Setz is a conglomeration of 7 kitchens under one roof. Dabbling into North Indian, Chinese, Thai, Southern Coastal Indian, Arabic and European, it offers an extensive menu. It will totally spoil you for choice. Huge seating area accompanied with an even beautiful terrace makes for a fantastic dining experience. The restaurant has been divided into varied sections including a wine cellar as well as a private dining space. The service is where they lagged a bit as the time took to serve main course after starters was quite a bit. That being said, I found the servers to be really well trained.
In cocktails I drank, Shanghai Mary which was a concoction of vodka, chilli paste, schezwan pepper, sesame oil, tomato juice and lemon juice. This drink was a disappointment as I found the alcohol content to be low and also it wasn’t mixed properly.
In veg starters I ate, Khumb Shikampur which had mushroom and yogurt as its main ingredient. The overall flavour combination was absolutely fantastic, recommended this is. Kathal Mamra, this jackfruit kebab was unlike any other jackfruit kebab I have tasted in recent times, truly unique and lovely. Charoli Kebab, this almond and yogurt kebab was to die for, hands down the best veg starter, highly recommended.
In Non veg starters I ate, Macchi Zaitoon Sarson, sole fish marinated in mustard and beautifully soft in texture. Mulayam Murgh Seekh, as the name suggests these chicken seekh kebabs were absolutely melt in mouth. Set’z Seekh, lamb and saffron being the major component, these were again a fantastic creation from the house of Set’z. Lobster Chettinad, lobster when cooked to perfection, never disappoints me and Indian spices just makes it even better. Green Pepper Crab, crab prepared in kerela spices was another lovely coastal preparation. Raan-e-set’z, well this dish was the show stealer. Lamb leg marinated overnight in Hyderabadi spices, the result, the meat completely feel from the bone and was absolutely melt in mouth, highly recommended.
Moving on to the main course, it was an assorted platter which included quite a few dishes. Bhindi Tamatar Sev, which was a basic okra stir fry, quite good nonetheless. Gassi Vegetable, mixed vegetables cooked in mangaloreon spices along with coconut, nice little coastal dish this was. Murgh Lehsuni Badam, soft chicken pieces in an almond and garlic gravy tasted really good. Gosht Dalcha, lamb cooked with lentil was one of a kind dish with smooth silky texture.
Now coming to the desserts, which was a variety of Indian sweets. It constituted of coconut barfi, custard apple payasam, anjeer ki kheer, thandi gulabi kheer and khubani ka meetha. It proved to be the perfect end to a perfect meal.
Summing up, I had one of the best food experiences at Set’z in my culinary journey so far. Whenever in mood for something extravagant or you want to pamper your taste buds, then Set’z is the place you should head to.
Ambiance – 5/5
Service – 4/5
Food – 4.5/5