Gaylord, a continental and north Indian cuisine restaurant situated at Mayfair Building, VN Road, Churchgate, Mumbai. The restaurant has a variety of items in their Menu ranging from Chicken, fish, lobster, duck, lamb etc. This place is specially known for its variety of desserts and cakes.
My experience at the hotel started on a very negative note. We had ordered the late harvest chenin blanc wine of Sula vineyards, which is a white wine. The waiter served the wine to us and it was red in colour. When enquired about the same, we were informed that its the same wine however they have added colour to it as a change. We tasted the wine and its taste was not like it should be. After about 10 mins, the manager came to the table and informed us that by mistake they have given us an outdated wine, which had gone bad and hence it had turned red. Highly unprofessional behaviour on the part of the hotel. The bottle was replaced with a new one, but till then we had already finished more than half of the old wine.
In starters, I had the Pomfret A’la Gaylord, Sicilian shrimps and the Gaylord Grilled Chicken. The pomfret was grilled perfectly and had a covering a green chutney over it, which tasted amazing with the fish. The shrimps were cooked in red chilli sauce and were served with crispy onions and vegetables. The Grilled Chicken was the classic grilled chicken leg cooked to perfection, covered in asparagus and served in a matki. Nice touch. I was really happy with the starters.
In mains, we ordered the Tuscan Chicken, which consists of diced chicken served with smoked bacon and ham in mushroom sauce. The chicken and ham was cooked good however the bacon was almost raw and unedible. Also, the sauce did not have any taste and was very sweet, making it a very weird combination with the chicken.
I also ordered the mutton dum biryani. Since, I have eaten biryani at many places, the taste of dum biryani is something I am very familiar with. The mutton dum biryani that was served here was very dry, the masala of the biryani had a very weird taste and quantity of the biryani was also very less. Also, there was no raita or gravy served with the biryani. We ordered the raita, which was served after 10 mins thus having no use.
The staff was not at all courteous or attentive. Even for water, we had to ask and wait for 2 mins, before it was served. The price of the items is also quite exorbitant when compared to the taste of food and the quantity being served. I had to shell out ₹7500 for a normal meal for 4 people. Not a place I would suggest to visit.
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