“If you would like to have Dilliwali/Lucknowi/Awadhi preparations then try this place once”
This place exists nearly 7-8 years and been there in the past with my British colleagues in the past.
Difficult to park on your own though valet board is visible at the entry; frankly; never tried it.
The entry and shadiness staircase does not provide any idea about the royalty of the place you are about to enter. Well illuminated hall in yellow/oranges light, very nice furniture with low rise seating on the left and conventional seating on the right and front. They also have lounge type open air/under shade air cooled arrangement at the balcony.
It was busy evening and we needed to wait for almost 15-20 minutes for the table.
We got the table towards right of the entrance just below split AC unit which was running with max fan speed. I requested if it can be reduced but politely denied citing complaint of warning from other side of the hall.
Asked for popular Indian mild beer draught glass to start with and requested to replace when empty unless told No.
Wife was interested in one of the starters made up of chickpeas but unfortunately any chickpeas preparations were not available.
We asked for Subz E Gilawat, Dilliwala Chili Chicken, Roti Basket, Milauni Masaledar and Matka Murg.
Starters were served in about 25-30 minutes. The main course was ready relatively faster.
Sabz E Gilawat @Rs220: Patties made up of vegetable mince mixed with spices and cooked like tawa kebabs on pan and not deep fried. Six of them were very tender and tasty.
Dilliwala Chili Chicken@Rs280: Boneless strips of chicken with green chili, capsicum and onion wok tossed with oil and soya sauce. For a twist this preparation has red sauce as well. This dry preparation was average and slandered chili chicken would have been better.
Milauni Masaledar@Rs210: Coliflower, Corn, Capsicum and green Pease were done in Red/Orange gravy full of spices and mildly hot. It was decent.
Roti Basket@Rs190: Roti, Butter Nan, Chili Garlic Nan, Lachcha Paratha, Onion Kulcha were served in a basket. It was my foolishness to order for this and I struggled till end to finish; still 2 full breads were left in the basket. Quality of the breads and cooking level was good.
Matka Murg@Rs285: Tender boneless chicken chunks oven roasted and prepared in brown/red gravy. It was similar to chicken tikka masala but with different taste. The quality of chicken was dubious yet the taste was good.
Staff was very caring and obedient.
Portion sizes are one of the best in Pune (Guarantee).
Toilets were clean.
Limited selection of deserts.