2, Shah Sultan Complex, Cunningham Road, Bangalore – 560052
January 26. 2013.
Infinitea is THE definitive place to head to if you’re a die-hard Tea lover. You will be able to taste various types of Green Teas, Black Teas, Herbal Teas and Fruit Teas. To savor this, they have a charming restaurant where you can order nibbles as well as proper main courses. Do look out for those quirky posters on the walls 😀
I have been frequenting this place for ages and while heading there recently, I realized Infinitea’s review was pending since my blog came up last year. So here we go!
They have a split section with a balcony kinda seating overlooking the spacious ground floor. I always found the top floor a bit stuffy but since the place was already full, we had no choice but to sit there. No big complaints since the food is always splendid here. Newest addition on this floor is a television set which was tuned into cricket re-runs.
Hungry as we were (owing to skipping breakfast), we dived into the starters. Having heard eons about their Steamed Momos, we ordered the veg ones with cottage cheese. Along with that, we ordered the Iced Teas in Litchi & Peach flavors.
One new sight here was the service staff using smartphones to take orders and pass it on to the kitchen. Same with the billing. Great going guys – that’s the way to go forward with technology!
My memory fails whether the complimentary Garlic Bread was offered in previous visits but here it was. Warm, fresh & buttery with garlic & parsley on it, the bread disappeared before the iced teas arrived 😉 The portion of the garlic bread was bigger in size compared to the ones given elsewhere. Nice touch!
The Steamed Cottage Cheese Momos arrived looking really yummy… especially the leaf-like design on them. The bite-sized momos were really delicious with crumbled cottage cheese (Paneer) stuffed into them. It tasted even better with the chili salsa sauce on them. I silently resolved to have more of these on my next visit… just too good!
The Blue Cheese Pasta was a dish with Penne alongside tomato sauce and chopped spinach. And of course topped with the heavenly taste of grated Blue Cheese. I liked the fact that each element of this dish was visible and not mixed together until it resembles one big blob.
To say I was stuffed completely after eating this would be an understatement. Not only did I have a really light dinner at night, the aftertaste of the Blue Cheese lingered on for hours. This was served with one slice of Garlic Bread. Heaven on earth!
The Spencer’s Spinach which arrived at the same time as the Blue Cheese Pasta looked inviting as well. Basically it was Spinach (cooked in white sauce) alongside Penne (cooked in a red tomato sauce) with some grilled veggies on the side. And the obligatory Garlic Bread slice!
The Spinach itself was beautifully cooked and married the Penne perfectly in taste. I would suggest getting rid of the veggies and increasing the portions of pasta & spinach. Wholesome dish in itself!
The Litchi & Peach Iced Teas were not the usual bottled variety. I could taste the pulp in my iced tea and it was not too strong or sweet. Well balanced, it tempted another round of drinks!
The service was very good. Inspite of having only a bigger table unoccupied when we entered, we were invited to sit there and that itself deserves marks. (I’ve been reminded in most of the restaurants that we cannot occupy a bigger table although half the place was empty!)
The meal costed close to 1200 (Rs.) with all the taxes thrown in.
Infinitea remains my go-to place for great food (never had a single bad dish till date from the 4-5 years I’ve been going there) as well as their awesome teas (hot or cold). Even if the chef has changed over the years, the quality of food as well as the portions remain consistent and that is what ultimately matters to us foodies 🙂
Value for money: *****
Rating Guide: ***** (Excellent) **** (Good) *** (Average) ** (Bad) * (Avoid)