Doner Kebab Bistro

My wish list is quite big and it grows further day by day. If I strike off one place from the list, two more gets added to it. This place was in the list from day one and after seeing a post in WCE, I moved it to the top of the list. We checked in here for lunch on a weekday. Located diagonally opposite to Asan Memorial School in Anderson Road, Nungambakkam, this place is hard to miss. Pretty small place which can seat a max of 24-28 ppl (including the outdoor seating) at a time. Place is very bright and colourful. Menu is very very limited and hardly any options for vegetarians (though I'm not worried about it, just saying). We ordered Garlic butter prawns, mint pea puree with pickled radish and spicy buffalo wings with siracha mayo. While the presentation of prawns was brilliant, we were taken back by the quantity. Just 4-5 pieces of prawn for 225 bucks :O Prawns were under cooked and had this bad smell which I hate. We sent it back.  While the menu read pea mint puree, the puree in the dish tasted nothing like that. When we asked the staff about the puree, he said it was avocado. After sometime, when the dish came I was literally shocked. They had just worked with the prawns that was left (we had one prawn each) in the dish that we sent back. I've never seen a restaurant doing such thing. Like u reduce the already less quantity because we tasted some. Even then the prawns weren't good and we asked them to take it back and said no for further processing (which would leave nothing but an dish with oil and avocado paste). Buffalo wings was hot n spicy with tender meat. Too much of sauce in few places left a salty and tangy note. I ordered the chocolate peanut butter milkshake. I expected a shake that'll be super chocolatey or super peanut-y. Unfortunately what I received was a thin, not so cold shake which had neither of the flavours dominating nor balancing. It was very weak in flavours.

For main course we ordered a chicken doner and herb marinated tenderloin with glazed carrots, mash and jus. It was quite surprising that a place that tries to potray doner as the centre idea, didn't have choice in serving the doner. I mean, there was no options on how u want to have ur doner. I love it like a salad. Other options being sandwich and roll, here it is served only as sandwich. The filling was pretty good and comes with a portion of fries and ketchup. Tenderloin was a bit chewy. But the pepper jus was perfect. More than the beef l loved the glazed carrots along with mushroom and broccoli. The only thing that got finished off in the plate was the veggies. There was too much of mash in the plate which needed a little bit salt and a smooth texture.

The only dessert listed was churros with three types of sauce (milk chocolate, white chocolate and dulce de leche). Churros I've had so far used to be crispy and light. But this one was very heavy. Tasted more like murukku. All the three sauce were good. I loved the dulce de leche sauce. Service was a bit slow but friendly. When we asked for a feedback form, the staff asked us to leave our feedback in  zomato :D :D All these set us back by 1400 bucks (They had mentioned the prawn dish as complimentary in the bill. Whereas we hardly ate the dish. I guess it shouldn't be included in the bill at all) Given the taste and quantity I won't consider this as VFM. A one time visit kinda place according to me.

Place       : Doner Kebab Bistro
Location   : Anderson Road, Nungambakkam
Cuisine    : Continental - Non veg
Cost        : A meal for two will cost around 1000 - 1400 approximately

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