Phone: 080 47483298
Address: SJR Primus, Ground Floor, Koramangala 7th Block, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Time: 12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM, 6:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Meals for two: Rs. 1,400
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Facilities: Full Bar Available, Nightlife, Indoor Seating, Smoking Area, Valet Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Table booking recommended
House of Troy has been carved out of Punjab Bistro, which occupies a corner building in bustling Koramangala. This is a fairly small space, done up in shades of deep blue and white. There’s an al fresco section with marble topped tables, but the blare of traffic sounds may rob this area of its charm.
House of Troy, Koramangala, Bangalore: Food
It’s a small menu of just two pages. I’m completely in favor of compact menus, but this one was lackluster at first glance. We began with the Greek Salad, a simple dish that relies on great ingredients.
Here, the dressing lacked vibrancy and the feta — I’m not even sure it was the real thing — was a miserly sprinkle atop the salad. The other appetizer I had, the Kefthedakia — lamb meatballs coated in a red pepper coulis — wasn’t heated through properly and was under-seasoned.
We then had a Gyro stuffed with braised chicken, which was a satisfying thing, served with fries. For main course, it was Yemista, the Greek-style vegetables stuffed with rice. It was a combination of zucchini, red pepper and tomato filled with rice, making for a colorful plate and tasting pretty good, too.
We wrapped up lunch with the Baklava and Ice Cream. While the Ice Cream was pleasing, I would have liked the phyllo pastry to have kept its crispness.
House of Troy also has a selection of cocktails, some of them with ouzo.
House of Troy, Koramangala, Bangalore: Service
It was a quiet afternoon at House of Troy, save for one large table occupied by a corporate group. That seemed to be getting all the attention of the kitchen and the servers and we waited long for our salad and appetizer to arrive.
Plus & Minus:
A new cuisine is a welcome addition to the culinary scene in Bengaluru. But the menu should have been built on in-depth research. If it was indeed done, it doesn’t reflect in the food here. Some of the dishes I tasted seemed to have been put together half-heartedly.