Rest : Tea Center
Loc : Opp Gaylords, Churchgate
Meal : Lunch
In keeping with Lulu & the Knife i found myself at Churchgate with a hungry stomach. Didnt have the car with me then so we decided to walk to my club (Garware) but i quickly remembered the Tea Center was open and decided to take the wife who had never been.
The tea room has been around for a long time and is a fairly popular eatery with all the office going folk at lunch. A recent renovation has turned the place out a little more dressed up but it has lost none of its old world feel.
The menu offers breakfast and snacks as well as a complete Indian & Continental fare, they also do a set meal for lunch. I usually got for the a la carte options and that is what we did this time around too. The Minestrone was not very minestrone like but was not bad.
The Bruschetta was a very odd thing to have at a place like the tea room, however with a little salt it turned out to be a very good little dish.
The tea room has a ridiculous variety and options for hot teas, however they do a pretty incredible lemon iced tea. I guess it would be a little unfair to come here and not have any tea..
They have these little bells which you can ring in case you need attention quickly (and you will find yourself ringing this bell at least once)
We had some bean on toast, not bad and thankfully not canned beans in tomato sauce.
The wife is a big batata vada fan and so we got these khopoli style vadas, garlicy good taste.
She also got the aloo paratha with curd, very traditional north indian breakfastish but not too bad.
Overall, the place is quaint and interesting, the food is not too bad. The service can be slow and forgetful but is fairly friendly.
Food : 7/10
Service : 6/10
Damage : 700