Well-known restaurant, Sassy Spoon, recently launched an outlet in Bandra. Yamini Walia tells you if it lives up to its fame
Bandra houses some of the best restaurants in the city and so, when Sassy Spoon introduced an outlet in the suburb, we weren’t surprised. I have wanted to visit this restaurant for ages, so I was quite excited about reviewing it!
The restaurant has transparent windows and all-white décor, and my dining companion and I were impressed with the first look of this huge space. The restaurant was jam packed on a Tuesday evening, so we recommend that you reserve a table.
We started our meal with their cocktails — Spiked Very Berry Khatta (Rs 550), Fresh Berry Sangria (Rs 550) and Tart (Rs 550). The Very Berry Khatta is an interesting take on kala khatta and was absolutely delicious — my favourite of the night! Their potent sangria is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. If you’re looking for something unique, then the tamarind-based Tart, with its exceptional blend of tequila and tamarind, is a must-try.
We then tried their Smoked Bacon and Sweet Corn Soup (Rs 290), which tasted great, had the perfect consistency and fit right into my slot for comfort food. From their extensive list of starters, we chose the Crispy Chicken with Curry Leaf Tenders (Rs 350), Cajun Spiced Prawns (Rs 450) and Fried Calamari (Rs 395). My dining companion couldn’t get enough of the crispy chicken, which I didn’t really enjoy because it was too spicy for my palette. However, I couldn’t keep my hands off the perfectly cooked prawns, which were mind-numbingly delicious. The fried calamari on the other hand, was average. The Flatbread with Creamed Spinach, Mushrooms and Arugula (Rs 490), was soft and rich in flavour.
Already stuffed with our starters, we only managed to try one main course dish — Teriyaki Steamed Rawas with Chive and Jasmine Rice (Rs 630). The fish was scrumptious and melt-in-the-mouth and the rice was the perfect accompaniment. Their dessert, Dark Chocolate and Basil Fondant (Rs 350), deserves a special mention. It’s an innovative dessert, and the basil centre oozing out of the dark chocolate fondant sealed the deal for us.
Sassy Spoon lived up to my expectations and is worth a visit. However, it is highly priced and the slow service might test your patience.
Where Sassy Spoon, Next to Holy Family Hospital, Hill Road, Bandra (w)
Meal for two Rs 2,000 for two, approximately
Alcohol served Yes (a pint of beer costs Rs 220)