A lazy Sunday Evening can be well spent here! If you taking a driven down ECR and looking for a lazing place around for café or a light meal with An amazing ambience Secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city then Kipling Is the call !! It’s like an oasis where people could relax and enjoy an excellent meal in an environment that makes you feel you have been magically transported to a resort overseas.
Kipling Cafe is located in Akkarai . It’s a little tricky to locate, especially at night, but is at the end of the road, of the second left, right past the Sholinganallur by-pass on ECR, on a quiet lane filled with private farmhouses and residences. It will be a hard time finding this place if you are visiting for the first time but at the end it leads to this lovely place Kipling Cafe.
The ambiance of the restaurant is phenomenal with both indoor and outdoor seats. Outside, you find beautiful and well-spaced out gazebos decorated with flowing white curtains and lovely lighting. It’s lush green all over with pretty lanterns adorning the well-groomed palm trees adding a tropical charm to the space. It has great interior that is well furnished, and equipped with amazing lights and impressive dining table. The place is hugely spread out with little cabanas.The bar counter at the middle surrounded by little sit outs makes a space of huge dine in area, There is a separate section for Indian cuisine called Kipling Masala.
Food Menu is extensive and original. It offers dishes like Italian, Non Veg, Thai and Continental with Asian.they have 2 menu : 1. Bar and North Indian menu 2. the general menu which has continental and Italian cuisines. other than that they have a Business lunch menu which is price at 750 Rupees.
FOOD: We opted for Continental
In the Continental Section there was a list of Starters we ordered Mozzarella al la Caprese, Cobb Salad, Salmon Affumicato, Bruschetta, and Antipasto Classico.
Soups -Zuppa di Broccoli and Minestrone di Verdure.
Mocktails :Chocolate and mango
My must HAVE :Cuppa chino
In Mains – Pizza, Fish ‘n’ Chips, Grilled Tenderloin Steak, and Homemade Crepes.
The best part is Desserts which give you enough and more options to gorge on. Tiramisu, Pennacotta, Mud Cake, Rose Opera, Coffee Mousee.
All the starters tasted fair enough , soups are pretty disappointing but Zuppa Di broccoli was comparatively good, coming to main dish what I loved in the entire lunch was the PIZZA every ingredients were fresh and completes the carvings!. Desserts my fav was mud cake a must have .
The service is slow and at times annoying because of the response time, but if you enjoy the ambiance, the wait wouldn’t matter.
Pricing is upmarket- 600-800 per head. Levy 10% service charge.
Over all a good place to spend time with your loved ones – Anyone throwing a treat here all alone – think again – at the end of the day you will definitely need a bail out!
Happy Eating 🙂