Lebanon is in Garden of Five Senses?
It's not everyday that you get a chance to dine outdoors — especially because of the weather, which is either too hot or too cold. Thankfully, a new restaurant in town gives you the option to enjoy the great outdoors without actually sitting out [though they have that option too].
Located in the Garden of Five Senses, this restaurant which offers cuisine from the Middle east, Lebanon and the Mediterranean, is inspired by Ibn Batuta’s journey as explained in the book Rihla. Oh, and there is Indian [or various interpretations of it] thrown in too for good measure.
The setting is grand, the seating is cosy and comfortable — this could be the hangout zone for young couples or those just married, while the outdoor seating offers the perfect setting for the boisterous party crowd.
Reaching the restaurant is a tough task though. There needs to be clear signs put outside pointing to the restaurant. Unless one might just get confused, give up the search, and just walk into any of Garden of Five Senses’ many restaurants.
Mezze also needs to work on the kind of music they play — doesn’t go with the décor and doesn’t go with the food at all. The service is not bad either. But expect to wait after you place an order because the chef prepares a dish only when an order is placed. Sounds fair enough!
The quantity is good [especially the Harem mega lagasna] and though the prices are a little on the higher side, the quantity is enough for two people. We recommend the Bukhni kebab [spicy lamb kebabs from Pakistan] and the Lamb tagine [check recipe]. Also, keep some space for the desserts as you gorge on the food. You won’t be disappointed.
At: 13-17, Harem mezze, garden of Five Senses, Saiyad Ul Ajaib
Timings: Noon to 3pm (lunch) and 7pm to 1 am (dinner)
Phone : 8130422666
Meal For Two: Rs 2,000 without alcohol