4th floor, Atria Mall, Worli, Mumbai
Tel: 022 65583333 / 6666
Meal for 2: Rs 1,000
Packaging counts. That’s what you realise after a meal at Pala Fala. For, no matter how authentic and flavourful the food, eating a meal on the top floor of a dying, dusty mall is depressing. We’d been hearing about the Parsi bhonu at this Worli restaurant for a few months. Their all-you-can-eat Sunday lunch buffet—including mutton cutlets, chicken croquettes, sali chicken, patra-ni-machi, dhansaak and lagan-nu-custard—seemed a spectacularly good deal for Rs 599. And yes, a peek at the menu also got us enthusiastic for specialities like prawn kevaabs and bhinda par eedu.
The problem is the location. Pala Fala is perched on the fourth floor of the Atria mall, in a terminally ill food court amidst under-renovation spaces. The downed shutters...