-By Swati Sucharita
The ambience of this colonial-themed resto bar scores, especially in the evenings with its Moroccan-styled tent tables, sepia-edged portraits from the days of the Raj, and with a ringside view of Hussain Sagar Lake. The food, however, is so-so, the gimmicky beverage menu with entries like The Patiala Peg Story and House Matured Vodka, notwithstanding. Although, the prices are pocket-friendly, considering the ambience. Service is just okay. The Chinese cuisine and the Continental fare are mediocre. Try to stick to Indian, so you are better off ordering dishes such as Hari Mirch, Pudina Paneer Tikka or Murgh Malai kebab.
Review posted this month
Ohris - A name we mostly relate to theme based dinning. Every place acquired by Ohris group has a unique concept. Various dinning across the city are in multiple formats such as coffee shops, food courts, fine dines, casual dines, kiosks, pubs, lounges and cafes. As put forward by one of my friend they have captured the essence of place and people surrounding that area and built the whole thing accordingly.
1857 is another gem in their crown which carries the essence of Nawab era in Hyderabad. Once you enter the place, you will notice beautiful decor all done in white color. Its completely open from all sides hence in evening you will feel wonderful breeze specially tables facing towards Hussain Sagar. The bar area has many interesting carvings from Nawab era. some pictures similar to what I found in Chowmahala place. The whole place looks like you have entered Nawab palace at that time. Completely loved its ambiance.
Now coming to food, for starters we ordered Ajwaini Fish Tikka, Paneer tikka, chatpata jaljeera (some lemon based mock-tail) and some beer. Fish tikka was well cooked and fish was tender and soft. Paneer tikka was one of the best I had in town. Flavorsome, soft and wonderful taste. Only thing which was unimpressive was Mocktail. I expected a much better mocktail but it was more like Nimbu pani we had at home only with some chat masala added to it. So apart from that both veg and non-veg starters were good.
Earlier we were in impression that 1857 serves only Indian style food but came to know that it serves the gourmets of the finest Indian and International Cuisines serving authentic and contemporary taste. So for main course, I felt like trying both. We ordered Mutton Jahangiri with Nan and Mushroom sizzler. To be very frank, we were quite satisfied with quantity, quality as well as finest taste offered.
Sizzler was well cooked plus it was overflowing with crumbling cheese which melted in mouth and was like wows and aahs moment full of taste. I was delighted by presentation and taste of sizzler. The mutton gravy ordered was definitely best in the town with tender mutton pieces. Totally finger licking tasty. Overall a happy tummy experience.
Their service was quite decent as well. The staff was decent and courteous. Even though we were last to leave, but they keep coming and asking for us for order. Even when kitchen was about to close, waiter came to ask for last order. Liked their service. Only thing is that it is little heavy on pocket.
The total food without desserts cost us more than 3k. So my overall rating for this place goes like:-
Review posted within last 6 month
it has nice interior and for informal meetings this place is indeed a good choice. I liked the cocktails and liquor options in this place. With the drinks they have decent snacks option that is quite good
Review posted within last 6 month
Very good ambiance. Service is excellent. Visited this place more then couple of times. Some items are really good like murgh makani. Tried some deep fried lamb item which was not at all good.
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: murgh makani
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