Tea Centre – 78, Resham Bhawan, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai


In a nutshell :

 A retro tea ‘cafe’ run by the tea board of india, old school service by people in raj era uniforms, a choice of some very good well brewed tea and good food to go with it.
entrance
entrance

Address & other details:  tea center

Meal for 2: 300 onwards

Cuisine type :  vegetarian & nonvegetarian

Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / sponsored reviews. YUMMRAJ believes in going to a restaurant in anonymity, as a normal guest, experience everything & give a honest account of the same to you.

receipt - proof of payment
receipt – proof of payment

I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

Short description – in case u r in a hurry:

The restaurant does not have a big signage outside. People not knowing this place might pass by without noticing it.
inside the restaurant
inside the restaurant
 Interiors of the restaurant r a reminder of the past. High ceilings, tables of 4s and 6s covered with white cloth, framed black and white pictures, all reminded of the past. The pictures were of national leaders and eminent people who had visited this restaurant / tea board functions.
pictures of eminent people who visited
pictures of eminent people who visited
 Staff members wore uniform that reminded of butlers from the days of the raj.
furniture
furniture

Service was good and efficient but cold. Guys clearly did not enjoy doing what they were doing or someone had shouted on them in the morning.

menu card
menu card
 There is a tea shop in the premises where one can buy the best of teas. The guy at the counter was very proactive and nice. He was not pushy but happily explained different teas & showed us the leaves & exposed us to the different flavors and aromas.
tea shop
tea shop
Tea was lovely. Food was very good as well

Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading.

 Stuffed omelet with ham and mushroom was outstanding. The omelet had been given a perfect shape that is not done by most any more. The outer layer had become firm and even crisp in some spots and the mid part was moist and yumm. Loved the texture.
Stuffed omelet with ham and mushroom
Stuffed omelet with ham and mushroom
 Seasoning was perfect and they used good ham. So taste was as good as it cud get.
Stuffed omelet with ham and mushroom
Stuffed omelet with ham and mushroom 
Loved munching on the omelet and rate it 4.5/5
masala omelet
masala omelet
Masala omelet on the other hand suffered from suboptimal salt and in being a Bland one with none of the ingredients playing any role in spicing up the omelet. Rate it 3/5
masala omelet
masala omelet
We also tried Scone. For the uninitiated , A scone is a single-serving cake or quick bread. They are usually made of wheatbarley or oatmeal. They are often lightly sweetened. It differs from a teacake and other sweet buns, which are made with yeast.
Scone
Scone
The scone was exactly as described above. It was mildly sweet, not soft, not hard, not brittle. Good accompaniment with mild flavoured Darjeeling tea.
Scone
Scone

Scone was accompanied with jam and cream.

jam and cream
jam and cream

Rate it 4/5

We had First flush Darjeeling – great subtle tea with flavours. Refreshing. Perfectly brewed – not water like, not too bitter, not astringent. Loved it.
Rate it 4.5/5

Overall rating at Tea center averages out to  4/5.

I wud surely like to revisit & try out other items. look forward to hearing ur comments.

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5 comments

  1. Hi
    I can see the bill is for 700/- and service tax applied @ 5.6% on the whole amount, thats 39 rs. But what I have heard that restaurants and hotels can charge service tax on service charge only. Why dont you object them? Just my 2 cents
    Regards

  2. Is this place open now? It was not last year (they kept saying “construction”) – I hope they are, because I used to love this place..

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