- Ambience: 9.5/10
- Food: 10/10
- Service: 9/10
- Value for money: 8/10
- Location: 8.5/10
- Overall Rating: 9/10
After we were done with Teaze we felt terribly hungry! And knowing the 3 hungry men well by now u can say that we would ignore the signs of a possible Heart attack but never ignore hunger pangs! It was nearing about 12 o clock and we needed a heavy lunch as breakfast was compromised upon.
A small flashback gave us a memory of seeing a new place open up just as we entered Manipal so we had to check it out as it looked very unique from the outside! So then Attill was given the mammoth task of satisfying our hunger.
We were welcomed by Mr. Ganshyam Malpe who is the owner of Attill. As he took us inside it was love at first sight, never had we seen a more beautiful ambience in a family restaurant in Manipal. The crowd was very cosmopolitan with a mixture of students and families.
They also have a unique seating set up which includes a separate lounge area if you just want to sit back with your friends relax and watch the cricket match! With some good food!
Ganshyam then gave us his first piece of shocking information that this was an unofficial branch of Mahesh Lunch Home (By far the best sea food place in Mumbai / Pune.) We were left with no choice but to put him to our test as Mahesh Lunch Home had a special place in our hearts! Were they any good? Did they maintain the same quality n quantity? Read on!
Before Ganshyam gave us his best dishes he insisted that we have a look at his kitchen first to see how his exquisite foods were prepared! Let us tell u that his kitchen is every Hungry man’s dream come true. It was very well organized and extremely hygienic!
Then Ganshyam surprised with the authentic way his Hyderabadi biryani was prepared. It is made over firewood flame which is the only way the true taste of the DUM biryani can be achieved! We had to try this. Since his chef was also from Hyderabad!
Then he showed us his Fresh fish collection. We swear that we had seen some of the biggest fish in that fridge! He told us that his fish comes on a regular basis from Mumbai. He also challenged that no one has as fresh and big fish that Attill has even in the off season!
We couldn’t take it anymore! We had to eat now!! But after seeing the kitchen we were kind of convinced that patience pays
Our Mocktails were waiting at our table, The Pink Lady and the Fruit Punch are must have mocktails at Attill!
First up was the Dragon Chicken which Ganshyam told u was a fast selling starter amongst students because of the quantity and price! And let us tell u this was some amazing Chinese stuff! Rightly spiced and the onions and capsicums were tasty too resulting in a spotless plate J
Next up was AN FULL WHITE SNAPPER TANDOORI! This fish was heavenly never had we ever tasted such a properly made tandoori fish, marinated with care and eaten with even more care! Attill surely is related to Mahesh lunch home!
Then was By far the best Tiger Prawns we’ve ever eaten in our life! The Attill Special ladies and gentleman! Carefully made with a butter garlic coating we fell in love with this dish! This is a must have at Attill, u will thank us!
We needed some more prawns and fast! The next quickest available prawns were The Prawns Ghee Roast. This was the best ghee roast we’ve ever had in Manipal!
Time for some main course said Ganshyam and our 1st commandment being “Never say NO to food!” we gladly agreed!
We were then presented with 2 authentic Mangalorean Delicacies! First up was the Chicken gassi which is a typical curry made in coconut gravy! With neer dosa! This dish was excellently made!
Followed by the king of chicken! THE NATE KORI (a.k.a kata da kori. This meat is from the losing Cock of the common Cock Fight which takes place in nearby villages!) This is their Sunday special and is heavenly!
The best is usually saved for last is what we believe in! Agreeing to our belief came THE MUTTON AND CHICKEN DUM BIRYANI! This was the real stuff! No one makes it like them we challenge you! The last time we’ve has such good biryani was in Hyderabad! You have to eat this Biryani By hook or crook if you come here!
We had no more place so we just ate a light desert of Gulab Jamuns and Gajar Halwa which again was perfectly made!
To sum up things we had wholesome and memorable experiences which were evident on our faces as we walked out of Attill with a satisfied grin!
We sincerely advice you to try this place because we’re sure that u will have the same grin when u leave and you wont stop coming back!
Another small advice, come a little early to avoid waiting especially on weekends as the place gets packed quickly!
Location: Attil, Laxmindra Nagar, 2nd cross, Near Indian Nursery, Manipal, Karnataka.