When I entered the place last Sunday, I was in a very foul mood. I had a very difficult time in locating the place and the person giving directions over the phone did not help the matter either. I reached there after wandering around for good 20 minutes in all the possible bylanes off the link road!
The valet was courteous (as was the doorman). It is a nice and cute little place with separate smoking and non smoking areas. The hostess was very pleasant mannered, who apologised instantly for the direction goof up and guided us to our booked table in the non smoking area. I started feeling a little better.
The menu was quite big with a some daily specials too. A tall server convinced us to order 2 pomegranate martinis, one margarita and one sangria on our table along with some food like chicken tikka (something exotic, not a typical red coloured one), pork sausages and chicken wings. The drinks were served in less than 5 minutes and oh boy, they were so bloody good. The girls loved the martini and my friend loved the Margarita... and my sangria was good enough to completely change my mood for better. I think the other restobars like firangi pani, TGIF, red box need to learn a thing or two about making cocktails from these guys. The starters came after this. Tikka was superb, as was the chicken wing in its own way but i did not care much for the pork sausages. They were ok. The tall server for re-order but by now were in an adventorous mood and wanted different cocktails and food. He obliged with Kiwi Margarita for the ladies, some green apple drink for my friend and a indigo mary (bloody mary) for me...everything was just too fantastic to comment. we had bobmay duck (excellent), fried calamari (okkkk) with a repeat of chicken tikka.
Spirits were high by now, we were high on spirits too and the place was buzzing by now and the fun with food began. We ordered two pizzas (one chicken and another meat one...dont remember the name) and a ceasar salad. I can describe them in either 1 word or 4 words...'mind-blowing' or 'out of the world'! We were extremely stuffed by now but still ordered a sandwich (multi-cheese) and a pasta with charred tomato. Pasta was absolutely perfect and tasty while one of the girls commented that the sandwich had too much of cheese (dunno what else was she expecting from a multi-cheese sandwich!!). We were too full for desserts (with another round of drink thrown in between) but the tall server reappeared again and convinced us for a mudpie. It was absolutely divine.
Service - It was nice, efficient and friendly though it was a little slow at times ( starters did not come together). It was definitely not a put-off or very noticeable though. The tall guy really knew his stuff well.
Damages - I did not pay the bill but the average food price is between rs 250-350 with a healthy portion size. drinks are also in the same price range.
How to reach there - 1st lesson. dont call them and ask for directions, they will confuse you with stupid landmarks. The hostess/operator is not from this side of the town for sure.
If you are coming from Juhu on link road, take the lane after Sri Adhikari bros (Kalinga Restaurant lane) and drive to the end. This is the road parallel to Cottonworld, Jafferbhai etc. This restaurant was earlier called Vanilla.
The place with its food, drinks and service more than adequately made up for the pains i took in reaching there. You will find me there very often now.