It used to be a hub for the high and mighty. From Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and JF Kennedy to tinsel town’s best, including Amitabh Bachchan, swore by its Butter Chicken and Dal Makhani. The Nariman Point branch of the restaurant Moti Mahal is one of Mumbai’s oldest and most iconic locations. And it is all set for its re-launch today. Apart from getting a décor makeover, the restaurant’s menu will see a price dip by 25 per cent.
Needless to say, their USP —
specialties — will be made as per the original recipes. Parvin Juneja, promoter of South Asian Hospitality and Services Pvt Ltd, the company that is the master franchisee of Moti Mahal, will announce its re-launch with the initiation of a kebab festival.
“We took over Moti Mahal in 2002. And over the last five years, there has been a noticeable change in the ethics of the food industry. People like contemporary designs, best in class menus and good service. We started with Mughlai cuisine and the old décor. Now, we’ve revamped the whole place. We are also going to reduce the prices on the menu,” he says. The food however, will remain the same, adds Juneja.
“The feel of the restaurant won’t change. We’ve just modernised the place, because a lot of corporates came to us looking for discounts, mainly after the recession,” he says. The prices at the branch at Inorbit Mall will also be reduced by 10 per cent. “We plan to make the dining experience value for money because we want everybody to visit us,” Juneja explains, adding that the kebab festival that begins today will be on for 15 days.