3 Reviews / 3 Ratings
harry potter! :D
now leaky cauldron is a name which will get your attention immediately if you are a harry potter lover. the place is in quite a corner of the hauz khas village though. its a lil difficult to find if you dont know the way out there. on the second floor. the ambience is lovely. they have thai, italian and mexican on their menu. we decided to go for thai and this dish which we ordered was lovely. the rates will most likely make you go weak in your pocket like every other place in hkv. but then we loved it. ideal place for a dinner, lunch maybe. the interior arent exactly what you'd expect. they do have a few harry potter stuff at the entrance. thats about what i noticed. the staff is top notch and so is the food!
Named after the famous bar mentioned throughout the Harry Potter series, this HKV eatery is as quirky as one would expect. A three floor walk up to its terrace location, its got a beautiful view of the lake (brownie points for that.) The inside sitting area is a tad bit dull. The menu layout is very interesting, with names like 'bewitching broths' for soups, 'healing herbs' for salads etc. Its a mix of thai, italian and mexican cuisine. I couldn't resist trying a bit of everything. Started with the mini quesedillas- savoury mix of jack cheese, colby cheese and veggies. It was served with salsa, pico de gallo and a scrooge portion of sour cream. Average dish. My friends had the fish cakes and loved it. The lemongrass iced tea was bitter and had to be sent back. For mains i ate the 'mee'- thai rice vermicelli noodles, full of flavor. The Marinara Pizza was my favorite dish that day. Crisp and well done just the way I prefer my pizza. Others tried the formaggi chicken pasta and liked that too. The serving size is generous so the dessert was given a miss. The service was extra courteous. I was expecting (like many other patrons) to see their interpretation of the 'butter beer' and conveyed the same to the young owner who is always present there overlooking the smooth running. Overall its for sure a must visit place, with a very imaginative and interesting decor & menu and view to die for, topped with a good mix of cuisines and excellent service!
I loved the name of this place- but possibly because I've come across it before- in either Harry Potter or Asterix comics. The place itself is quite cute and reasonably priced. The names of dishes on the menu fail miserably with water being called 'magical water.' They've just tried too hard to be witty. The food makes up for it somewhat. The tom yum soup is delicious. The burrito is just about average. The tamarind prawns will numb your tongues with their intense flavours (in a good way). They're basically a mix of Thai and Mexican. The former being the better done of the two. They do go a little heavy on the salt but you can't complain about their flavours. It's worth a try if you're in the village and looking for somethig new but I'd say they still have some way to go
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