When SUTIKSHA Ram and Vinay Narayanan sold their wildlife resort in Kabini to an acquaintance, they decided to move back home and set up a restaurant. A tiny space with just about six tables, white wicker chairs, olive green interiors and tasteful furnishings make up The Grub Hub, barely a week old.
The blackboard menu here is basic, offering a selection of burgers, subs, pastas and interestingly homely combos like chicken and and rajma curry with rice or parathas. Plans are also in place to start a breakfast service soon.
“Our USP is simple but great food. I’ve been in the hospitality business for a long time and I double up as a chef too, though we have another full-time chef,” Ram tells us.
We started with a refreshing mint lemonade, the perfect antidote to the sweltering heat. A classic combination of flavours, here the mint is finely chopped and sugar is used sparingly with just a hint of salt thrown into the mix — just the way we like it. For those who love their salads, the options are limited with just three on offer — Caesars, Greek and The Grub Hub special. We opted for the last, which turned out to be quite a hit. Lightly flavoured grilled chicken tossed with mushrooms, lettuce and red and green peppers, it is perfect if you’re thinking of an indulgent main course.
For mains, we ordered the beef burger, which arrived with a side of salad and potato wedges. The wedges were perfectly golden brown and went great with the sinful in-house sauce, found on every table. The burger itself is quite substantial, featuring a biggish patty, cheese and lettuce. The patty was seasoned beautifully and if you don’t like your meat pink, you could simply tell the chef your preferences. The chicken sub too, served with a salad and wedges, ticked all the right boxes. Dessert of the day was mangoes with cream, with options changing every day.
Head here for a quick break and dose of wholesome food.
Rs.600 for two upwards. At Domlur, 2nd Stage. Details: 9845059906