Sample the best of Watson’s at a brand new address
The new Watson’s multi-hued windows liven up a drab building located at a prime spot in the busy Vasanth Nagar. Set on the first floor, we found that the space lives up to the high standards set by the first outlet. The decor is in keeping with their Ulsoor branch, boasting exposed brick walls, wrought iron chandeliers and a laid back, cosy vibe lit up during the day by natural lighting flowing in from their large windows. Choosing a high round table with comfortable bar stools, we got down to sampling some of their favourites since the kitchen, right from the head chef to his helpers, is run by a new team.
We started with something light and snacky — the Mini Masala Papad, which took a long time to arrive (we put it down to the fact that they are still newly opened). The dish, was however, worth the wait, and every bit as delicious as the original at Assaye Road. Finely diced onions, chillies and tomatoes tossed in a fiery, tangy sauce atop three mini papads, it was really easy to eat and more importantly, delicious.
Main course saw us ordering the mutton pepper fry kaati roll, chicken ghee roast and margherita pizza. The pizza arrived first and the long wait again had us diving into it eagerly. The thin crust topped with tomato sauce, aromatic basil slivers and a blanket of cheese, kept us happy until the chicken and kaati roll were served, which was further delayed. For the ghee roast, we opted to go with a plain naan, to properly soak up the sauce. Served with a refreshing cucumber and tomato salad, we found the dish to be well balanced and the thick gravy was packed with flavour. The mutton roll too had us impressed with its spicy smoky pepper flavour and served in a nicely toasted kaati with freshly diced green chillies and a light tomato salad on the side. With no room left for dessert, we then concluded our meal but we suggest you give the brownie with hot chocolate sauce a try to finish off on a decadent note.
`1,000 for two. At Vasant Nagar. Details: 49653070