Copper Chimney is one of those places you could go to where eating could well be relegated to the "also ran" activity of the evening/afternoon agenda. Placed cheek by jowl to two other restaurants - Noodle Bar
and Bombay Blues
- which serve distinctly different cuisine, Copper Chimney could see your dinner conversation quickly turn into a fun game. One of wondering if the new-age homily of people really being what they eat, actually rings true.
The restaurant is conducive to watching various patrons from varying walks of life, ages and sartorial taste walk in to the three inter-connected restaurants, separated by glass walls, offering Chinese, Continental and Indian cuisines - and in trying to guess who would be inclined to eat what. As wonderful an opportunity for people-watching as anyone would say. The Food
However, once you are satisfied with having watched enough of the world go by, it would be time to turn your attention to the task at hand - one of enjoying some great Indian food, brought to you by the successful Blue Foods group that the fabled Copper Chimney restaurant at Mumbai belongs to. So rejoice all ye migrants from Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and other places that have already been exposed to the charms of CC - their menu finally graces humble Hyderabad, too.
And for all those who are not yet well-acquainted with the place, the menu very helpfully embosses the double C emblem next to their signature dishes for easy reckoning.
And signature dishes they are - with starters beginning at Rs. 185 and going up all the way up to Rs. 400 (the seafood offerings), entrees averaging Rs. 210 for non-vegetarians, and naans (the great level markers) at Rs. 38, CC brings with itself the Bombay prices as well. However, the food is way up there with our very own Tadka
, and BJN's Sahib, Sindh, Sultan
. The Verdict
Yes, make a trip to Hyderabad Central
during one of its yearly sales, and work up an appetite to do justice to the great food at Copper Chimney.