The ambience of the place just envelopes you as you enter. It's uncluttered, simple, yet pleasing to the eye, but they could do without the television screens. This is the kind of place where you'd rather listen to some light music while concentrating on aromas, flavours and conversation. Choose a table on the balcony if you prefer the view.
Our waiter was very friendly and helpful with the menu. He knew what each dish was, and also how they were made. Our choices were Tomato Soup, Lahori Chicken, Malai Kofta, Vegetarian Biryani and Taftan Naans. On the whole, the food was good, but the Biryani was terrible, and I would not recommend it at all.
The first time I tore a Taftan into two is a moment to be cherished. The aroma that lifts out of it is intoxicating. A fermented sweet smell of yeast, yoghurt, milk and sugar. Soft and fluffy and wonderful to eat. That's how I'd describe the Taftan at Copper Chimney. They claim that it's the house speciality, though I've seen recipes elsewhere.
Both the Malai Kofta and the Lahori Chicken were well made, and of a quantity sufficient for two.
I've been progressively disappointed by Copper Chimney in Mumbai, but the outlet in Bangalore is completely different. While prices are high, I'd say that this is one place where the experience is well worth it. Do not miss an opportunity to dine here.
They do not serve alcohol.
Blues rates it:
Food - Great
Service - Very friendly and quick
Price - Uppish around 200-300 a head.
Decor - Minimal, sharp and appealing
Overall - Very nice experience
Recommendation - Go there often especially with good company
Bangalore Central is at the junction of MG Road and Residency Road going down Comissariat Road. Go up to the fifth floor and Copper Chimney is the first thing you see as you turn out of the lift.