What you see -You can spot this Hyderabad restaurant only if you are really looking for it. Otherwise you are likely to miss the one in the Film Nagar area at least. But if you are planning to go there, here's our landmark. It is right opposite Café Coffee Day.
This restaurant in Hyderabad is not really for fine dining. It is more for takeaways. So don't expect great interiors. Just expect the basics that include a food counter, a billing machine and a seating area for 26 people. There are message boards with various announcements about the food and new offers along the walls. Make sure you read those so that you know your dos and don'ts here. These include self-service, no smoking and no outside food. The restaurant connects to a Fresh @ supermarket, well, which otherwise has no connection to the restaurant (meaning both are not from the same company).
What you get -The restaurant claims to serve only health cuisine and has different menus for each day of the week. There's a centralized kitchen from where the food is cooked and sent out to all the eight branches of 6 Pack Cuisine spread across Hyderabad. The food is cooked using standard oil and dalda is not used in any of the dishes.
For vegetarians, every day there are two different dishes in a combo meal, which is either with rice or in a wrap. These include Rajma Masala, Ground Soya, Chole Masala, Schezwan Tofu etc. Besides this, the vegetarian Biryani, which comes with a bowl of vegetarian gravy, is on the menu everyday. For all the non-vegetarians there is the same meal combo, with dishes like Chicken Tikka and Chicken Keema.
The food is served in disposable plastic bowls, with forks and spoons. If you opt for the rice version instead of the wrap, you will get boiled vegetables at the bottom, then the rice of your choice (Brown rice, Palak rice or Vegetable Pulao) and finally on the top is a layer of either the chicken or the vegetarian dish.
To drink there is a choice between Diet Pepsi and canned juices. Water is not served and must be bought. They provide free delivery within a maximum radius of three kilometers.
Our verdict - This Hyderabad restaurant is more suited as a takeaway place than a restaurant. You could even opt for delivery. As far as food is concerned, we would have liked more variety. It would also help if the people behind the counters can evangelize on the health tag that the food carries. Otherwise it is difficult to figure out why a Biryani here is healthier than the one available elsewhere. Portions are large and pricing is reasonable. There is limited parking space.
Restaurants in Hyderabad has been written by Pranay Rupani who writes for MetroMela