Hunter's Roost aims to create the effect of a hunter's den by hanging lanterns with zero watt bulbs. Thankfully, they don't offer stone slabs for sitting. This joint venture between the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation and Amogh Hotels Limited resembles an open air function hall setting, with its plastic chairs, steel color roofing and boozing crowd.
The varieties of cuisine offered include Chinese, Andhra, Indian, Mughlai, North Indian, Continental and Italian. Wonder how they manage so much? Well, no one asks for anything apart from spicy Andhra and Mughlai. So there is no guarantee how the rest would taste. A meal for two could cost around Rs. 300, and drinks for two could be on the same lines. The main course starts around Rs. 95, and the liquor menu at Rs. 75.
The open air place can easily accommodate up to 180 people, and if it rains, the ones on the corner might have to make a move. Yatri Nivas
is on an expansion spree as we write this (in early 2004), as you can make out from the cement bags and the sand dumps around.
Hunter's Roost has nothing apart from spicy food and alcohol to offer, but on a wintry evening, the ambience can be a big bonus.