After seeing through loads of hoardings and ads on this place ... and also after not being able to procure a table at Khan Sahab ,we decided to give this place a try. As soon as you enter this place - one word comes to mind 'Lavish' , but that thought quickly dissipates because it is not ! The restaurant is pretty small and a bit congested. After getting a table we decided to go directly for the main course. We tried their specialties - Hyderabadi Dum Murgh , Kacchi Dum ki Biryani and some naan breads.
Hyderabadi Dum Murgh was excessively rich , and well the taste was nothing great. Some pieces of chicken tasted funny as if they were a bit old. Being their 'signature' dish I won't say it was up to the mark.
Kacchi Dum Ki Biryani - This is a theory I made up - a Hyderabadi/Moghlai cuisine restaurant which cannot server decent biryani is not worth a visit at all !! And , they proved it right. The mutton pieces were so dry and hard , you need water along to gulp them down. The beautiful aroma of the Biryani was missing, the overall texture was too dry as well.
There was just one incident that made me give it an average rating - there was strand of hair in the chicken we orders. They promptly replaced it without a complaint and gave us complimentary sweets as well at the end of the meal. This was nice , generally in Hyderabad , I find this attitude missing.
The pricing was seemed a bit on the higher side because food did not match our expectations.
Oh I forgot , they have live classical music as well and some other stuff which seems to be inspired from 'Tansen' , but they have miles to go before they match food at 'Tansen'.
All in all , an average place with average food.