Saw an advert on the last page of Hyderabad Chronicle (of Deccan Chronicle) of today that "36 Chattees" is offering unlimited snacks and unlimited beverages (I hope that when they say beverage, it includes Diet Coke since I do not enjoy normal Coke that much) for Rs. 549 per head, at both Jubilee Hills and Secunderabad restaurants.
I have booked a table for 8:30 pm to personally check out their food offerings!
My past experience (about a year back) in 36-Chatees was Horrible to say the least.
I hate that restaurant.
Food and service compete in trying to win the worst experience award.
On October 16th, I had visited the newly opened Secunderabad "Chattees" with family (spouse, kid and parents).
Since my mother is getting her dentures fixed, she is on liquid diet so she did not eat anything and did not even touch the glass of water.
The bill came and was for 5 buffets. When pointed out that it should have been for 4, the manager said it is a company policy that all guests must be billed whether they eat or not. No amount of arguements would budge them.
How is that for hospitality ...
I, too, would not have gone, but the liking for the deal by my friends leave me with no choice. After all, friends are worth much more to me than my ego stopping me for visiting the most useless "Chattees".
Had Butter Paneer Dosa yesterday at Pragati. I liked the paste that they put on the dosa crust. Anybody knows whats it made of.
Went to Laxman's today morning. Even though I reached around 9.30, there was a huge crowd of people waiting for their set of idli's, vadas and Butter Dosa. Had all of those but the wait and the jostling in the crowd to get my due was the dampener.
On the way back at 10.15 saw Famous Icecream open and two old gentlemen savouring their helpings.
Saw an advert on the last page of Hyderabad Chronicle (of Deccan Chronicle) of today that "36 Chattees" is offering unlimited snacks and unlimited beverages (I hope that when they say beverage, it includes Diet Coke since I do not enjoy normal Coke that much) for Rs. 549 per head, at both Jubilee Hills and Secunderabad restaurants
36 - Chattees decided to live up to its reputation and did all that they could to fleece me/us on their above offer.
I reached at 8:30 and told them not to start the service till my friend could arrives after finishing his day at Convergys.
We asked them to start the service at 9:15 and beverages were well presented and also replenished promptly. They did not hesitate serving the diet coke also.
Snacks were pretty decent in taste but not exceptional like "The Great Kebab Factory" or "Barbeque Nation".
The offer does not include dinner - so no rotis or chawal. Since I am dieting, I normally do not eat roti/chawal at dinner time so I did not mind. I did miss my dal, though, so I ordered it ala-carte.
At 10:05, I asked for one more coke and the captain tells me that the restaurant has closed down at 10:00.
The manager was summoned who told me that though their advert did not carry the fine print, their scheme is between 7:30 and 10:00.
I pointed out that at no stage were the fine print read out to me and also that they were not part of the menu so what I do not know is not a fact and I dare to disagree with him.
I looked at the menu and saw that they had not served Mutton Sheekh Kebab and so I told the manager that I came exclusively for the sheekhs but since I did not get them I can only pay 49 out of 549 rate.
Lo and behold, the restaurant was declared re-opened till 11:30 and till I am satisfied and I suddenly found lots of snacks, especially fish and mutton on my table. Unlimited coke was supplied directly from the bottle instead of the waiter filling the glass and then serving.
The discovery of the day was - no, they fleece, that was known. It was that at some places "might is right" and "sword is mightier than a pen". "Loud voice" does work.
All in all, we did recover our investment of 549 + tax = 649 though we did miss eating proper dinner.
Aroma , above Kalaniketan Wedding Mall, Somajiguda has a new management team.
They have recruited new staff for the Indian section who make amazing Hyderabad Dum Biryani and Butter Chicken. It is heaven
Prices are very reasonable too.
They also started a Takeaway and Home delivery service.
has a super offer.
Its offered only if number of patrons is 4 or more.
It works out to 500 bucks including taxes and service charges.
The menu is the same and you can order as many servings as you want of selected dishes.
You select the dishes.
Any 2 soups. Veg and Non Veg.
4 starters, 2 veg and 2 non veg.
Main course, 2 veg and 2 non veg dishes.
About 6 of us had dinner last Saturday.
The food is good as always.
But the highlight for me was the Sesame coated caramelized walnuts and the litchi ice cream. We had about 6 serving of the litchi ice cream.
The service is above par and we felt very good with our time spent there.
EDIT: Offer is only for Visa card holders.
Last edited by bblost : 9th November 2009 at 14:13.