Themes are something which I consider as a big plus. Where most of the restos offer a regular ambiance, a visit to any of the themed restaurants once in a while is something which I always cherish. The theme at hand is something different. Something which not all people can accept (Oh was I not supposed to say it?). An OPD.
Social Clinic is a part of the Madness brand, which is the parent to Donkey’s Arse, the pub and Superheroes, a place for the young guns. A salute to the Madness team for making a bold, yet risky move, to set the theme to something as an OPD.
The management team of Social Clinic was there to greet us and yes,the staff, all looking kickass on their Nurse’s attire, welcoming us.
Over to the main event – drinks and food. The evening kick started with some cocktails.
Nasheeli Lambi Chai: Was the Lambi Chai Nasheeli enough?? Oh yes it was. Vodka, Gin, Rum, Cointreau, Tequila (good enough?) along with splash of orange and cranberry juice. The drink was served in a long cylinder and we drank it up using long tubes. This one – a favorite.
Another interesting drink was Beyond Your Expectation. Jim Beam bourbon whisky was the base, along with an almond liqueur, Amaretto, egg white, orange bitter, and lime juice. The drink was good alright. Even the taste of egg whites didn’t bother much. But was it beyond my expectations? No.
Last War was a decent drink made with Gin, Campari, lime juice and thyme. Sex in Havana was yet another amazing drink and the portion hits you right where it should hit. A mix of white rum, crème de peach, fresh pomegranate and basil was a treat in a glass.
Pepper Mary could possibly be a sister of Bloody Mary ;-). A vodka based drink mixed with tomato juice and tabasco sauce topped with some ground pepper. The drink was pretty nicely presented in a carved out bell pepper.
Mix Veg Coriander Dimsums were lovely green colored dimsums, made of veggies (obviously isn’t it?). Special mention about the 2 dips served along the dimsums which made it all the more yummy.
I so love mushrooms, and Chilly Garlic Mushrooms were tailor-made for me. Mushrooms coated in flour, shallow fried and tossed, topped with chopped garlic and chillies.
Lemon Cilantro Prawns was the new dish on the table. And yes, I so love prawns too. Prawns coated with thick cilantro sauce served with peppers and cherry(wasn’t it?). I seriously lost my count on how many I had.
Mutton Sheekh Kebabs: Was this the best sheekh kebab I have had in a long time ? Probably yes. Juicy sheekh kebabs,with ideal amount of spices. Cannot explain further. Taste it, to believe it.
No complaints on the Murg Kaali Mirchi. But because of the taste of the Sheekhs, I actually couldnt enjoy this much. Perfectly cooked chicken which was spicy enough !
Chicken and Prawn Gyozas were the non veg version of the veg dimsums. However, we preferred the veg ones. This one couldn’t stamp its signature as it was supposed to be. Maybe lack of some flavors, this one could be missed.
Peri Peri Chicken Pizza: No, it was not spicy. Was it good then? Well not the best I have had, but definitely good. Chicken, black and green olives, jalapeno, peppers and the goodness of cheese.
Chicken Gone Mad was a perfectly prepared dish and one of the favorites of the night. Well cooked chicken, topped with light brown sauce, served along with buttered rice, sautéed veggies, and mashed potatoes. The chicken, veggies and rice were fantastic alright. But the mashed potatoes was my personal pick from the plate.
House Spice Lamb Burger: Huuuge burger. Being an ardent burger fan, I make it a point to try burgers if available, from the places I visit. This one right here, has made it to the top 3 in the list of the best burgers I have ever had. Colossal lamb patty, which didn’t crumble one bit, topped with full fried egg and lettuce, served along with fries and veggies, I made sure that I finished one full burger, even at the cost of missing out on desserts.
Thinking back, I really feel that I should have had more of the desserts than I actually did. And hence couldn’t savour them properly. Gulab jamun Brulee, Spanish Churros with Molten Chocolate Sauce and the Brownie with Ice Cream were the desserts for the night.
Will I go back for more ? Well, taking my experience into consideration, I definitely would.
Keep Chugging, Keep Chowing