We are living in a concrete jungle choked with hustle and bustle of citys life. Rain Forest a resto-bar offers you a wild ambience theme where you get indulged into natures harmony and blissful flow of waterfall which soothes your mind. Lets you savour an array of cuisines deliciously served with cocktails and mock tails in wild animistic ambience. Its like experiencing the nature and stepping into the heart of the jungle.
Rain Forest serves Italian, Indian and Chinese culinary cuisine. There are two types of seating arrangements; youll find the usual dining table and chair arrangement and the other is the Indian seating where the bed like seats and table are at a low-level where you can sit back leaning on the pillows with your legs on the seat and enjoy the pubish music playing while you gaze upon the thick forest overhead with artificial miniature lanterns burning hanging from treetops and focus lights lighting every table. The restaurant has a humongous television screen; its fun chilling out with pals during cricket and football seasons where everybody in the restaurant feels like a family rhyming together cheering your team!
Its evident that Rain Forest is pretty customer focused where youll find a switch in the center of every table which lights up a small red light next to the focus light as an indicator to call the waiter, its exceptional! Rain Forest offers its customers to be a part of its hunters club which provides an annual membership card for Rs.495 offering 20% off on lunch and 10% off on dinner. Like most restaurants, even they have happy hours from 12p.m-7p.m.
Two best mocktails which Id recommend are Rain Forest Fantasy costing Rs. 250 which is a thin blend of three varieties of fruit juices and a scoop of vanilla ice cream tabbed on top and April Lady costing Rs.175 which also has fruit juices but forms a thick pulpy blend along with coconut, its worth experimenting! Moving on to starters, the platters category gives you good content and variety. The mesmerizing food is sure to churn your stomach juices! The Italian non-veg platter costing Rs.790 consists of chicken rollatini, chicken pomodoro bruchetta, polpette della nona, gamberoni al aglio, griglitta di peche, pollo all pesto. As foreign are these names so is their taste to your palate. Its cheesy and pepperish in taste. In terms of taste this platter is average. The best platter available is the Chicken Platter costing Rs.625 consisting of chicken shangai, chicken spring roll, chicken lolly pop, sliced chicken in green pepper sauce, kung pao chicken; its flavor is more bent towards Indian spices which makes it fit for Indian foodie lovers. Among vegetable starters under Chinese cuisine, you can try cheese chili roll Chinese and chili potatoes.
The challenge here is to select a perfect match of rice and sauce (gravy). Theres a huge list of sauces to choose from to accompany your rice. If youre confused ask the waiter to recommend you, based on which cuisine youre looking for. To wrap your dining experience, my pick on desserts are Caramel custard topped with chocolate sauce costing Rs.135 and Baileys delight which costs Rs.235. Baileys delight consists of 3 scoops of ice cream mango, strawberry and vanilla topped with slight chocolate sauce. Whats interesting and unique about this dessert are the lumps of crispy caramel crystals smothered at the base of the cup. I bet you cant finish eating this dessert alone.
Please make note, at first glance their pricing looks prohibitive and their service absolutely time-consuming but dont let that dampen your spirit, when the food reaches your plate, its worth the wait.
My rating for Rain Forest is:
Value for money 6/10