Ambiance – 5/5 | Food – 4/5 | Service – 3/5
Saturday’s are quiet challenging for me as I choose to eat vegetarian and Hyderabad does not have plethora of healthy options. I was eyeing to visit ‘Tatva’ for a long time. So finally last night, I called up couple of my foodie friends and asked them to join me for dinner.
The place is located right next to main road and easy to locate (albeit the traffic diversions due to never ending Metro work). The place has a valet parking available. We took the lift to the first floor and was welcomed to grand ambiance aesthetically designed with lot effort does to keep it chic yet royal. The fusion design interiors where quite prominent. Though we arrived past 10:30 pm, the place was still abuzz and packed which definitely a great positive for prospective diners.
We were seated comfortably in a sofa as we had a kid with us. I requested for Chef Naveen for his recommendations. He was very helpful and guided us through the menu which gave us an idea on what to order. The menu had a mix of Continental, Italian, North Indian and Chinese Cuisine. Veg food is not just about “Paneer” and “Palak” and there is more to it. This element of truth was quite prevalent. Based on the recommendation we placed the order skipping an item as we knew we won’t be able to finish it off.
We had to request few times before we were serve a glass of water which should immediately be done as the guests are seated. The food arrived is a little later. We ordered a four course meal.
For soups we ordered a bowl of Creme Broccoli paired with Smoked Pesto Paneer Tikka & Crackling Spinach. To our surprise we were served Jalapeno Poppers too which we didn’t order.
For main course, we had Kamalkakdi Lababdar with Olive naan and Lasagna.
To end on a sweet note, we went for Baked Gulab Jamun
The broccoli soup was delectable with the distinct flavors bursting inside with each spoonful. The presentation of the paneer kabab was very unique and the smoky flavors were intact in every bite. The spinach though not very crackling was quite an innovative try out. The poppers were cheesy and went quite well with the spicy mayonnaise dip.
I am a big fan of Lasagna (though the meat variant) but this is the only second place in Hyderabad, I will come back for the veg variant again.
The Kamalkakdi (Lotus Stem) Lababdar was a unique fusion of Indian spices to the exotic vegetable. It was treated very well and cooked to perfection. Though I felt a little soft of spice quotient would have made it better. The olive naan was again something I tried for the first time.
To cool down all the spices, the baked gulab jamun with rabdi acted cherry on the top. The sweetness was not overflowing yet distinct.
Note – Bill for 3 came to Rs. 2700+ with a 10% discount offered to us. We were charged for an extra portion of soup, an extra Olive Naan and the Jalapeno poppers. which we didn’t order but was served. When enquired, the waitstaff said the chef ordered. We had to waste a naan and some portion of Kamalkakdi gravy since we were full.
Full points for food and ambiance but service staff need to listen to customers. The end note was definitely not a fine dining experience. I will go back to try out their other creations soon.