A sudden business meeting, where the preferred location was Indigo colaba, got changed to Stir Fry; and not having visited, decided to go along, more from a perspective of not having been to Gordon House since it’s opening week and old loyalties, with of course good food thrown in, given the fact that I had two hospitality stalwarts accompanying me.

Reaching at 12.30 pm the entry is quiet and nice, with large spacious seating, AC turned on quite well and the service pretty good to start with.

All of us decided to go for the ‘Wok’ which was basically choosing your own, vegetables, meat, noodles, rice, sauces and watch the chef do their magic in front of you.

We decided to take it easy, and try out maybe two different varieties, at least that was my plan. Went with the first one, basics – veggies, bits of eggs, chicken, noodles with lots of garlic. Came back to the table and tried it out, was done quite well, though others on the table had a different view of their wok.

Half way thru, the doors slammed open and we saw tons of streaming students pouring in uniform, and being guided to the other side of the restaurant. Dumping their bags they made a bee line to the ‘Wok’.

Just recovering from the shock, called over the restaurant manager to ask about this influx and were told that this was some lunch deal done by the hotel, but they would be glad to organise our requirements on the table. Even the manager appeared a bit embarrassed. In ordinary circumstances, it may have worked, with a bit of cribbing, however given the fact that we needed peace and quiet, it definitely did not.

As in the words of youngsters, it was so not happening. We quickly paid up and made our way out. Will we repeat; Highly unlikely, given the fact that 1) It is way beyond my visa area 2) No guarantees about it not being repeated.

Location: Colaba
Meal: Lunch
Food: 6/10
Service: 6/10
Damages: Approx ₹2500/- for 3 people

Written by AD
ex waiter, angadia, travel agent, dotcomer, dukaandaar, marketeer, people watcher. appreciates single malt, food, friends