Review: Two One Two All Day in Santacruz
After much delay, Two One Two All Day in Santacruz launches on 1st August 2013, and finally the anticipation ends for loyal followers who don’t have to make the trip to Worli for a meal at Two One Two Bar and Grill. This one is a casual deli version of the fine-dine, thus maintaining the quality of food yet keeping in mind the affordability factor.
Sharing a glass wall with the Mini Cooper showroom, you will get a direct view of the cutesy cars while you dig into a feast that is nothing short of a gastronomic attack.
With the reflection of overhead looping lights falling on the warm wooden furniture, its interiors are in tune with the Worli counterpart. Although, we imagine the place to be buzzing once the live deli counter, the bar, the live salad and pizza counter are up and running.
Without further ado, let’s get to what we came here for. The menu comprises custom designed soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pastas and mains. The first appetizer to arrive was the Crab ‘farci’. We loved scooping out the tender crabmeat topped with Parmesan cheese from the crab shell, which tasted of the sea and sun. The Tenderloin Carpaccio was so soft and thin, and seasoned to such perfection that the paper-thin slices of the raw meat simply melted in our mouths. Whether it was the intense flavour of the Barbequed Chicken Wings with blue cheese dip or the cheesy bites of ‘truffle fries’, everything on the plate sat beside each other in perfect harmony. The warm Baked Feta Cheese with garlic bread on the side is something we haven’t tried before, and are definitely going to try again. It’s an apt antidote for this cold, rainy weather. Take a bite of this soft textured baked cheese and a fuzzy feeling takes over you.
For mains, we liked how the creaminess of the wild mushroom pasta was broken with hints of chilli flakes. The Spaghetti Carbonara was al dente and rich in texture, with little pieces of chewy bacon adding the right amount of smokiness to the dish. Everything served to us did not fail to impress.
Just when we thought our appetite was satiated enough for at least a week, a slice of fresh Raspberry Cheesecake swooped in to instantly change our minds. Definitely one of the best we’ve had so far, the freshness and zesty flavour of the berries lent the perfect balance to the creamy sweetness of the Philly cheese. The Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies were li’l squares of dark desires.
A gym membership card after the dessert section on their menu would be a good addition, no?
A meal at Two One Two All Day is great value for money for the quality of food and service offered.
A meal for two would cost approximately Rs. 2,000 here without alcohol. The place is open from 11 am till 4 pm for breakfast and lunch, from 4 pm till 7 pm for the high tea menu and from 7 pm till 12:30 am for dinner.
Address: Two One Two All Day, Near Mini Cooper Car Showroom, Santacruz West, Mumbai 400054
Contact Number: 022 26610212