Food

Spice Station – New Restaurant in Koramangala

Spice Station is one of the new restaurant that has come up in the busy Koramangala area.  The restaurant serves food from different cuisines – Thai, Chinese and Indian.  It is part of the same group that own the pubs – Fill and Chill & Filling Station in the same locality.  Spice Station is a Casual dining restaurant that gives the customers Fine Dining experience.  The main attractions for this place is undoubtedly its Garden Theme interiors, Price and Taste of the food.  I recently visited the restaurant and tried some of the dishes.

Ambiance

The restaurant is in the same building as the Fill and Chill pub.  Both the pub and restaurant share the same entrance.

Wallpapers used in the interiors resemble small brick-tiles which is popular across the country side.  There are plenty of plants in small section that enhance the look of the place.

Fine posters of grains pouring from a vessel are put up which looks pretty good.

One end of the restaurant has a special rocky finish with different layers of creepers.  This is easily the highlight inside the restaurant.

They also have props for people to wear, click selfies and pose for boomerang.  This is a very thoughtful by the Restauranteurs, as they are trying to have customer fun-time.

Spice Station also has Non-A/C section which is located to the right of the main restaurant area.  This section has a wonderful poster that made me feel like I was in a building with multiple arches.  The spot is perfect for taking pictures.

The section outside has bulbs that are put inside inverted glasses and some are present inside empty liquor bottles.  Wiring for the bulbs flow though hoses which looks like the household pipes.

Cutleries and table-mats are setup on every seat which gives sheikh look to the restaurant.

There are many more things about the interiors that can’t be described in words.

Food

The restaurant serves food from some of the popular cuisines like Chinese, Thai and Indian.  Let me share my experience of trying different items.

Salads

Glass Noodle Salad and Som Tum Salad were the two salads that I tried.  I specially loved the Glass Noodles as it had the soft noodles and garnishing very well.

Som Tum Salad had raw mango along with dressing.  The taste was pretty good, but I felt that it was too crunchy.  If the crunchiness is reduced, I would have loved it more.

Soup

I tried the Tom Kha Veg soup which was a little thick and had loads of veggies.  The ingredient added in the soup made it very tasty and flavourful.  I would have liked it more if they would have served some bread sticks along with the soup.

Some of my friends who took the Tom Yum Veg & Tom Yum Seafood soup, told that they tasted good.

Starters

There are plenty of options both of Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians.  Among the Vegetarian options I tried – Lotus Stem with honey chilli sauce, Deep Fried Water Chestnut Tossed with Lemon Grass & Bell Pepper and Paneer Tikka.

I specially loved the Lotus Stem and Paneer Tikka as it was perfectly cooked.  The mint chutney served along with the Paneer Tikka, specially cut Lemon pieces served along with Lotus Stem were the highlights.

Among the Non-Veg starters some of the items that are the top-picks include – Prawn Chilli, Shamble Fish, Chicken Roasted in Chilli Paste, Chicken Hariyali Tikka and Mutton Sheekh Kebab.

Main Course

Trio of Mushroom, Brocolli & Mushroom is one of the Thali dishes that was good.  This dish can be taken by itself or with steamed rice.

Paneer Makhanwala was one of the best I have had in a long time.  The tomato based gravy and butter/makhan added a lot of flavour, it tasted very good with all the Indian breads.  Spice Station Special Daal served in the small steel bucket was really good.

Subzi Pulao had good number of veggies and the rice was cooked very well.  I enjoyed the Pulao with Yellow Daal.

Mixed Indian Bread basket came with various Indian breads like – Makhai Roti, Kulcha, Tandoori Roti and Laccha Parantha.  All the breads were well cooked, but I feel that they need to be consumed quickly otherwise they tend to become hard.

There are plenty of options for Non-Vegetarians including – Thai Chicken Curry with Steamed Rice, Chicken Patiala, Bhuna Ghost, Boneless Mutton Biryani and Nasigoreng.

Desserts

Lychee with Vanilla Ice-cream is one of my top pick among the desserts.  I would want to try this dessert every time I visit Spice Station.

The Indian desserts like Gulab Jamoon and Gajar Ka Halwa were decent.  I made some suggestions for improvement of the Indian desserts, Chef and Manager took the comments gracefully.

Drinks

They have plenty of Mocktail option including – Fruit Punch, Strawberry, Mango, Banana, Guava and many others.

I loved almost all the mocktails as each of them had – good flavour of the ingredients, presented very well and it had the right amount of sweetness.

I also tried the cocktails – Long Island Ice Tea (LIT), Mojito and Cosmopolitan.  Among these my favourite was the LIT.

Overall Experience

It was a great lunch at a good restaurant over the weekend along with friends.  The taste of most items were good and I have already shared some of my top picks.  I also got an opportunity to share some of my feedback with the Manager, Chef and the owner. The interiors at this place are quite good, apt for both family and youngster.  I would specially recommend this for anyone looking to have some Indian and Thai food.

My rating for the current experience is 4.0/5.

Rating in other departments.
Food – 4.0/5
Drinks – 4.0/5
Service – 4.0/5
Ambiance – 4.0/5

Food for 2 at this restaurant would come up to anywhere between INR 800-1000.

Picture taken with the Restaurant owner Mr. Suresh Shetty and fellow friends.

Picture taken after wearing all the props at the restaurant.