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Friday, August 12, 2011

Glynda Alves tells you why On The Go in Bandra can make for a fun dining experience

Stepping into On The Go, Bandra’s newest eatery, makes you feel like you’ve walked into an 80’s music video. Neon lights dominate the walls, the diner style seating is strangely nostalgic and we’re glad the monsoon gave us the big, frizzy hair. We felt right at home.
The restaurant, which takes the place of Smokin’ Joes, promises to offer “gourmet food at not-so-gourmet prices.” But you know us; we can’t take their word for it and so had to try it out for ourselves. The menu is extensive and has everything from Indian and Italian to Chinese and Mexican, as well as a big assortment of burgers, paninis and rolls. Some of the dishes can be real tongue twisters, but the owner, the friendly Tom Matthews, insists that he loves it when people struggle with the pronunciation. Mean? No, not at all… he just really wants regular folks to try fancy food.
We started off with the Judah Panini (`130) and the Chicken & Baked Bean Quesadilla (`150). Both dishes are very good value for money with large portions and quality ingredients being used. The Panini was well filled and the chicken was well flavoured — creamy but not bland. The Quesadilla won us over with the first bite. For the main course we ordered the Chicken Lasagna (`220) and the Poulet Belle Helene (`220). While well-presented, the Lasagna lacked texture and at the risk of sounding ungrateful, had a tad too much cheese. The Poulet, stuffed with mushrooms and cheese, was a nice mini-meal. This was followed with Gooey Chocolate Cake (`90) that lived up to its name. The food at On The Go may not be thoroughly “gourmet” but the place can be your stepping stone to a more fun and experimental dining experience. The restaurant has the potential to become a great and reasonable hangout spot. And we’ll be back.

Where 1 Gloria Building, St Baptista Road, Mount Mart Steps, Bandra (West) Contact 7738230777 Alcohol Served No
Meal for Two `600

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