-By Rashmi Uday Singh
Vegetarians, please skip to the next entry. Baptist D'Souza's Goan eatery is one of the city's oldest. New Martin Hotel offers home-style regional dishes and Sunday Specials, and remains popular for its standard daily menu of 12 dishes (including bread and dal). Neat as a pin and pale-biscuit-hued, Goan sausages reign supreme at this five-table-and-bench eatery. Pork Vindaloo, Prawn Pulao (not served on Thursday), Mutton Masala, Beef Chilli Fry Masala and Beef Steak with Chips are made according to authentic recipes and are popular. Fish Curry Rice and Pork Chilli Dry are worth a try (pork dishes in general are very popular here). A limited number of dishes are there on the menu, but they serve up terrific VFM with everything under Rs. 85!
Review posted more than 6 month ago
This place is definitely not for the vegitarians. New Martin is known for it's goan food. Even though this place does not have an ambience but still it serves pretty average goan food. Sausages here are amazing. Go only if you feel hungry & are low on budget.
Review posted more than a year ago
I'd heard a lot about Martin's (as it's fondly called) but sadly I never made it inside for a long time, all thanks to their weird timings. Then this year (2011) after Maundy Thursday celebrations a coupla friends decided to roam around Colaba and on a whim I decided to check on Martin's which to my surprise was..OPEN! I've been a regular ever since, if you ever drop in there you might find me a coupla times a month.
The food is great; as long as you know WHAT to order for. I've never tried their seafood since I'm not a fish eater. However their beef and pork items are just yum! An eternal favourite is the Beef Steak with Onions and Chips. Also try out their Pork Sorpotel. Give the vindaloo a miss, it's nothing to die for. I've seen a lot of people enjoy their Fish Curry and Rice, so you might want to try that out too. They've got this cool roasted chicken with a bit of gravy in it and I forget what's it called, so you might want to ask the waiters there.
Service is great and the waiters are friendly. It'll feel just like home; just don't expect a menu card. They put up their daily menu on a board and you have to keep glancing to see which items are struck off. All in all a great place if you love Goan cooking but are far from Goa. It's not the best you will eat but in a city filled with many crude imitators, this Goan eating joint is certainly homely and welcome.
PS: Don't forget to tip the waiters if you plan on being a regular. Appreciation of their hard work will make them serve you better.
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