This is one great mystery for me.
Most of the time the food is nothing to write home about and not value for money. The waiters talk to you like you are a very sad life form that doesn’t deserve to exist, the place is noisy and you can literally hear the conservation on both sides of your table and beyond!
Not to forget the strangest experiences you have. Like this one that Suman and I had a few months ago.
Sometime ago, I was there with a few of my friends. We were chatting and making as much noise as everyone else. The waiter came up to us and told us to keep our voices down despite the fact that nearly everyone was talking as loudly!!
The other day, went there for breakfast with a couple of friends.
Can I have a tea with the lemon and milk separately, friend Sabir asks rather nicely.
You can’t, replies the rude waiter. You can have only lemon or milk.
Yes, but can I have it on the side, asks Sabir again.
No, replies, the waiter, we can only serve lemon or milk with one pot. And he adamantly refused to hear what Sabir was trying to say!
And yet, we continue to return. The regulars will swear by the place.
Why, I wonder? Is it the convenience? Or is it the atmosphere of the place? It’s one of those deep, dark mysteries, I tell you.