First things first
My initial impression of Grapevine, considering that it serves Mediterranean cuisine, is that it’s a cute, charming cafe. There’s a bookshelf with some good reads and colouring books for the little ones that made me redefine Grapevine, as a family restaurant.
In retrospect, there is no reminiscence of the Mediterranean coast that the restaurant ambiance could offer to diners. But then you end up ordering a Mezze Platter and the sheer variety brings a fresh perspective of this charming restaurant.
Hymns of Hummus
I ended up here for dinner but would highly recommend this cuisine for lunch, on a hot afternoon, with a couple of drinks to go with. Isn’t hummus so much tastier in the scorching heat of the sun? Especially when it comes in so many varieties.
That’s right! Grapevine, has taken the leap beyond the pseudo- garlic paste version of the hummus and made it into something spectacular.
I couldn’t contain my joy when I came across the words Avocado Hummus and might have even let out a squeal when I saw Lamb Hummus on the menu.
Though, the Mezze Platter comes with a choice of the Classic Hummus, I asked for the Lamb Hummus and they obliged to my request. Hummus with tiny lamb meatballs on top, you can imagine the rest.
When it comes to legit Hummus in Bangalore, Grapevine, has set the bar pretty high. The Mezze Platter is a generous testament to that. Add the Chermoula Grilled Chicken to it and you have yourself a light yet wholesome meal for two.
On the Menu
They also bake all the breads in-house and I can vouch for the fact that they have one of the softest, most delicious breads I have eaten.
The pita bread and the garlic bread with the Seafood Risotto, both were top notch. I also ordered Lamb Chops which came with a portion of couscous. It really doesn’t get any more Mediterranean that that.
I have to say the beverages were quite a surprise as well. Vibrant and flavourful, the Chocolate Ice Cream Milk Shake and Purple Pearl lived up to the promised expectations for the palate. Grapevine, boasts of a vast selection of teas, coffees, juices, milkshakes and exotic wines too!
When it comes to being spoilt for choice, this restaurant has a unique take on that forefront. This place offers a proficient promise of serving food that will win your taste buds over!
How to Get There:
Grapevine, – HSR
Where: 1216, Ground Floor, 14th Main, 3rd Sector, HSR, Bangalore 560102
Contact: +91 8971470114 / +91 9940693011
Timings: All Days 08:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Cost: ₹1200 for two people (25% Off with Quirk Card)