear winner.  For their Oriental cuisine they have a separate Chef who had previously worked in popular 5 star establishments across the globe and the main person behind delivering tasty sushi’s

The sushi’s were served with the usual Soy sauce, Wasabi and Gari (Pickled Ginger)
Marmalade Prawns – The sweet and spicy flavored tasty prawns were served piping hot and gobbled up pretty quickly, one of the recommended items in the starters section which you shouldn’t miss

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Butter Chicken – This dish in the main course section deserves a special mention, special north style preparation which is tasty and delicious and goes amazingly well with Butter Naan. I kinda got greedy and ate more than I would have liked to. This dish is not available in the buffet and has to be ordered separately via the a-la-carte menu
Biryani – This was one dish that I had pointed out which needed improvement during my first visit , the management worked on it and ensured that they fix it before the event

There were 6 options in desserts other than the Ice creams and unfortunately we were not able to taste them as the foodies finished the delicious items in no time, I had tasted Cappuccino cream Brulee, Chocolate pudding, Almond chocolate cake in my previous visit 5 days back and they were amazing. They have procured a new oven and will be increasing the items in the buffet shortly

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On multiple occasions that I have been to this place I have seen Surya look after each and every aspect of the business, from attending to the customers, to getting the dishes from the kitchen, getting things replaced, checking with the customers about their experience. With this hand on approach I am sure that this place will definitely do wonders

 

V Junction Global Eatery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Capital Kitchen

A new fine dine restaurant in the Madhapur area serving a multitude of cuisines under one roof, Owned by Rakesh Agarwal & Kunal Kankaria (Kunal also runs a catering company Can O’Peas along with his wife in the begumpet area) who ensured to keep good food and great ambiance

Me along with my friends decided to visit this place for Lunch on 22nd July’16

Location: Next to D-Mart and opposite Ci Gusta, on the 4th Floor Madhapur

Ambiance: Subtle lighting, nice décor, private dining area for corporate/family gatherings were spot on.

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Food:  We were waiting for our friend to join so we asked for the mocktail menu and were informed that they have limited options as they are waiting for liquor license to start their mocktail and cocktail section, placed the order and while we waited for the drink to arrive we were served bread sticks with mayo dip which was a nice option to have before you start your meal

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Our order of Mocktails arrived i.e Cuddles on the beach, Virgin Mojito and Peach delight, all three were okay

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Peach delight

 

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Virgin Mojito

 

Starters: Yoghurt Spicy Vegetable Balls, Thai Basil Black Pepper Chicken, Crusted Spicy Water Chestnuts

Yoghurt Spicy Vegetable balls were just like Manchuria but with a Yoghurt base, flavorful and tasty but the quantity was less compared to the price

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Yoghurt Spicy Vegetable balls

 

Thai Black Pepper Chicken was the tastiest dish of the afternoon, well made and tasty but again the quantity for me was very less

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Thai Black Pepper Chicken

 

Crusted Spicy Water Chestnuts were too hard and we found it difficult to bite and chew it, it was promptly replaced and was better in the next round, the chef personally took the feedback and ensured it is fixed.

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Crusted Spicy Water Chestnuts

Nigiri Tuna One of the few places that serve Sushi so we wanted to try it, my friend who is not used to eating sushi didn’t like it at all. I however enjoyed it with the pickled ginger, wasabi & soya sauce. Chef Francis Lim has worked in many 5 star establishments and an expert in Oriental Cuisine

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Nigiri Tuna

 

For the Main course we went ahead and ordered for the Paneer Tikka Biryani and it was very tasty and flavorful, the paneer pieces were well marinated and soft. It was mildly spicy and went well with the raita and mirchi ka salan

 

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Paneer Tikka Biryani

Overall: Taste, Quality were top notch no doubt on that. Quantity Vs Price is what would be a deterrent for me, it is a fine dine definitely but on the higher side for the quantity we were served

 

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Little Dragon

Big things come in small packages and that saying is apt for this place. A small place which serves delicious lip smacking Chinese delicacies at affordable prices. The place is run by Mahesh who has tremendous amount of experience in handling different cuisines and also associated with Swathi Tiffin Center outlets across the city.

Ambiance: Very little to speak of , 3 wooden bench style tables – 1 inside and 2 outside and can accommodate 12-15 people on average, A glass partition inside where you can see the kitchen and the chefs are busy at work making your order, A small table fan which takes care of all the three tables. Not much to look at but you can also park your car and get served in it or go for take away if the outdoor style seating is not appealing for you

Location: Vijaynagar Colony, Lane beside St.Ann’s School, easily visible on the road

Food: My First tryst with this place was when a close friend of mine asked me to try the food at this outlet as he had heard great reviews from another friend. So both of us decided to explore this place and try their offerings.

Landed for dinner on 18th Aug’16 and asked for suggestions from the waiter, as we wanted boneless chicken and little crunchy we were suggested to go for Pepper Chicken and for the main course he suggested that we try their Chinese Chopsuey with Red Sauce which is tasty and spicy, authentic is white which is also served if asked for. Got the pepper chicken and it was crunchy and flavorful just as the waiter had mentioned, then came the Chopsuey and then everything went in a different direction altogether in the best possible way. The noodles were crisp and fried properly, the gravy was piping hot and with enough amounts of spices to get rid of any cold you may have, the boiled vegetables (Cauliflower, Mushroom, Beans, etc) were soft and easy to eat and the chicken was tender as well. Since we had asked for Spicy version we definitely got our money’s worth.

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Pepper Chicken

Chinese Chopsuey

Chinese Chopsuey

Subsequent visits had me try their Chilly Chicken, Schezwan Fried Rice where the chilly chicken gravy turned out to be one of the best ones I have had in recent times in that price range, Schezwan fried rice was okay and had nothing extra ordinary to boast about but at that price range it is certainly a nice option

Chilly Chicken

Chilly Chicken

 

Schezwan Chicken

Schezwan Chicken

Place is 3 years old and expansion plans are in progress to increase the seating and move the kitchen further inside where they used to have their store room, addition of Indian cuisine and early morning south Indian tiffins & evening chat bhandar are also being explored.

Already a fan of their Chinese food, will have to wait and watch what they would come up with next which I am sure would be worth it.

 

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