The Secret Garden comes alive with Ammata’s delightful interiors and gourmet menu

Step into a cafe from Wonderland, complemented with authentic European-Indian cuisine. Ammata is the perfect all day restaurant-bar for an exciting culinary adventure!
Ammata is an all day restaurant and bar in andheri that brings you the best of european-indian cuisine
Ammata is an all day restaurant and bar in Andheri that brings you the best of European-Indian cuisine

The show-stopper at Ammata isn’t the delightful European-Indian fusion cuisine, the ever so kind staff, or even the gorgeous interior. It’s the Ashtray, a dessert that looks true to its name, and is a resounding testament to the innovative cuisine on the menu.

The all day restaurant-bar in Andheri is a magical garden come alive and true to its Spanish origins, exudes love all across. Ammata is a neoclassical concept space reminiscent of vintage European bars, inspired by art deco revival styles in architecture. 

The space transcends from a cafe to a high end cocktail bar through the day. With suspended green elements, art deco lamps and chandelier, the design renders a bespoke, robust and light hearted ambience conducive to serious dining and lends itself to becoming a high energy bar after sun down. The outdoor area lends Ammata a casual high end vibe, perfect for a pleasant evening. 

The ashtray at ammata is an indulgent dessert with layers of surprises
The Ashtray at Ammata is an indulgent dessert with layers of surprises. Image credit: Caroline Felicia D’Almeida

A deep dive in the menu is impossible without hitting the desserts first. The Ashtray is an easy winner, looking like one and tasting incredible. Edible cigarettes filled with dark chocolate ganache are placed on a bed of Oreo crumble. A dip of your spoon will unveil a Bailey panna cotta hidden underneath, as decadent as anything else. 

Additionally, the Palangtodh and dark chocolate brownie are equally delicious, a delightful amalgamation of all things indulgent and refreshing at once. 

The dark chocolate brownie with a beetroot mousse at ammata is indulgence in every bite
The dark chocolate brownie with a beetroot mousse at Ammata is indulgence in every bite

There’s much to look forward to on the savoury end of the spectrum as well. Hot favourites on the menu include a Sriracha hummus kulcha hors d’oeuvre with oven-roasted tomatoes, bocconcini cheese, and drizzled with sriracha hummus presented in an open taco form. 

The watermelon feta salad at ammata is as visually appealing as delicious
The watermelon feta salad at Ammata is as visually appealing as delicious

The Burrata is a must-try as well, equal parts fresh and creamy when served with a Mediterranean olive salsa and chilled spiced Spanish soup. It is the Haleem Boreks that earns iconic status however. A 12-hour slow cooked Hyderabadi lamb with broken wheat and lentils, it’s spiced with rose, cinnamon, and cloves in a dumpling with vegetable charcoal aioli and pickle radish. Need we say more?

What’s a good meal without a great drink to complement it? A drink to share with someone you care about is definitely The Secret Garden. A nod to the mystical garden vibes of the restaurant, it’s a refreshing drink resembling a garden. The Ammata Crusta is also a concoction to fall in love with. A mix of brandy, sweet vermouth, and nostalgic vanilla honey for a finish, it’s unmissable. 

Lastly, if you enjoy tea, the Chamomile Colline is the ideal “tea-se” — a must-try evening gin cocktail made with chamomile and honey.

The secret garden cocktail at ammata rings true to its name with a refreshing taste and mystical appearance
The Secret Garden cocktail at Ammata rings true to its name with a refreshing taste and mystical appearance

Ammata is launched by MTRN Hospitality LLP in association with Suved Lohia Hospitality. With 20 years of experience in the F&B space and places like Barrel Mansion, Pink Wasabi, Game Palacio, One 8 commune and many more under their belt, there’s no dearth of places to hangout at in Andheri!

“The idea is to come fall in love with Ammata. The reason behind it is a lovely scenic location, and we want our guests to fall in love with the hospitality service we provide, which includes a wide range of global cuisine and cocktails, making it a one-of-a-kind experience.” says Suved Lohia.

With the help of some of the most brilliant and bright hospitality specialists, they’ve created a superb cafe experience. Their main strength is a thorough understanding of a diverse population’s evolving dining preferences, as well as the ability to deliver scalable, high-quality cafe experiences that keep customers coming back for more.

Pizzas at ammata open up the gates to a variety of cuisines and textures
Pizzas at Ammata open up the gates to a variety of cuisines and textures

“Helming from a construction and distribution industry networking for business made me travel and dine out lot, gradually it resulted in me becoming a connoisseur for good food and drinks and my passion made me venture into hospitality joining hands with Suved Lohia Hospitality this is the first of many ventures as we are planning a pan India launch with our first baby Ammata – we are going to thrive hard to make sure the patrons come fall in love with what we have to offer,” says Nitin Chawla, Director of MTRN Hospitality.

Ammata’s principle is simple: the strength of a fusion dish is attributed to a flavorful mix of European and Indian elements to bring you only the best on a plate. It’s a place bound to be frequented by all looking to have a good time, with a great gastronomical experience to boot.

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