Restaurant Review: Quench – You Had Me Thirsting For More!!!

Smackkkkkkkkkk!!!! That’s how a Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows book sounds, when it flies halfway across the bedroom and lands on the head of the zoman warrior.

Distressed Damsel…. Aaj Sunday hai. You were going to cook naa, but you lazyyyyyyyy bum. If I’m not fed in the next 10 minutes, I quote Russell Peters “somebody gonna get a hurt real bad”

Maintaining constant eye contact with the furious monster in front of him, the zoman warrior slowly made his move… With the stealth of a lion on the hunt, he reached into his back pocket and drew his wallet. Relieved at its contents, the zoman lunged at his distressed damsel. “Sorry baby… lemme take you out for lunch naa”.

With his damsel’s stomach grumbling louder by the minute, the zoman tapped into his trusted zomato app and scouted for options. His distressed damsel already in a lot of distress, the room for further error was infinitesimal. Remember “Hell hath no fury like a woman on an empty stomach”.

A 5 minute walk and an assortment of sandwiches and pastas was surely looking like the solution to de-distress my much distressed damsel. And that….. My good zomans, is how we wound up at QUENCH!

 

End of fantasy zoman warrior story. Begin Review!!!

 

AMBIANCE
Tiny little place that packs a huge punch. Located in the same lane as Discovery and Stomach, this is an easy find for people living in the vicinity.
Unashamedly stripped bare of what most people consider décor, Quench makes a bold statement with its old school chairs, creaky tables, and the little touches that make it a compact powerhouse.
A tiny point I wish to make. The menu is too effin long for a place this tiny
The UNO and JENGA games, present at the table are a masterstroke. The food did get kind of delayed but we were so engrossed playing UNO that my hungry and utterly distressed damsel didn’t even realize how time passed by.
ME SAYS… SMOOTHLY DONE Y’ALL. ME LIKEY LIKEY!

 

SERVICE
A bit of a grumble here. But then again, a genuine smile goes a long way in repairing major damages. With a distressed damsel always in tow, the zoman warrior knows this well.
The service was quite slow. I kind of blame the lack of manpower here for this little niggle. A full house of about 13-14 covers and only 2 staffers waiting. The slack is obvious innit!!!
The staff was very smiley and like I said before, it was a clear case of entrapment. The UNO on the table, kept us so occupied that the distressed damsel and the petrified zoman warrior barely kept track of the delays.
ME SAYS…. PULLED A PAIR OF ACES WITH THOSE TABLE GAMES, BUT EVENTUALLY SOMEONE MIGHT JUST GO “WHAT THE FUDGE”!!!

 

 

FOOD
It’s not very common for such a thing to happen, but every dish that the zoman warrior and his distressed damsel asked for turned out to be a hit. For a second there, I thought we were at a Rolling Stones concert and the hits just kept coming. So much so, that once we wrapped up lunch, the usually PDA averse distressed damsel, planted a huge peck on the zoman warrior’s cheek. “Thanks babe, for the amazing lunch she mewed” Opppaaaa!!!!

1) ONION RINGS – Rs 139
For a side order the portions were huge, although commensurate with the cost. Crisp and golden, without a touch of extra batter, the onion rings were super. They were quite light although I couldn’t make out any beer in the batter. A perfect nibble for the beer guzzling zoman on any given day.
2) TOMATO AND COTTAGE CHEESE SANDWICH – RS 209
Perfectly grilled sandwich with a hearty filling of cottage cheese (paneer). The tomatoes were fresh and the basil added the perfect flavour balance in the dish. I couldn’t notice any cheese apart from the cottage cheese although they did mention that somewhere. A little light on the seasoning considering that cottage cheese has quite the creamy milky taste without the cheesy saltiness. But pair it with the fries and pickled veggies served along and you’d love this totally!!!
3) PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM SANDWICH – RS 199
One bite into this scorcher of a sandwich and the zoman warrior was dazed. Without realizing, he starting seeing visuals of butter melting in a pan, a hearty dose of garlic being added, onions being thrown into the mix, those orgasmic mushrooms sautéing in the mixture and creating a heady aroma, and a final rounding up of the whole thing with that intoxicating ingredient which basil is. Gloop this in between two sheets of bread and slam it on the grill. That ladies and gentleman, is how you whip up awesomesauce. It wasn’t the best sandwich I’ve had, but no matter how snooty a gourmand you are, you’d like this one.
4) HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN – RS 239
Honey mustard chicken is like the risotto of grilled food. Something that’s so simple, yet messed up by many. While everyone knows how to grill a chicken, the majority of folks don’t get the right balance between the honey and the mustard right.
The honey mustard chicken sandwich at Quench was good because the balance of honey and mustard in the dish was decent. The right combination of the pungency from the mustard and the correct balance of sweetness to round up the dish. Opens your palette sharply and rounds it off with a velvety sweetness. The sandwich wasn’t great, but considering the balance I was seeking was there, I’d give it a thumbs up.
We had a lemon iced tea as well, but that was just about the regular stuff you’d get anywhere so I’ll refrain from having it take additional review space.
For the food overall
ME SAYS…. GOOD JOB Y’ALL. I’M THOROUGHLY IMPRESSED AND IN ARNIE’S WORDS…. I’LL BE BACK!

 

 

PRICING
In the modern era of electronics and gadgets, a sword wielding zoman warrior can’t afford much, with a distressed damsel to feed as well. I’d say this place sits somewhere between easily affordable and costly. For a couple of outings a month this place is amazing, but making it your regular adda to chill, might just be a little pricey in the long run.
ME SAYS… GOOD BUT NOT WOWWW!!!

 

 

OVERALL
Of all the things here, I reckon the naming is done aptly. Whatever it is that you’re thirsting for – a good meal, a great place to chill, something off beat, relaxing over a game or two of UNO…. This place is bound to quench that thirst.
FINALLY ME SAYS… QUENCH….. QUENCHED MY SUNDAY THIRSTINGS FOR SURE!!!

 

RATING
AMBIANCE – 4 / 5
SERVICE – 3.5 / 5
FOOD – 4 / 5
PRICE – 4 / 5

 

LOCATION
Quench Café, Varsha building, JP Road, Seven Bungalows, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai
Quench Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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