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“Evening at The Tea Centre”
Review of Tea Centre

Tea Centre
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Evening at The Tea Centre”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

One evening we drove down from NCPA to one of the closest eat-outs The Tea Centre. I had heard of this place a lot, so was happy to pay a visit.

The place has an old world charm, and has the look and feel of an era gone by. The name of the place reciprocates in their menu, where the first few pages are dedicated to various kinds of flavors and blends available. It was late and the diners were all having their dinner. So we thought of trying our 'chai' at the end of the meal. We ordered for our starters, Chicken with sauteed mushroom and onion , and Chicken Catchatori.
The starters were good, I personally liked the Chicken with sauteed mushrooms and onion better. The waiter came around to tell us that they close at 11 pm, so need to place the order for our mains. The staff were a little too eager to rush the diners, by the look of it.
The mains order included a Chicken steak , a Roast chicken in Red wine sauce, a Poached fish in Lemon sauce and a Chicken Roulade. The food arrived, which frankly was an average affair. The sauce were too much, the quantity of the protein was too little. The stir fried veggies were overdone. I would say that the only reason we all ate our meal was because we were quite hungry by then and it was already late to venture to another place. The Chicken Roulade, which I had ordered was probably the only dish which was palatable on that table.

However, we moved on to our hot beverage. We ordered a pot of Rose tea, and Masala Chai in Kullad. Also I had ordered a Blackcurrant Iced tea to go with my starters in the beginning, and it was quite remarkable. The tea arrived, and it completed blew my mind! Needless to say, this place derives it's name for a reason. My cup of Rose tea was rejuvenating , and felt like a real culmination to the meal.
Of course, the next time around I will skip the food and come here to try few other blends in Tea. And head back home happily.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Tea Par Excellence”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

There's tea, and then there's great tea. While tea is the most favored drink of India, with servings from tea stalls at every street corner to the most lavish five-star hotels, to go and savor the various flavors of tea, in all its types - green, black, milked - is a rare experience, and definitely to be savored. To exchange the daily cuppa of standard milk tea for the elegant of Senchas, Pekoes, Darjeelings, Chamomiles and others, is an adventure in itself. And those who do try this adventure, often come changed.

And the Tea Centre at Churchgate is one such place to enjoy such an adventure to the maximum!

From the great variety of teas - from the standard Kulhad Chai to the exotic Kashmiri Kahwas and Senchas - the settings which are a throwback to pukka sahib times in India, the accompaniments and the food to be had with such great tea and the lovely service at this place, this place scores perfectly in each respect.

I would urge one and all to go to this place, order a tea flavor one has had before, and come back refreshed and richer for the experience.

This is tea to die for.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Shubhra T
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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“Good ambiance, Average food”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Tea Centre is set back in time. The ambiance is quite becoming,but the food is so-so. It hasn't changed to suit the changing tastes of the customers. The food caters to the more traditional taste.

Visited February 2014
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Thank pepperedcorn
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Chandigarh, India
Level 6 Contributor
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“Tea and beyond Tea”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

If you are tea lover this is the place for you and even if you are not it offers something for all.we tried darjeeling, masala and ginger tea all were top class. The variety of teas is beyond your known list of regular cup of tea
The bell on table is usp of this place to attact the attention of your sever which is slow to our expectations. Highly recommend if you are tea lover or you are just explorer.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Level 6 Contributor
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“Assam and Darjeeling in your city”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is a government initiative by the Tea Board, and it is the original tea lounge in this city. Waghbakri Tea also has their lounges at Vile Parle and Bandra, but haven't visited those yet.

They have several varieties of tea from the traditional black tea with milk and sugar to the gentler white teas, green teas, flavoured teas, iced teas and some mocktail-like banana caramel tea, or the apple tea. The beverage is served with the tea pot and reminds you of the high tea the British were so known for. The ambience is very colonial and British with pillars and Victorian lamps. The walls are adorned with posters of teapots and also some crockery is displayed. The ceilings here are high and it's a very cool place to sip on India's favourite beverage.

They have a good assortment of snacks to be had with tea, and I love the cheese balls, chicken nuggets and open sandwiches. And here too, you can indulge in typical English snacks like scones, shepherd's pie and puffs.

They have a proper lunch/dinner menu as well comprising of rice, vegetables, and other meat and chicken dishes.

Don't miss the little bell on each table on each table that you ring to summon the steward. The first time I was here I was amused and even felt odd ringing it, but then it's just another British tradition that lives on, so smiled it away. But be prepared to wait for your order as they take their own time and this might make you restless.

The tea centre has their own retail shop which sells various kinds of packed teas and some crockery and gift items.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Zenobia T
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