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  • Food
  • 40% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 70% Complete (success)

First the good news: it’s a brand new, fortnight old restaurant. Now the bad news: the restaurant is so new that it is yet to find its identity and as a food destination it is not worth going to at all. Yet, go we did. Because I’m constantly bitten by the bug of discovery.

Décor

It’s perched on the third floor. Make sure you find the right entrance to this mall (or you‘ll end up going round on the grotty pavement).It’s a cavernous carpeted hall, with a humungous chandelier, long bar and an al fresco balcony.

Food

Let’s begin with the best: the Berry Chocolate baklava. Never mind if it has no resemblance to the original but the clump of chocolate served in a shell tastes good. Flavoursome duo of Mushroom (no porcini) risotto, okayish veg cordon bleu (potato, corn on the cob) and chicken stuffed with cottage cheese and spinach. Average price of the dishes Rs 450. A well-stocked bar too.

Minus Points

A lot of the dishes were unavailable. Overcooked and tasteless chicken shewarama. Ditto for the Basa fish with jalapeno and coriander rice. The Mezze platter was just bowls of some strange dips and sauces and a few pieces of falafel.

My Point

While my heart goes out to the owners who must’ve invested their money and dreams into Bandra’s brand new, (sprawling on the 3rd floor of a mall) La Ruche, I have to point out that it is not worth going to for the food. Just when we were leaving we were informed that plans are afoot to transform La Ruche into a lounge bar, dance floor et al. I wish it luck and hope that the beehive (LA Ruche) starts buzzing.

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Updated 2 months ago

  • Food
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 0% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 60% Complete (success)

It has hit the sweet spot! Santacruz’s Three Wise Men has been packed from the day it opened. So what if it’s all part to the formula… an all-black décor, a few booths and bar stools littered about, the mandatory big screen TV, retro playlist and the usual multi-cuisine snacks. Retro pop (ABBA), retro rock (Guns N’ Roses), retro hip hop (Salt N’ Peppa) here. Framed paintings on the ceiling (you read that right) Big Ben and Trafalgar Square and the Union Jack posters dot the bar. And here’s the best part… the moderately priced booze... Kingfisher pints for `165, cocktails at `395 onwards and imported beers `350 each. Check out the standard cocktails... TWM Sangria okayish, Rusty Nail better... but it’s more the regular booze that one goes here for. Okayish Chicken Wings, Burritos, Batter-fried Prawn Tempura, golden and crisp Fish ‘n’ Chips, Chicken Satay to Veg Tempura and mini Falafel Rolls. To sum it up, it is relaxed and casual with slow service. But no one seems to mind.

Note: Three Wise Men is named after the whisky shot featuring Jim (Beam), Jack (Daniels) and Johnnie (Walker).

SPECIAL NIGHTS: Mondays: Karaoke Nights; Wednesdays: Ladies Nights; Thursdays: Comedy Nights

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