A good place to hangout with good North Indian Food !
Rating – 4/5
What’s the Offer – Rs 399 for unlimited F&B on the entire Menu using Pune Eat Outs card!
Seating – Outdoor covered and indoor AC section in next door Mr. Vandal (from the same owners).
Any Extra charges – 5% Service charge, 5% GST.
Other Information – Serves Sheesha, dedicated smoking zone, doesn’t serve alcohol.
Among the numerous offers currently live on PEO, this was one amazing offer that caught my attention as we were returning to Pune after an excursion to an Agro Resort in Bhor. What a good choice It indeed turned out – it would be an understatement if I say the food especially the North Indian food here surprised me and how?
Fantastic kebabs – The Malai Tikka is for the milder taste buds and an ideal choice of kids are accompanying you. The best starter for me however was the Lucknawi Chicken Tikka – it was all what you would desire in an ideal Tikka preparation – moist, tender, aptly spiced and chargrilled appropriately. I simply loved it.
Good Mains – Both the Chicken Tikka Lazeez & Mutton Rogan Josh were good North Indian Mains with no local tampering evident as is the case at so many other places but not here. Both the preparations went absolutely great with the equally competent Cheese Garlic Naan.
Cool Desserts – Gajar Halwa in this season? On enquiry these were not the frozen carrots but the local ones which are still available and though it wasn’t the best Gajar Halwa I ever tasted but it was still quite workable and I wasn’t certainly disappointed at all.The Gulab Jamun Rabdi (in a thin variant) again surprised me, it’s served cold and I enjoyed every bit of it, it was sweet, cold and the best part somehow the preparation managed to preserve the taste of both Gulab Jamun and Rabdi despite being served together.
A few observations – The only slight issue I faced was the overall setting being a total smoking zone and if you’re accompanied by non smokers / kids the setting can be quite challenging. On a warm day the indoor AC section in Mr.Vandal is out of bounds if you’re accompanied by kids as the entry is restricted to 18 years and above.
As we were leaving the place, I bumped into the owner Mr.Sandeep and he informed that they are planning to make one entire outdoor section to be non smoking as to cater to family crowd and the changes will happen soon which is good to know.
Coming back to the offer, I can only say that the three of us ate total maal of 2210 bucks, enjoyed it totally while playing board games like Jenga, Snakes & Ladders and more and ended up paying 1300 bucks only.