Fisherman’s Wharf has been on my radar for a while now and this blog post is coming in quite late though I managed a 2nd visit within a span of one month. The first visit was intentional and I made time to specifically visit them for lunch as I had heard a lot about their food. The second visit turned out to be a birthday dinner of a close friend.
Though located on Sarjapur Road, lane leading to this restaurant is not too crowded or busy and they have valet as well as their own parking lot beside their restaurant.
The restaurant is located on a large area and hence they have a lot of space for the decor which is visible as one walks in. This includes a play area for kids. The entrance is also quite tastefully done very unlike the usual stand alone restaurants in the city.
There are separate areas named after localities in Goa with the bar in the centre of it all. The number of tables and seating capacity is mind boggling and I was quite surprised to see the place filled during both my visits.
For lunch, my hubby and I decided to try their buffet. Initially there were loads of starters which were brought to our table after the welcome drink. Though their spread is large, the starters were just okay, nothing to go ga-ga over.
However I really did like some of their main course dishes which I assume is changed on a daily basis. Their chat counter was also quite well done.
The dessert spread was not too many but enough to keep most patrons satisfied after a heavy meal.
For dinner, our group decided to go for the Ala- carte and our host went ahead and ordered numerous dishes including the Pork Chilly fry, Beef Chilly Fry, Sichuan Chilly Fish and Masala Calamari. I enjoyed the beef fry and the calamari however the pork has a little too much fat chunks for my liking. For the kids we ordered the Crispy Chicken and French Fries which was a good choice as they demolished it within few mins.
For the main course, most of us wanted to try the Goan Sausage Pulav which turned out to be a hit and miss for many of us. If you like Chorizo only then I would suggest you try this dish. We also tried the Seafood Fried rice which I normally do not order and was quite surprised as it tasted very good with no hints of the odour you get with seafood rice.
I had the chance to walk around and did get a glimpse of the fresh catch of seafood displayed. Since I was hovering around, I also landed up speaking with the mild mannered Chef of the restaurant.
For drinks, we tried a few mocktails – Monkeyboys, Shirley Temple Run and Mock Champagne. I loved my Black Russian, a drink so simple to make however not available at many pubs and lounges.
Both visits, were enjoyable in its own way, one with hubby and the other with friends. The food may not be exemplary but no doubt tastes good and their buffet is definitely a big hit with the office goers in the area.
Ambiance – 4/5
Service/Hospitality – 3.5/5
Food Taste – 3.5/5
Quantity/Quality – 3.5/5
Value for Money – 3.5/5