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Spoonbill

AlwarpetChennai  

  • 04442064442
  • New No 239, Old No 107, Alwarpet, Chennai
  • Multi-cuisine
  • Meal for 2 - 600
4.0

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Not a GREAT Place for COFFEE

Well! If you are looking for a calm place for a coffee break then this is
definitely not the right one

LOUD MUSIC -Triggering headache and non-functioning coffee machines (so you end up with madras coffee)
I wish the store guys were more courteous to help by bringing down the music volume. May be the current youth crowd may not mind as long as they have a place to chat for a long time but definitely not for the corporates.

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3.0

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Awesome!

The concept of Spoonbill is fantastic. A good place where you can enjoy street food in the comfort of a cafe setting.

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Street Food From Around The World!

Those who see Fox Traveller's food shows would know what I exactly mean just by looking at the title. Yes, "Street food from around the World" is a famous show hosted by Ishai who takes the viewers on a virtual tour to street food across the globe. It is after seeing this show that I learned so much. So the day I heard about Spoonbill offering world street food, I made up my mind to visit them. Fortunately I had few vouchers from Burrp from a competition they ran. So there I was, headed towards Spoonbill in Alwarpet.

The place has an excellent ambiance with an open kitchen. Yes, you can see the chefs at work from your table. As soon as we entered, Jaya (one of the proprietors I believe) warmly greeted us and showed us our table. She handed over the menu and explained us the dishes. Watching the show did help as most of the dishes there were familiar to me. Jaya recommended their Achari paneer katti roll and Burrito. So we ordered those and also a Spanish dish called Patatas Bravas. I was about to order tortilla chips when Jaya mentioned that the chips come as accompaniments to Burrito. To quench our thirst we ordered fresh pineapple juice and Ice tea. We were given a pager like device and were informed that it would beep once our order is ready.

We took our beverages and headed off to the table. Within 15 mins the beeper went off signaling the moment we had been waiting for. The Burrito was so huge and filled with refried fava beans topped with sour cream. We were informed that they import these beans. It tasted really good with the spicy sauce. So this is how authentic Burritos taste is it? I’ve been tricked into having chapatti stuffing’s mostly. The tortilla chips which came with the Burrito were the best hands down. The pico de gallo and cream topping on the chips was just perfect. The achari panneer came as two rolls and was truly delicious. It was served with my favo mint sauce. Now coming to the star of the dishes, Patatas Bravas was truly amazing. The tender boiled potatoes on the sauce bed were just too good to be true. The sauce was yummilicious! We finished it off with the classic nutella crêpe. The only downside is that we thought the fresh juice were not very thick. The ice tea was good though.

The pricing were slightly on the higher side but may be its because they import most ingredients. Overall an amazing experience it was, Thanks to Burrp and Spoonbill. Will I visit again? Hell yeah I will.

VFM - 5/5
Food – 4.5/5
Service – Self-service
Ambiance – 4/5

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 4 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

5.0

Food Speaks!

There are innumerable restaurants in the city but what makes Spoonbill stand apart?

I visited this place with my friends one day. Having heard, the place was good from reviews. My friends and I decided to try it out. We entered around 6.15 pm and we were welcomed in a very humble and courteous manner and immediately we were told, "Sorry boys, 10 mins earlier had you entered, we would have considered it under happy hours".

The waiters there are really friendly and warm. They even gossip with you sometimes.
And we were shown our table and we took the menu card.
Honestly speaking, this was the best menu I had ever seen. As in, it had 6 different cuisines, Spanish, Turkish, Indian, Portuguese, Mexican and Chinese.

Each one of us ordered a different dish under different cuisines so that we could get to taste everything.
Once we placed the order, we were given a pager that would blip once our order is ready.
That was really cool for people need not unnecessarily wait in front of the counter and cramp the place. You need not waste your time standing before the counter, instead you can happily be seated and talk with your friends.

Alas! The food was exemplary. The plating, the way it was presented and the way it was tasted was so pleasing.

The Mexican Burrito was easily the best dish and so was the Falafel Sandwich.
What I loved the most about the Burrito apart from the taste altogether, was the texture of the tortilla. The cheese and the potato fillings. The essence of the cheese with the tortilla just melts in your mouth and the taste lingers. Quite a thing. And with the dishes you order, you get a decent quantity of fries too. :)

Just when we decided we have had enough to fill out tummies, we were told that their crepes are the best in the city and we were asked to try it out.
On their recommendation, we ordered a Nutella crepe.

Trust me when I say this, but that was the best thing I had ever eaten in this city. I would give anything to get my hands on their crepes. They are just kickass!

The crepes are really thin and they have a good texture and one bite, the hot chocolaty nuttela melts inside your mouth and the taste is just unbeatable.

On the whole, we had an awesome experience. When we were done and waiting for the bill, the owner/waiter was so courteous that she asked us if our pictures would like to be taken. This was really cool.

As for the ambiance, it has a rich and a posh look. The place can accommodate a maximum of 15 to 20 people at a time.

A look on the menu, you may find it to be bit expensive but trust me, it's worth every penny.
I would certainly recommend people to visit the place!

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your kind words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 6 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you mi

4.0

Street Food In A WiFi Ambience :)

Street Food from India, Mexico, Turkey, France and China in an air-conditioned, WiFi compact glass enclosed cafe right on TTK Road, Alwarpet. That is what Spoonbill is.

Well maintained, spic and span. Has seating for a family/large gathering as well as the raised seating corners for the solos!

Self-service is the motto here, so after you walk up and place your order, a cute numbered pager is handed over to you. Once the order is ready, your pager beeps so you can go pick it up. cool!

The WiFi is good, tested it. You have to take the password for the WiFi whilst placing the order.

The restaurant is on the first floor, above Cafe Cofee Day. No lift and the staircase is an iron-and-stone clad one, making it very difficult for elders in the family to climb. I had one of them accompanying me, so it was a struggle to climb up (the stairs are far apart and winding). But, the good news is: it appears a lift is under construction on the backside plus they are about to open new restaurants in Annanagar and Velachery (Phoenix).

Hara Bara Kabab and Palak Panner Kabab outstanding - taste, quality, portion (4 good sized pieces served with a roti and mustard dip along with onion slices and lime) very good. At Rs.120 and Rs.140, think the kebabs are a must try value-for-money proposition. [though it would be awesome to have wheat based roti and not maida based roti with it].

If you are going here, their Crepe range is a must. Very wide range. My favorites: Custard Crepe in two different flavors: Strawberry and Kiwi-Choco. Its custard plus fruit crepe filling. Again, wish cafes world over would start serving crepes made out of wheat and not maida :), but tasted awesome. At Rs.180, could be just a tad expensive, but was worth it. If you go for a custard brownie crepe, it comes at Rs.200 (I avoided it because thought the brownie will come with a 'hard' element to the otherwise soft crepe). If you inform them whilst placing the order, eggless crepes are provided with no extra charge :) I utilized it and been happier for it :)

Frughurt at Rs.120 (blueberry my favorite) a must try.

Muffins, at Rs.150 each - Blueberry flavor - were ok. But, I wasn't thrilled about it.

One thing we were super pleased about: for a resto cafe serving street food, awesome cleanliness. In fact, all cutlery is disposable and eco-friendly. Loved their wood knife that I took a photo :)

On the whole, a must try experience. 4 out of 5 for ambience (because of the staircase, it is not 5 out of 5). 4 out of 5 for food (some items like muffins and maida items can be improved). 5 out of 5 for service - very endearing and accommodating. Price 4 out of 5 - though it is very close to 5 out of 5, many value-for-money items on the menu.

By the way, the last week of every month, they conduct a 'Star Spotlight' contest - a nice interactive edition. One can call them up and register to get there on every week day evening, AND COOK and SERVE one's own street food recipe. See picture for the lucky five who were presenting this week :) The winner gets showcased in Times newspaper :) A must try.

Cheers :)

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 6 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

Should Easily Be One Of The Best!

There are innumerable places in and around Chennai where I have not regretted shelling out money for amazing food - for example Copper Point in GRT Grand or Cream Centre, Nungambakkam. But, when my friends and I had dinner at Spoonbill, Alwarpet, we were so satisfied with the meal that we thought even if it were exorbitantly priced it would have been reasonable.

Located in the ever buzzing TTK Road, tucked quietly above a Cafe Coffee Day, Spoonbill has got its spot right. Easy to locate and the bright orange hue it has to its brand is spectacularly awesome. The clear glass making up the facade of the restaurant lets you watch the cars and bikes whizzing past and gives you a feel of comfort within sitting in a silent place that resonates beautiful music.

Being a concept restaurant, they need to sell their brand so well to reach out to the people and boy, don't they do it so awesomely well. They are purveyors of International street food in Chennai, and they are doing it right amongst all the phony joints that serve Indian-ized versions of the French Fries and momos. Three of my friends came along with me for dinner to Spoonbill and we vowed not to stray towards Indian at all.

As non-watchers of the Travel and Living channel on television, we had trouble ordering our food. The owners of the place were extremely friendly to come up and explain what each dish was made of and even gave lovely suggestions. Although Spoonbill is famous for its sweet crepes, I guess this friendly and suggestive opinion giving practice of the owners is this place's USP.

We dove into the menu willing to splash a little over thousand bucks. We were four and hence we ordered a burrito, a plate of momos, a French paneer burji crepe and the Spoonbill special, Nutella Sweet crepe. We also made all the four into meals for an additional Rs. 80 each. Each meal came with fries and a drink - we took Iced Tea. Spoonbill considers technology is as important to their business as salsa is important for the nachos. After you place your order, they hand you a paging device to notify that your order's ready.

When the order arrived, I grabbed the burrito and dug my teeth deep into it without any prior look into it. Not to forget, the Mexican meal is never complete without nachos and salsa which are delicious at Spoonbill. Nonetheless, the nachos are definitely the best in Cream Centre - as they rightly claim to be the best. Cutting right back to the burrito, the tortilla was just perfectly soft and the bean filling was brilliant and the salad crunchy and juicy. The crepe was soft on the outside but the paneer burji stuffing was not all that great either, so weren't the momos which were extremely bland. The French fries that came with the meal tasted just right and never was there a moment that it made us feel we were indulging in something heavy in fat.

I could write a whole article about the Nutella crepe, how it tantalized my tongue and how it played the violin and did a salsa on it. Mildly warm, rich in flavour, delightfully sweet and beautifully Nutella-ish, this crepe made my dinner at Spoonbill.

What made our dinner more special was the friendly atmosphere they tried to create and the charming way they tried to let us try their marvellous dishes. They indeed have brought the world on a single platter. As we were all veggies, we couldn't lay our hands on the doners from the Mediterranean or the Indian kebabs nor the German Wursts. The prices were quite on the higher side, but I guess we can pay them for the shipping charges and the pain they have taken to bring these street foods from around the globe.

When the four of us walked down the steps to the road, we felt satisfied and said to ourselves that, that dinner was one of the best we have had. The Spoonbill bird is definitely a pioneer in bringing world food to Chennai and it has started by taking to the streets. 3 cheers to the Spoonbill team.

I have another voucher to be redeemed at this place and I can't wait to go there already ^_^

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 6 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

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Street side treats...

Strolling along a well laid out sidewalk, there are guys selling Mexican burritos, Lebanese Falafel alongside French Crepe oozing with nutella or fresh fruits & cream is the feel you get as you look at the menu in Spoonbill.

This was my 2nd or 3rd visit to Spoonbill and I quite enjoy the food here. The concept is Street food, European to start with but now they have incorporated a few Indian dishes owing to demand. They also have a Sunday Morning breakfast and Daily Happy hours [ 1 for 1 offer].

There we were, a few hungry souls, most of whom had been there before, sorry, 2 of them say it was their 1st visit. Charlie came over, explained the concept, the menu, the items, and thus began the food trail in Europe.

The evening began with us piling around the fridge to pick out a drink of our choice. I chose the watermelon juice, which was just perfect- no sugar, no ice[though i would not have minded some ice], many others dint like it cos it was sugar less. There was also Iced tea, Melon juice and a Mango-yoghurt smoothie of sorts. Moving on to food, we were greeted by Piadina, what looked like Quesedilla, probably a distance relative of the same, except these were made with different type of flour. We then tasted the Mushroom Crepe [ the saltiness of the mushroom went well against the bland crepe], then came the 2 different kinds of kebabs - Hara bhara and Paneer, the 1st one won hands down, infact even the non veggies silently sneaked towards the Veg corner of the table and dug their teeth into these kebabs.

They were served alongside fresh Mint chutney and a paratha of sorts. Along came the doner kebab salads, the vegetarians had falafel salad, which was yumm, and the portions were also good decent size, any more and it would be too much. We also sampled the Veg Burrito [filled with salad, salsa, refried beans], though we felt this could do with some tanginess/extra salsa maybe. There was also a plate of nachos that we dug into while we waited for the other dishes.

Wait, i know i forgot something. Ah yes, the empanada- these resembled the samosa/somas, and the filling is jalepenos and cheese- that is it. Sinful treat, am already wondering what variation could be made in this... Oh, i must mention the yumm taste of the Madras masala spice sauce that was used in the Currywurst [sausages based dish]- it was filled with flavour[ the masala, d'oh]. The bread served along with this was Grochen[hope i got the name right] and it was WOW, i lost count of how many i asked for and that were stolen by others.. grrr..

As conversation flew, so did the food. Some of us wandered about curious to see the making process, while others were happy yapping away in their seats. The place was filled with people of all ages, I could spot a table with what looked like school kids, another with a family [ incidentally the man came over, introduced himself , saying he was a CFG member and that he recognised a few of us :-) looks like we are a popular/notorious lot].. We also tried two different sandwiches/subs of sorts- one had mint&chilli, other had garlic&chilli seasoing and both were lip smacking.

And then came the treats, the delicious desserts.. Different kinds of crepes- there was the good ol nutella filled crepe, following suit was the strawberry brownie custard and finally the ice cream crepe. We dug into them like we havent seen food before. Some spilling onto their shoes, while others just ripped the crepes like they were dosas.. lol.. such an unruly happy bunch we are, especially when it comes to food. I chit chatted with Charlie while he made the crepes and learnt about the batter, the process, how they plan the food, what happens to leftovers etc.. He also made a few small pancakes, which were for the kiddie meal they have.

Ooh ooh, wait, there is one thing I need to mention- the cutlery. It is all made of wood and absolutely adorable. The spoons, forks, and even the mini fork like things that was given for the currywurst. adorable.

Cooking is an art indeed.

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 6 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

4.0

Terrific Food!

The service is very good and the people there are very friendly and courteous. A great place to catch up with your friends. The food is kickass. A bit expensive but the food is absolutely worth it for the taste and the quantity.

The burito and the sweet crepes are the best. You just can't have one.

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 6 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

Street Food With A Twist

Thanks to Burrp, I was given an awesome offer to try out Spoonbill resto in alwarpet.. Their ambience is in the style of an American diner, however its self service .
Their concept is serving street food of every country from France , German, Mexian, Italian and Indian . They serve a wide variety of dishes from Burritos, Crepes, Pav Bhajis to cheesecakes
The only downside being you have to pay for water and they don't serve normal water ,which is a huge downside to any restaurant.. Apart from that, I'd give the restaurant a definite try in my list.

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 6 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

One Word WOW

This is a perfect place when one wants to try out different types of food . I fall short of words when I am asked to describe the service . When I use the word "woah" it is definitely underrated . The names on the menu meant nothing to us and the lady in there (I guess the owner) she came up to us and explained each and everything so clearly and she also suggested some and asked us to try them out . I sincerely believe not many restaurants do this . Thumps up about this .
Coming to the food, it were sooo good especially the burritos and crepe , though we didn't try all, the nutella crepe was just awesome . We missed out the fallafel's too and I sincerely regret not trying it . But there is always a next time . Lastly the prices, they are a bit peaky but considering the service and he food I wouldn't mind paying . The idea of intimidating us with the pager like thingy is awesome . Kudos

Looking forward to go to that place again .

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 6 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

Street Food At Spoonbill

This is the place to be if you're in the mood for German, English or Spanish street food.
Last week, I visited it and ordered a bratwurst(sausages), fresh cream crepes & musk melon juice.
Spoonbill is dotted with warm affable people and this is a plus.
Seating is expansive for it's size and there are wooden chairs.
An LED tv against one wall at the entrance is present. Probably they can add more screens but may distract from the dining experience.
Large glass windows ensure good ventilation.
Besides the tasty street food, they also organize a pani puri fest now and then.
They just turned one recently, and I recommend this place !

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 6 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

In The Name Of God, Go!

Every once in a while there comes along a restaurant that blows the competition away purely by virtue of being a sole entrant in the cuisine range.

The latest restaurant to turn me into a proselytizing layman, gripping virtual strangers by the arm and insanely pleading “ You've got to go. You simply have to go,” is Spoonbill.
The first hint that Spoobill would delight and awe, unfortunately does not come easily. There is a winding set of daunting stairs that lead to the premises on the first floor. I gather they have plans to install a lift, but sadly as of now it is a sole sore point.
The place has a unique set up and is almost rectangular in shape with an open kitchen. The kitchen is close by, yet not too close that you'll have smoke willowing in your face. I found the ambiance quite interesting.

If we have a shred of sanity left, those of us who never stop thinking about what we’re eating have to wish that once in a while we could turn back the clock. We start to miss the days when you could go out to dinner without all the food talk: the “have you been there yet?” interrogations.

A yearning for simpler times may explain 'Spoonbill' in happening Alwarpet, which has been packed to it's ceiling since it opened last May. Charlie Singh is one of the enterprising owners and they have modeled a street food theme in the restaurant.
The motif continues as well with self service being the most prominent feature for a place boasting of relatively high pricing (most items are INR 180 and above).

Everything about the place- the simple decor, the cooks in their black aprons, the pleasant music and simple cutlery (or should I say tray) - broadcasts
a return to the days when dinner required no explanation.


The width for seating is slightly narrow, though it doesn't feel remotely claustrophobic thanks in part to the use of large clear windows. The fairly bright lighting is gentle, the room buzzes infectiously even when half-full; while the service is cool but impressively knowledgeable.

It needs to be, quite frankly, as the menu is so laden with unfamiliar street food that it ought to come with a lexicon. My family and I finally decide to go with an eclectic order of currywurst, spanish omlette, bratwurst, donor kebab sandwich, french fries, burrito, egg mayo wraps and chicken mayo wraps.
The food is very good, especiallyt the thick and delicious omlette. The fries were juicy and full of potato and the wraps were filling as well.

The bratwurst was the standout dish for me and I'll be sure to order this again soon. They also stock a variety of fresh juices and drinks. Being self-service, you can freely pop open the fridge and collect the drink once you're done with billing.

The dictionary has its way thus: Spoonbill(Noun)
A tall mainly white wading bird of the ibis family, having a long bill with a very broad flat tip.
I must agree except that the bill wasn't that long. The food bill that is. Prices are maybe a tad high, but are no cause for complaint.

If the gist of the foregoing remains in any way opaque, let me spell it out in these words . In the name of God, go!

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 6 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

Impressed

Tasted Spoonbill at Madras market and a regular guest since then. Wonderful spread of street food at decent prices. Am truly impressed with their interiors and experience.

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 6 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

4.0

Global street food at its finest

Global street food at great prices, and fun for your tummy! Kids loved the combo with the hot dog and crepe. We enjoyed the crepes :)

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 6 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

Good concept but improvements needed

Though the place is expensive, the street food concept more than makes up for it. The ambience and setting is perfect.

Coming to the food, the Currywurst was excellent with the option of converting it to a meal. The Doner kebab salad was average. May be we were expecting more. The Corn Spinach Crepe was not all that good. Probably a bad idea going to Veg. Though its a self service place, the food arrived pretty quick. Will be back later to try out their desserts and maybe their sunday breakfast as well.

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 6 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

Lovely!

Came across this while I was on TTK road looking for an electronics outlet.

Went in and the ambience and décor was pretty good. Decided to try out the nutella crepe. It was awesome! The nutella was too good and the combination of it with the crepe was really smart thinking.

As i wasnt really hungry, didnt try out others on the menu.

The service is good and prompt. Will be back soon to try out more of their offerings.

Based on my experience, it was a 5/5

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 9 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

Interesting concept, a little pricey but good food

I love it when a place has a limited menu but great food - that way you can never go wrong! Now, I haven't tried a lot at Spoonbill but the choices are good - some of them you won't see elsewhere like the German bratwurst. We had pav bhaji and burrito, both good and very generous portions. It was World Crepe Day so we had a free strawberry crepe - which was really big and chock full of whipped cream - which they could go easy on :) Since I didn't have anything to drink, can't comment on their selection of beverages but because the food quality is good I would go back again. I do hope they can do something about the parking problem though.

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 9 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

Good but pricey ?

One of the newer restos in Chennai city.
I first visited it for Pani poori for 100 rs fest.
It offers satisfactory service but I feel overall pricing needs to be checked as it is definitely abit over expensive.
Coming to offerings, I suggest the Curry Wurst german chicken and aromatic Chicken Burrito and french fries.
The light and tasty dumplings are recommended.
It is the place to go for healthy international street food and is quickly gaining a good name and fame for hospitality.
Non veg dishes are priced around 250 each.

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 9 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

2.0

Interesting concept but too expensive

Spoonbill had got some interesting reviews and i thought of giving it a shot
It was one of those very few restaurants which has street food from multiple countries .However the interesting factor stops there
The pricse are very expensive, even though the ambience and seating is nice
The foood is not filling and may not really suit any appetite
First despite being a hote , they dont serve water. You can only buy bottled water
To me , a service entity , esp a hotel which doesnt water is never a good idea
Even the smallest of shops give you water .If you have to pay even for water, esp given the prices you pay for the food( Plus its self service ) is not acceptable
Empanadas i had ordered was a little too oily and really didnt feel to a be good choice
You can try once or twice,but definitely not on a regular basis

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 9 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

5.0

Street food redefined!

Spoonbill is definitely a beautiful place to drop by if you are willing to entice your tastebuds with some street food from around the world. I went there during the pani puri fest and the staff there are really friendly and make you feel at home already! :)

Nice location as well. Thumbs up!

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 6 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might w

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malabk2811

8 Reviews

December 13,2012

3.0

Expensive & average food

The food was okay , not bad . i got to try the street foods of Germany, France, Mexico & It was pretty good .i guess we broke a cardinal rule when we went to this restaurant..The food at best was Okay with nothing in the menu which stands out. The food that arrived on the table was well as described in the menu but lacked balance. Expected a lot though , ambience was decent ! But it still dint click

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there, thanks for visiting Spoonbill. Sorry that our place didn't click with you. Yes, we do popular street foods from about 8 countries including the ones you have mentioned. The German Currywurst of grilled sausages, Mexican burritos, French crepes and Turkish Doner kebab are some of our most popular dishes. And true to street style vending, our live kitchen offers the chance to interact with our staff and design your dish to your own taste. I can only request you to come back again and allow us to make your experience a memorable one.

4.0

Foodie's place !

It was a good experience being here. The concept by itself was enjoyable. The spread was little less, but definetely tasty. The burritos, nachos, falafel and doner were really scrumptous. A pleasant place, friendly staff and drinks are usual but good. You get to try most of the street foods in Germany, France, Mexico or Mediterranean. Why go for Indian when you basically are from India? Enjoyed, satisfied and after all the cost isnt that high. Planning to visit again !

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello Peanut Butter(lovely name for a foodie!),

Thanks for visiting Spoonbill and encouraging us with your comments. Our staff and I really appreciate it. Yes, we are the street food experts and have popular street foods from about 8 countries in vegetarian and non vegetarian variants. Sorry, that you found the spread less than expected - what you saw was our standard menu. We do keep introducing some new items for limited periods e.g. the unlimited Kolkata panipuris were on in the last week of Dec. Connect with us on FB and you will k

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skulldugger

7 Reviews

November 19,2012

3.0

A bit overpriced. Go during happy hour

The bratwurst wasn't anything great. Seemed pretty much like sausages you could get at a supermarket. The pancakes were quite nice though, especially the nutella one. They have an offer from 3-6 where you can buy something for the price of your first bill. The way this works is, you buy something for say 100 rupees. Then you can show that bill and they will give you something for the same price. Interesting minimalist decor and a great ambience, but the food is just too expensive for street food.

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello and thank you for visiting Spoonbill. Great that you liked our crepes - yes, the nutella one is a classic and a world favourite. Come back for the rest of about 20 others you haven't tried as yet!:)

Sorry that you didn't like our sausages. We make our own sausages with a delicious German recipe (from a German consultant chef) and each weighs 75gms - much more than the traditional 50gms sausages in the Indian supermarkets. The Bratwurst has 3 such grilled sausages, skewered onions and a German brotchen bread served with mustard,

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mbohidar9

14 Reviews

November 15,2012

3.0

Might go for dessert crepes

I happened to try this place out on Diwali. They had a Diwali Special thali for about 300 bucks which included your choice of drink (fresh fruit juice, cold coffee, iced tea and the likes), a samosa which was neither too spicy nor too bland, two small chicken kathi rolls. The chicken stuffing was pretty decent but the maida rolls were too thick and filled you up fast. They also had a dhokla which was again average fare. The best bit about the thali was the nice and comforting dal shorba. I'd go back to try the dessert crepes on their regular menu.

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hi there! thanks for liking our Diwali thali. Diwali is an All India festival and so was our thali - popular street foods from various parts of India on one platter.

If you didn't try the crepes, you really are missing something. Our crepes are very popular and we have about 20 or more types in the sweet variety. We also have savoury crepes in both veg and non veg variants.

Please come back soon to enjoy not just the crepes but our other offerings - popular street foods from about 8 countries!

Charlie Singh.

foodie2485 - Burrp User

foodie2485

15 Reviews

November 14,2012

3.0

Eat Street

Now, the problem with places like Spoon Bill is that, for a restaurant that serves "street food" it is very expensive. It sure is an interesting place - it's clean, the cooks are friendly, and the service is good, as in, you have to pick up your own food and all, which is cool. The Mexican Burrito is quite good, and very filling. The dim sums are not bad too. The Indian food is just about ok. In terms of variety, there isn't much. But the place has the potential to improve, if it works on its pricing and maybe adding more items to the menu perhaps..

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello foodie2485! Thanks for visiting our place and liking our burrito - it really is one of our most popular items. Our standard menu contains popular street foods from about 8 countries in both veg and non veg variants (more than about 40 items). We also have 25 odd sweet crepes. However, we have taken your point about adding more items and have started introducing some new items on a limited period basis e.g. we had a highly successful unlimited Panipuri festival in the last week of December.

We will also think about your point o

It's street food from different countries

Want to try something different? Spoonbill is certainly the place for you. It's a self service restaurant and look like a date spot with good ambience. Liked this place and would certainly come here again...

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Date Spot! That's a lovely way of describing our place. Thank you. Yes, with the plain glass long windows - sipping coffee, eating a crepe and watching the world go by- certainly describes a date spot! Please come back again for a date with Spoonbill - our bird appreciates it:) - Charlie Singh.

It's street food from different countries

Want to try something different? Spoonbill is certainly the place for you. It's a self service restaurant and look like a date spot with good ambience. Liked this place and would certainly come here again...

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January 2, 2014response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello there and thanks for taking the time out to write a review about us. Your words encourage my staff and me to perform better.

Apologies for responding so late. Since you visited us almost 12 months back, I must update you that we have now increased our menu items to include street delicacies from 11 countries in both veg and non veg varieties covering starters to main courses to desserts...a lot more variety, a lot more choice. We also have special deals like Sunday breakfast, world lunch combos, happy hours, etc which you might

4.0

sausage haven

i don know if the place is a date spot or a place for view dining but the sausages here are awesome..

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hey thanks for your comments on our sausages. Our staff and I really appreciate it. We make our own sausages under advice from a German consultant chef. But apart from the sausages, we are also great with our Mexican burritos, Turkish doner kebab, French crepes and a whole lot of other international popular street foods...come back and allow us to show you the world - one street at a time! - Charlie Singh

3.0

Global street food under one roof......

Checked this place & was interesting to find popular street food from different countries including India under one roof. It is self service, so we have to do everything on our own- like fetching the food from the counter & finishing it with putting aside the tray after we have done with the eating.

They have this interesting beeper which will beeps once your order is ready. Vegetarian options are relatively less. Tried the Corn & Spinach Crepe & the Italian Piadina filled with tomatoes & capsicum- liked the Piadina & the crepe filling.

Though the prices are a touch higher it is worth trying for people who love to explore different cuisines.

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Thanks for visiting Spoonbill. Yes, we serve popular world street foods from about 8 countries (all 8 in vegetarian too). We have recently introduced the vegetarian Empanadas - Portuguese street food- these are quite a hit. Also, all our 25 odd crepes are available in the eggless variety - so please come back and allow us to serve you the vegetarian world street! - Charlie Singh.

4.0

Street food at its best

After seeing the reviews me and my friend visited spoonbill for dinner.The place looks bright and the seats are very spacious.There is enough privacy for people dining over here.The kitchen is extremely clean and very hygienic.
We ordered a chicken burrito for my friend and a mushroom and cheese crepe for myself with ice tea,grape juice, some fries and a fruit yougurt.My friend said that the chicken burrito was excellent and a filling meal for one.As far as my dish is concerned my mom used to make excellent crepe at home but this one was way too good.It just melts in your mouth with huge chunks of mushroom and cheese.An excellent yet a light dish on your tummy.The grape juice was just ok.It had very less sugar The mango fruit yogurt was excellent.Again a very light dish.The overall bill came to around 650.Nothing to write about service as it is basically a self service joint.The owner was friendly and explained about the concept of street food in his restaurant.A great place to hang out with friends.

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Thanks for visiting Spoonbill and saying such encouraging words. We appreciate it. Glad you liked the crepe. Did you try the sweet crepes too? Available in about 25 odd varieties, these are very popular and also melt in your mouth!
All our fruit juices are fresh and natural - we do not add extra sugar. But sugar is always at hand if you want to sweeten your juice.
Our exotic fruit yoghurts (Frughurt) contain young curd with imported fruit puree - glad you liked it. Come back for more variety and we will not disappoint you!- Charlie Si

5.0

Really good food and ambience

Spoonbill caught my attention a few days back when i rode past the place and today we decided to try it today.
We went in to grab a light snack.

The ambience is very good and had nice seating arrangements. The hospitatlity and service was really good.
The menu has a nice spread, the various street foods are French, Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese etc.
We had a French paneer bhurji crepe and a black currant flavored fruit yogurt, the taste was splendid, the yogurt was very fresh and tasted really good.

Prices are reasonable, if the management doesn't increase the prices then the place is bound to be a hit. Definetly recommended to try atleast once.

Would also be good if the management adds a few more branches across the city.

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Thank you for visiting. Our staff and I really appreciate your words - very encouraging.
Yes, we are looking at opening a few more branches soon. It has been about 5 months since you came, please come back soon - we have a few new additions on the menu. - Charlie Singh.

Giri  - Burrp User

Giri

6 Reviews

July 09,2012

4.0

Very nice street food

I went here on Sunday afternoon after reading the review on CFG. This place is pretty good. I had the Chicken currywurst. I dont have a comparison, as i have not tasted this before but it was very tasty and there was a lot of meat in the sausages so quite filling as well. The curry sauce was tangy and sweet. The owner was sitting and chatting with me all through the meal. Since i have not tasted this before she made the chef apply a little first and once i liked it then she made him apply the rest. Such simple thoughtful measures in ensuring people enjoy the food will go a long way in successful business. I dont understand why so many restaurants dont get this!

I had Kiwi custard crepe for dessert and it was just superb. Desserts are limited to only Crepes, but they do have a lot of fillings for it. I would have liked to see some Belgian waffles as well! There were limited options in each Mexican, Eurpoean, Mediterranean, Indian. I feel it is better to keep options limited and provide good quality food.

The ambiance of this place was simple and elegant. In tune with the concept of Street food, it was self service, open kitchen, simple furniture. Nice to see such 'No nonsense' place.

The price was also reasonable. The main course was Rs 250-300 and the desserts were Rs 150, so 400-500/head

Beware only Chicken and Lamb meat available, so dont go there expecting to taste German Ham sausages. Vegatarian option was also available with all items.

Happy that these software techies quit their job and started this restaurant!!!

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hello and thanks for your kind words.

Yes, ours is a "no nonsense" place that is also interested in serving great street food! It has been about 6 months since you came last - our other meats from across 7 other nations are awaiting your visit! Come soon!- Charlie Singh.

Happy eating

I've visited Spoonbill twice so far. Came away with a good taste in my mouth! These guys specialize in street food, but the spread is limited as of now. I tried out the Mediterranean and Mexican and I was left craving for more. My friends tried out the Indian street food and were a tad disappointed. Their executive lunch has exactly the right portions.

Overall, a good place for a taste of street food from across the globe

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Hi there and thanks for visiting us.

Our standard menu contains popular street foods from about 8 countries in both veg and non veg variants (more than about 40 items). We also have 25 odd sweet crepes. However, we have taken your point about adding more items and have started introducing some new items on a limited period basis e.g. we had a highly successful unlimited Panipuri festival in the last week of December. The executive lunch combos come in 4 variants - Mediterranean, Indian, French and Mexican and includes starters from Ch

The Spoonbill Speaks

Spoonbill is a casual dining experience serving popular street foods from some countries around the world. We have sausages like those from Germany, Burritos from Mexico, Crepes from France, Doner and Falafel from the Mediterranean, Chinese Dim Sum and of course, Pav specialties from India. To offer these, we have imported the right equipments,ingredients and using advice from an international chef, made the world street fare a possibility under a single roof. Coming to our sausages, the curry wurst is a Berlin street favourite and each of our sausage weighs 75gms and the minimum order(std portion + one brotchen-bread) contains 3 such sausages(225gms of pure meat) and this is priced at Rs. 230/- for chicken. Our crepes have been well received since we started - we have everything from brownie filled crepes to ice cream topped to the classic nutella or peanut butter & sugar ones. An average meal inclusive of a standard portion of street food plus fries & a choice of fresh fruit juice/beverage at Spoonbill costs between Rs. 300 - 350 inclusive of taxes.

Come to Spoonbill's World Street fare - Eat. Drink..Play...

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5.0

Finally the food that I like in the neighborhood

On the contrary to the rewiew I read prior to my visit to spoonbill , I actually had a good experience . I have travelled far and wide and do pride myself as a foody. Though couldn't stuff myself much, managed to have the doner kebeb and the curry wurst . It's exactly what I eat every time in Germany ! About the price, well it's just a few euros. Cheaper than its price there. At least I don't have wait till I am there to eat it! Also the ambience is very international . Suits me just fine.

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Thanks for visiting us and trying the doner and currywurst. We have heard good things about our food's authenticity even from the Germans themselves. We have street foods from about 8 countries and you have tried just 2. Please come back soon for the rest...I assure you a great experience. - Charlie Singh.

Below avg food...above avg prices!

I looove street food...be it your vada pav, the mustard oozing hot dog, podi dosa, burritos, bagels and more. So when i heard that Spoonbill was concept started on bringing world 'street food' under one roof - maan..i was exciteddd!
But sadly..unlike all fairytales...it didn't have a happy ending.
So...let me do this methodically:
Food: On offer is a selection of dishes from 4 countries: The vada pav from home, the wurst from Gemany, the crepe from france and the doner kebab from turkey.
Sadly..none of them live up to their expectation. Paying Rs 230 for sausages that i would get off a freezer in Nilgiris with a little chat masala on top is not my idea of street food. The doner kebab though was a little better - Thanks to the soft bread that it was wrapped up in. The choco brownie crepe was a complete let down with the crepe being rubbery and cold.
Honestly..I cant point to a single dish that i loved.

Ambiance: The place is done up quite nicely with LCDs flashing appetizing pictures of street food on one side and a view of ttk road on the other. But the biggest grouse was the lack of a good ventilation system. But then...low voltages and running on the generator has it pitfalls.So..this could be just teething troubles.

Staff: Really sweet and helpful.

So what can i say...maybe street food should be just left to the streets!

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January 19, 2013response from the Spoonbillburrp:

Spoonbill is a casual dining experience serving popular street foods from some countries around the world. We have sausages like those from Germany, Burritos from Mexico, Crepes from France, Doner and Falafel from the Mediterranean, Chinese Dim Sum and of course, Pav specialties from India. To offer these, we have imported the right equipments,ingredients and using advice from an international chef, made the world street fare a possibility under a single roof. Coming to our sausages, the curry wurst is a Berlin street favourite and each of our