We discovered a great rooftop resto bar in the Western Suburbs recently. It is called The Tipsy Terrace, which is located in the terrace (2nd floor) of The Grand Sarovar Premiere, Goregaon West. The Tipsy Terrace is quite spacious and is apt for private parties (of about 50 people) and corporate get-togethers. The open-air seating looks stunning with the dim red lighting. Despite of being located at a busy junction of Goregaon, I found the place peaceful, with water fountains in the corners and serene bamboo trees just behind us. Good music and cozy seating made the experience even better.
The Tipsy Terrace offers drinks at a reasonable rate. The same drink costs more in the Liquid Lounge! Although the food-n-drink menu isn’t too lengthy, the menu is a well-planned menu, where most of the dishes are served in Punjabi style. We tasted robust North-Indian Cuisine here, accompanied with potent drinks and soft outdoor breeze. To add more fun to the experience, they allow you to play your favourite music by downloading an app called BC Jukebox.
The drinks come in three volumes. The Chota (30 ml), Patiala (90 ml) and Quarter (180 ml). They have a good collection here, though I would have preferred a few more kinds of wine in the menu. As we love Bitters in our drink, we started off with a fruity and colourful Rum Swizzle, which was absolutely refreshing! It was a pleasurable concoction of Bacardi, orange juice, pineapple juice, dash of Grenadine and of course, the Bitters. The next cocktail that came to our table had a different chemistry altogether. It was the good ol’ Negroni, where Gin, Campari and Dry Vermouth spun some magic. Among the bombs, we tried a Kamikaze shot. You must try this! The Kamikaze had Vodka, Triple Sec and lime juice, served with a wedge of lime.
We tried the Paya Shorba first. The Indian Paya Shorba is a warming soup made in North India (and Hyderabad) during the winters or monsoon. It is a nutritious and a simple soup made with the goodness of lamb trotters. Slow-cooking of the trotters releases some amount of the marrow into the soup, and slowly, the soup thickens with the collagen. For me, a good Paya Shorba is the one in which the trotters of a very young goat are slow-cooked for hours, and the meat become soft and fall-off-the-bone, while the shorba turns gelatinous.
The Paya Shorba that I tasted at The Tipsy Terrace, had soft trotters which melted in the mouth in no time. The soup was gelatinous and flavourful, though I would personally always prefer a shorba that is light in terms of spices. The shorba tasted good, but the overpowering of the red chilli powder was not needed in the dish! For the vegetarians, they have Bhutta aur Lasson Shorba, made with roasted corn and garlic.
Among the Shuruvat or starters, we were suggested that we try the Chicken Pili Pili as it is one of their most-ordered dishes. However, we settled for other dishes in the menu. So we settled for the Paneer Angara, a vegetarian paneer (cottage cheese) starter with smoky flavours of the Indian tandoor. The yogurt and spice marinade always works well with paneer. Isn’t it? The Paneer Angara was spicy, soft and delicious. This was served with a Tandoori Naan, though we had the paneer just like that.
The next starter was the gorgeous Jhinga China. Indo-Chinese cuisine is hugely appreciated in India, and this is a perfect addition to The Tipsy Terrace menu. Just a perfect snack with your drink, these spicy prawns skewered in tandoor and cooked with onions and Schezwan sauce, sit pretty on a fried papad! This is a must-order dish, but the only issue is that the papad was quite oily! If you are health-conscious, just ask for a roasted papad for this dish.
The super-soft Kakori Kebab was delicate and rich in flavour. The balance and proportion of spices were apt. This was one of the best dishes that I tried that evening.
In the Tawa se Pav Tak section, we tried the fusion dish called Kheema Anda Gotala. The spiced-up minced meat and eggs were served with pav breads. The dish was good, but not something that I would like to order again.
Among the Curries, they have interesting dishes, such as the humble Rajma Chawal, Dal Fry, Khumb Palak, Butter Chicken, Rahra Gosht and the healthy Multigrain Khichdi. Do order some Rotti Shotti with the flavourful curries. They do have Amritsari Kulcha and Baida Paratha, alongwith the usual Roti, Naan, etc.
The Tipsy Terrace has four kinds of Matka Biryanis: Vegetable Biryani, Anda Biryani, Gosht Biryani and Masala Tawa Pulao. We tried the Gosht Biryani, which was tasty and had tender mutton pieces, served in a beautiful earthen handi sitting on a copper plate.
A hearty Indian meal has to end with a grand dessert. We tried the Meetha. The first dessert was Angoori Rabdi. The Rabdi (reduced, sweetened milk) was thick and delicious. However, the cottage cheese balls (Rasgullas) in the Rabdi were not upto the mark. These should have been softer and more spongy!
However, we were all praises for the soft and amazing Gulkand Gulab Jamun. The stuffing of Gulkand in these Gulab Jamuns added a hint of freshness in every bite. It was amazing to see how a simple Gulab Jamun tasted so much better with the Gulkand stuffing. We would recommend to go for this dessert for sure!
The Tipsy Terrace is a wonderful resto bar in this part of the city. It offers youngsters, families and corporates the value for money, especially when it comes to drinks. With a unique ambience and finger-licking menu, it is definitely worth visiting!
The Tipsy Terrace, The Grand Sarovar Premiere, Goregaon (W), Mumbai.
Only open for dinner from 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm
(Closed during monsoons.)
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