12 Reviews / 12 Ratings
Very poor quality food
Extremely poor quality food. Ordered take away of a grilled chilli cheese sandwich. Bread was stale, despite being grilled, taste was absolutely gooey. It was so poor as to cause food poisoning. Would strongly dissuade anyone looking for good quality food items at this joint.
Good for a quick bite
This restaurant which has an al fresco seating is located at the very busy diamond garden junction in Chembur. So you need to be prepared of listening to the honking and speeding of vehicles. The food is vegetarian and consists of fast food such as pizzas, pastas, conti salads and a plethora of pastries and milkshakes. Its a good place for a quick bite that offers a lot of variety. The prices are moderate too. Even though it has faasos and croissants as its neighbours, its always brimming with customers compared to the others.
A nice place to chill
So tastings is this open area little place bang opposite to Diamond Garden. The place is small but isnt too crowded, so it accommodates all those young couples who want to eat less and talk more. I must mention that they have pizzas, few drinks and more stuff to eat. One can expect lot of noise and air pollution sometimes since it is just besides a big junction having a big signal, lot of volvos, trucks and other vehicles pass by. So, on the ambience part it doesn't score many points. But, it is better than a cafe is what I feel. Seats & tables are small but the food is nice, not too expensive. Somehow, every time I go there, I end up spending a good 2 hours and the conversations flow. If you are not a Barista or mall person, then tastings is a nice place to go.
Small tables + great fast food + intentionally slow service + okayish ambience make this a sure visit if you are around.
Bigger and better
Tastings in bigger..better... They have made more space for the tables now.
Besides the excellent cheese grilled sandwich and kala khatta slush and ice-creams, they now have low-fat yogurt ice-cream and some chinese noodles & rice. Dont forget to try the MARS and SNICKERS ice-cream ONLY at tastings :D
I simply love this place for it's simplicity. It has survived even after the competition from Baskin Robbins, Croissants, Barista, etc.
I love the choco mousse cake, the different sandwiches and the garlic bread also. It is affordably cheap and located very centrally for all Chemburkars !!!
Most loved hangout
If you're a chemburite you'd already know that this is the place to be seen at...or to bump into old friends.
The most popular open-air cafe in the area...Tastings is unpretentious, pocket-friendly, and well, sweet! Try the grilled cheese sandwich and kala-khatta slush, lethal combination :)
And if you're hungrier than that, go for the fried rice (yes, it is actually good) and end with biscuit ice-cream. Amen!
Great Sandwiches for Chemburites!
It was our regular spot during school days- I vividly remember going there after my tuitions to grab an ice slush!
I am sure everyone in Chembur, at some point, has been a regular here!
Hats off to Tastings - they've managed to hold fort through the various competition and changing retails trends. With Barista, Baskins & Robbins, Croissants and Naturals Icecream propping up just a stone throw away. They have continually re-invented themselves from a small ice cream parlour to a more comprehensive fast food/cafe.
Their offering today ranges from ice creams to cakes/ pastries to sandwiches and the regular fast food items (haven't tried pav bhaji type of stuff) I surely recommend the cakes and the sandwiches- they are more than reasonably priced! In the icecreams try the 'Mocha Almond' it really rocks big time!
Anyways, a couple of days back I was dying to go grab a sandwich at Subway. The Sunday laziness was pretty much running through by body and by the time we decided to leave it was already 11-15pm. Unfortunately, the closest Subway was about half hour away- chances of getting to Subway was going to be tight. So we decided to order-in... my desire for a tasty sandwich was still very much alive. My brother has always been talking about the sandwiches at Tastings- thought I'll give it a try. Obviously there is no comparison between Subway and the local Tastings in terms of the variety. We called in for two 'Just Veg' grilled sandwiches and a Paneer sandwich. The sandwiches were home in no time. The bill was Rs 120 and boy, the sandwiches were humongous. Total value for money! The sandwiches were more than filling - wished i didn't order for the third one.
So if you feel the need to grab a healthy-filling-sandwich don't think twice to call 'your friendly neighbourhood Tastings'