The rooftop multicuisine restaurant, with an intimate setting, is an ideal place for a romantic dinner or a get-together with friends and family.
View from Ebony; (inset) Thai chicken satay
Our rating: 3.5/5
Category: Indian, Thai, Continental and Parsi food; restaurant-cum-bar
Suggested for: family; friends; romantic date; advanced booking recommended
Loved for: Intimate setting and a bird’s eye view of the Bangalore skyline
On the pocket: slightly heavy; Rs. 1500-2000 for two with alcohol
Ambience: Rooftop; 13th floor; alfresco; warm lighting
Specials: Themed candle-lit dinner on any one day of the week; buffet lunch on weekdays Payment: All major cards accepted (Visa, Amex, Master, Cash)
Timing: Monday to Sunday – 12:30-3:00pm and 7:30-11pm
Address: Door No.84, 13th floor, Hotel Ivory Tower, Barton Centre, MG Road, Bangalore, KA: 560001
Phone: 080 4178 3344
What we ordered: For starters, we called for chicken satay and saundhe aloo. The former was a traditional Thai dish where strips of chicken are marinated in a special paste, then skewered or grilled on a BBQ, or broiled in an oven. The chicken was soft, succulent and juicy and tasted well with the peanut sauce, served along with it. While, we loved the satay, we didn’t quite like the saundhe aloo, which had a monotonous taste of lime and salt. Next, we called for desi chicken butter masala, tandoori roti and jeera rice. The rotis were soft and we didn’t have to haggle to break them with our fingers. Though the aroma of the chicken butter masala was strong and inviting, we were disappointed with the scarcity of chicken pieces, which got lost somewhere in the gravy.
For desserts, we ordered lemon pudding and gulab jamun. The pudding was creamy on the top and had a well baked, soft base. It had a nice tinge of yellow and a perfect sour-sweet taste balance. The gulab jamuns piping hot and our spoons just dug into them with the slightest stroke. The best part was that they weren’t overly sweet.
What we loved: Since it was evening and we sat in the alfresco area, the ambience was the highlight of our experience. We would give chicken satay and gulab jamun 4/5.
What we didn’t like: Chicken butter masala. The experience would have been better with some music.
Also on the menu: Cocktails, beer, paneer rubaiyath from Parsi cuisine, salads, South Asian cuisine, Italian and popular Indian cuisines.