A bright sea green door beckons you to this delightful little restaurant in Dadar. From the art deco tiled tables, to the colourful chintz chairs set over old world tiles, Grandmamas offers the customer a cosy ambience to unwind in. One almost expects a kind old lady to emerge from one of its colourful doors to fuss over a hungry diner. Its time to forget about everything that is whacky and bold and return, instead, to what is familiar and soothing.
The brainwave of Abhay & Simar Kohli, owners of the Pritam Group of Hotels, Grandmamas is a perfect concept to battle the manic pace of this modern, fast-moving world. The restaurant promises a quiet, comfortable space that reminds its customers of their wonder years.
The menu has been carefully crafted with wholesome preparations. From breakfast options like Eggs Benedict, Waffles, Pancakes and Baked Beans on Toast to an exhaustive variety of Burgers, Pizzas, Bagels, and Sandwiches their food promises to nourish the soul and fill the tummy.
They even have a Bombay Grandma Specials section with evergreen choices like Rajma Chawal, Dhansak & Mutton Curry. In true Grandmama style, it manages to make funky fusion food seem like a passing fancy, one that ought to be replaced with traditional flavours and classic preparations.
Commenting on the aim behind the restaurant, Abhay Kohli says, The main idea was to do away with all the fads and fuss around eateries, and actually lay emphasis on good food served the right way. And theres nothing more comforting than a simple, delicious plate of food made with love, just like a grandmother would.
All in all Grandmamas has sweeps away the cobwebs off tattered recipe books, recreates the bygone charm of another era and opens the doors to a place where you rediscover something new: the old you.
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