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
The Big Daddy: True to its name it was hugeeee and damn tasty – Everything that was in it screamed perfection
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.
Last but not the least
Juicy Lucy: It was juicy and well made with the right kind of sauces. Delicious.
All that we ordered were excellent.
“The forgetful experience” changed to “happy enough not to forget”