We were invited to Quench at Juhu about a week ago. Home to quite a few eateries and cafes, Juhu offers a wide range of really cool places to hang out. Located literally in the heart of Juhu is Quench, an all day pub.
We got to Quench at around 8pm and were shown to our table. The interiors were very industrial, with elements of rock n roll themed graphics. The pub was lit with chandeliers that were made with beer bottles. The walls had beenhand walls, and red and black were the dominating colours used. As we entered we fell in love with the ceiling as it had lyrics of our favourite song, we were all smiles, and knew we were in for a good time.
Our waiter for the evening was Sumit, who was really attentive for the entire duration of our meal. He handed the special menu that was designed for us. We went through the menu and ordered a couple of appetizers and drinks.
We had the Crispy Chicken Schezwan (Rs 239), Crushed Pepper Paneer (Rs 209) and Prawns Paprika (Rs 289). Loved all the dishes. The Crispy Chicken was batter fried chicken tossed in a spicy Schezwan sauce; perfect to munch on with ice-cold drinks.
The Crushed Pepper Paneer was super-soft and delicious, one of my favourite dishes of the evening. It was yummy and I couldn’t get myself to stop eating it. The Prawns Paprika was the star of the evening, with specs of paprika flakes in thick creamy white sauce. It was seasoned well and the prawns were cooked to perfection, absolutely delicious. It would have been perfect, had it been served with some garlic bread. Would’ve loved to dip it in the luscious, creamy sauce. For vegetarians, the prawns are replaced with paneer and we believe it would taste just right.
Duran, the bar tender, stirred up some amazing concoctions for us in the meantime. We were served The Snake Bite (Rs 449) and Mojito (Rs 349). We felt the Mojito could’ve had crushed ice as it barely had any ice cubes in it; but we topped it up with ice, and it was all good. The Snake Bite was a bit too strong for our liking.
Then we had Butter Garlic Prawns (Rs 289) and Thai Basil Fish (Rs 239). It was one of the best butter garlic prawns we have ever had, it was laced with a thick garlicy butter sauce, and garnished with deep fried garlic. The prawns were juicy and really cooked well. We loved the portion sizes of all the appetizers. The Thai Basil Fish was Basa fish, batter fried and tossed in spicy Thai sauce. All five appetizers that we had were absolute must haves. We asked Duran for the Beach Island Iced Tea and asked him to make it a little sweeter than usual, he did a great job in balancing the taste of the drink with the sweetness and it turned out to be the best drink that evening.
It was time for the main course. Quench has a wide variety of sizzlers to suit every palate, be in continental or Chinese. We ordered a Chilly Dilly Chicken, a Chinese sizzler (Rs 369) and Prawns Newburg (Rs 419). We were kind of disappointed to see that the prawns served with Pimento rice had the same Paprika sauce. We were kind of overwhelming to have the same thing again with a side of rice. However the sizzler on the other hand was good. The slices of meat that was served were proportionate, with a thick spicy chinese sauce topped on a bed of pan fried noodles. We enjoyed it.
For dessert we had the Chocolate Mousse with Cointreau (Rs 229). It failed to impress us as there was no trace of Cointreau in it. Though it was topped with chocolate sauce, it tasted pretty ordinary.
What impressed us was the prompt service, great ambience, good music and of course food that was commendable. We highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to relax, enjoy and have a good time with friends. The only thing off-putting was the washroom. It looked like it hadn’t been cleaned for weeks. Both the restrooms were smelly and we both came back to our table without using it. That aside, otherwise we had a great time. We love all things 90’s and the music made our evening perfect. We loved the décor and would definitely want go back to try out few other mouth-watering dishes that are on the menu.