In a nutshell: A really nice 6 month old cafe where the team is focussed on serving good food & beverages, indoor & outdoor seating. Warm staff & really good food & beverages. Address & other details: BonitaFacebook : BonitaInstagram : Bonita Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by … Continue reading Bonita Bakehouse & Cafe (Gokhale marg, Gokhale vihar, Butler colony, Lucknow)
In a NUtshell A nice cafe with semi indoor (no air conditioning) & also outdoor seating, self service, Staff behaviour like in old government canteens, big plates, very good food. Address & other details: cafe la terrace Meal for 2: ₹400 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has … Continue reading Cafe La terrace (Solar Kitchen, Anjanaiyar Koviel St, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu)
In a NUtshell A super cool, visually delightful cafe serving One of the best Turkish coffee we have had in india, an unbelievably good cold brew with a mild fermented feel to it, fresh cookies , bakes, the best robusta coffee I have ever had & of course a master class of understanding coffee by Marc, the coffee wizard from Barcelona, who settled down in … Continue reading Marc’s cafe (Auroville Rd, Auroville, Kuilapalayam, Tamil Nadu)
In a nutshell: A cool eatery inside a heritage building, that serves very good veggie and nonveg continental food. Address & other details: Woodside inn Facebook page: Woodside inn Meal for 2: 800 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian 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 … Continue reading Woodside inn (Wodehouse Road, Opposite Regal Cinema, Colaba, Mumbai)
This is in continuation to my earlier super popular post on AC 1st Class Duronto train In a nutshell: Quite enjoyable food, a memorable journey & excellent service by the crew. Address & other details: N.A. Meal for 2: N.A. Cuisine type : vegetarian and nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill … Continue reading Food aboard AC 1st class Rajdhani train, Delhi Mumbai
In a nutshell: A winter sweet sold in Lucknow that is conceptually similar to Daulat ki Chaat of Delhi but tastes better & is more flavorful (in my opinion). Address & other details: Chowk Meal for 2: Rs. 40 onwards Cuisine type : only vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & … Continue reading Makhan Malai (Chowk , Lucknow)
This is a review by YUMMRAJ’s foodie friend Rashi Agarwal. She is the one who poked & prodded YUMMRAJ to go to this place. YUMMRAJ’s review is placed just below this review: So one fine day I decided to ditch the malls and go to the National Science Center and National Crafts Museum. What I expected while entering the majestic gate of the museum was … Continue reading Cafe Lota (National Crafts Museum, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi)
This is a part of YUMMRAJ’s series called TIMELESS KOLKATA EATOUTS – reviews of Heritage Kolkata restaurants. Each restaurant has been rated as ‘Old is Gold’ or ‘Old is no more Gold’ based on the experience. Year/decade of opening- 1920 as per cmpany website, banner outside shop says 100 years……maybe they rounded off. In a nutshell: Legendary Kolkata 100 yr old restaurant with a typical … Continue reading Mitra café (47, Jatindra Avenue, at Shobha Bazar Metro station crossing, Kolkata)
In a nutshell: We spent a lovely evening at this innovative travel café where attention to detail is laudable, resulting in a cool chilled atmos & really enjoyable food. Address & other details: Café Wanderlust <br /><small><a href=”https://www.google.co.in/maps?q=cafe+wanderlust+gurgaon&layer=c&sll=28.466995,77.081750&cid=9972989758079054097&panoid=sl8xdeLDIFMAAAQIt916Dw&cbp=13,171.19,,0,0&ie=UTF8&hq=cafe+wanderlust+gurgaon&hnear=&t=m&cbll=28.467017,77.081948&source=embed&ll=28.464886,77.081945&spn=0.007432,0.01502&z=16″ style=”color:#0000FF;text-align:left”>View Larger Map</a></small> Meal for 2: Rs. 300 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Eggs Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ … Continue reading Café Wanderlust (SF 53-54, First Floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon)
This is a late add to YUMMRAJ’s series called TIMELESS KOLKATA EATOUTS – reviews of Heritage Kolkata restaurants. Each restaurant has been rated as ‘Old is Gold’ or ‘Old is no more Gold’ based on the experience.
Year/decade of opening- Around Independence.
YUMMRAJ Demystifies the Legend of Peter Cat & maintains OLD IS GOLD
In a nutshell:
A retro restaurant (not by design but coz they never changed with time) with a great ambience, old school staff, good food for the prices that they charge but nowhere as good compared to the ’real thing’- be it European or Persian.
Address & other details: Peter Cat
Meal for 2: Rs. 300 onwards
Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian
Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:
Peter Cat has been around for decades & that speaks a lot – Restaurants open very often & close down almost as often. The ones who survive the test of time surely have something good / unique to offer.
The décor as I mentioned above is retro in today’s context – red sofas facing each other & nice lamp shades above each table. The lighting is dim overall but the lamps on each table illuminate the table good enough to see each other, have a good chat & enjoy some good food. There are two floors & the way to top floor is as grand as it can get.
Waiting staff look Grand as well, with their sherwani suits, flamboyant headgear & pointed shoes. Most of them are however quite Old School – smooth talking, knowledgeable, not overtly attentive but attentive as well, not quite warm, talks with an air of authority interspersed with some rare smiles & I guess quite bored of doing the same job for donkey’s years…… & that shows on their face. U will enjoy the evening if u think this to b a part of the package – dining at a retro restaurant & being served by people who r enacting the past:)
The food is good in general & at the prices that the food is offered, I wud say some are excellent. However, if u compare the non- Indian dishes to the original dishes the way they r, then u might b quite disappointed.