As a part of Kingfisher Explocity Restaurant week I got an opportunity to do a restaurant review. This is my first experience doing a review for a restaurant.
On the weekend of the Restaurant week, I got a call from Mr. Varun to come and collect a dinner voucher for 2 at PinXX, Royal Orchid Central.
We had a warm welcome at the restaurant. The staff at the restaurant asked us to choose a table of our choice. The ambiance was sort of romantic one. The music was very soothing. It was neither too loud nor too low. Only thing was that the AC was too low.
The salads were nicely laid in separate plates. Most of the salads laid were raw, like finely chopped onions, carrots, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, celery, cucumber slices, boiled beetroot, boiled cauliflower florets, boiled chicken pieces and boiled eggs.
There was no Russian salad or any other type of salads. Also we could not mix the veges and make our own salads as the salad dressing was not a part of the spread. But we felt it was a healthier option to eat salads raw :)
There was no starters. Neither veg nor non-veg. When enquired with the staff, they said that chilly pakodas were veg starters and mentioned something as non-veg. But we never found it on the table spread.
We then went to the main course. The main course had a variety of food. For non-veg it had Mutton biryani, some chicken gravy and grilled fish in cheese and garlic sauce. Veg menu had paneer tikka masala, Singapore noodles, jeera rice, dal palak, aloo ka salan, Okra subzi, white rice, and an ultimate dish with bell peppers and red peppers. Apart from this there was raita, curd rice and dahi wada too.
|Grilled fish in garlic sauce|
|Paneer Tikka Masala and WHite Rice|
Soon I went to the desserts spread. There were a variety of desserts and everything was just superb.
To name a few there was Ghavar, strawberry pastry, chocolate roll, chocolate brownie, Rasmalai and mango mousse.
Ghavar was the best dessert and the other pastries were also very good. I felt that they should have kept separate bowls for rasmalai, so that we could have eaten the sweet dish properly.
3 varieties of fresh fruits namely pineapple, papaya and watermelon were also laid across the dessert spread. There were ice-creams too, but ice-creams were not a part of the spread. They were served only on special request.
|Chocolate Roll and Chocolate Brownie|
|Wonderfully presented Mango Mousse|
|Juice and Buttermilk Counter|
|A non-functioning live pasta counter|
The rate per plate for lunch is Rs. 525 + taxes which comes to Rs. 645/- and for dinner buffet it is Rs.700+.
Overall the taste and quality of food was par excellence. Considering that there were no starters, no chat and a non-functioning pasta counter, I felt that the the rate per plate i.e. Rs. 645/- was too high.
Final verdict - If you want to eat tasty and good quality food regardless of the price, PinXX is worth a try.
Average Meal for two : Rs. 1290 /-
Food Type : Multi-Cuisine
PinXX, Royal Orchid Central,
Manipal Center, Dickenson Road,