My friends and me, we meet regularly, either for pot lunch or in a restaurant. A big discussion follows on selecting a venue when eating out, we normally look for place where we can chill over long conversations and enjoy good food.
Fables seemed a perfect choice this time since we were in mood for Italian cuisine.
The décor was very inviting with open fireplace for roasting Pizzas, designer tables, a wishing well and beautiful artistic windows and lamps.
Themed around books/stories/tales, (as the name fables suggests) this place is dainty and elegant. The place was full during lunch hour, specially the enclosed AC area, We chose a table at far corner where we could do gup-shup in peace.
Menu card was interesting with stories and graphics between pages. So while we decide on the choice of dishes, going through those graphics was a pure delight
We ordered Lychee-lemon grass coolers, first two and then two more because they were very refreshing.
Pizza, unfortunately was very disappointing. The crust was okay (grilled under open fire) but the topping had no taste at all, no herbs, less salt and it was soggy
But the winner was the salad that had perfect blend of sweet and sourness. It was quinoa and barley salad with mixed lettuce, onions, cherry tomatoes in chilli maple dressing.
It would have been better, had we ordered just french fries, the chilie and cheese on the fries did no justice at all.....
Service is good. I asked waiter to bring me the most attractive dessert and he brought me this cheesecake with raspberry sauce. Loved it.
The restaurant is reasonably priced but service tax(15%) and service charges(20%) spikes the bill up to 35%.
Calling home service seems to be a better option. We save on the service charges
But dining in a restaurant has its own charm. The stories flow fluently and there is no hassle of running to the kitchen every two minutes and missing the conversation in bits and pieces.
Would I go back to this restaurant again? I am not sure…