Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Last week my oven gave up on me, and I am travelling in next 4 days, which leaves very little time and lots of things to do. I am being my usual busy bitch self – trying to meet personal and professional deadlines, taking kids around for every activity possible and more. What I find worse is the constant dropping each one-off to school and then picking them up. Going to two different schools with 2 different timing is taking a definite toll on me. I barely get to breathe in a feeling of peace.

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

In all this chaos I am barely getting time to cook/ bake and post her but the blog must go on… These invites for restaurant review come as a welcome breather as I don’t need to pre-plan or cook or shoot while kids are away. But they are managed along with kids most of the time.

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Prem’s has been around for 42 years in Pune and really needs to introduction by me. But yes it was first visit for me.

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Since I have never eaten there ever before, what I thought of the food there is purely based on what was served to me that day. I usually let the restaurant/ chef/ manager decide what they wish me to review. I suggested the same here as well. Avishek, the stand-in manager, presented a lot of food but to his credit, he really took care to make all the dishes into smallest helpings possible.

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

For starters I was served, Stuffed Panner Malai Tikka and Makai Methi Seekh Kebab. The malai tikka as the name suggests was marinated in cream and milk rather than spiced curd, a bit too sweet for my taste. Seekh kebabs also were pretty basic and really felt like kebabs when I ate them with accompanied spicy salad.

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

The main course had Spaghetti Aglia Oli, Malfatti di Spinachi and Veg Banjara with Butter Naan. For me among everything that was more or less bland or needed help of salads to bring out flavour and taste, the veg banjara was really out-of-place and very spicy. As an individual served with complete Indian menu it might have been a great dish but served between spaghtetti and malfatti di spinachi it was out-of-place. I recommend the malfatti di spinachi platter, it was good – the moment I clapped my eyes on it, I knew V would love something like this.

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Desserts were the biggest disappointment – Gulab Jamun looked very tempting but were uncooked and hard from inside and Banoffee Pie made with dulce de leche served with 2 huge slices of banana were a let down. I know the pie is served with slices of banana sometimes but huge ones? Really!

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

The meal had too many flavours. I would have preferred if the chef would have stuck to serving me one type of cuisine to sample. I feel that when a restaurant caters to many different types of cuisine under one roof, it is confusing for patrons to choose what they want. I am partial to places which stick to one particular type of cuisine rather than pleasing everyone.

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Lunch at Prem’s | Restaurant Review

Disclaimer: I was hosted for the food review by the restaurant. The views expressed are my own and are not biased by/ or lack of any service extended.

  • I have been to Prems several times, and had a decent experience. It has never really dazzled, but I love the ambience.

    • Ya. Same here – not dazzled only ok. Ambience is a definite plus.

  • Wow looks like a nice place

    • Ananya, its a decent place but I personally found the food not really great. But ambiance is awesome.