Friday, January 30, 2009


Good Indian Food with Pre-Independence Theme

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A pending treat from a friend, jobless evening on a weekday, a new restaurant closeby, non-cloudy sky which is a rarity in Bangalore these days... all this resulted in trying out 1947.

Thanks to the new underpass and the traffic jam caused by it. We took almost 40mins instead of the usual 10mins to reach that place. The restaurant is in the 2nd floor and there's a basement parking but, unfortunately not for the people who visit 1947.

I wanted to take stairs and check more on the theme than take the lift. On the stair way, they had framed pictures narrating story of the Indian Flags from 1902 to 1947 - the tri color we have today.
The moment you land on the 2nd floor, you would see a old fashioned door, little broken and has a few holes which definitely looks a few decades old. Move in and you would find the Gandhi Charkha in the front, the cannon on the right hand side along with the small area of the floor made of stones and sand next to the Billing counter. Wooden flooring and the interiors made of wood, jute and cloth is what one would get to notice in the carpet area and on the walls.

The cover of the menu card was made of wood and the sheets inside were made of thick paper. The font used looked like the one used in our freedom fight related Bollywood Flicks.
The menu contained the usual indian stuff. For the appetiser and the starter, we had dal shorba, masala papad and the tandoori baby corn. Nothing very amazing, but all tasted good and the quantity was decent. Amba Panna (Green Mango Drink) and Jal Jeera were the usual.
The dal makhni and the paneer butter masala were something that I really relished. It was indeed good compared to the other few restaurants I have tried. The vegetable dum biryani, I felt was little salty, though my friend loved it that way. For the dessert, we had the matka kulfi and that was passable.

The service was quick and prompt. The focus could also be on keeping the loos cleaner and better. The crowd mostly consisted of families.
It was a monday evening and the restaurant was filled completely with a big queue in the waiting area. If you are going on a weekend, please make sure to book the table before.

Overall a good experience and I would go there again to enjoy the ambience and the theme and ofcourse the food :) the bill was around Rs.400 for the two of us which was a good deal.
In our conversation with the manager, he said, there are more artefacts to come.. This is just the beginning of 1947....

1947 is located @ Ram Towers, 296, 100ft Ring Road, Banashankari 3rd Stage, 4th Phase, Banashankari, Bangalore
Phone 32943733

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