|By Colin D’Souza, Nikhil Pai, Rajat R [ Published Date: August 8, 2011 ]|
After we were done with Teaze we felt terribly hungry! And knowing the 3 hungry men well by now u can say that we would ignore the signs of a possible Heart attack but never ignore hunger pangs! It was nearing 12 and we needed a heavy dosage of some yummilicious lunch. A small flashback gave us a memory of seeing a new place open up just as we entered Manipal so we had to check it out as it looked very unique from the outside! So then Attill was given the mammoth task of satisfying our hunger.
We walked in and it was love at first sight. Incredible ambience, cosmopolitan crowd and basically the best first impression ever! They also have a unique seating set up which includes a separate lounge area if you just wanna sit back with your friends relax and watch the cricket match! With some good food!
Shocking news readers!! This was an unofficial branch of Mahesh Lunch Home (by far the best sea food eatery in Mumbai). So you can count on them for quality.
The name ‘Attill’ owes its etymology to Tulu language which means ‘To cook’. As per the name, Attill specializes in most varieties of fish from Seer fish to Lady fish, Pomfrets to Snappers, crabs to shrimps. The mutton used is brought in from Shimoga. The food in Attill is cooked without adding any food colouring agents of any sort.
Lucky us, we got a tour through the kitchen to see how the exquisite dishes were prepared. Hands down, EVERY hungry man’s dream come true! Icing on the cake, it was super organised and extremely hygienic and spotless!
We Kick started our digestive journey with their authentic Hyderabadi Biryani which was made over a dedicated kitchen with firewood flame by a Hyderabadi Chef thereby contributing to the true taste of the DumBiryani! Next we ventured into their fresh fish collection. We swear on the fish, it was pretty darn huge motley of Gigantic fish brought in from Mumbai in their freezer. Their off season fish can easily overpower any normal restaurants in season fish.
We couldn’t take it anymore! We had to eat now!! But after seeing the kitchen we were kind of convinced that patience pays. Our Mocktails were waiting at our table, The Pink Lady and the Fruit Punch are must have mocktails at Attill!
First up was the Dragon Chicken which was a fast selling starter amongst students because of the quantity and price! And let us tell you this was some amazing Chinese stuff! Rightly spiced and the onions and capsicums were tasty too resulting in a spotless plate. Next up was A FULL WHITE SNAPPER TANDOORI! This fish was heavenly, never had we ever tasted such a properly made tandoori fish, marinated to perfection and eaten to our delight!
Then was By far the best Tiger Prawns we’ve ever eaten in our life! The Attill Special ladies and gentleman! Carefully made with a butter garlic coating. We fell in love with this dish! This is a must have at Attill, u will thank us! We needed some more prawns and fast! The next quickest available prawns was The Prawns Ghee Roast. This was the best ghee roast we’ve ever had in Manipal!
We never say no to food dear readers! So for the main course we were presented with 2 authentic Mangalorean Delicacies! First up was the Chicken gassi which is a typical curry made in coconut gravy! With Neerdosa! This dish was excellently made, and reminded us of the authentic Mangalorean cuisine.
Followed by the king of chicken! THE NATE KORI (a.k.akatta da kori.) This meat is from the losing Cock of the common Cock Fight which takes place in nearby villages!) this is their Sunday special and is heavenly!
The best is usually saved for last is what we believe in! Agreeing to our belief came THE MUTTON AND CHICKEN DUM BIRYANI! This was the real stuff! No one makes it like them we challenge you! The last time we’ve had such good biryani was in Hyderabad. You have to eat this Biryani by hook or crook if you come here!
We had no more place so we just ate a light desert of Gulab Jamuns and Gajar Halwa which again was perfectly made! To sum up things, we had a wholesome and memorable experience which were evident on our faces and our stomachs as we walked out of Attill!
We sincerely advice you to try this place because we’re sure that you will have the same satisfaction we had when you leave and you won’t stop coming back! Come a little early to avoid waiting especially on weekends as the place gets packed quickly! Overall, WE LOVE ATTILL!!!
So the ratings by The 3 Hungry Men are as follows!
Value for money: 8/10
OVERALL RATING: 9/10