With quirky food and drink options, TGI Fridays reopens in Banjara Hills
It has been almost a year since TGI Fridays in Banjara Hills pulled down its shutters, but looks like it has now made quite the comeback. So I headed out to try their new cocktail and food menu. Besides the usual crowd’s favourite draught beers and short eats, there are a host of new dishes now. Right at the top of the menu is their signature hangover dish – Abso-bloody-lutely Bloody Mary.
One glance at the snack-beverage would justify the unusual name for the dish. With smaller versions of titbits like Chicken Wings, French Fries and a Mini Slider hoisted up in the tumbler with Bloody Mary in it, this dish makes for a dramatic presentation. But be warned. If you plan on ordering this one, prepare to wait for 20 minutes to work up an appetite. Besides their signature beverage, they offer other cocktails which are other notable cocktails too.
The Ultimate Pomegranate Margarita, a tequila-based concoction, will hit you right up. I’d suggest you pass this one up if you aren’t in for strong drinks. Another cocktail that caught my attention is the Spiced Redberry Fizz. Filled with a generous amount of vodka in it, it is a blast of berries with a distinct dash of cinnamon. Among the mocktails, Strawberry Smoothie could be your go-to comfort drink, thanks to its refreshing taste, while the Gold Mango Margarita is visually spectacular.
For the main course, I would recommend Spicy Chicken topped with crab meat. The spice from the chicken was complemented perfectly with condiments like the creamy sauce. The last entrée on my table was Caribbean Rice. The dish was a fitting finale, courtesy the subtle flavours and perfectly cooked meat.
Priced at Rs.750 onwards.
Pics: Sayantan Ghosh