Even though I live in India, I don’t often go out to eat at an Indian restaurant. It’s ironic because when we lived in Jakarta, Indonesia my family and I used to go to an Indian restaurant maybe once every couple of weeks or at least once a month. We do get to eat delicious Indian food at home which might be the reason why.
I was lucky enough to be part of a girls night out and had a chance to eat at Peshawri at ITC Maratha Mumbai. One of the lady friends I went with knew exactly what to order. If you ever go there, I highly recommend the dishes we ate there. I don’t remember the names of the dishes, but I think you can figure them out by seeing the photos I have posted on this post. Every single dish was really nice and looking at these photos make my mouth water. I loved them!!
If you ask whether I would go back to Peshawri, I would definitely say yes. It’s not a place where I would bring my little kids, though. The reason is because it is located inside a 5 star hotel, ITC Maratha Mumbai, and it’s an upscale restaurant. Just to give you an idea, the least expensive dish to order, a small bowl of dal, which is a thick stew prepared from lentils, cost 700 Rs. (about US$12). A bowl of curry type of dish, which would serve 2 people or one male customer as a main dish was about 1700 Rs. or more (almost US$30).
We paid 4,300 Rs (US$70+) per person for the entire dinner. Who said it’s cheap to live in Mumbai? Ordering alcoholic beverages in India at restaurants is costly, so the bill might be less for you if you go without alcoholic beverages. However, when you go out with friends, why not have fun? Since the restaurant is inside a hotel, that might have also contributed to the higher cost due to a specific tax for a restaurant inside a hotel. It was an exquisite Indian meal not to be missed, though!
I imagine that Peshawri would make a great entertaining dining for business dinners, date nights or girls nights. If I go back, I would pick a special occasion to go back to Peshawri. By the way, the ITC Hotel itself was stunning! The door men in a traditional Indian uniform made the experience to be there as a foreigner so exotic and fun as well. I highly recommend visiting the hotel at least if you have a chance.
ITC Maratha, Mumbai
Taj Ganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
TEL (91) (562) 4021700
FAX (91) (562) 2331730