Yay! Finally my chance to review a restaurant. Someday I will be invited to do this (as a lot of bloggers are) but as of now, I very much paid for my own meal…(grumbles inaudibly)…
So Fable at Juhu has been very talked about off late. I was almost a little skeptical to go there, because the ‘newly famous’ ones tend to let you down easily. But I will say right at the start that Fable didn’t disappoint. That buzz is not for nothing. 🙂
I’ve heard you need a reservation so I called, but they said they don’t take reservations after 8 and since I’m not Jain (I eat after sunset), there was no way I was going so early. 😛
If you’re Jain, I’m sorry about my inappropriate humour. If you’re not, I’m certain you laughed at that.
Okay, I digress. So me and the boy showed up there sans reservation at around 9:30 on a weeknight and we promptly got a table. We were asked if we preferred to sit inside or outside and I appreciated the fact that we could choose. We chose to sit inside.
The decor is the first thing that strikes you about this place. It definitely transports you to another land. And that’s the whole point of this place…it’s called ‘Fable’ for a reason. Once we were done marveling at the cute and whimsical decor, and the music had begun to soothe our senses, we checked the menu. The place only has wine (I’m sure it has to do with their license) so that’s quite a negative if you’re not a wine drinker. We were already told about this so we were prepared in advance. We promptly ordered the white wine pitcher. Now two things to be noted here: The pitcher is not even on the menu and there’s absolutely no variety in terms of flavours. There’s only white wine sangria or red wine sangria. I find this a little strange since I’m sure they could innovate in this department – more so because they only have a wine license, right?
Anyhoo, they brought the Sangria and it was lovely. Classic but good. To go with it we had two veg starters; the cheese chilly fries and the onion rings with wasabi mayo. There aren’t too many options for veg starters and that’s something I wish they would work on. Both the starters were nice but I *really* liked the onion rings – they were light and crispy and kind of perfect.
For mains, we ordered one veg spaghetti aglio olio and one prawn aglio olio (yes, our food was twinning).
The veg aglio olio was totally satisfactory but not out of this world (Look at me acting like I’m judging Masterchef) but the boy had the best things to say about the non-veg one. The quantity looked tiny but those bowls were deceptive. I was quite intent on ordering dessert but abandoned all thoughts of it lest I wanted to be carried home.
The bill arrived in a children’s book and this amused me greatly (I’m a sucker for theatrics), but it was steep and I sobered down instantly. 😛
Though, to be honest, all new ‘fine dine’ restaurants in decent locations now fall under the same price range so let’s not be harsh. I’m just pointing it out so you’re prepared if you plan to go. Because I’m nice like that. Okay?
Let me know what you thought of this review? Think I could make it as a food critic? No? Okay…Fiiiiineeeeee. Until next time then!