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Ninja burgers back in town

In the process of being revived, Sundance, Churchgate’s iconic eatery, will retain its charm. Comfort food and cheap beer will be the highlights of the revamped menu.

india Updated: Jun 22, 2012 15:41 IST
Serena Menon
Serena Menon
Hindustan Times

"We’re yet to take a call on the turtle-shaped buns, but the whole menu is going to revolve around the burgers, which will continue to remain one of the highlights along with the all-day breakfast spread,” says Ketan Kadam, co-owner of Two One Two Bar and Grill at Worli, who is now reviving one of Mumbai’s most-loved eateries, Sundance, at Eros Cinema. It is expected to open by the first or second week of August this year.

Fans of the restaurant will be glad to know that the renewed version will still adhere to the original pocket-friendly pricing. “You can expect a pint of beer to cost you Rs 125. That was one of the USPs of Sundance, along with its warm, wooden interiors and glass façade, all of which will make a comeback,” says Kadam, whose initial plan was to set up a Two One Two Deli at this location.

“I happened to ask the owners (of Sundance) whether we could have the rights to the name. Since they were not looking at getting back into the business, they agreed. I was a regular patron of Sundance myself, so it made sense to bring that nostalgia back. There is so much goodwill that comes with the brand.”

Though the owners are still deciding about the sizzlers, they insist that the focus will remain on “comfort food, which the Café was best known for. The egg and chicken bhurji

will surely feature on the menu,” he adds.

The French restaurant Chez Vous, which had taken Sundance’s place after it shut down, had a dedicated bar. However, that has now been taken down to make place for more tables.

“We didn’t want to let go of that space. There will be a small bar. We had to maximise seating so people can continue ordering their beers and burgers at their tables,” says Kadam.

First Published: Jun 22, 2012 11:46 IST