A Gem in Junk @Junkyard Cafe

Place : Junkyard Cafe , Mumbai 

Location – Hill Road , Bandra West , Mumbai 

10th March  2017

So, Bandra people are sure to know Toto’s Garage. A typical garage kinda ambiance with a rustic look and some good food. What if you get a bigger , better and fancier version of Toto’s ? That’s how I saw Junkyard Café , Bandra.

Junkyard Café is not a new place in the hospitality. Their Delhi outlet already being a great hit , Junkyard Mumbai had high expectations to match and they have successfully managed it.

At the end of Hill Road , Junkyard is a huge lounge with a decent spacing in their indoor AC seating. Outdoor and Upper Floor serve Sheeshas. Upper floor is also different in terms of the music they play which is Bollywood.

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Ambiance is definitely catchy. The funky robots , Scooters , Telephones , License plates adorned walls giving it a garage look and Service dressed appropriate to its look. The whole place is done up so artistically that you must take a minute to look around and sync in. Music is good too. They have some known DJ’s spinning in good tracks.

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DRINKS

We started with our cocktails which were , their renowned Edison Bulb Yard. We had both the variants –

  1. Vodka , Watermelon , Basil & Lime Juice
  2. Gin , Lavender , Lemon Grass , Lime Juice

This is a very dramactic cocktail with all the fume coming out the liquid nitrogen just beneath this cute bulb.

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We also had one of the Skeleton Graveyard Cocktails which was made out of Vodka. Not sure why was it called Skeleton Cocktail yet.

Health freaks , they have a large number of healthy drinks to offer. Make sure you grab one of them.

Beer Fanatics – Beer Buckets and pack of 12’s available here.

FOOD

Starters

Wasabi Peas Aloo Tikki – Usual Peas in earthy , organic wasabi flavor made into an aloo tikki that’s not too oily. Crumbs on the outer layer give it a good texture making it a great starter.

Tofu Bites – An Oriental preparation again that gave us a healthy option ( Replacing Paneer ) On a bed of some steamed veggies salad  was this tofu marinated in a sweet and tangy sauce.

Classic Chicken Tikka – Nothing unusual however I must complement the chef for dishing out a perfect starter that we had. Just keeping it plain and yet flavor- packed.

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Beijing Chicken – A very delightful oriental appetizer with perfectly cooked chicken tossed in Sichuan & Black pepper along with ground nut , crunchy bamboo shoots & spring onions.

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** An interesting thing about all the appetizers was the dip served along. Unlike a lot of eateries that keeps repeating the dips or pairs it without giving it a thought, here at Junkyard Café this dip and starter pairing was simply perfect.**

Mains

Chicken Tikka Butter Masala – A decent portion for two served with Naan , Vinegar Onions and Mint Chutney. Chicken was succulent with subtle charcoal flavor. Gravy rich. Naan – non chewy. It also looked very appealing and appetizing.

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Veg Thai Green Curry – What can be more humble than a big bowl of creamy green Thai Curry and Steamed Rice! Generous amount of veggies immersed in the coconutty. However was the more I ate it I realized it tasted a little synthetic.

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Dessert

Oreo And Milk Chocolate Mousse Cake – This a dense mousse cake was the only dish that failed to impress me. It was tasty no doubt but the consistency was just not right.

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Baida Roti With Rose Petal Ice Cream– The highlight of the evening. Baida roti as a dessert is surely a surprise factor. This pairing was unusual and tasted really great. Kudos for coming up with this.

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Why Junkyard Café Is Rocking The Scenes Of Bandra

  • An elaborate menu! And I mean a really elaborate menu. Check it out

  • Bar Night & Ladies Night are just a few to grab great deals on drinks

  • A hefty Brunch @ just 1249++ with alcohol. Steal Deal

  • No service charge !

  • Calorie break up for each dish

  • Service needs a special mention. Prashant & Gladus , Keep up the great work guys !

  • Wholesome meals giving you substantial true blue Indian dishes such as – Butter chicken & Lal Maas etc

  • What does it not have – Dim sums , Sushi ( Available in platter ) , Pizzas and Pastas everything!!

VERDICT

Taste – 4.5 /5

Ambiance – 4.6 /5

Service –  5 /5  

Value for money – 4.3/5

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