I generally don’t prefer to write negative reviews but then as an independent writer/Blogger it’s my responsibility to tell my readers about what’s happening in the market.
In last 2-3 weeks where I have either ordered food at home or have dined outside, my experiences has varied from bad to worse. Right from service to the food, everything has been not so good.
Let’s start with my favourite biryani. I really liked Biryani by kilo last year when they launched. So when they started in south Delhi I was keen to try. I was however disappointed, with the biryani as it had has no flavour. The flavour that I could get was of sautéed onion, and chicken was dry and flavourless. Though the galauti kebab was very soft, however overdose of nutmeg killed the taste. It was very disappointing and I guess instead of expanding very fast they need to focus on quality. Later again my wife ordered food from Biryani by Kilo, this Sunday to try out other variants of Biryani and it too didn’t have taste. She added humorously that she liked the phirni and raita, so much after spending 3K in ordering biryani for the family.
Well the experience of Biryani blues wasn’t great either. The biryani was almost bland and the mutton had no flavour, though it was cooked well. I guess I still have to search for some other place to satiate my hunger for biryani.
Next was Cravity. I went there with my family after hearing a lot about the place. Very cute, small café with really good interiors. Minimalistic, 8-10 seating. I was very impressed with the look and was really excited. The service was a let-down which actually ended up in average experience. I had to ask for sugar twice when they served coffee. It was interesting that Sahil pointed out to the server to change the coffee cup and he was little hesitant. However I am sure, with an eye for detail that Sahil has, this place will pick up on its service. The famous bad boy burger was a real mess. It was served like keema sort with brioche bun. Well I don’t know how I was supposed to eat that, like bun and keema. While the pizza and five spices chicken wings were amazing, I was warned that the burger will be messy. If you do not mind such a mess, you can go for it. The croissant was not exciting but the ‘price of chocolate’ which had taste of ferrero rocher, my son enjoyed it..
After the debacle that happened on Nammn’s birthday, 2 years ago, we went to Cafe Delhi Heights again. Nothing has changed, – bad food, bad service. The infamous juicy Lucy was huge without any flavour. Bread was chewy and patty was cold like they just took from fridge and reheated it. Shees touk kebab was flavourless and chicken was dry and chewy. Chicken wings was comparatively better. Ah! What a bad Sunday! Waste of time as well as money!
After this debacle, I have decided now to play safe. Now I will either stick with pan Asian cuisine while eating out in a standalone restaurant/café or better to eat at five star restaurants. I really don’t think that I am going out to experiment with restaurants that are mushrooming every now and then, if I need to dine out with my family.