An entry into Light House Cafe Khar, Mumbai transports you into an eclectic and pulsating place. The decor is chic and the bulbs all over add an interesting element to the place. The vibe is unmistakable. You know at once you are in a happening place.
We did not like the sound of the two Mocktails that were on offer the preview night and they were kind enough to serve us one of our choice- Italiano. This apple juice based mocktail was refreshing and had the right amount of zing. We loved it. We were off to a great beginning for sure.
Pepper and Lime calamari came next. One can rarely go wrong with Calamari. Delicious. But the size of the calamari struck me as too small which deprived one of the real joy of relishing this sea food delicacy. Furthermore, it was a tad over- fried. But the flavours were good nevertheless.
The Murg Sonali Kebab, was a treat for the palate. King sized chicken pieces, well marinated and grilled to perfection. Ignited our palate.
The music was getting louder and the place was buzzing. A closer look at the menu revealed that the offerings both drinks and food are so affordably priced. Really pocket- friendly.
The cocktails sounded exciting with unusual names n unique ingredients but we decided to give it a miss.
In the mains we tried the Udon noodles first. Soupy n light these had a subtle, Palate- tickling flavour. The Masala chickpea tagine was a pleasant surprise. With just a hint of spices, one could actually savour each ingredient. Only wish the portions were a wee bit bigger.
The Grilled BBQ Chicken had a delightful presentation and an equally tantalising taste. The pairing with cous cous gave it an edge.
Sadly no desserts in the menu. Sorely missed and shouldbe included in the menu I feel.
Light House cafe is definitely a place which is going to pick up and be a hot spot. The service staff could do with some more training and finesse.
Food n Mocktails Rating : 3/5