In a NUtshell:
A restaurant situated in a visually unimpressive locality, having beautiful interiors, great service and outstanding French food
Address & other details: slink and Bardot
Meal for 2: ₹1500 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian and non vegetarian
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Short description- in case u r in a hurry
We came to know about this place while randomly whiling away time on zomato. The menu looked interesting and the fact that there aren’t too many French restaurants in mumbai added to the intrigue.
Then we read about this place in a blogpost and got to know that it is run by a French chef. That made our eagerness even more.
As we checked the address we realized it was behind Worli fort. What we did not realize is that the way to Worli fort is terribly messy and stinks at places. The restaurant has filth all around it but once you enter, you are transported to a whole new world.
The chequered black and white tiles, the paintings on the wall, the slanting roof, the lamps that brought some light to the otherwise dark room – all created an ambience from a different era.
The gentleman who served us that evening was professional and had a unique warmth. His confidence led us to considering his recommendations strongly – we were not disappointed by even one.
The chef was doing a round of the tables. Loved a tiny chat with with him.
The menu card was not too long, not too short. All dishes had very good description for ease of the diner. The menu is partial to non vegetarians. It’s a wow menu for those non-vegetarians who like their buff, pork and seafood.
We loved it so much that we decided to get back again the next weekend – the be told that they r sold out.
Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
We started our meal with steak tartare – it was made from Buffalo mince – Raw meat sourced from local market. The dish was Unbelievably good. It was presented in a cuboid form. It had a Slight tinge of sour. Loved the texture play in every bite, the juiciness, the chewiness, lumpiness and the softness.
Mustard ice cream was served on the side – just too good.
Everything added up and made the dish magical.
In fact the tartar was so good that I think this was one of the best I have had in india in years.
Rate it 4.95/5
Seared scallops came with bacon caramelised onions and whiskey cream
Scallops were brilliant – as good as they could get. The scallops retained their full flavours inspite of all the other sauces and all other elements of the dish. infact loved all the individual elements of the dish as it is and in permutations and combination of each other. Perfect texture of scallops.
Rate it 4.75/5
Next dish we had was buffalo cheek bourguignon. Here the meat part of the Dish was placed on fondant potato , topped with red wine jus. Also the potato was sweet like it always is in mumbai – Wud have been better with not real potato.
Super enjoyed the Intense flavor of the meat and at the same time the slow cooked effect of meat and sauces. wow.
Rate it 4.5/5
While we were waiting for our food, we saw a guy passing by with French fries – the aroma and the look made us drool and we did something we wud usually not do – we ordered impulsively. The French fries were served with garlic aioli and sriracha aioli.
Brilliant fries – perfectly uneven and crisp outside, not dry, soft in the middle, inspite of it being made from the mumbai aloo that is sweeter than those in delhi or kolkata. The dips were both very enjoyable. Loved the fries as it is as well as with the dips. Rate it 4.5/5
36 hour pork belly – it had distinguishable 3-4 layers of meat and fat in the piece that were of different textures. A bite of all the layers together was divine. It was challenging to cut it thru the normal knife provided – a steak knife or any other sharp meat knife would have made it better. The dish was bliss. It was unreal, unbelievable, absurdly good. Loved the layers, super softness of some parts and the relatively less soft other parts. Amazing flavours of meat.
This was served with emmental croquette, sweet potato mash and sage jus. Rate it 4.75/5
For drink I tried barrel aged boulevardier as recommended by our server – he mentioned that they age it in wooden barrels at the restaurant. Loved the drink. Smooth and excellent. Rate it 4.5/5
For dessert we had paris brest – choux pastry, praline mousse, caramelized nuts, caramelized bananas, rum ice cream. Each element was very enjoyable as it is and in permutations and combinations. The pastry was like a round hollow ball with a molten inside. Lip smacking good taste and such good interplay of textures. The rum ice cream had strong flavor of rum in it. Rate the dish 4.5/5
Overall rating of food and beverages average out to 4.6/5
Looking forward to the next visit