I had never heard of this place, but wanted to give it a try based on the reviews on the net. I went through the first 4 or 5 of the reviews and decided to give it a shot. I will get to the lessons learnt a little later, but I am dying to first review and rate this place.
The restaurant has a unique ambience and you will be quite surprised as soon as you step in. It has chandeliers, beads and all the "royal" stuff going on. Not sure if you will be impressed, but you would sure be surprised. What comes as more suprising is the food, the quality of it, the taste of it. We had gone in on a Sunday afternoon during peak lunch time and had ordered Ghosth Dum Biryani and Paneer Mutter, along with some parathas/naans. Everything that came in was close to terrible, we had to literally down it with the help of beverages, which were also quite poor. There was a thick sediment at the bottom of the glass for one of the jal jeera types drinks I had ordered, lassi was somewhat better. The rotis were dry, and worst of all, the restaurnt was "out of stock" for phulkas and rumali rotis, the two most often ordered breads in any North Indian restaurant. The lamb biryani was a dud, with no fresh flavors to it. The paneer curry, was like one of those out-of-the-packet instant paneer curries (I have never tasted one, but I have feeling they would taste like this) - only the paneer cubes were soft, the gravy was terrible.
To nicely finish off the turmoil, we get a bill for 1100/-, for ordering two entries and two drinks, with 2 rotis. (no starters or soups or desserts). I don't think I have ever paid 60-70 bucks for a single piece of paratha or roti at a restaurant of this quality. What an awful experience overall.
1. When researching for restaurants on burpp, or similar sites, go through all the reviews and skip places which have more than 1 or 2 negative reviews. You never know who is writing what, and it really sucks when you end up deciding on a place going by the top few, or 'latest', reviews.
2. If a restaurant at a decent hot spot in the has one or less customers when you enter it at 1:30 p.m, do not hesitate to look for the exit gate.