The enormous traffic at lunch hour forces the waiters to bump into each other, push at the diners' chairs, and even drop platters - thankfully only empty ones - all over the place. With a zillion theaters in the vicinity - this is RTC X Roads, remember? - there is just not enough space to manage the thoroughfare that turns up at Bawarchi to get a piece of its famous Biryani. The dim lights do not help at all.
Truly, there is nothing like a quiet hour with your birds and red-chilly gravy at Bawarchi - literally. You can have your chicken or other things, but no peace and quiet. Everytime you think you are settling down, bang comes a waiter's foot into your table, or your neighbor's high-pitch banter.The Food
The food, though, is entirely a different affair. Starting with Paneer 65, which will beyond doubt ease out any regret about not ordering the live-variety of this 65, you can add a Mushroom ____. The main course, which some vehemently disagree, could be a Mutton Biryani. Connoissors say that Biryani is a complete meal in itself of course, requiring no starters or back-ups, but without digressing into finer issues, let's keep it simple - Bawarchi's Biryani is in the league of Hyderabad House
's or even Paradise
's. Or maybe even better.
Alternately, and unfortunately, you can order the Bawarchi Special Veg. Curry and Bhindi Dopiyaza, or something from their not-quite-up-to-the-mark Chinese cuisine. Whatever else you might do, never order Fresh Lime Soda With Salt.The Verdict
Service, hygiene, courtesy, ambience and peace are all minor issues in life, and at best, ignored. Concentrate on the piece in your plate, and you'll not regret.