Southern Flavors with a Twist

Located in the quiet bylanes of Road No. 45, Jubilee Hills, The Glass House is a new restaurant for people who like a bit of fusion in their food. With a 5,000 sq.ft. area spread across two floors; the restaurant is a blend of South Indian spices and international cuisines. “Restaurants across the globe play predominantly with North Indian flavors, so South Indian food and spices are not utilized to their maximum potential. There is so much more to add,” shares Dr Gana Reddy, co-founder of The Glass House.

In order to focus on their unique dishes, the founders, Dr Gana Reddy and Vasu Adapa have excluded the ubiquitous biryani from the restaurant’s menu.

The venue has two indoor and two outdoor seating areas with ample green foliage around. A friendly staff shows us inside, away from the scorching summer heat. Cool air and pop music with Coldplay and One Republic playing in the background creates a familiar and laidback atmosphere.

We first order the fresh lime soda which is sweet and salty and has a secret ingredient. The soda, quite surprisingly, complements the Railway Cutlet Pav served as a starter. Made with a vegetable cutlet, mint chutney and a maska pav, it was a refreshing change for an appetizer. From the starters, we were also served the Tandoor Beetroot, Truffle Broccoli Hummus and the Burrata Papdi Chaat. As delicious as they all were, it was the Railway Cutlet Pav that was the best of the lot.

For the main course, we tried two of their uniquely prepared dishes, the Gongura Spaghetti made of gongura chutney, spaghetti and garlic, and the Rasam Risotto made with drumstick kernels and pappadam. The risotto was finger-licking good. Meat lovers planning to check the place out should try the Tuna Avocado Ceviche and the Avakai Oil Fried Rice made with jasmine rice, shrimp, mutton kheema and egg.

We rounded the lunch off with the heavenly Chocolate Caramel, a delightful combination of chocolate mousse, salted caramel, a chocolate disk, cacao nibs and cacao dust. The creamy mousse melted in the mouth and is by far among the best desserts we have relished. n


Meal for two: Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,400

1057, F1, 45th Road, Nandagiri Hills, Jubilee Hills

Tel: 9121444124

Timings: 11 am to 11 pm

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