The Peri Peri magic – Nando’s , Nehru Place

The peri peri sauce and it’s magical flavour is the soul of this place … Easy to locate in Epicuria , situated right opposite to Dhaba by cladridge ..
They have ample of choice in term of Non veg food and alchoholic​ beverages .. Veg option are limited but you can find the right thing to order ..Even they have kept a Kid’s special burger .

First glance at menu make you think , ” oh they are expensive “, but when they inform that with meal you can take unlimited soft drinks /frozen yogurt /peri peri sauce from a self serving counter . You feel just the opposite -” Dude , it’s a jackpot deal ” .
So we tried garlic bread (which was a bun ) , Veg platter with rice and exotic veggie and pasta . Serving size was cool and prep time was 10-12 min . During which you can sip coke /sprite /Fanta as much as you can .

Taste was ok considering veg dishes , as the place USP is chicken .. Icing on cake was they provided colors and drawing sheet to my kid . He got totally engaged in it and we parallely enjoyed our meal after long .

Overall : One time must visit for veggie’s to try this concept and non-veggie seems to be a regular repeat customers .


Cost for 2: INR 800
Table reservations : Must on weekends during dinner time .
Kid’s Menu : Burger specially for them .
Service : Quick and very appreciative
Theme : South African music and ambaince is prominent
Parking : In Nehru place metro station ample is available .
PS: Ask for your royalty card and you will get Free Burger /Chicken on every 3rd visit on bill above 300 INR .

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Complex Web of Charges in Restaurant

Being a foodie , I have visited and tasted food right across from street side vendors serving 4 pieces of Gol Gappa for just 10 Rs. to High End Luxury Cafe charging INR 1000 for 50 ml super small size serving of basic English tea .

Although various factor comes into play while deciding the right price as Brand , location , ambiance , hospitality , product , chef etc.  Generally in our  review  of places ,  we try to benchmark and share opinion if the price tag for food was justified or not .

But really , my issue has not been the prices /cost becaz I know when I see Online/Offline Menu card how much they are charging and should i go ahead with ordering or not based on occasion and my wallet size ( Yes , the swings are very large depending it’s start of a month or end ) . The painful part begins , when the bills arrive and it is 20-40 % more than your calculation .. Yes , the taxes , duties and charges are the main culprits behind this .. Again , as a Law abiding citizen , I know paying duty is must and the host have no share in it .

But , But , But … how these taxes are calculated makes me go on a roller coaster crazy spin  . Really , based on 400 + dine in place experience , I am truly confused what’s the actual tax rates are .  Mainly I see 3 headings over Basic rate :

  • VAT – Value Added Tax

  • Service Charge

  • Service tax

But the values of these changes drastically from place to place and even from dish to dish . Many Fast food joint charges different tax for Food , Diff. for Beverages , Diff for Take Away and so many combinations of them .download

Interestingly , Between these taxes , Restro owners have smartly added Service charges which most of people think as another form of Tax but in reality they are forcing you to pay  ” TIP ” which must be a optional part and which now directly goes in pocket of them . they have not mentioned it basic price just to attract customer to lure on deal .

Even , many friends and family members I talked experienced similar situation and were utterly confused as their is no explanation available with the serving staff and none of the menu card have clearly mentioned rates for them ( which must be made mandatory ) .

So while food makes you lick your fingers , it’s bill with web of taxes  leave you red-headed with focus shifting on calculating and re-calculating how much above the budget your meal went and whether or not you visit the place next time .

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Specifically for these reason , my family  keep looking for places which mentions ” ALL INCLUSIVE ” food deals  .

May be my love for food will continue under the pressure of uncontrollable taste buds , but surely for larger interest of people , clarity over taxes will go long way in resolving  issues which leaves a bitter taste in mind of host as well as guest .

Hopefully Restaurants Associations and Government would look into in this matter and GST can solve these problem introducing single component in bill .

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Food Review : Navtara Mapusa, Goa

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Whoever you ask for PURE veg food in goa and they will direct  to one of the outlet of NAVTARA … Chain of Restro across Tourist spots in GOA

On the way from Mapusa to Calangute ,we stopped for lunch at this place . It has dinning space on G+1 floor , but the legroom and seating is very uncomfortable . Their Menu is very extensive and include 4-5 page full of  options in North and South indian dishes but going by majority of customers , South Indian Thali ( INR 160 ) looked hot fav. over the place . We ordered Soup , Chana Masala , Veg Hungama ( Took  manager’s suggestion on it ) and various bread .  Curries was very spicy but we  actually asked to make it that way . Taste was good , service was quick and staff was helpful & polite .

Recommended for people looking for PURE VEG option  , for others is ordinary

Ambiance : 3/ 5 ( Overcrowded ) 
Location : Multiple outlet at Major locations in GOA 
Price : INR 900 for 4 pax 
Liquor / NON veg : Not served 
 Must Try : Veg Hungama ( Curry )

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Food Review – Olive Bar & Kitchen ( Delhi )

Date of Visit : 20th June

Theme: Chef’s Table Menu ( Organized by http://chefstableweek.com/ )

Location : Nearby to Qutub metro station and 500 mts. from Qutub Minar

Parking : Chauffeur take cares of it , So drive in with your limousine.

Seating : Indoor & Outdoor .

Reservation : Highly recommended on weekends

Price :  INR 2500 / pax ( Complimentary for us Thanks to @romedynow & @chef’stablewek  )

Website :  http://www.olivebarandkitchen.com/

This was our first visit to this place and based on past reviews we planned to try out Majority of Italian cuisine .  As a part of food festival , where menu was pre-decided by the Chef  starting right from Soup till deserts leaving options to choose even for Vegetarian’s all us .We Get our hands on dishes namely :

  • Parnsip Veloute ( soup ) 
  • Charred Vegetable and Quinoa ( Appetizer ) 
  • Tagliatelle Primavera ( Pasta ) and
  • Tirmasu  ( Desert ) …

Among this Soup and Desert gets 5/5 and rest all 4 .. The Presentation , Flavors were all good  . We spent almost 80-90 minute at the place . It’s a perfect place to dine in Leisure and enjoy the hospitality of the place . Do let  them know if you are allergic or on restricted diet with any of the food ingredient .
The place is now on my top 5 Place for Italian Food in Town .

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