When there’s Bars, Cafes and Pubs opening all around the town, one restauranter thought out of the box and came up with this magical place to bring families together. The concept of having a meal with family is on the verge of extinction and Mr Kabir Samtani has made an effort to bring back families together in the city of lakes (Thane).
See how my family enjoyed this journey at the Family Tree….
As soon as you enter the place, you get a very homely feeling as you have seen the name outside and you know its all about family. The seating is divided into 2 sections Outer and Inner. Outer which is very spacious. It has windows on one side with plants and flowers hanging on it giving it a nice look. The other wall has 2 mirrors and few branches coming out of the wall. The seating by the wall is more comfortable than the ones in the center.
The inner space is a bit cramped when its a full house as the serving staff utilises most of the vacant space.
The overall ambience will definitely make you feel homely.
The service was a bit on the lower side as the restaurant was 70% occupied as we walked in. The staff was very attentive with serving water and other necessary things like the cutlery.
The menu here is designed in a way that it depicts a Family Album. The first page reads “Every Family has a story to tell. Welcome to Ours.” You read these lines and get a very warm feeling inside.
As I have done a lot of research before coming here reading the reviews, checking out the pics. I was sure of what my order is gonna be.
Here’s how my family connected with the Family Tree….
Started off with the Shakes.
Raspberry Cheesecake Shake
The shake was creamy and thick. The flavor of Raspberry held everything together. The shake was a mixture of cream cheese, ice cream, raspberry compote and topped with Whipped Cream and cheese shavings. This is a must have for those who are bored of having chocolate based shakes.
Nutty Nutella Shake
The shake had an overload of Nutella. A must have for all the Nutella lovers out their. The shake was generously topped with whipped cream. It had a wafer cigar and a nutty chocolate on the top. A must have for all the sweettooths.
Paneer Lasooni Tikka
We started our meal with the Indian Touch and what better to start it with a Tandoor dish. As the dish came to our table, we saw bright yellow paneer pieces which were calling out to us. The presentation was simple yet attractive. It was served on a round platter with mint chutney and side salad along with a drizzle of yogurt and a slice of lemon. Absolute brilliant.
The Paneer was soft and flavorful. The flavor of garlic could have been more. The dish was garnished with fresh coriander. Every paneer was finger licking.
Was expecting it to be a bit spicy, but they were not. The fries were nice and crispy. The cheese sauce was topped generously with little sour cream and very less salsa. Had the amount of salsa been more, it would have completely changed the taste of the dish.
The dish had the softest paneer I have every had. I was puzzled as to why the paneer used in Paneer Lasooni was not so soft. Weird thing, but I enjoyed both. The paneer was nicely sauteed with colourful bell peppers in the spicy red shanghai sauce made with red chillies. It was served with purple cabbage.
My first encounter with Lasagna and I must say it was worth trying. I can give 4.5/5 to this dish alone, as it was nicely made. The pasta sheets were nicely baked with cheese, corn filling with right amount of seasoning. It was generously topped with pesto sauce as visible in the pic. The sauce had crushed pepper which was the secret ingredient here that took the dish to whole another level. Definitely a must try for Italian lovers.
The Banofee pie had a lower klayer of crumb which was crisp. Center was filled with caramelized bananas which were yummy in taste with the right amount of sweetness. The top as usual is that of cream which was light. The coffee powder sprinkled as garnish perfectly balanced this dish.
Pan Ice Cream
The Pan Ice Cream was a twist that they served in their dessert menu. The pan is filled with ice cream which tasted more like kulfi but not sure. The taste was good. The ice cream is nicely wrapped in a pan and is closed using a stick topped with cherry. The fusion works really well.
Conclusion: The best place in Thane for a family to have a homely and delicious meal. Don’t even think for a moment. Just try it, you won’t be disappointed.
P.S. I was invited to review their food, but my ratings purely depend on the taste and quality of food. I’m definitely visiting again to try other amazing dishes.