The FarmHouse

It was another saturday night yesterday. And like every other saturday I was out for dinner. I didn’t plan it this time though, so we knew exactly where we were heading. It was either Basera or FarmHouse. Something told me not to go to Basera, and to my luck the place was packed. There was a waiting of close to 45 minutes. And I was quick enough to drive straight to The FarmHouse. The place is on ECR, a good 8-10kms from Basera to your right. We parked our car, and went straight in. The Manager came up to us and enquired where we would like to sit. We said we will have a look and decide. Now, this place has 3 beautiful options where you can relax and have a meal with the sound of waves and the cool sea breeze. There is the garden, the aircon restaurant and the open terrace. I quickly jumped and headed straight to the open terrace. And the place is just soo nice. Quiet, it has about 6-8 tables at max and a breeze that will make you want to live in there forever. The ambience was near perfect, mostly moon-lit except for a little candle on each table.

Now the food. A true multi-cuisine restaurant. Serves Indian, Continental, Chinese. I am always wary of these jack of all trades restaurants but still, here is how it went. As starters we had the Tomato Okra Soup, some Pudina Murgh Tikka and Tandoori Gobi. The Soup was nice and hot. But the bread crumbs spoilt it. Probably the bread was slightly old and didn’t taste that good. The Chicken was good, well-cooked and spicy. The Tandoori Gobi was ok. You really can’t mess up with something as simple as that. As we were having our starters someone who knew I was here called up and asked me to check out their Continental especially their Chicken Stroganoff. But my friends decided to settled for our good old North Indian food. We asked for some Kadai Paneer(Cottage Cheese) and Aloo(Potato) Capsicum Masala and plain kulchas to go along. The paneer was fresh and spicy and the aloo too was good. The kulchas were inviting and it looked like the dough was just made and not like in most places where it gets really hard. We really liked the Kulcha, so we ordered for a Masala Kulcha next. Now, this came laden with butter on top. And spoilt the whole thing. There was an overdose of butter which was far more stronger than the actually masala itself. Dont recommend this or clearly tell the waiter before. We skipped dessert though. Overall the ambience deserves a 9/10, the service 7/10, now please go here only if you have the time to have a relaxed meal and catch up on a lot of things, chit chat, gossip, bitch etc. The food deserves a 7/10. The place is owned by the Savera group which also runs Malgudi on the same road.

3 Comments so far

  1. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on August 20th, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

    What was the cost?

  2. senthil (unregistered) on August 21st, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

    till what time it is opened for dinner /?

  3. Ari (unregistered) on September 4th, 2006 @ 3:43 pm

    I believe you haven’t mentioned their speciality, Sizzlers. For all meateaters, their mixed meat grill is a must have dish.

    Btw they do serve beer too.

    Cost – average 250 per person
    Last order – 11:40 PM on weekends, open until 12ish.

    Use the terrace if you need privacy, else the comfortable cushions should help you.

    I think the place misses good coffe or a lounge feel to it.

    Great Ambience.

    Note: The Vallet drivers clean your car too, just request.

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