In the last few days, we ended up eating at three different restaurants we hadn’t previously eaten at – Chhattees on Jubilee Hills Road number 36, the multi cuisine restaurant at Katriya de Royal, and Bowl O’ China at Begumpet.
Chhattees was by far the pick of the lot. The ambience was good, the food tasty and the service outstanding. Situated in a small lane off road number 36, it seems to be a bungalow converted into a restaurant. We went for lunch on a stiflingly hot day, and the cool interior of Chhattees made an immediate impression. The restaurant also had a bar area with deep cushioned chairs, but we skipped it as we did not want to drink in the afternoon. The drinks menu, which did find its way to our table, seemed pretty good with all the usual suspects priced at the usual levels – flaming shooters at about 450 was the most expensive.
The food menu, while not very extensive, was nevertheless eclectic in its multicuisine spread. The food was lightly spiced. The Andhra chicken curry type dish we ordered had two chillies next to it on the menu, and we ordered it assuming it would be spicy. However, it was mildly spiced but very tasty.
What really stood out was the service. The staff was attentive without being obtrusive. Admittedly, when we went, there were not too much of a crowd. It remains to be seen how Chhattees responds once the crowds start rolling in.
We had a dinner buffet at the multicuisine restaurant at Katriya de Royal. The food was lacklustre, the service average and the ambience was not anything to write home about.
And then there was dinner at the Begumpet branch of Bowl O’ China. The food was quite good – we had bamboo rice, cashew wok chicken and spinach and corn toast. The food was very reasonably priced, and the service was quick and attentive. Definitely on my list of places I would eat at again.