Last week we told you about this new place that opened up in Lokhandwala; During the weekend, we decided to go check it out. Here’s what we thought-
House Of Daaruwala
Let’s begin with what we liked about the place. The interiors, the creative tables (one had a carrom board covered with resin). The seating was comfortable and the plates were quirky. The mashed potatoes were decent.
Now to the disappointments- firstly, the music totally killed whatever ambience the place was able to create with the interiors.
We ordered a plate of chicken kebabs, which cost INR 345. It was supposed to be chicken thighs cooked with kebab masala. The kebab pieces looked like the thigh pieces were cut in half. And guess how many pieces were there… FOUR. I’ve never felt so cheated!
We also ordered a Beef (well done) steak and that was decent with two small pieces of beef.
We ordered a quarter of Old Monk. It was served in a house quarter bottle. No sign of the Monk at all! The rum in the bottle just tasted like spirit, it was SO diluted! It didn’t have the soul of Old Monk. I refuse to believe that it was Old Monk and I feel like we paid INR 800 for a scam.
Safe to say, we were disappointed. Is this just a part of the ‘first-month jitters’ or was the place built on a flimsy framework? We’ll have to wait and see.