Annachi on 100 ft Road, Indiranagar

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I wonder who I should hold more responsible for this post :

a) Kanth for egging me on with his post earlier today ( or )

b) Anita, Bangalore Kaptaan…er, Captain who has ingeniously concocted a way to prod the rest of us cohorts (& latent foodies!) into posting what with her ‘theme based posts’ device. Hmmmm..I wonder what my chances are of getting a reimbursement of this bill from her. Hey Sean, you listenin’?

Anyway, here’s my take on “Annachi, Truly Chettinad” on the 100 ft Road, Indiranagar, just above Cafe Coffee Day.

Pluses:

Great Location.
Pleasing interiors, Chettinad mansion feel. Ditto with styling on menu card, lights etc (except for the concrete chairs -Ridiculous sight)
Good menu.

Minuses:

Prices slightly on the higher side. Rs 100/- for a mutton biryani? Give me a break.
Tepid service. Like the water in the finger bowls!
Small portions vis a vis price.

It may be apparent to you that I appear too blase about this post. Also, I hate being ripped in the guise of fancy ambience, service etc. Besides, being a non-vegetarian myself with roots in Tamil Nadu, the cuisine is very familiar to me. My better half (& family) can rustle up items that will truly have you salivating. At no charge too, I promise!

Anyways, to give you a balanced read on this place, you can read a couple of reviews here and here.

Should you feel like experimenting with Chettinad food, you could give Annachi a try.

Some pics for you:

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I was being charged an amount for this glass of RASAM that would have got me
a full meal at a good darshini!
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Got this paan from my fav. neighbourhood paan-waalah!
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Burp! ‘xcuse me!

:)

8 Comments so far

  1. anita (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 4:43 pm

    hey! the last time we went to this place, they had run out of chicken! but the food is okay, not the best chettinad i’ve had, but decentish, i’d day. and despite all your complaints, you seemed to have had a good meal! btw, we are going to hold you to this statement: “My better half (& family) can rustle items that will truly have you salivating. At no charge too, I promise!”


  2. rubic_cube (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 4:50 pm

    Been there, not the best Chettinad that I have tasted. Ponnusamy is better I felt. I liked the decor of Annachi though. Nice.


  3. usha (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 5:06 pm

    Wow, the pictures look too yummy that I might even try some of that stuff !and why is the list of all our names in the post? ( the menu card? lol!)


  4. Kanth (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 5:41 pm

    Ravi,

    Now, these pics make my mouth water :-)


  5. Bangalore Bytes (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 8:36 pm

    Oooh! I have a review up as well, do take a gander.

    http://doesthisthat.blogspot.com/2006/01/annachi-300500.html

    And a bunch of other food reviews as well:

    http://doesthisthat.blogspot.com/2001/01/categories.html?Restaurant-Reviews

    Drop by, leave us a comment too…


  6. kris (unregistered) on July 29th, 2006 @ 8:11 pm

    hey, Annachi is 1000 times better than Ponnusamy in Koramangala. Ponnusamy food is prepared elsewhere & served out there…
    even though u get rabbit also in Ponnusamy they taste yuck..
    atleast the spice is more in Annachi than in Ponnusamy both being Chettinad style restaurants..


  7. Bangalore Bytes (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 1:03 pm

    Try the Empire at Kammanhalli for lunch on Friday. They have rabbit and quail. Absolutely outstanding and at 50 bucks a plate, bloody good value for money.


  8. MadMan (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 11:43 am

    You didn’t review the food much. How was that?



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