Last weekend, we went out to celebrate Womens day @ Malgudi, HSR Layout.
A 20 minutes drive to a pricy restaurant. They try to showcase all the four southern states.
I need to quote the price, as some might look at me later, and yell. ( if you visit, if you get some vouchers or your IT co. pays for it... ).
In short, it mimics Karaikudi in Chennai, with a vague resemblance of decor.
Very pricy, except the Andhra Thali @ Rs 90 plus 12.5% VAT and 6% Service Charge ( dont bother to pay tip? )
We started with the Chicken 65 platters ( 2 plates, as they guy convinced us to eat 5 pieces each! ) costing Rs 190 a plate...
We had Kerala Parotta @ Rs 45 each ( single piece, no gravy ) and Kori Gaasi ( Rs 160? ) to go with it.
Since I wanted white rice, I had to order the Andhra Thali. Boring stuff. Half cooked rice.
The family ordered Chicken Biriyani ( Rs 185? ) and they were happy. For some unknown reason, there was only half boiled egg on the top as display. C'mon dude's Rs 3 per egg, is not a luxury! But only 3 small pieces of chicken? Recession is gone, and you can give good portions, go to Nandhini to see how they serve.
With a topping of Double Ka Meeta ( Rs 75/- ) to close the Lunch, along with Rs 40 per bottle ( in a glass ) 7up, I had to cough up about Rs 1500/-.
I would have felt happy paying double the amount at Karavalli @ Taj Gateway.
I would have paid half the amount at Anjappar @ Koramangala, which is definitely very decent, but crowded.
The Dhaba which is housed above this Malgudi ( fake place by RK Narayan, said my daughter, and my wife added, fake food preparation, with no taste! ), would have been a better option for 4 of us, with lots of stuff..... a decent buffet @ Rs 299 per head and kids pay half.