They keep telling me their buffet changes weekly but I’ve been coming there for years now and I’ve never seen any change except for the new chairs. I like to have some places where to know what to expect when you visit them so it’s a positive thing for me. I was already pretty shocked by the chair change but that might also have to do with their primary colours and the complete mismatch with the rest of the traditional Indian kitschy interior. Which is great: Glitters all over the place with a wall covering including built-in fake candles as the showpiece of the interior. I love it. It’s what makes an Indian restaurant an Indian restaurant.
My favorite part might be, as the staff calls him, the ‘Master of the buffet’. With his high white chef’s hat he makes sure the buffet looks neat and clean. Endlessly promoting their specialty (the sweet chicken tikka masala) is one of his tasks as well. “Veeeeery special curry! I must agree, it is my favourite, and for € 14,50 you can eat as much of it as you want. Normally I’m not a big fan of the all you can eat concepts but I gladly make an exception for this one. They also have a menu you can choose from with other good dishes if you want to try something else. Just don’t forget to order te garlic naan.
Zainab Roshni Mahal, Nieuwe Binnenweg 317, Rotterdam
Breakfast at Vinnies Deli,Lunch at Scandinavian Embassy,Dinner at Choux,
More pictures will follow soon!
I can’t wait for spring to come, go to Paris, and sit back and relax on the sunny terrace of one of my favorite cafés in my all-time favorite city. Situated next to the Square du Temple on a quiet corner in the 3rd arrondissement, The Broken Arm is the perfect place for a tasty breakfast or lunch in the sun.
Unfortunately, a decent coffee in France is not that easy to find but The Broken Arm serving Solberg & Hansen coffee is one of the exceptions in Paris. Next to good coffee they provide a small, daily changing, menu of sandwiches, salads and soups. I enjoyed a green pea soup with mint and lemon thyme croutons.
Don’t worry if the sun doesn’t shine. The clean, minimal, but cosy interior with a typical French tiled floor and lots of plants makes this place a lovely hangout for rainy days as well. And when it’s too busy to find yourself a table right away you can entertain yourself in their next door concept store and try again when you’re done shopping.
The Broken Arm, 12, rue Perrée, 75003, Paris
Back to Melbourne! One of my favorite places I visited so far is Top Paddock in Richmond. People are queuing up to find themselves a spot in this popular restaurant. With over a hundred seats, the waiting doesn’t take too long and it isn’t bad at all, especially not when enjoying one of their home roasted coffee’s. And let me tell you: It’s worth the wait.
The menu offered many dishes that sounded very appealing. I was curious for the sticky black ginger bread with drunken cherries & chocolate ganache but diet-wise (after weeks of indulging myself) I chose the gin & lime cured Huon ocean trout fillet with pickled beetroots, potato galette, poached eggs and goats curd, which didn’t let me down at all.
Not only visually a beautiful dish but a beautiful balance of flavors as well! My partner had the soft shell mud crab with a fennel and dille salad on a brioche bun, one of their best selling lunch dishes and it was obvious why.
Despite the busy lunch, the service was up to scratch and very prompt. This restaurant is managed and runned by professionals who, as I later learned, also run the successful restaurants Three Bags Full, APTE and Two Birds One Stone.
Hmm, my Australia to-visit list is getting longer and longer each day and I have only 2 more weeks to go..
Mon – Fri: 7am-4pm
Sat – Sun: 8am-4pm
658 Church St, Richmond, Melbourne