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“Not so royal”
Review of Cafe Royal

Cafe Royal
Ranked #283 of 14,608 Restaurants in Mumbai
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 16
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, International
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Cafe Royal has been serving hungry patrons since 1919, which makes it one of Mumbai's oldest restaurants. Interestingly, the land on which Cafe Royal stands today was once used as a shed to park horse carriages for the Maharaja of Mourvi. What started back then as an Irani tea and samosa place gradually grew into one of the most famed fine dining restaurants with a live orchestra. Today Cafe Royal is once again bringing back the magic of the past and operates essentially as an all day cafe, specializing in Sizzlers and a variety of continental delicacies. Cafe Royal has always had a style of its own and it has reinvented itself time and time again with a continual revival of its palate all owing to the commitment thats behind it. Its reputation for good food brought the former President of the United States, Mr. Bill Clinton to dine here during his visit to India in the year 2000. "We are working towards glorifying Cafe Royals history by offering a menu which is a rich amalgamation of continental dishes and sizzlers in addition to which there are a variety of coffees and sandwiches to relax on and not to forget its increasing appetite for beers. The great western feel and cozy dining experience makes Cafe Royal one of those places as a lifetime's remembrance.
Mumbai, India
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not so royal”
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We went to Cafe Royal on Friday evening for deserts. The deserts counter was "deserted" and the display half empty. Maybe those were the signs for us to also "desert" the place. So we went ahead and ordered the Blueberry Cheese Cake, along with Gooey Chocolate with Ice Cream.

Voila....The Blueberry Cheese cake was bad to say the least, nothing like cheese cake in it. It was hard, the taste was weird to say the least. we somehow finished the same.

Next came the Gooey chocolate cake. This was good, however to our surprise, the ice cream served with this was negligible to say the least. The scoop was not more than 4 cm in diameter. we basically were left eating the gooey chocolate.

On top of it, the restaurant had the audacity to ask us for service charge. Pathetic deserts, pathetic service.

Visited February 2017
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Mumbai, India
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Sizzler time”
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Visited the place after nearly 5 years,but must say the dishes have changed for the better. Still feel this place remains the king of sizzlers. Service is prompt and the people are very friendly and helpful.

Choice of sizzlers huge and recommend the Chicken Indana Jones or the Beef sizzler

  • Visited January 2017
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Pune, India
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Royal - Maybe Not - But Great Place To Eat”
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Noisy as hell - but book early because the tables fill up fast. Good service, excellent food and great variety. Just wish they can serve a beer gratis on the house to tempt you with the goodies.

  • Visited January 2017
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Faro, Portugal
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Avoid this trap”
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Food here was less than average at top prices. The sizzlers are a better joke. They do have a hot sizzling plate, but it is topped with potatoes and then rice and then a gravy with some meat hidden inside this pond. It's really a steamer and a hunt for protein. Rs 600-650! If you love Carbo loading and mystery gravy then this is your place. Kids had two pizzas 450 each that were frozen tasteless (cardboard).
Service was excellent however. The place was empty- should have known better. We had two kids (11,12) who were starving and tired after an 8hr trip from Goa.

Visited January 2017
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mumbai
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335 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Went twice in a month to this restaurant.

It offers Italian, continental & India cuisines.

The food is good.

It offers vegetarian as well as non veg. dishes.

Serves hard drinks as well.

Serves excellent mojitos.

Nice place for a cosy dinner

  • Visited December 2016
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