Anoushka was with us and so Saddlebags - Pancakes stuffed with bacon, chicken sausages and topped off with eggs with maple syrup on the side was called for. I have never been one for maple syrup on bacon, but the little champ enjoyed it and from the number of swipes the rest took off her plate, it was obvious the combination was a great one.
Earl of Gin is bound to catch every tea lovers eye - Gin + Earl Grey + tang. This one didn't really come together as the tea bag was left to infuse in room temperature water and nothing happened. Perhaps a tea decoction pre-made and provided would work better.
Hot Shoddy - for those who would like to drink with a bad throat - a hot concoction of Brandy, honey and fresh cinnamon, with a slice of lime and apple and cloves. As soothing as it is aromatic. 2 rounds of this found its way to the table.
Old Smoke arrived at the table - an upside down whiskey glass filled with hickory smoke that you turn over and pour in your mix of whiskey, sweet n sour that filters through an orange zest. Again, the gimmickyness seemed to live up to taste expectations as well.
The Anda Shammi kebab was next on the list - Shammi kebab with a mozzarella and red onion stuffing for a twist, in between a pav with some mint chutney on the side. This one you have to eat to experience. The shammi got the approval of the Hyderabadi Muslim khaana expert at the table. Soon after this we had the shammi kebab as a slider and in a mini burger form at two different places (seems to be the innovation of the season) but both of them did not match up to this one.
And that brought us to the end of the indulgence. The food is brilliant, no question on that but where I think Church Street will need to majorly look into is the service aspect. It was quite good on the day we went, except for the fact that there were large gaps of time in between placing an order and having it come to the table. Dishes asked for in the beginning came close to the end of the meal after reminders. All of this is typical of every new establishment. The food and drinks here score high and with spot on service on full house days, the place is bound to rock, as the packed tables already show.
A meal for two here would be in the Rs 2500 bracket with two drinks each. The price factor for the place is phenomenally good.
Accepts Cards: Yes