Monday, August 11, 2008
Silver Metro - Total Mall (Koramangla)
Silver Metro comes from the Ohris chain. Ohris are a very popular and old chain in Hyderabad. Silver Metro is in Bangalore near to Koramangla/Madiwala right inside Total Shopping Mall in third floor. Guess there is "Serengity" within the same area which is much more upscale than this.
Its among the very few places in Bangalore where the buffet is priced below 200. It is 199 + taxes on weekdays and the ambiance is fantastic. Weekends I guess it is some 30 odd bucks more. We were here last Monday to send off Damien who interned here at Labs for over two months. It is a delight for both veg and non-veg folks. The Veg and non-veg items are well separated. All the Non-veg dishes are written down in RED sketch pen and veg items in BLUE (not green? why?). There are too many varieties, I mean way too many !
(Pic:Assorted starters above)
(Pic: Some of the main course in veg)
As usual it starts with a soup, starters like Manchurian balls, dahi papdi chaat, some pasta salads, smoked eggplant salad ("baingan bartha") and many. Main course has noodles, pulav, panner, mixed veg, koftas, breads, rotis, pastas.... the list too big and I haven't added the non-veg items yet. Way too many and it will be hard for others to complain. A similar one is there in Ohris Basheerbagh in Hyderabad.
The set is made up of a typical metro rail and the seating is very comfortable. On a given weekend it might get very crowded, so suggest to make a booking (080 40003333) or reach there by 12.30ish for lunch. If you haven't been here, your kids would love it. If you haven't been on a Metro train either in Delhi or Kolkatta then this is a pretty decent alternative (pun?). You hearing to sounds of a moving train just to add up to the real feel (thankfully they don't move the train). Quite a few plasma TVs around to keep you hooked onto TV.
Deserts have couple of ice creams, kheer (Payasam), cakes, baby rasogullas. Guess these might change depending on the day of the week, but after what I heard from others, they are pretty much the same menu everyday. But if you are in a binge mode or getting to be treated by your friends then this is the place. People living in and around Koramangla, BTM or Madiwala will find this place very accessible. Parking is never an issue here.
You can order other beverages and supposedly they have a pitcher for fresh lime soda (not sure). I'm not sure if they have regular food other than buffet but you can ask for regular menu in case you are interested. Total mall which houses Silver Metro is also a pretty decent place to visit in case you wanted to walk leisurely after you meal. Overall a nice place to be and probably worth its money !
Bon Appetite !