2006-01-20

Copper Chimney - Bangalore Central, Residency Road, Bangalore

Breaking breadIt isn't often that a restaurant serves me something that makes me jump with glee. Copper Chimney in Bangalore did that. We arrived there at a little after 10pm, which in Bangalore generally means closing time. The girl at the door initially turned us away, but when I asked again she got us a table.

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.

Moving to serveOur 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.

TaftanThe 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

Getting there:
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.

15 Comments:

Blogger Rams said...

We went there as part of the company outing a few weeks back. One of the guys who went to the rest room reported that they had a TV in each 'one'. Didn't get an opportunity to verify that ;-)

10:27 pm  
Blogger Blues said...

The television thing is correct. They also have a couch in the loo if you need to wait.

5:46 pm  
Blogger Vikram said...

The TV thingy is correct....it plays FTV..:-)..!!!An apparently the ladies rest room plays FTV too....:-)..

4:22 pm  
Anonymous Ashutosh Satyam said...

Yesterday it was my B’day and we wanted to try out some new place. While goggling, I accidentally came across your blog and I felt it was the best thing that happened. Based on your reviews we decided to dine at Copper Chimney.

It was indeed a fabulous experience. We opted to sit out in balcony. Being on the 5th floor you get an elegant view outside and a nice cool breeze of air too. All the staffs were very courteous and the food is really recommendable. It does cost a little on your pocket but then good things always come for a price.

What we liked the most was the way we were served Raan with RUM poured on the serving plate, which the waiter ignited. That was something really nice to look at….

It was a pleasant experience indeed.

10:52 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i went to copper chimney in chennai, its one of the best hotel i could say. Lovly food, beautiful and peaceful place. worth paying.

4:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They do serve alcohal there

6:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's true about the tv's, they had one in each urinal playing a lingerie documentary when I was there which was a strange experience!

12:37 pm  
Blogger Gaurav Mehta said...

where is the meat in the food. I can find better food for cheap somewhere else. I think we are just paying for location and ambience.

Also they goofed up in service. We asked for Taftas and they brough paratha.

In fish they are they promphet dishes out of 5 and they were out of promphet!!!

I think this places is over-rated. Or losts its charm...

3:05 pm  
Blogger Gaurav Mehta said...

where is the meat in the food. I can find better food for cheap somewhere else. I think we are just paying for location and ambience.

Also they goofed up in service. We asked for Taftas and they brough paratha.

In fish there are 3 promphet dishes out of 5 and they were out of promphet!!!

I think this places is over-rated. Or losts its charm...

3:06 pm  
Blogger Mehta said...

Does it server Jain food ?

6:08 pm  
Blogger Blues said...

I don't think they have Jain food on the menu, but I'm pretty sure that most Indian restaurants will make it on request.

8:29 pm  
Anonymous Tony said...

good Job! :)

5:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do they have lunch buffets???
if not, how much would cost(approx) for a lunch for 2????

2:43 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They do Have lunch buffets.. Its around 350 per head!

10:54 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday I went to this place,,,amazing place with elegant and classy ambiance. Food is also good...Nice view from balcony and we enjoyed cool breeze outside...Overall experience was awesum,,,

6:27 pm  

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