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Showcase: E for Effort

A combination of delicatessen, all-day diner and bistro. Photo:Special Arrangement

A combination of delicatessen, all-day diner and bistro. Photo:Special Arrangement   | Photo Credit: mail pic

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A cross between a casual diner and a chic bistro.

Actually, Le Cristaal is a combination of delicatessen, all-day diner and bistro. It’s building up a collection of breads, cheese and meats towards the first; a selection of grilled meats, sea food, salads, sandwiches, pastas and plated entrees to cater to those who drop in for heartier fare and, now that they have acquired the liquor license, they have a range of wines, cocktails and spirits to precede the food.

Rajesh Sadhwani, Payal Shah, Ritikaa Sadhwani — who have helmed pubs and eateries like Mocha, Pub World and Couch — are clear about their USP: an all day dining space, an eatery that fits both the labels of a bistro and a deli. Located at the junction between Lavelle Road and Vittal Mallya Road, Le Cristaal gains the advantage of a great location and makes the most of it, too.

Despite the somewhat compact nature of the eatery, diners get distressed interiors, triomphe l’oeil work on walls, and an airy outdoor seating area. If it’s a confusion of profusion, well, Le Cristaal does happen to be perched on three stools: a deli/diner/bistro.

Le Cristaal happens to be in an area literally crawling with casual and fine dining restaurants but Ritikaa Sadhwani says, “We are not competing with the established brands around us, we are creating a new market for our unique concept.” The food runs through a gamut of croissants and waffles for breakfast, burgers, salads, pizzas, pastas, risottos, and a fine line-up of desserts. This place deserves an E for effort.

Bottomline: One more place to meet and hang out.

Le Cristaal

Where: 36, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore.Ph: 080 41462747/41482747

Wallet Factor: Rs.1,000 upwards for a meal for two



Timing: 9.30 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.

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