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An extremely pleasant blend between an informal mall restaurant and a well-appointed fine-dining space

Intro
An extensive western section, a patisserie counter just outside, a small Indian section - there really is something for everybody here

Atmospherics
The one restaurant in this mall to bring in a touch of class. Mistral is classy even in its informal areas. It caters to all tastes, whether you want a chicken curry and roti in the fixed meal of the day option, or a foie gras with apricot chutney. Its bar menu is extensive, especially in the beer section, where you can get Tsing Tao beer from China - a comparative rarity here. Rather than being one immense hall, Mistral is broken up into sections, so that you can have five or six different experiences every time you visit. And if you are walking about in the mall and don't want to sit down at all, the patisserie counter offers savouries and elegant pastries (including the newly fashionable eclairs in several flavours) at the entrance to the PVR complex.

Table Talk
The menu (as long as your arm) is divided into salads (great) appetizers (also very good), burgers (didn't try: wasn't tempted), pizzas (very good), pastas (impressive menu; didn't try), grills (needs more work), desserts (okay). The Indian section has two Iranian kebabs and a few regular North Indian kebabs. They are probably there because of the 'average customer'!

Do try the salads - they are imaginative and made with a rare sensibility. Our quinoa salad (Rs 275), for instance, had parsley and finely diced bell peppers and green beans for a juicy bite, while the dressing was served separately. The same was the case for mixed bean salad (Rs 225) - a flavourful, colourful blend of rajma, chana, green beans and butter beans with a lime dressing served separately. There's a Gallic force at work here (Mistral is the wind that blows across Provence in early summer) in the chicken liver pate (Rs 395) that is served, charmingly, in a glass jar and the foie gras (Rs 695) which is paired brilliantly with apricot chutney.

You don't have to break the bank to eat at Mistral. If you are on a really tight budget, one Margherita pizza costs Rs 345 and all the pizzas are delicious.

Plus and Minus
In the slightly grand settings, you can have an evening out on a budget. With such a long menu plus a whole section of burgers and grills, they don't serve tenderloin.

Updated about 4hrs ago

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The indigenous Cafe Coffee Day was born in Bangalore, and it now has even a few international branches, most famously in Vienna! Closer home, it is among those joints that can keep people hooked for hours. Gen X forgets time at CCD. Its young customers consider that it is the best of all the coffee bars, perhaps due to its house journal, jukebox and other innovations. It offers international coffees like Kapi Nirvanas, Ethiopian Qahwah, Café Frappé, Devil's Own, Vegan Shake and Tropical Iceberg. It even has non-dairy milk and sugarfree coffees. Choco Brownie and Mocha Muffin may be recommended. The Khan Market outlet is perhaps the smartest, great for people-watching. It allows table-top brewing. And yes, the coffee is good and relaxing, though its music needs lowering of its decibel level.

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