One of the oldest and best-loved family ice-cream parlours in town, Havmor was there long before any of its more glamourous neighbours turned up at Hotel Baseraa's Ohri's Cuisine Court
. Tried, tested and deemed fabulous.
There's no doubt this is a slightly more expensive alternative to other ice-cream joints, but most people come to Havmor not just for dessert but often for an entire meal. And if you took a look at the size of the sundaes here, you'd see why. The choice is quite staggering, and most everything you order is garnished with three large wafers, nuts and jelly.
The most popular dish here is the Bull's Eye, a large hunka chocolate pastry served with two scoops of vanilla ice-cream. At all Baseraa and Ohri outlets, this is the most requested dish on the menu. Other favorites include the Titanic Sundae, with around eight different flavors, the Havmor Special, which is just as magnificent, the strawberry-flavoured Lady In Red, butter-scotch Black Velvet and chocolate-flavored Midnight Beauty. Havmor's latest sinful offering is the Awful Awful, which is great for those times when only an extreme overdose of chocolate can hit the spot.
The pastry tray is also quite famous, especially for the Black Forest and Chocolate Truffle. The portion sizes here are mammoth, and you won't be able to do justice to the place right after a big meal. The cola slushes are also bigger that usual, and usually quite good if you keep away from lime.
Havmor now has two other branches in town, at Hotel Baseraa in Secunderabad and Ohri's at Banjara
. But, for many, the one at Basheerbagh is the definitive one. A whole restaurant dedicated to ice-creams is the kind of stuff heaven and Sunday lunches are made of.