American food on a platter: The All American Diner, Lavasa

The moment you step inside this place, you instantly get transferred to the rock-n-roll era. Chequered tile floor, jade walls, red furniture along with posters of American classic cars and rock stars adds their due share to the retro feel.

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The restaurant is housed in the hotel The Water Front Shaw right at the promenade. If you are staying at this hotel, inadvertently you will end up at this place for breakfast.

Quick and friendly service along with courteous staff is a pure complement to the food they offer.

The have the most comprehensive menu serving American food. Right from Burgers and fries to sausages, decker sandwiches and salads to name a few. The breakfast served includes all cuisines from Indian to Continental. The spread is good enough in varieties with satisfactory taste. Have dinner anywhere, at the promenade, among plenty of choices but don’t miss to end your day with sumptuous desserts offered here.

Recommendations: Peanut Butter Malt (185++), a must try for peanut butter lovers. Brownie Blast (215++) for those who want sinful indulgence.

Peanut Butter Malt
Peanut Butter Malt
Brownie Blast
Brownie Blast

The Deck, Dasvino Club, Lavasa

You are seldom out of food options at the Promenade but in case you are, The Deck at the Dasvino Club comes as an alternate.

Located on the other side of the Promenade, the Dasvino Club is at walking distance from the Promenade. Even driving down there hardly takes a couple of minutes and the club has ample parking space.

Now coming to the best thing first. The location of the restaurant overlooking the lake and the Promenade gives an excellent opportunity to have a panoramic view of the Promenade, especially in the evening.

Promenade
Promenade

The Deck has outside, inside and by the pool seating options. We were the first and only one that evening despite the fact that it was a high season. That was surprising, the first. Second was the time it took for our order to arrive.

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The multi-cuisine restaurant serves Indian, Italian, Meditirrenian food with limited options in each. We ordered Cream of Tomato Soup (110++), Veg. Mezze Platter (225++), Pizza Afumicato (245++) and Veg Steak BBQ Sauce and Garlic Bread (255++).

Cream of Tomato Soup
Cream of Tomato Soup
Veg. Mezze Platter
Veg. Mezze Platter
Veg Steak, BBQ Sauce and Garlic Bread
Veg Steak, BBQ Sauce and Garlic Bread

The average in taste food came with the second surprise. It took us 20 mins from order to bill. Flat 20 mins! Rather than a compliment to the service, this makes me think and makes me worry about the freshness of the food.

Conclusively, an average VFM fine dine option at Lavasa complemented by great views.