Venue: South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Date: 11 July 2015
Mediumwelldone is an American style resto bar in the basement of South Point Mall, Gurgaon. We recently visited this place on a Zomato voucher.
At the outset, there is very little that works for this place. First, it is tucked inside one end of a narrow corridor in the lower basement of a sparsely populated mall. Unless a diner is looking for this outlet, it’s unlikely any flying customer would come to this place. Second, given the Metro Railway work on Gold Course Road, coupled with recent rains, most people would want to shun this area at any cost. Further, there is very little discussion about this place on foodie groups and we came to know about this place only when we saw this voucher.
When we came for dinner on a Saturday evening, we were the only diners till most of our stay. Towards the end of our meal, another table was taken in their outdoor dining area which looks like a barricaded zone and has nothing much to write home about.
The indoor restaurant looks much better. It is tastefully done up with prints of American pop stars glowing on a wall. They also have some drums and a mixing machine. On one side they have a spacious bar.
Coming to the food, we ordered a Minestrone Soup in chicken, Grilled Buffalo Wings for starters and Chipotle Chicken Burger for the main course. The soup and the Buffalo wings were overtly spicy (read mirchi). On pointing this out, they coated the chicken wings with barbecue sauce and provided Thai sweet chilli sauce on the side. However the chicken marinade would have been spiced up with chillies and hence their aforesaid measures did very little to reduce the heat. The Chipotle burger, perhaps because of our discomfort with chilli powder already conveyed to the waiter, was not hot. But this was very oily and the potato wedges served as a side were pretty much the roadside tikkiwala variety.
On the whole this place confuses us. We couldn’t ascertain whether this was desi food American ishtyle or American food messed up to cater to desi taste.