Hot and haute
Andheri's newest eatery could be the best place to chill out after a hard day at work.india Updated: Aug 27, 2010 12:30 IST
The old banquet hall that was previously an extension of Masala Mantar, is now a restaurant called Some Like It Hot. Reservation is a must, or you could end up standing in a long queue, as we did.
After we waited for half-an-hour, the doors opened to a place that looked like the exact opposite of the
-like surrounding. The bright red seats and tables are large enough to accommodate three people comfortably. The psychedelic black and white flooring reminds you of a chessboard. The bar is huge and well-equipped with local and international spirits.
A DJ on a mezzanine first floor console churns out only English, retro and even Eminem chartbusters, which is rare for Andheri that’s partial to Bollywood. On-duty mangers keep an eye on the waiters and make sure orders come on time. To our surprise, on a Saturday night, the orders did come within minutes.
The food doesn't disappoint either. Nachos (Rs 129) were dipped in more than sufficient quantity of molten cheese. The best part of most dishes at the haunt is the generous portions. Moroccan Grilled Chicken (Rs 149) is well prepared, but there isn’t anything special about it. Cheese Fries (Rs 99), which is simply a bowl full of French fries with grated cheese sprinkles on it, can satiate a small group as well.
The Vardure Pizza (Rs 279) has a crust to lust. A wafer-thin, but robust crust, firmly holds a plethora of vegetarian toppings. We were reluctant to try fish items, but went for the Cajun Fish (Rs 249) on the steward’s assurance and didn't regret it.
The chunky pieces of fish were supple and delectable. The Spaghetti Arabiata (Rs 209) was also a decent fare, though our request to make it extra spicy wasn't really adhered too. Barring the Cheese Fries, all other items were impressive.