(I believe this is the hotel shown in the center fresh fruit ad though the board is in Tamil and English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvWBDWaX-Xg. Can someone confirm?)
There is one running joke about New Modern Hotel in V V Puram; that it is neither new nor modern. Maybe it was when it started with its faux leather seated service room. The time Rama and Lakshmanan took a break from their search for Sita and ordered 2 filter coffees to rejuvenate themselves. That’s right. No by two service here.
This place is ideally located for walkers at Lal Bagh, less than a
kilometer from Lal Bagh west gate near Minerva circle. The place looks like an old theatre from outside and the interiors are also unchanged including a notice board warning you not to do a host of things.
So, the last Saturday, we walked into NMH hungry after a good walk at Lal Bagh. The ground floor was full and the first floor it was. The ground floor has a more Darshini feel whereas the 1st floor is more upmarket, of course if you go back to the 80s.
We were ravenous and ordered Idly-vada, plain vada, set
dosa, masala dosa, sagu masala dosa, khara bath and Chiroti. Coffee and tea at the end, obviously!
The items we ordered were good, but nothing out of the world. The chiroti was the pick of the lot with the badam milk not being very sweet. Just right. We ended up ordering one more of this. Eat it before it gets too soggy.
Coffee was strong and frothy and a good end to the breakfast.
Service is fast and efficient. The whole meal came to INR 360, again great value for money!
Photos are not of great quality. Apologies for that!
Valet Parking: No. Park in the side alleys.
Cards: Not sure
Reservation: Not needed
Bar / Drinks: Strictly virginal
Pure Vegetarian: Yes
Recommendation: Recommended. Do not expect fireworks though!