Restaurant Review – Soho St., Kormangla
Redefining the buffet concept, SOHO ST. is a buzzing restaurant newly opened in the heart of Kormangla. Actually Soho St. is one of the liveliest areas in London, it is well known for hustling bustling bars, pubs, restaurants, and all night open cafes, making it one must visit stop for nightlife lovers from all across the London, very much similar is the concept behind Soho St. restaurant, warm ambiance and tasteful interior with usage of brick walls, interesting memorabilia, and graphics, serving world cuisine on a single platter makes it favourite fine dining restaurant for the entire family.
Once you step inside Soho St. the first impressive factor is the spacious carpet area with a beautifully set up bar in the centre, live food counters, open kitchen, long buffet spread, kids play area and not to forget specific space for DJ playing peppy numbers to keep the guests entertained while enjoying their meal.
Leaving no stone unturned to fully offer a gastronomic extravaganza like no other restaurant in the city; Soho St. buffet is a combination of 7 different cuisines from all over the world, Mediterranean, Italian, Indian Cuisines to name few, and the most interesting fact is Executive Chef. Debabrata Mukherjee makes sure that every day there is some new addition in the buffet menu. Sushi and Dimsum station, live grills, pasta and salad counter, cotton candy or cold stone ice cream are few of the daily food fairs at Soho St.
Talking about the food, as I mentioned above Soho St. buffet is a medley of different cuisines so you can expect Tangri Kebab sharing plate with Spinach and Pok Choi Dumplings. The lunch began with a bowl of Minced Chicken and Glass Noodle Soup (a typical Indian-Chinese Soup, flavorful and served at right temperature) then came an array of starters Chicken Shawarma, Chicken Tangdi Kebab, Pahadi Fish Tikka, Chicken Lung Fung, after tasting each of these I refreshed my palate with a mocktail called Holiday Isle (a tantalizing blend of fresh juices and lemonade). Then I started my second inning of appetizers with Dimsums (Chicken basil Dimsum, Prawn Hargao, Spinach & Puckchoy dumpling, Gauti) served with Black Pepper Sauce, Chili Bean Sauce and Sesame Tomato Sauce, honestly I never expect Dimsums to be done perfectly at a multi cuisine restaurant but I really like when some places break my preconceived notions with their food, Dimsums were absolutely delightful filled with subtle flavored meats/vegetables and served right out of the Bamboo Steamer on my plate.
Then with another glass of equally refreshing mocktail Sea Breeze I moved towards entrees, which was again an elaborate affair which could not be tested in one afternoon I picked few of my favorites – Spaghetti in Cream Sauce, Keema Pav, Mutton Rogan Josh and Hyderabadi Dum Biryani. That Spaghetti in Cream Sauce is my favorite from the entire menu of the afternoon and after one spoonful I could not resist myself from finishing up the whole plate full of it. But Mutton Rogan Josh and Keema Pav were equally competitive in terms of flavors. The most impressive fact is that Chef and his team has done justice with all the dishes in the menu from different cuisines, none of the dishes I tasted were lacking behind i the taste profile.
When there is Cold Stone Ice Cream in the menu, that is always my first choice for dessert, so I had one bowl of customized cold stone ice cream along with Chocolate Mousse and Caramel Custard, that Chocolate Mousse was like an airy cloud of dark chocolate, could not strain myself from having another shot of it.
Soho St. best described as melting pot of cultures, offering an incomparable experience to diners, at a price that is easy on the pocket and scrumptious on the palatte.