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Hear the name Peter Pan and your first thought is of Never-NeverLand? Unfortunately there’s absolutely no connection at first look. The interiors are stark and threadbare. Yellow and purple seem to be the mascot colours generously scattered among the plastic furniture, the menu and even the uniforms; you definitely need a dark pair of shades here.

But the college crowd doesn’t seem to care; they come here in hordes irrespective of the time of day

First impressions get this place no brownie points, though the graffiti walls add a quirky touch. The place could do with more tables; it’s a tight fit for someone who doesn’t want to do the whole eat-and-run bit.

But once you get past the settings to the bright smiles of the staff, you won’t be disappointed. Peter’s Pan is best known for its food. This concept restaurant has got its menu right.

At first look, fast food items seem to dominate. Egg dishes, waffles, burgers, hash browns and fries at really inexpensive prices. No wonder it’s the preferred hangout of the college crowd, since it’s strategically located in vicinity of three of the city’s biggest colleges.

But the main attraction are the pancakes. These are amazingly appetising and not just as dessert. The Cheesy Chicken pancake with a generous dollop of melted cheese is a great pick; you just can’t go wrong. For those who count every calorie, there is no whole wheat option.

The portions are ample but that’s actually a good thing. You get the opportunity to sample their Belgian Chocolate pancakes, which scream for seconds. Definitely worth those extra rounds on the treadmill. Non-chocolate lovers? Try the banana/blueberry ones.

The waffles are equally appetising; the fruit combo topped with whipped cream is worth a try. The beverage front isn’t great; smoothies, shakes and a very basic coffee that you could easily skip.

Irrespective of the time you choose to visit, the food leaves you completely satisfied. The ‘Backstreet Boys’ era music in the background transports you to a time almost forgotten…

GAURI SHAH

Peter’s Pan

Where:1&3 Chanakyapuri, FC Road, Pune.

Wallet factor:Rs. 300 for a meal for two

Bottomline:Forget the interiors, go for the pancakes.


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