What happens when the royal hospitality of the British Raj meets a modern bistro style restaurant in the city? The Butler and The Bayleaf. The brainchild of veteran restaurateur Kishore DF in collaboration with Sarabjeet Singh of Keer Hospitality dishing out Indian culture but with a modern touch.
As for the interiors, think piano, an old British Gymkhana feel to the restaurant, a patio which is a mix of chairs and sofas bringing in a modern dining with a touch of casual and a presence of plants that adds a nice touch. The Mushroom Galouti with Varki Paratha and Mini Chole Bhature are the flavour bomb of dishes that you will never want to share. So is the Sukhi Arbi and the melt-in-the-mouth affair that is the Kakori kebab. For mains, everything from the Dal Makhni to Butter Chicken and fragrant biryanis will tantalisingly tease your taste-buds.
You just cannot miss the Death by halwai that comprises angoori gulab jamun with kulfi and rabdi. This is the real deal! Our meal here reinforces our belief in modern Indian food- one that isn’t too heavy but still true to the very characteristics of Indian food- the stuff that culinary heaven is made of. We heartily recommend this one….
Note: The critic was invited by the restaurant but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own.
Where: Kings International Hotel
1st Floor, 5 Juhu Tara Road,
Opposite St. Joseph’s Church, Juhu, Mumbai.