To pick up the kettle or to chug down from a keg…. if that is ever the question and like us, you are unable to pick one, just type Kettle & Keg in the Maps and cross the bridge when you land here!
So if you are a teetotaler no worries, Kettle & Keg has some amazing teas….this reminds me, why is there no word for coffee – totalers? This is blasphemous! Am gonna start an imaginary debate in my head and am gonna win it and am gonna come up with one! Or better yet, I could have an actual protest here, with some amazing cocktails at Kettle & Keg! Yup, they have tea/coffee and they have cocktails! Quite a mixture, huh? And they nail ’em both!
Kettle & Keg is a newly opened fusion restaurant, that houses an amazing patisserie that dishes out mouth-watering desserts, a complete bar with some kick-ass concoctions and a kitchen from where the chef brings life to your taste buds! The ambience is an unusual mix of a fun and happening yet soothing vibe. We have a serious crush on the lights and the effect they had! From wine bottles to big circular lamp…. all decorate the ceilings here!
The bar area is done up colourfully and beautifully. It is really inviting. There is an indoor as well as an outdoor seating. Under usual circumstances, we would definitely pick the outside one, but we were with a large group that preferred indoor seating, which was equally amazing. As you enter, you see the bakery & patisserie right up ahead with a huge display of loaves and pieces of bread, desserts, and tea in jars. Soft music that makes its presence felt yet does not interfere and the continuous humming and chatter of the people add more happiness to the ambience. The service is super friendly and really quick, with everyone from the bartender to the wait staff smiling and ready to help.
We started with Maldives Tea (caffeine-free infusion) and Salted Caramel Cold Coffee. Maldives was an aromatic and mildly flavoured blend. The sweetness of berries was reduced by the presence of mango. The aroma was fruity. Salted Caramel Cold Coffee was good too, but the flavour could have been more intense.
Cinnamon Chai Latte was just mind blowing. Intense flavours of tea, as well as cinnamon, came alive with each sip.
It was really difficult for us to decide if we like the tea more or the cinnamon more! But now, as I write this, I wonder, maybe it was the combination. None of the flavours overpowered each other. Topped with whipped cream, this one is a delight to the taste buds and the…em, nose-buds?
Saffron Cream Muffin Smoothie was another delight here. Creamy smoothie, but not smooth since the muffin pieces could be felt with each sip and so delicious. A very mild flavour of saffron. Loved it!
Freaky Ferrero Shake was a drool-worthy freakshake, not too sweet but really thick and creamy. Topped with Ferrero Rocher, gummy bears, marshmallows, choco chips, chocolate cigars and lots of whipped cream…this one was as delicious as it was Instagram-worthy!
Egg Florentine is a dish from their classic menu and totally deserves to be there!
Flatbread with cream cheese and spinach and poached eggs, completed with a cheesy sauce and cilantro. It was served with a roasted potato salad.
Every bite was sinfully delicious. The flavours of cheese did wonders to the poached eggs and spinach combination! If you are a fan of poached eggs, this is one dish that is totally recommended!
Parmesan Broth was a clear soup with the perfect cheese flavour. Juliennes of veggies were added. It is light and flavourful. Batter Fried Onion Rings were crispy and non-oily; perfect to munch on.
They also have a wide range of salad and we tried Tender Coconut Salad and Sprouts salad on the Chef’s recommendation.
Tender Coconut Salad had lots of lettuce, olives, cucumber and was topped with coconut water. The surprise addition was that of sauf (fennel seeds) that added a refreshing taste and crunchy texture.It was served with coconut water in a shot glass!
Sprouts Salad was a protein filled and healthy mixture of sprouts (duh!), olives, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, lettuce and raisins. It was again dusted with sauf (fennel) powder. A really good option if you are a salad fan!
Guntur Chilli Cheese Fries were mildly spicy and super cheesy. We especially loved the presentation of the dish, feels like the planets revolving around the sun. Long shot, but why restrict imagination!
Keg Special Misal Pav took us by surprise. We ordered it considering it would be their take on the famous misal-pav, but we were in for a surprise. The only thing we are glad about is that the surprise was a tasty one!
So, their misal is basically a mixture of Sabudana (sago) khichdi topped with a mildly spicy coconut and coriander chutney. It is served with potato salli (crisp potato sticks) and soft spiced buns to go with.
Sago was perfectly cooked and modestly crisp and the chutney added delicious flavours. It is their take on misal and our take? We loved it!
Not quite full yet, we ordered Mushroom Cheese Melt.
Okay, you can stop with the surprised faces! We were sharing the food, promise!
Coming to the Mushroom Cheese Melt, what do we say! It was delicious! When we ordered the sandwich, we were ready for a normal cheese and mushroom filling, stuffed in a sandwich. What came to the table took us by surprise. What we wanted to do was to kiss the chef’s hands and tell him to not kill us with such heart-attacks! Or maybe do, at least we will die while eating!
What was so surprising? Try a cheesy mushroom mixture, that is a little tangy-sweet when you taste it but in a matter of seconds, it is spicy enough to make you sweat! That was the delicious filling in our sandwich, that kept oozing out of the bread! Aiming to tantalise the taste buds? You got it! Totally loved it, must order!
The Aglio Olio Pasta was delicious, not dry like we expected and had loads of exotic veggies in it!
Yup, still not full and no signs of getting there!
Vegetable Market Pizza was a thin crust pizza and as the name suggests, loaded with veggies!
3 Mushroom & Feta Pizza was another delight. Thin crust pizza with three types of mushrooms that added a delicate nutty flavour to it. The real star was the feta cheese. If you like the combination of mushroom and feta, this one is going to make you like it a little more!
We also tried a variety of their coolers and mocktails. Green Apple Float was a fizzy mix of green apple flavour that was enhanced by the ice cream. The froth formed kept threatening to ooze out.
Berry Berry Slush was a fruity mix of flavours.
Jaljira Mojito was a chatpata and tangy drink.
Keg’s Special Iced Tea was a chilled version of Maldives tea that we had earlier but it failed to leave any mark.
The favourite of the lot was the Twinkled Lemony Sangria, a real delicious concoction, kinda thick, tangy yet sweet. The lime wedges only added more zest to the drink. Absolutely recommended.
And if you are a lemongrass fan, Lemongrass Cooler is the one for you. The aroma alone refreshes one!
You did not think that was the end, did you? Nope, we were not done yet!
Common, the food was soo good, dessert had to be tried! In Mumbai language – itna toh banta hai!
So we ordered – Philadelphia Cheese Cake, Lava Chocolate, Tiramisu and Peanut Butter Pie only. See, we were in control!
Peanut Butter Pie had a firm chocolatey top and base with a delicious and creamy centre. The nutty taste of peanuts was intense with the first bite! Delectable!
We think we have spoken enough so we will let the pictures (before & after) tell you how Lava Chocolate was!
One word: Perfect!
Tiramisu was just toothsome, with intense coffee flavour and so creamy! Philadelphia Cheese Cake had a soft creamy texture and was served with blueberry compote and whipped cream. Heavenly!
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Overall Experience: Amazing! Such scrumptious food, perfect ambience and courteous service! Loved it!
The Battle: How about we let a picture do the talking again? A spread that good must have called for a few fights and curses, right?