Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Nawab


This review is also available on burrp!
After many round abouts, not knowing the area well, got lost by the different directions given to us by different people and finally found the gem!! Yeah.. a true gem there :)
This one is on Kumara Krupa Road.. but, one should not take the road that goes towards Grand Ashok. Plz take left turn on Shivanada Circle signal and you would find The Solitaire on the right hand side.

I had heard about this new chic and luxurious restaurant a few months ago…. But, I visiting The Nawab got materialized recently.

The entrance looks beautiful with the shade of blue all over. The space between the stones on the floor in the portico also has blue lights which makes it look even better.
The tall security guy with the cowboy had salutes and welcomes you inside and you find 3 receptionists coming for your assistance.
We were directed towards another guy dressed in the kurta and patiala pajama who escorted us to The Nawab which is on the 1st floor. The door looks rich and definitely nawabi. The dining hall is decorated to look like the interiors of the palace. They have used wood wherever possible. The tables and the chairs look royal and used by the typical raja maharajas.

I had booked the table in prior and they directed us towards the non-smoking zone. The serviette was white in color with zari border and was softest ever compared to all the other restaurants I have been to.
Every table had a candle stand with 3 candles glowing and the entire hall is dimly lit.

The candle stand, the flower vase, the spoon, the fork, the knife, the water jug, everything looked as though its made of solid silver. I don’t know if its silver coated or it’s the solid silver!!!
We had the Finlandia Vodka and the Beer. For the starters we opted for Veg Galouti Kebab which was cooked to perfection. It tasted delicious!

For the main course, we ordered Missi Parantha, Laccha Parantha and Gunsha – E – Bahar (Cauliflower cooked in tomato based gravy). Believe me, this is out of the world. Lip smacking and finger licking to the core. But, they took a miserable 45 minutes to serve this (and they loose a star for the same). Then we ordered the Veg Zaffarani Pulao (Basmati rice cooked in milk with a few strands of saffron and a very mild spice. The flavor spreads the moment its served on your plate. People who like their rice spicy, please stay away from this as this is more on the bland side.

We were just too full to order the Desserts (there were some interesting ones)

Meal for two would approximately cost around Rs.1000/- incl tax

I am gonna go here again to try out their other restaurants aswell.. there’s 7th heaven (heard one can get an awesome view of the race course from this roof top restaurant), Bean Here (Coffee Shop), The Mine (Pub)

The Nawab is highly recommended for people who love mughlai and the lucknowi cuisine

The Nawab is located @ The Solitaire, 3, Kumara Krupa Road, Kumara Park, Bangalore
Phone 40443636

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