Thursday, 30 August 2012

Spoonbill, Alwarpet


I was at Spoonbill for dinner, with a couple of my close friends ( Anand & Subash ) on a lovely rainy night. These guys were persistent that their names be mentioned here. Anyways we headed into the restaurant Spoonbill which is a global street food joint. It took us a while to understand their system of ordering the food and also to decide on what to order, since this was our first time here. I must personally thank the owner ( Charlie Singh ) for guiding us through the menu.

Since this is a self service joint, you order and pay for your food. You are given the bill and a very innovative pager, which vibrates once your food is ready. After which you swing by the counter and collect the food. A very nice and different concept from the regular self service joints.




Now coming to the food, Anand and I settled for a Chicken Doner Kebab ( Turkish ), while my friend Subash picked a Chicken Burrito ( Mexican ). As an after thought we also ordered a Chicken Currywurst ( German ). We picked up the food as they came up. Subash and I, chose the Iced Tea while Anand picked the Watermelon drink. The drinks are best described as 'decent'. The Chicken Doner Kebab had minced pieces of chicken stuffed in a nice soft bread with loads of veggies and sauce. It tasted brilliant and was a very filling dish. Since none of us have had doner kebabs before,  we were not in the position to say if this was the best or not. I took a bite of the Chicken Burrito. It was juicy, but I felt it could do with few more pieces of chicken. The Chicken Currywurst was outstanding. It was served along with a nice bread. The combo of bread, curry sauce and sausages was fabulous.


Once we were done with our main courses. We contemplated on skipping the deserts. But the crepes were really inviting, so we could not avoid it. I had gone for the Mango Strawberry Crepe, while my friends went with the Choco Banana Crepe and the Caramel Custard Crepe. All the crepes were heavenly. Spoonbill has perfected the art of making  proper crepes. So top marks for that.

The meal cost us Rs 1600/-. A little on the pricey side for a street food joint. But going with the recent trends in town the price seems on par with the rest. So no complaining here. All in all we had a fun time.

The menu is limited at this point of time. I sincerely hope more dishes are added soon.

Food - 8/10
Ambiance - 8/10
Service - Self Service
Price - 7/10

Spoonbill is located on TTK Road, above Cafe Coffee Day.

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