Food Review: Sunday Brunch @ The Little Door, Andheri (W)

The bright entrance of The Little Door is quite inviting, so is the outdoor section, especially on a rainy day. But thanks to the cleanliness of the surrounding area you can’t sit there without being bothered by the flies. All the efforts of keeping them away by the staff go down the drains (literary so since the nullahs around have been dug up). So much for pre-monsoon preparations we must say. The better option is to sit indoors and enjoy the board games especially if you are bored.
The restaurant that opens its little door only in the evening has now started serving Sunday Brunch; Spirited Brunch for the sober souls and The Hungover’s Brunch for the ones who spend their Saturday nights guzzling. I, being the sober one opted for the Spirited Brunch which gave me a choice of unlimited sangria, classic cocktails and beer. Replace the alcohol with coffee, tea or a Foster’s and you’ll have your Hungover’s Brunch.
The five course meal has a salad station and a choice of hot breakfast, entrée, main course
and dessert. I ordered white wine sangria and picked up salads from the spread which included bacon stuffed tomatoes, crab stick and corn salad, honey and mustard chicken salad, green pasta salad, watermelon and feta cheese salad and baby potatoes with creamy spinach salad. The counter also had humus, pita, cheese and cold cuts. While most of it is about average, the bacon stuffed tomatoes are delicious with cheese oozing out of them.

The hot breakfast section has a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian crepes, panini, omelettes, French toast, Egg Benedict etc. I ordered for a crepe stuffed with scrambled eggs and crispy bacon which was a decent option as you can’t really go wrong with scrambled eggs. The tiny bits of crispy bacon mixed with scrambled eggs and wrapped in thin crepe tasted very delicious and made for a light start. The only thing that was wrong with this dish was the sour cream which wasn’t sour at all and lacked any flavour. As I was digging in the crepe my eyes wandered through the menu one more time and I spotted Nutella pancakes in the hot breakfast section. I instantly knew that I was going to give the entrée a miss. Three small fluffy pancakes came stacked upon each other with Nutella drizzled all over them and a side of caramelized bananas. There’s no guessing that the plate was wiped clean. I can definitely go back for them any day.
Jumping to the main course I decided to stick to what I enjoy most, fish, and ordered a seafood sizzler; grilled fish (Rawas in my case) with saffron cream sauce. The fish came with a serving of parsley rice, fried potatoes and sautéedvegetables, and was a complete meal. The sauce with a subtle flavour of saffron was fabulous and rich. The dessert section includes fresh fruit sticks and yogurt, cup cakes and brownies, but I bet none of them can beat the Nutella pancakes.
The staff at The Little Door is courteous and service is good. They let you eat at your own pace and enjoy the time you are spending. After being there for good two and a half hours I was happy and content and would love to come back for another relaxed Sunday brunch.

Kharcha: The Hungover’s Brunch – Rs 793 + taxes
Spirited Brunch – Rs 1797 + taxes
On the burp scale: 3.5/5

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