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Good food but slow service at Gostana

Quirky product store Roti Kapada Makaan invites bites as the Bandra-based eatery, Gostana, opens a small café in the store. Between a munch and a swallow, the place leaves much to be desired

Gostana
Food: Good
Service: Slow
AmbiAnce: NA

Gostana’s outpost in Bandra had several loyalists for its tasty burgers that are made using myriad combinations. Hence, as an outlet in the ever-so-funny store Roti Kapda Makaan in Lower Parel looked like an invite for a quick bite for several corporate-wallahs who trapeze around the locality.


Spinach Cottage Cheese Burger. Pics/Dhara Vora

Pursuing the bid, we decided to stop by one afternoon. The store doesn’t have any alterations to adopt the café. It’s just a corner where you can sit and wait for your order. And wait is what we did, a real long one. Our order from the tiny menu comprised Spinach Cottage Cheese Burger ('310), Herb Spread sandwich ('185), and a Hummus sandwich ('170).

The Spinach Cottage Cheese Burger was a great choice, which felt filling yet healthy at the same time with its gooey patty-style filling of a mash of different spices. The Herb Spread sandwich tasted like a mayo and basil chutney mix and didn’t justify the price. As for the last order, our bill mentioned a Rummus sandwich (which their Facebook page informs is a Rajma spread) and we were charged for Hummus sandwich, which we didn’t get. What we did get was a tasty mayo and veggie-style spread with pickled veggies on the side that we would definitely like to recommend.


Herb Spread sandwich

The prices are definitely steep and we wonder if office-goers would prefer spending '300 on lunch everyday. But the worst bit was the 35-minute wait for our order. Worth the wait? You decide.

At: Reproscan, second floor, Raghuvanshi Mills, Lower Parel.
Call 24965527

Gostana didn’t know we were there. The GUIDE reviews anonymously and pays for meals.

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