Restaurant Review: Herbs & Spice, Indiranagar

On a quiet, residential street in a quiet corner of Indiranagar off of CMH Road is a modest restaurant housed in the ground floor of a nondecrepit building. But at Herbs and Spice, there is nothing modest about the food.

If you are in the mood for good, reasonably priced Continental cuisine and are looking for cozy place to enjoy it in, Herbs and Spice is the place to be. From the furniture to the layout to the decorations, everything reads simple and utilitarian (even the menu is written out on a big blackboard spanning one entire wall of the restaurant), but the ambience will surely make you comfortable. When we visited the restaurant, most of the patrons seemed like they frequented the place – they were familiar with the menu and with the owners (as were the owners with them).

The restaurant serves all the usual fare you would expect to find in an Italian restaurant – the pastas, the pizzas, the salads and the soups, but the dishes are made flavorfully. Each one of the five of us was happy with whatever we ordered – the steak, the roasted tomato and red pepper soup, the yummy salad with green apples and walnuts, the spaghetti with the pesto sauce, and penne with marinara sauce. The restaurant also serves quiches which I haven’t found in many other Italian restaurants in Bangalore.

But if you go to Herbs and Spice, and even if you don’t eat anything else, you must eat the desserts and the one that I heartily recommend is the Walnut Meringue. In fact, make a trip to Herbs and Spice just to enjoy the succulent richness that is the meringue because you will need an empty stomach to appreciate it and once you eat the meringue, you will not have the space or the appetite to eat anything else any way.

Address: 221, 7th Cross, 1st Stage, Indiranagar (off of CMH Road).

Phone: 98450 44549

10 Comments so far

  1. silkboard (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 9:56 am

    Yes, its a nice place. The best thing is – the place has so much air. Gardens. Plenty of parking. and food isn’t that over-spiced and oily like Golkonda Chimney.


  2. silkboard (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 10:01 am

    Ooops. I take that back. The space and air comment was for Herbs & Spices Whitefield! Will sure try the Indiranagar one soon.


  3. anita (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 11:13 am

    for a place so off the road, this place sure tends to get crowded! but i guess it’s built a reputation for delicious wholesome food over a period of time. i do find myself here sometimes when i am in the indiranagar area and can vouch for the fact that the food is good. except for the desserts (which i can’t afford to indulge in for calorific purposes :) i must say that it’s worth a visit!


  4. Ravi (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 11:50 am

    Hey…this place should be in my neighbourhood! Me visiting it one of these days..anyone coming? Treats on you, though! ;)


  5. rubic_cube (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 4:57 pm

    Ah! I gotta visit this place soon!!


  6. Bangalore Bytes (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 1:01 pm

    ‘allo! I’ve done a review too, drop by, leave us a comment!

    http://doesthisthat.blogspot.com/2006/01/herbs-spice-431500.html

    All our food reviews here:

    http://doesthisthat.blogspot.com/2001/01/categories.html?Food


  7. MadMan (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 11:37 am

    The name is Herbs & Spice, not Herbs & Spices (that’s in Whitefield.)

    (Quiche is a French dish, just for the curious. :)


  8. sujatha (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 12:31 pm

    Thanks Madman. I’ll fix it. :)


  9. sujatha (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 12:39 pm

    P.S. madman, we started out two times to head over to Shiok, but both times we had to cancel.:( Looking forward to making it there sometime soon.


  10. MadMan (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 11:51 am

    Oh well, we’re back tomorrow with a new look to the place, so now you have an excuse. :)



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