JLWA is one of the latest entrants in the crowded Restaurant space of Bandra. It’s a fine dine Resto Pub with fantastic décor and prime location on Bandra’s Linking Road. We were invited over last Sunday to review their Sunday Brunch. And coming from the people who run the popular TAMASHA in Parel and Lord of Drinks in Andheri, we were thrilled with the verity of food on the Brunch Menu. The Brunch, reasonably priced at 899++ was amazing. It included Salads(3 verities), Cold Dips(3 verities) with assorted breads, Hot Pass Arounds or Starters(8 verities, 4 Veg and 4 Non Veg), Hot Display or Main Course( 8 items again, 4 Veg, 4Non-veg) and 6 Desserts. Being a brunch, they also had special breakfast items from Kitchen. And yes, the Brunch also included Mocktails, which were of absolute exotic verity. Now if you feel the urge to down a few alcoholic Cocktails, need not worry, they also have that as part of their brunch at 1599++.
We started with Hot Pass Arounds, which included Paneer Malai Tikka(4.5/5), Achari Broccoli(4.5/5), Phudina Soya Chaap(3/5) and Veg Farm House Pizza(4/5) in Vegetarian starters. In Non Veg we had Kolmi Fry(PrawnsFry- outstanding)(5/5), Peri Peri Chicken Shashlik (4.5/5), Sabudana Shammi Balls(5/5) and BBQChicken Pizza(4/5).
The Salads and Cold Dips followed that with outstanding Lebneh, Moutable and Spinach Hummus with Lavash & Pita breads. Assorted accompaniments like Olives and other dressings added further to the 3 Salads, namely Tomato & Mozzarella, Waldorf and Chicken Tandoori with Barley. Would rate all of them at 4.5/5.
The mains included Murgh Saagwaala (4/5), Lamb Handi (4.5/5), Grilled Fish with Dill Sauce(5/5) and Biryani (5/5) in Non Veg and Paneer Makhani(4.5/5), Mac & Cheese(4/5), Dal Makhani (5/5) and Biryani(4.5/5). All of them worth a second go…
Desserts included Chocolate Mousse cake, Baby Blondies, Lime Tartlets, Gajar Ka Halwa and baby Gulab Jamuns. All the desserts were outstanding.(5/5)
Now about the Cocktails and Mocktails, We tried Banarasi Paan Beer(5/5), Maple Whisky(3.5/5) and A.D.K.D.A.(5/5) in cocktails and Spicy Watermelon Mint(5/5) in Mocktail. All the drinks amazing and worth a try anytime, presented in a spectacular way.
Overall, if you are looking for a place to unwind on Sunday morning with a lazy Brunch, JLWA is the place to be in Bandra… Must go next Sunday!!!