If you are tired of the usual options on offer for Indian food, head to N Bar and Grill, Chembur’s new restaurant that is draped in filmi interiors. Read on to know why!
Located a stone’s throw away from Chembur’s RK Studios, we could be excused for imagining that we had walked into a film set the moment we stepped into N bar and Grill.
Veg Lasagna. Pics/Sameer Markande
We hoped that the over-the-top interiors would not translate to the food, as good food without any frills is what we were looking for.
Fortunately for us, the food didn’t disappoint. For our starters, we ordered Chilgoza Bharwa Khumb (Rs 310, all prices exclusive of taxes) and Galouti Kebab (Rs 475). From the bar section, we picked Samurai (R495). Surprisingly though, our main course — Veg Lasagna (Rs 385) and Kukkad Koftey (Rs 395) — arrived before the starters. Thankfully, the good food saved this service glitch.
The interiors proved to be a bit jarring in some sections.
The Veg Lasagna, cooked in a creamy and mildly spicy sauce with fresh vegetables cooked between the sheets was a hit with this Italian food lover. The Kukkad Koftey was a meal in itself with the extremely soft pieces of kebabs served on the side of a portion of rice and gravy with a leg piece. The gravy deserves a mention as it made for a good mix of coconut milk flavour, usually savoured in Thai curries, with the punch of Indian spices. The cocktail, comprising whiskey and beery syrup, was mixed well and made for a regular drink.
The starters, which finally arrived, again did wonders. The Chilgoza Bharwa Khumb was a plate of mushrooms stuffed with a filling of olives and chillies, it was wolfed down quickly. The Galouti Kebabs, served on naan triangles, were of the melt-in-the-mouth variety. The service hitch aside, we would definitely do an encore to N Bar and Grill, simply for their delicious fare.
At: N Bar and Grill. near RK Studio, Sion Trombay Road, Chembur.
N Bar and Grill didn’t know we were there. The Guide reviews anonymously and pays for meals.