66 Reviews / 73 Ratings
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A sea food lover's nightmare!
WARNING: I'm a sea food lover who does not find many easy reasons to crib about the food/taste, I rarely complain about sea food & am very accepting (really) !
Naturally had expectations from this place that were let down like someone pushed me off a cliff, in a jiffy. To start with the bland taste of servings from the buffet, we then went for the a la carte which was no rescue either! The waiters served water only upon being reminded several times & only by the time you're done with your lunch!
I visited this place couple of months ago and I have tried both the buffet as well as the À la carte.
Being a Vegetarian there is no variety available in the offerings but the food was good.
I would like to specifically mention here that it was one of the best places I have visited in Bangalore so far in terms of service and ambiance.
Your experience would be the same as the visit to a restaurant in Goa which happens to be the theme of the Place and like how it's in Goa it's a little bit heavy on your pocket too ;)
Great Setting For Sunday Lunch With Family
This was my first visit to this place. I had heard mixed reviews but a friend who stays close by and is a regular convinced me to make a visit for Sunday lunch.
The open area seating on a bright but not too hot afternoon made a perfect setting for some seafood and drinks.
Having a happy hour for lunch on weekends is a splendid idea and the bar tender did full justice to the Long Island Iced Tea.
The Crab Masala in Rechado sauce was ok. Chicken Cafreal is highly recommended. The Prawns Rava fry were good and the fish curry was ok.
The big disappointment was that many items were not available. Apparently they had not received a fresh delivery of sea food that day. They were even out of some dessert items. Not what you would expect on Sundays. But otherwise the service was impeccable. We got good advise from the staff.
The childrens play area makes it easier to visit with kids who can't be bound to a table.
An Ideal Place to Take Your Family.
Went there on a Sunday evening.. Not too crowded because this place is huge!! Very aesthetically designed.. Reminded me of Bali :)
Fresh sea food.. Live music and a very pleasant staff..
The waiter suggested us the Peri Peri prawns.. A bit too salty and pungent for my taste..The kalmi kabab was succulent..Caesar salad was excellent.. Pastas also tasted good.. The portions could improve a bit for the price paid.The only irritating bit were the mosquitoes..
Surprised with the service
I am a regular @ Fisherman's Wharf but I was surprised by the behavior of one of the serving staff there today when I went with some of my friends. When I asked for one of the drinks they refused, saying it is out of stock . While leaving the restaurant I observed that the same drink is served to others.
This is something which I have never observed here but I am definitely not very amused by this and I think I will never go back to this place especially when we have so many choices nearby.
The food is very ordinary. The buffet is definitely not worth the money.
Being "Fisherman's wharf" , I expected more fish/crab/prawn items in the buffet, but apart from the Goan fish curry ( which by far, has become standard in most buffet restaurants nowadays ), there was nothing.
0 crab items. Prawns were good, but very very bland.
Service is good, and the ambience too.
Verdict: Definitely not recommended for Buffet. Haven't tried ala-carte though.
Worst hotel.. Worst behavior by the staff + manager
There was not a single good thing that happened.
We had to wait in queues for the food and that took in the hot sun. Food took ages to come. Taste of the food was no where close to average also.
Everyone there was very rude;
1) The manager does not know how to talk
2) The hospitality staff asks the customers if they have sense to stand in sun for food.
We had the most horrible experience going there!!!!
I would suggest the person in-charge to teach some basic manners to the staff.
They didn't even bother to tell sorry nor did they accept their mistake.
Not a single person was happy with the place (we were 20 odd people).
Insulted and Humiliated
Date - 31st March 2013
Time - 11.30am
I walked in for the brunch/lunch today morning at 11.30am with my wife. This is a first time for my wife. Being a regular here since I entertain most of my business associates here over dinner, my regular steward showed her around the place. We finally picked a table for 4 with a fan right over the table considering the hot weather nowadays. We were waiting for 2 of our friends to join us as well, making us a party of 4.
A few minutes later, the hostess walks over to our table, menacingly.
She stands behind me, facing my wife and then asks my wife "Excuse me, but this table is reserved. So if you would get up and please..".
I was both amused and shocked at her rudeness and the awkwardness of the situation. Shocked at her rudeness because I wasn't sure if she just asked us to get up and leave or just move to a corner on the floor as she did not complete her sentence. And I say amused as well beacuse of the fact that there was absolutely nobody else but the 2 of us and the other stewards.
After this, the hostess just walked off without any remorse.
At this point, without saying a word, I just got up and left with my wife.
To understand what just happened, once we boarded our car, I called up the hostess to ask what just happened? I found her to be even more rude and curt on the phone. I told her that I dont understand why the rudeness and cold behavior. I tell her I am a regular and she says that does not matter. I tell her that I bring in groups of 10-15 people very often and she says "that is when I can expect a better experience" ?? Now I am wondering WTF??? She then went on to say that we just left for no reason and that she eas never rude. So i ask her if both of my wife and I were day-dreaming and lying about what just happened to which she says yes. This infuriated me to no end and I just hangup at this point.
Considering that I've been a regular and a patron here ever since you started, with the insult and humiliation doled out to me today in front of my wife, especially after raving about the ambience and the staff to her,
I just WONT risk bringing anybody here ever again, be it family, friends or business associates.
You have lost not just a regular customer, but also a patron as well.
A hostess is said to be one who receives and entertains guests. What you have got there is far from that definition of a hostess. I am disappointed that my first review for this joint is such a negative one, but I am not going to let this one fly either.
P.S - I bet that the hostess will scrap/flag this review as inappropriate/inaccurate or worse yet - a lie.
The real taste of Goan food
First of all Thanx to TheFisherman's Warf for a real and authentic Goan food. I did visit the place with folk. The ambience was too good, the music and the service also. Everybody in the place was helpfull, whenever we want to know about the goan food they help us a lot. Even thay have a very good stock of imported stuff on the bar!!! I would definitely recommend :)
Nice place to hang out and have a drink or have a buffet. Price is reasonable. Don't have any signature dish which aligns with a traditional cuisine.
Have been there 4-5 times. Mostly for lunch. The lunch spread is nice. Catch is that this has always been very busy and you might spend a lot of time waiting in queue.
At evenings, been there to catch up with friends and this has been a nice place to hang around. The platters are nice. The food is otherwise not that great. The bar is nice and works if you are not very particular about a brand.
If you stick to beer or IMFL this place works. Didnt have a nice spread of single malts which I like.
The parking is also ample and there is lot of nice seating to choose from. Dont have any cozy settings if you are looking for one. :-).
Nothing special with the food at all
We were at this place for lunch this Friday and were pleased by the ambience which is not completely covered, but with lots of open-air walk ways. However the food was not any different; 20% of the menu is Goan and the rest 80% appears to be the typical Punjabi/Indo-Chineese stuff. In comparison with the nearby Kanua, which is really very much a Konkan restaurant this one does not have the variety or difference in the food at all.
Great Place & Great Food...:)
Its a nice place to spend some quality time and hog on some tasty Goan food.
The ambiance is quite and nice. The waiters are friendly and attentive.
We went there yesterday, tasted one of the most delicious prawn Peri Peri. It simply melts in your mouth; the prawns used are so fresh. Hats off to chefs Preparation.
Enjoyed Chilled beer with a bful singers slow songs.
Overall a very nice place for food lovers!! :)
Will be back very soon!!
We had been to this place for dinner on the 26th of December 2012. It was my husbands treat and since we do not usually eat out I was looking forward to the experience. I love seafood and that is another reason I wanted to try the place. When I stepped in I loved it instantly. Beautiful place, great location..I liked the fact that they had a separate smoking zone. But I was very disappointed with the food. The prawns were the only things that were good (in the starters). The lamb was undercooked(or the masala not cooked). The paneer tasted raw as well. The prawns were good but not fresh. The desserts were nice as well. Sadly the main course was very bad. The crabs were on a diet (I think). Promfret peices were too small. There was a pork sorpotel that my husband tried and he was dissapointed as well.
The bill for the two of us came upto 5K. Not worth the money spent at all. I would recommend Taj or Tiger bay. Prices are the same and the ambience is the same so might as well go to such places and experience good food.
I would like to try the ala-carte there though. But I am not so sure now.
The experience over all is average. The ambiance is beautiful, live music helps in building up experience. But food is average. The fish is kind of ok. Continental food they could have avoided putting on goan style restaurant. That is big let down. Other wise slightly over priced for just average food experience.
Been there a few times, love the spacious open air restaurant, this place is huge. Love seating at the bar which is right in the middle of the lawn. They have some nice cocktails. Live performances lifts the mood. Food is average, the pork and beef items especially are quite nice but its the fish items and the gravies that didn't quite work for me. In any case, its a good place. Must visit for the ambiance, it takes you to Goa instantly.
Go if you want crap food & conmen waiting on you!
If you thought taste is primal for any restaurant to be successful then think again! What's important is integrity and that's exactly what Fisherman's Wharf lacks!
Heavy charges is it? Well, you'd be pissed too if your bill nearly hit 5k.. you dint get great tasting food or quality booze and realised the over friendly waiter was in fact only trying to over sell and con you into ordering the most expensive stuff!
2 Jumbo Prawns weighing 400gms (Rechado Masala) @ Rs.4 per gm = Rs.1,600 (for 400 grams!).
1 Prawn Curry Rice - Rs.395
1 Large Black Dog 12 yrs @ Rs.275 per 30 ml = Rs.550
1 small Henessy X.O. @ Rs.1,725 per 30ml - Rs.1,725
Total bill Rs.4,270 plus taxes (meal for 2)
Am not pissed about the jumbo prawn I wanted to order that.. though the meat was a lil though, it was still the best dish we ordered. The prawn curry was horrid... iced over cooked prawns that no gravy could save.. but that's not it too! It was the Hennessy Cognac.. why you ask. they have 3 bloody Hennessy options listed under cognac starting from Rs.475 per 30ml going up to Rs.1,775! So, when you order the Hennessy the default option your waiter assumes is the Rs.1,775 one without even checking with you! The promptness that was there while trying to get you to check out the catch of the day suddenly disappears and they slip way and quietly order the most expensive option listed! Worse your not even sure that Cognac you were served was of the same quality that you were charged for! I mean why would a X.O Cognac which is supposed be aged over 6yrs and costing Rs.1,775 per 30ml taste harsh and woody like the young VS (which is aged for just 2yrs) and costing a fraction @ Rs.475!
And waiter has the nerve to insist that they confirmed with you when they dint!
Place sucks! Am never going back and I will never recommend it to anyone!
Sunday Buffet Lunch
We decided to go for buffet Lunch which was certainly had value for money.
The place is awesome.....
The place is a gem ,cool and serves some of the best food I have ever tasted and the price is right. All in all the staff were very helpful and courteous. we had a lovely time and the kids freaked out in their play area.
what a way to have the day start with good breakfast followed by a heavy lunch.... Might have to skip dinner tonight.... LOL
Worst experience and stale fish
I visited this place today and it was supposed to be my treat. Being from a coastal town we had high expectations on the sea food. They hardly had any fish items on their menu. When asked for few dishes waiter said he can serve us that. We tried prawn fried in garlic butter. that was decent. King fish fry was awful. Fish was stale and the sauce/masala too sweet. We didn't like the way the waiters interacted with us. So we decided to leave. When we told him the fish was bad waiters got offended and they started discussing standing behind us. He shoved the bill to our table and left. I felt embarassed with whatever happened there and I still feel guilty for choosing this place for a treat.
Good for sea food
Gr8 food..had fish and chips, jumbo prawns, chilly beef...all tasted gr8 and was of good quality...if u r a sea food lover, go for this...and ofcourse i met this hardcore ManU fan ( a waiter) who explained all the details abt the restaurant..a bit costly, but worth the exp...
Good, Lack of GOAN FOOD
I visited this joint with my family members, I liked the theme with which it has been made, outside ambience, Goan style, three-four canopies for having lunch-dinner. As we went for a lunch on saturday, we opted for buffet lunch, there was only one veg. soup, starters were served unlimited on the table3 each veg. n non veg., rest of the food was nice, mild spicy, desserts were good. I didn't like the cleanliness/ flies were too much as one fly fell in the mocktail served. I found the cooking area flooded with too many flies. Where the spread is laid, its not approachable from canopies if it rained heavily as its not covered from canopies as it rained on the day we visited it. Its expensive, but one can visit once to have a feel of GOAN ambience in Bangalore.
Outstanding attention to details - is the first thing that comes to mind when you visit this place. I was impressed to see the waiters wearing crocs.
As a sea food restaurant, I would have expected a more elaborate menu on that front - we ended up eating beef and pork ! (well, both were decent, and the beef could have been less chewy for sure). I still dont know why places in bangalore still charge Heiniken a premium !
a very different experience
We went to the fishermans warf for dinner. I have to admit the feeling when u step into the place is somthing else. Its very beautiful. The decor is like that of a very Goan classy restaurant.They even have large masks as a tribute to the carnival which happens every year in Goa.They offer Goan,North Indian and chinese. We had a variety of all three. The Goan fish curry and rice is exactly like the one we would have in Goa .The Chinese was also delicious as was the north Indian food we ordered. This place is definately a unique experience especially for a crowded city like Bangalore. Its very spacious and the food took very little time in arriving. Only one complain would be there which is at the staff takes a very long time to come when called.However, the experience overall was brilliant.Hope to go there soon.
If your looking for a good hangout on an evening with your loved ones, then this place suits you the best ..
We visited place on an evening with out reservation and all we could get was two bar chairs where they said they would serve us :( - Reservation must as the place is crowded in the evening..
Good choice of music and great ambiance..kid friendly got some activities for them to keep them busy .
lets talk food and drinks..Drinks are good we had a mocktail and a cocktail. pretty good, could have been better for their standards.
Food- Below average..very bland and too oily..havent tried the goan cuisine so cant comment on that much, but this place has to improve lots on their food standards for sure..
To survive, their ambience and service will work in their favor but to be on the gourmet's list, they need to clean up their act on the food. If your ordering from menu, you should be fine. However, if your a high roller, you will be disappointed. They messed up their play by advising me to go with their catch of the day. Their red snapper was like a sushi preparation and the entire family refused to eat it and filet attempts on the fish ended up it looking more like baigan ka bharta.
The drink options were too salty and too sour- if it was one off thingy I would forgive them. The sweet lime soda, margharita and the long island ice tea were strong on the aesthetics but low on taste and flavor. Amateurish act.
Even the leftovers order was messed up where I asked them to parcel the Xacutti they parceled me leftovers of the other dishes.
Best of luck to them - need to work with the chef, the bartender and the table staff. Scope to improve.
Table for 5 with two kids - billed above Rs 6.5 K . In terms of VFM would give them a lower rating
Definitely not Goanese
We were 2 families visiting this place on a Saturday evening. Ordered for Goanese dishes, as this place advertises as Goanese specialty restaurant; we were utterly dissapointed. Prawn curry tasted like it had an overdose of coriander, prawn balchao was sweet without any zing of the balchao - probably they were out of vinegar. I'll try this place once more to try out their continental menu, and then give my final comments.
a big fiasco embarassment
Yesterday I took my team for a lunch in Fisherman's wharf. We did not book in advance. The place did not look clean. The loo did not have water in the tap and it's light was not on..
2 items in chicken starter was unavailable. the service was slow. We had to call the waiter many times. The place wasn't that crowded that time.
I hope nothing goes wrong with you all. I feel it should be booked in advance.
Pretty Decent hangout in remote bangalore
i stay in hsr and work at outer ring road,we party mainly in town or koramangla mostly for lack of quality places in sarjapur or nearby areas. but we went to this place couple of fridays ago,and was pleased to see how spacious the bar section was. ample space to sit and sip your drinks. the starters were nice too except for the tiger prawn which the waiter pushed down on us moment he saw there was a gora with us. it was overcoked and rubbery ,waste of money. but other than the drinks were great and the other starters were pretty good. all in all must visit once ,especially if you dont want to drive from office to town for a good friday night.
The part I like the best is that it so much outside the bustle of the city. Nice and spread, with a lot of seating space and a big (not so stocked) bar!
I cannot comment much about the authenticity of the Goanese food, but I really liked the Grilled Pomfret with Butter Garlic. You can get it done according to your palate, the waiter comes to your table and makes sure that your fish is served the way you wanted. I had ordered for the good old Goanese Fish Curry & Rice, but they served Goanese Prawn Curry & Rice by mistake:) (Of course, I didn't complain) The Prawn Curry was exactly the same I had in Martins Corner in Salcette...with coconut milk and tamarind. However, I found the prawns a little undercooked. I aint sure if Goanese keep it a bit undercooked.
For me the idyllic setting and the live music (on Saturday evening) was the winner. And yes, the place's a bit heavy on the pocket.
Superb Ambience, Good food
I visited Fisherman's Warf last week for the lunch buffet. The property is superb. Very pleasant ambiance, good food. The service was a bit slow though, probably since the restaurant was full. I would say that for 399, its definitely VFM. Got fried prawans & chicken as startes along with veggie stuff.
Good main course and desserts, which included bebinca :)
Had prawns curry (goan) which could have been better if it was a bit more spicy. the fired Fish was awesome!
Needs more seafood options
The menu was quite limited vis-a-vis seafood choices. Mosquitoes were a plenty though. Getting attention of the staff took some of our evening and the food was okay. They had some challenges with grilling a fish which we didn't understand. I also felt the person we got was not quite up to speed. We had to remind him twice on everything. So I would say service was ordinary.
My husband took me for dinner in a restaurant Fisherman's Wharf in Sarjapur Road, we had heard a lot about this restaurant specially the Goan food in Bangalore, its an opportunity seafood and Goan cuisine. Any way we took all seafood item. We spend four hrs. there but still we were feeling that we just came now first the food was amazing no word to express, no word to praise. Excellent ambiance, very sweet ans nice music and friendly staff... Soon we gonna go to visit the place coz it became our favorite place.........
A group of 6 of us had been here for lunch on saturday, we were in 2 minds whether to take the buffet or to order from the menu. Being Goans we didnt expect much. As soon as we started ordering we informed the server that we are from goa and we know what Goan food is all about. We were looked after by John, he made suggestions of some really good Goan dishes which was all that we were looking for the weekend. We ordered for the stuffed crabs, Goan fish curry rice, squids butter garlic and prawn in peri peri sauce... one of my friends ordered for a beef steak. We had to wait for a fair amount of time of arnd 25 mins for the food to come to our table. In the meantime we ordered for some mojito and beers. We told john dat we wanted really chilled beers... to our surprise we see john walking towards us with a wine chiller with our beers in it which was a very good idea . As soon as we started eating we felt we were in Goa. My friend who ordered for the beef steak being a carnivore himself felt it was one of the best steaks he had.. A little bit of mashed potato on the side would do but forgiven. A few feni shots would have done good.. Over and all a very good experience and thank you for bringing Goa to Bangalore. 3 Cheers to Fisherman's Wharf!!!
Me and my husband was there yesterday to have a wonderful evening at this place but it was worst experience i have had. by looking at the place you feel so relaxed that you feel oh wow u reached goa. but goan food was not at goan it was a worst food i have had, prawn peri peri was completed with sauce which was a good taste, pepper chicken i felt like it is raw chicken, and fish curry rice..... oh my god it was awful i could not have it at all as it was worst fish curry i have ever tasted in my life. people who are going with lot of expectation please do not go there. if you want to just enjoy the place and music it is the nice place but food is not at all good.
i spoiled my evening, i will never ever go back to this place again.
on top of that charges are exorbitant, after telling that fishcurry was not good and we gave it back they charged us for that also. it was waste of money for both of us it was 2000/- which is too too high for this kind of worst food.
i do not recommend this place for any one.
worst place to have food.
Must check out
last weekend i just wanted to take my friends out for dinner . We wanted to try out something new and different . My friend Rohit suggested why not to try out some good seafood for weekend , i am not a seafood lover so i was bit reluctant to his idea . Anyway we were group of six & majority wins . We decided to check out The Fisher mans wharf , newly opened seafood restaurant on sarjapur road .We reached at around 20.00 hrs , luckily we had booked our table in advance . I was taken aback by seeing the place , i never expected it to be such a huge place . Amazing ambiance with children play area in front .
We were given warm welcome & escorted to our table . I was relaxed to see the menu , since it had vast selection of vegetarian,poultry & meat items apart from seafood . There was fair selection of Continental, oriental , north Indian & needless to mention goan dishes . My friends ordered for Prawns & Fish , while i went with my traditional chicken kebabs . Food was awesome complimented with great service . Beverage menu is good & interesting . The entire ambiance was such that it took us away from Bangalore to Goa . There was Live Band playing . We never realized how the time passed , overall it was a great evening & i was happy to find out a place where i can take my family and children just to chill out & relax .
Average or Below
This isn't a great place at all. The food just isn't upto the hype.
The food isn't close to any local goan shack too...
The only reason I give it a 3 instead of a 2 is because in the evenings the ambience is better.. and again it's for the drinks only. Isn't worth the time to have food here. It's quite bad for corporate lunches too.... !
Goan Food! Nah..
Go for the Ambience and please..please do not go for the goan food.. if you like your goan food authentic that is..
If you dont mind having tabasco sauce.. tamoato sauce and all the rest of the sauces in your dish which is "supposedly" authentic goan with no hint of coconut, kokum nor tamarind then probably you can give it a try!!
Else Kanua is the place for you located hardly 2 kilometers down the Sarjapur Road..
Very average place if you are hoping for an authentic "Goan" experience. On the other hand, if you are looking for a decent multi-cusine place, then its ok. Looks like the noon buffet for corporates is popular.
a. The Goan theme is over hyped when compared to the limited Goan menu available. The King Fish Peri Peri had more tomato sauce than peri peri sauce and was too bland. The prawn curry rice was good, with decent sized, juicy prawns.
b. The music was a bit too loud
c. Cost was about 20% higher than it should be, and food was about 30% below the "great taste" level. Not a good combination for long term success.
d. Service was impeccable, but for some reason the 2 waiters asked us how the food was about 7 times in 1 hr :) Poor guys have been over trained it appears.
e.Cant really understand how people are calling it a "fine dining" place. Perhaps because of the cost :)
I have a feeling a lot of people may try the place, but not sure how much repeat customers they will get unless they really specialize deeply into Goan food.
If you love open air,fish stuff,continental food,you must visit this place... although I am a vegetarian but my bong guy just loved it... the live orchestra too is a good thing there... service is good....and moreover it's the nearest walkable place... the FMW.... oh you'd like the ambiance and we see the same type of crowd there despite it's new and whatever day it be...! the staff's helpful n friendly.
Very much makes you feel Goan food is on in Bangalore and this is the place for it.
Relaxed space,Goan homely style decor and there are areas named on Goan beaches.
They do have kids area,separate bar space and waiting or say relaxing places with old style chair and yeah,the rocking chairs! Just loved the place n ambiance overall.
There are only positive things to say about Fishermans Wharf. Friendly service coupled with amazing food lifts this restaurant to one of the top across the city in a short period of time. After dining there on multiple occasions the consistency of product was great. The knowledge of knowing whatever you order is of the highest quality is a life saver when taking important clients to dine there. You never have to worry about the standard and in some ways you wish more restaurants took a page of out the chef's book to create this kind of dining experience.
Good in Patches
Fisherman's Wharf is definitely a welcome addition to the fine dining scene in Sarjapur Road where till now fine dining meant Kanua and pretty much nothing else. Four of us went there last Saturday amidst a heavy downpour and I was quite worried that the open air bit would mean mud and gunk all over the restaurant. Thankfully that wasn't the case. (Word of caution, they dont seem to take reservations after 8 at night so you may have to wait for a while for your table as it gets fairly full). From a food perspective, the beef chilly was bang on, succulent meat, sweetness of the tomatoes cut perfectly with the spice from the green chilies. The chicken cafreal was well done, really strong taste of coriander which I loved. The pork vindaloo was extremely sweet (needs to come with a caution sign). I understand vindaloos are supposed to be sweet but this was almost like it was cooked with sugar syrup. Sweetness can be counteracted with a larger rice to gravy ratio than normal which more or less makes it pleasant. The pork was cooked bang on though I personally would have liked a bit more fat on the meat. The Goan Prawn curry was probably the low point of our meal, the gravy had an overpowering taste of coconut (and the coconut mil was probably past its prime). The bibenca I think was cut too finely, I would have preferred it to be in the shape of a pastry (dont know if thats the way its supposed to be served). The icecream was good as was the chocolate mud cake
The service while being pleasant is unprofessional and under trained. An order of garlic bread with cheese came to our table disguised as a garlic naan. Baba ganoush came to our table introducing itself humus and pita and by the time it went back to the serving station it remembered that it was a baba ganoush and promptly came back. Our waiter checked on our satisfaction with the food while he was clearing up our table and when we told him that the prawns werent up to the mark, he offered to get us something else but by that time it was too late.
All in all, Fishermans wharf is a breath of fresh air in Sarjapur. Will I go back? Definitely! I think they cook their meats spot on which is a rare skill restaurants posses. I only hope that they can get their service up to scratch soon
SOSEGADO-ed in Bangalore
By far the best eating-out experience in bangalore!!!! The ambiance can easily make you forget Bangalore and take you straight to GOA!!!(only thing missing is the smell of the sea). They have 6 huge Gazebos(tiled roof huts). The first one is a cafe with old styled grandpa chairs and rocking chairs too!!. 4 other huts have the seating. There is a small shack like the ones on the beach serving drinks and with the high legged stools.The service from the reception to the exit is great. Chatted with few of the staff who are mostly from GOA and have worked for Holiday inn and on the ship. The service is very friendly and easy. Ordered a bloody mary and a shot of scoth. Setlled for the buffet because there was goan fish curry on the menu ..which i am big fan of.The starters are brought to the table which really made sense as they were crisp and yummy. The pepper and salt chicken was fantastic so was the stuffed mushroom fries. The manchow soup was a big let down and was wasted.The main course had fish curry, braised lamb and some chicken. 5/5 for all 3. The fish curry is best i have tried outside goa. They did not go in for cheaper fish like bangda(mackerel)and had surmai(kingfish) in the curry.The braised lamb was cooked to perfection and cut of meat too was nice and not like the usual butchered stuff you get elsewhere. I liked the plain moong dal too ..was simple and very nicely spiced better than you get at the over hyped north indian joints. Their salad bar too was nice with roasted garlic, plain whole chilli:) and fresh lettuce along with the rest of the usual stuff. They do have a small papdi chat salad,russian salad option too. The dressing options where very interesting.. one with the goan toddy:). The desserts were a clear 5/5 for me. Simple but cooked to perfection gaajar halwa,kheer,black forrest,alle belle....looked like they baked the cake themselves and not ordered from a run of the mill bakery like most of the buffets do........summary
4.5 food(soup/absence of goan pav and boiled rice to make authencity factor 100%...they were out of margaritas and martinis though mentioned in the menu. Goan sasaguaes too not avaialble ....very sad:()
5/5service(served too many rotis/naan in the basket for 2 ppl(i hate wasting food)).
The buffet is 399 plus tax on a weekend ...it does not have lavish spread but all items are kickass.....keep up the great job guys and dont let the tempo in the service slump.
This place along with the others like BBQ nation/factory,copper chimeys,egg factory which are in the upper range of the price spectrum have been making Bangalore a good place for food connoisseurs
if u dont visit this place you are really missing
The Fishermans Wharf (FW) :
I must confess that the name sounded very exciting to me some how the FW at SFO came to my mind and I love that place in SFO so lively and happening !
Anyway coming back to FW this place really impresses , this place captures the essence of Goa ! Very beautifully done ! amazing furniture , the big huge lamps , the courtyard feel , the arches .the big boat and little boats , earthern ware, copper pots . surprised to see a beach restuarant set up in Bangalore I have see such spacious sprawling ones only in Phuket , Thailand.
The place was very lively with music &dance .The live band playing my favorite numbers lend to the wonderful ambience !
Its famous for its goan cuisine other cuisine served are Continental and Indian. Try the Prawn keri keri its nice ,for main course try prawn balchao, chicken xacuti or the vindaloo ! accompanied with just plain white rice to get the taste of some awesome flavours !
End the dinner with some sweet somethings the authentic Goan bibinca or just the apple pie with ice cream like I did . Must mention the service is bad and can be a dampner ! but on the whole a truely wonderful experience !
great idea for team lunch
today we went there for lunch and found the place to be busy...
the food spread for the buffet was good and priced very reasonably.
had the good options in both veg and non veg. Today we enjoyed the food with very yummy buttermilk.. perfect taste and perfect temperature...
just keep up your good work.
the variety of the desserts was great and especially the bebinca was awesome today.
just maintain it and we will be back soon...
very reasonable priced for a family visit during weekend and especially saturday..
keep up your good work.
great team lunch
today we enjoyed our team lunch after my last visit. the same consistency of food was maintained. Had to compliment the team for serving the same taste every time of my visit, being buffet or a la carte.
today the desserts were just amazing...............
just add the happy hours from noon till late evening and you will conquer
A slice of Goa in Bangalore!!!!
So thankful to The Fisherman's Wharf for opening so close to my home. Its a true blessing. The place is sprawling, huge and very nicely done up, gives you a feel of the classier joints in Goa. Been planning on going there since last 1 month and finally managed last weekend. There were 3 of us and we sat at the bar instead of the table. There was a 'live' band playing and music was soothing. We settled for KF pints and margaritas. For biting we ordered calamari fries & cajun tikkis. Dinner comprised of fish curry, prawn curry & rice. The portion sizes were great and we had a sumptuous meal. The weather was nice and breezie and we were transported to Goa for awhile. Love this place, love the food here. The best part was that the prawns were big sized in the prawn curry unlike other places were its actually a shrimp curry. There were plenty of seafood items on the menu and I will be back to sample more of those soon. Prices are quite reasonable, with drinks thrown in our bill came up to about 2,500 for the 3 of us. Good job guys!!!
Way below average. Goan with the wind!
So the 6 of us arrived at about 8pm. Two made it past the first 15 minutes with the mosquitoes. Note to the ladies NOT to wear anything dressy!!...I noticed the other women (including a girl in a short skirt) doing all kinds of dance moves to avoid the pests. But its outdoor so that's understandable.
Now here's the sad bit - THE PLACE HAS 2 MENUS!!
We got the menu that doesnt mention any pork/beef and most fish dishes - we didn't bother and continued to order. The food was at best a North Indianish Goan excuse. Don't mistake me - I love North Indian food. BUT that day i wanted Goan!
The service was quite prompt though the boys working (all North indian) did not know the name of a single fish - the tandoori fish (???), the fish in the fish n chips and the curry fish! They did not know what fish was served!!
The musicians - were quite good - and the guitarist was brilliantly entertaining - seldom have i heard improvisations like the one i heard that night! God bless you Mercedes!
Back to the food: Now we asked for the menu to order dessert (which I assure you is a terrible idea)... AND LO AND BEHOLD - WE were "accidentally" given the other menu which also contains the repertoire of goan food in addition to the offerings of menu #1. What a let down!!! The head waiter or captain or chief or whatever said that they did this in order NOT to hurt the sensibilities and feelings of various communities and so on. My dear friend!! - You did not even have half of the fish dishes on that papad menu you showed us earlier!
NOTE to management of the wharf: Wear your attitude and conviction strongly. Dual speak might get you to a certain level of accomplishment it wont make you stand out. Its ok to serve pork and beef and its ok to let people know that you do. Its a big part of goan cuisine. The ones who dont want to eat or be seen eating in such a restaurant will avoid you. The ones who enjoy Goan food in all its splendor will swear by you if you do a halfway decent job.
No fishing here!!
Visited FW a few weeks ago. We are are seafood lover and wanted as much as we cook. For a open air restaurant the prices at first glance seemed steep. So our expectation of the food quality and taste was high too. I had three different cocktails and cant say anyone really met the mark. We tried the 3 to 4 different starters which were fine. Moving on to mains we had two fish curries and rice. We asked if the chef could make us a Fish Caldin famous dish in Goa. He said he could make it. The curry we got was nothing close to it. Well I cant expect a Chef from Jamshedpur to make me a typical Goan curry can I?
The ambiance is great in the afternoon (no idea what happens with the mosquitos in the evening), the food needs work if the pricing is going to stay the way it is.
excellent buffet during lunch- unbelieveable price
The buffet setup for the lunch was great. we were a team of 15 people and had the plan for a team outing. Heard of the place and since it was very near from our office at eco space, decided to check this out during lunch.
Great tasting veg and non veg starters and followed by the cream of mushroom soup... just yummy.
The main course had a variety of veg, non veg and sea food as well. The salads were just amazing with very crisp and chilled lettuce. The butter milk was just perfect.
To finish was a range of desserts to choose from. The gajar halwa was just too good.
The team was very hospitable and helped us in every possible manner. special thanks to Mr Deepseh who was present all the time during our meal.
thanks a lot guys and keep up your great work. will hear from us soon.........
my next treat surely would be the fishermans wharf....
Amazing place .We went to Fishermans Wharf yesterday evening. To my surprise its very different and unique place. In Bangalore very difficult to find such spacious and spread out restaurant. Heaven for seafood lovers. You can select your own fresh catch of the day & they prepare you according to your preference .Food is awesome. Good music . Enough play area for children . I would recommend this place for family crowd .
Celebrations at the fishermans wharf.....
think of celebration, think the fishermans wharf. They help you plan your evening even if it is for a couple or for a group of people.
This time we went for our Anniversary celebrations and this was just again perfect for the evening. We enjoyed the evening with togetherness. he starters were just awesome and we really enjoyed the rawa fried prawn.
The main course was a comibaton of Fish curry and rice.
the desserts were just awesome- we tried the alle belle and bibinca.
the best part was with the drinks where the accompaniment is not charged making your drink all inclusive . great thinking.
The ambience is just so beautiful, it reminded us of Goa.
Just a perfect evening for my family.
Would go back again
My husband and I have a very enjoyable and relaxing meal at Wharf
We decided to go on Easter Lunch which was certainly had value for money.
The place is lovely setting will transform you to a typical Goa!!
The place is a hidden gem - its tranquil, cool and serves some of the best food I have ever tasted and the price is right. All in all the staff were very helpful and courteous and we would not hesitate to go again.
With such a diverse portfolio of restaurants coming up in the area one would hardly contest the statement that Sarjapura seems to be the next hot destination for food lovers. Fishermans Wharf is the latest addition to this list of restaurants.
Ive spent a considerable time in Goa and had a chance to taste some amazing sea food at various places and Fishermans Wharf (along with Martins Corner) are undoubtedly one of the best in South Goa (Margaon).
Décor: The place is reminiscent of the original Fishermans Wharf in terms of décor. The ambiences, live music, smell of the food all reminds you of Goa. Perfect if you are going with a group of friends or taking someone for that special date.
Food & Drinks: We ordered a pitcher of Margarita which was pretty standard stuff. I ordered some Old Fashioned cocktail (thats the name of the drink) and my friend some frozen Strawberry Margarita both of which were pretty good.
For starters we ordered King Prawn Recheado (aka Rechado), Cajun Spiced Vegetables, Fish Amritsari (yeah someone in the group had the bright idea of ordering Fish Amritsari in a Goan restaurant). The prawns in the King Prawn Recheado were humongous seriously not to mention superbly tasty as well; definitely recommended indeed Recheado goes better with Fish if you ask me. Cajun spiced vegetables were more like a tikki very good accompaniment with drinks. Fish Amritsari was just about okay.
For mains we ordered some staple Prawn Curry Rice, Prawn Balchao, Veg Xacuti and Chicken Cafreal. Prawn Balchao originally a Portuguese dish which has been perfectly adapted by the Goans and the chefs at Fishermans Wharf as well. The traditional balchao uses a paste made from dried shrimp known as galmbo in Konkani; the cooking method is almost like pickling either fish or prawns in a dark red and fiery tangy sauce. Xacuti (aka Shakuti) was good, its actually a pretty complex dish to execute including poppy seeds (khuskhus) and Kashmiri Chillies I reckon it would taste best with chicken or lamb not so great when ordered with a veg option. Cafreal was somewhat of a letdown given the expectation I had from the dish I have tasted better cafreal at many places including Fishermans Wharf in Goa definite scope for improvement. Finally the all time favorite Prawn Curry Rice for me this was the defining dish of the evening. And the chefs did not disappoint us one bit cooked to perfection a definite try for all sea food lovers.
Service: Service was again ordinary we had to wait almost for 15mins before we could get our drinks. More than once it happened so that we ordered some drink only to realize after 10mins of waiting that the drink is not available. Service improved as we progressed in the night, maybe because there were less no of guests to cater to the food however compensates for service ?
Cost: This place is not cheap however its aptly priced for the quality of food being offered. Avg meal price is around 500 avg drink is around 400.
Been there yesterday evening. this was one of the most memorable moment. Thanks to the entire team of Fishermans wharf. the food was authentic goan and served by very hospitable staff. The live music in the evening added to the flavours and made the complete evening and excellent experience.
Thanks will be visiting soon.
Horrible evening to remember!
Everything about this place is ill managed. Food quality is extremely poor. Staff is rude and not educated. We went there for dinner last night and was greeted by a hostess busy on her mobile and a couple of men who could hardly talk in english. Finally got a place to sit near the waiting area though I could see many seats vacant in the main seating area. Each time the power tripped (happened 5 times while we were there), an animal rushed through the bushes behind us and I soon realized that it was the watchman flipping the generator. Power cuts however helped in getting a brief relief from someone bawling 'Buffalo Soldier' in the background. The food was of very poor quality. Prawns Balchao had shells on them, rotis were mostly burnt, mushroom curry was hardly edible and the waiter brought food which we did not even order. Apart from this ordeal, the food was hardly hot and the main course took almost an hour to reach after starters. I would recommend this place for heavy drinkers who will soon forget the bar quality food delivered to them and the elapsed time after a few drinks and certainly not to a family hoping to spend a quite evening together.
Worth a visit !
It was good to visit a nice looking joint in the area. With the name, we thought it would be mostly seafood, and being vegetarians were a little skeptical, thankfully there are quite a few options for the veggies !
Pros : Good ambience ; Cuisines- Goan, chinese, indian & continental ; large floor area and open space ; nice bar & a decent selection of drinks ; great band for live music ; if in the mood for some romance you can sway with your partner on the floor ; ready to please staff in particular our steward for the evening -james ; Food is scrumptious.
Cons - Mosquitoes, just too many of them esp at the tables near the periphery due to proximity to the greenery . The problem can be solved by placing mosquito coils near the table, the staff needs to do that as soon a a guest is seated rather then wait till the guest is getting bitten by them ! Had to ask for it a few times before they got it. There is some issue in communication with the staff, i am not sure if its a language problem or because its a new place and they are still learning....had to repeat things in both hindi and english till they understood , a little training will be good. Lastly for the pricing, the portions are pretty small for some dishes. We had ordered cajun tikkis which were delicious, the pasta was a lil undercooked but still good. The cottage steak was delecable but the portion was miserly and the single small thin piece of garlic bread they served with it could just as well not be there.
Overall it was a decent experience given the dearth of fine dining joints in this area. Hope the management works on the small issues to make it a pleasurable experience. Look fwd to going back....just will not forget the Odomos this time !!!!! :)
Good find close to home
Visited 'The Fisherman's Wharf' yesterday with the wife. Had some trepidation since we're vegetarian, but the menu was quite 'veg friendly' so that was not an issue. Very nice ambience and service with a smile - hope that continues... The live music was good, apparently the band is brought in from Goa. The only problem we had was with mosquitoes (esp if you sit closer to the 'greenery'), needed to be solved by a suitably placed coil.
We sampled some Cajun tikkis, Cottage Cheese Steak & Pasta. The steak portion was TINY, the other two portions were reasonable. The food tasted good though :) They have happy hours from 5 - 7; so plan on visiting then. The place is open from 12.30 to 3.30 for lunch. The 'cafe' is open from 5 - 7. Dinner starts from 7 through 11. Overall, this area's been missing a good joint and glad to see we finally have one.