There are times when I have had a heavy lunch which keeps my stomach filled till dinner but then I still decide to eat dinner so that I don’t wake up hungry in the middle of the night 😀 So we settled for “Kettle” in Anna Nagar. This place does not have any exclusive parking space but we managed to park in the quite street, not sure if the street is quite empty during the day as well.
The ambiance and décor is quite plain and the seating wasn’t very comfortable for tall and heavy built people. They have outdoor seating as well which seemed more comfortable. There was only one person doing the rounds, taking orders, serving them, giving us the check and everything else. I hope there is more staff to help during rush hours.
From the menu, we ordered for a Sprouts salad, minestrone soup, chilli cheese toast, philly chicken sandwich, English breakfast tea and Oolong organic Darjoolong Tea.
Their menu promised five kinds of sprouts but I could spot only three kinds, this was mixed with cut vegetables and pomegranates. The salad would have been perfect if they had boiled the sprouts rather than put it raw However, with lemon juice poured over the salad and juices from the vegetables gave a really nice taste to the salad.
The soup has a strong tomato base with vegetables. The pasta factor mentioned in the menu was missing! However I loved the tangy tomato soup.
The chilli cheese toast was a disaster for me! The bread was soggy rather than being crisp, I tasted more milk than cheese and the cut chillies were not spread evenly. Enough said 😦
The Philly chicken sandwich had chicken pieces and cut vegetables, mixed in a tangy red sauce and served between a toasted herb roll. Well though I loved the fillings, the bread roll over empowered the stuffing inside.
Finally we asked for the tea to be served. Though not a very eager tea person I was excited to pick from the variety of teas made available. Tea was served in a very fancy kettle (I took fancy to it more than what was inside!) We asked our tea without milk! A mistake I regret.
The English breakfast tea was a robust and amusing blend of black tea. Even two packets of sugar did not boil down the bitterness it had. It worked as a very good stimulant.
The Oolong organic Darjoolong tea was a slightly toned down version of black tea with little amount of bitterness. It was lite and refreshing.
We were billed for a total value of INR 650 for three of us, a very nominal place!