Finding a fine dining restaurant with outdoor seating in Marathahalli, one of the most crowded and dusty parts of the Bangalore city, is quite tricky. But, what if I tell you there is a magical place which sits right in the middle of Marathahalli and offers you the comfort of home. Located in a peace and calm neighborhood near Kundalahalli signal, the Mugged is a place that serves delicious and yet most reasonably priced fusion dishes.
Mugged Restaurant Review
It was a beautiful Sunday evening, drizzling outside, me and my friend Kiran got invited to try out the mugged Restaurant. The restaurant owner Swetha Nair, who is, in fact, the master brain behind the exotic fusion menu, has a great personality and radiates good vibe around the customers. The staffs were also prompt and courteous.
The restaurant is on the first floor, rooftop. The place is covered by gable roofing which has some small cutouts to bring in the natural light inside. The sides are covered by bamboo curtains which can be raised if needed. The neighborhood was quiet and since the street ends at a dead end, you can easily park your vehicles on the roadside with quite a peach of mind. I loved the ambiance, the colorful lamps which hanging from the roof, floor tiles which compliments the overall color tone and for the selfie lovers, a wall full of doodles and quotes. They also had some bags made of jute for sale.
With lively colors and great ambiance, this place is a must try for all sorts of the crowd from bachelors to family. Since it is a bit inside from the main road, the place is difficult to locate and trust me! It’s something worth looking for.
Disclaimer: This review is based on my visits, both personal and on an invitation, that I have made to the restaurant.
We started off with a classic Scotch Broth soup, made using Scottish barley broth with vegetables. It was served along with 2 pieces of garlic bread. It was delicious and the only problem we found was the soup was not warm enough. I liked it that way but, there are people, like my friend Kiran, who like it hot.
We had Strawberry Mojito and Ginger Mojito for drinks. It was delicious and the way they served was excellent. The quantity was worth for the money. It was not some infused water or syrup instead, there were some real bits of strawberry and ginger in it.
We had veg and non-veg dishes as starters. Indo Italian Spears, the veg starter, served with Tandoori Sauce was nothing but, deep fried Risotto’s and was garnished using nachos.
As the non-veg starter, we had the Nutty Chicken Tikka, my favorite, which was delicious coriander chicken patty stuffed which cheese and nuts. This is a must try in here and I loved it. The dish was served along with the honey chilly sauce.
For the main course, we had Ratatouille sandwich – it had all of my favorite veggies especially tomato, eggplant, zucchini, mushroom etc.
I also had the Lamb burger, which comes with the delicious and juicy lamb patty. Both the Sandwich and Burger was served along with fries, some leafy vegetables, and dip. Quantity was, again, something commendable and totally goes in hand with the price tag.
We ordered a fusion dessert, the Carrot halwa pie – with ice cream and cherry. For garnishing, they have used Mango and Strawberry Coulis. After Apple Pie from the ‘One Place’ in Church Street Bangalore, this is one of the best desserts I have ever had. Loved the fusion idea and kudos to folks at Mugged. This is definitely a MUST try dessert.
On my second visit, I have tried one of their Veg Pastas. The curried twist is a Penne Pasta with creamy Thai Curry in Coconut sauce, flavored with Lemongrass. The dish was delicious and the best part was the way it was served. Like they serve dum biryani, the same style has been adopted here by covering the whole bowl with a layer of thin Indian bread. A fusion idea executed brilliantly.
Overall, our experience with Mugged was quite pleasant, both the times. I loved the ambiance, the friendly and prompt staff, and the delicious food. I would like to point out the true passion of folks at Mugged who continues exploring and implementing such lip-smacking fusion dishes to their menu. Another great thing about this place is, even though the name says ‘mugged’ there is no chance of the same happening because the menu is quite reasonably priced, quantity and quality of the food they serve is definitely worth every penny. I would love to visit this place again and is more than happy to recommend this place to anyone.