On one of our shopping trips to Bandra, two new signboards on the ever-changing food map of the tony suburb caught the eye. First up was Sliders (which hadn’t opened its doors despite displaying its signage) and beside it was, Jabberwocky’s.
Stepping into this new space, the menu gave us reason to smile, instantly. With starters like Chicken Ring Tower, a range of soups, salads, pasta, pizzas and even sizzlers, we liked what we read. The Loaded Potato Skins seemed quite popular as we spotted them on several tables. However, we decided to skip the starters, and ordered a Pomodori Al Aglio (`209, all prices exclusive of taxes) risotto and a Virgin Mojito (`115). After nearly 20 minutes, our risotto arrived, to be followed by the Mojito that arrived five minutes later. The portions of our servings were generous; in fact, two people with light appetites could make a meal of the rice dish. The taste department didn’t fare well. The menu told us that the tomato sauce base would be spicy but this version made us hit the roof. Teary eyed, with steam, possibly, emitting from our ears and nose, we reached out for the Mojito, which tasted like a predictable fresh lime mint soda but was welcoming nevertheless, after the spice overload.
Dejected, we ordered for the Quattro Al Pollo (`389), a four chicken pizza. Prepared with four different chicken toppings — hot pepper chicken, chicken sausages, pesto chicken and barbecue chicken — along with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, the 10-inch pizza was the treat we needed after the fiery start. At `389, we couldn’t ask for more. Pleased with the pizza, our eyes veered towards their crepe section, and we plumbed for the JW’s Favourite (`229). It arrived hot, and was bathed in melted milk chocolate and drizzles of white and dark chocolate. This, like the pizza, was wolfed down in no time. We don’t know if Lewis Caroll would’ve smiled at this Bandra outpost, we did.
At Jabberwocky’s, junction of Waterfield Road and Linking Road, Bandra (W).
Jabberwocky’s didn’t know we were there. The GUIDE reviews anonymously and pays for meals.