Food Review: Lunch At Ellipsis
If you live in or around Colaba, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to lunch options. There’s Le Pain Quotidien, The Table, Indigo Deli, Moshe’s, Irani cafes, not to mention Ling’s Pavilion, the restaurants and food court at the CR2 mall and the more ritzy joints at The Taj that offer, if not a range of cuisines, then certainly varied pricing. You can add to this list Ellipsis, the glam fine-dining restaurant that opened amid high expectations in April and as of last week, has launched a commendable if expensive lunch service.
The menu is a page long, with a handful of breakfast options such as omelettes and eggs Benedict, waffles and French toast, and around 21 other dishes such as salads, sandwiches and pastas. The prices range from Rs450 for the egg options to an implausible Rs1,000 for a burger, and if like most people you intend on consuming at least two things, expect to spend around Rs1,500 a head. Ellipsis then is clearly pitting itself against five-star hotel coffee shops. That said if you feel like the occasional splurge, you have every reason to pick Ellipsis over generic five-star fare.
Each leaf in the Caesar salad (Rs500) was perfectly coated with a garlicky parmesan dressing. The tomato flatbread (Rs400), which is a pizza in all but name, is oblong-shaped, layered with a tangy tomato sauce, hot melted mozzarella and fresh basil. The jerked salad (Rs750) is scrumptious. A half-chicken, skin on and rubbed with the popular Caribbean spice mixture, is charred so beautifully that you’ll find yourself scarfing down the entire portion, skin and all. The side of a lightly dressed slaw of carrot, cabbage, peppers and sesame seeds adds a nice tangy counterpoint to the fiery kick from the chicken.
If there was a flaw, it was in the Cuban roast pork sandwich (Rs750) topped with pico de gallo; the thin baguette was toasted too crisply to lift or bite into and the dry pork was too loaded with its herb seasoning (it was salvaged partly by the side of cubed roasted potatoes tossed in chilli and salt). If you visit on a weekend, you should order the Bloody Mary; theirs is fortified with cucumber juice and garnished with a salt, pepper and chilli coated celery stick that sets the right (boozy) tone to a very satisfying meal.
This review was conducted anonymously.Tags: Ellipsis, Lunch, Restaurants
LocationB-1 Amarchand Mansion
16 Madame Cama Road
Next to the YWCA
Phone022 6621 3333
HoursTuesday through Sunday, from noon to 3pm; Monday, closed