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Nothing beats the legacy of Flury's !
Flurys is a legendary tearoom which was founded in 1927 by Mr. and Mrs. J Flurys.
That legacy is continuing till today. The interiors very elegant and royal. One cannot just help but notice Flury's when in Park Street. A beautifully decorated confectionery sprawling over a big space.
Coming to the food, it was my birthday and I had picked up a cake from Flurys because a birthday cake from Flurys would make it really special!
Now, it was an eggless cappuccino cake priced at 560 which with taxes came upto 600/-
The cakes was very good. The taste of cappuccino could be detected easily and the rich cream and the amazing layers of chocolate just made my day (though it was anyway my day)
It was too good. The cake was a huge hit among my folks and I can happily recommend people to buy their pasties and cakes for special occasions from here! :)
Happy eating guys,
Flury's stirs up a lot of memories. Memories from childhood. Whenever I go to the pastries counter in the morning or afternoon I am spoilt for choice and whenever I end up reaching a bit late in the evening I am disappointed. Why so one may ask. It is because all the fresh stock arrives from their bakery in the morning and at best lasts till evening. When I used to pursue my graduation in one of the nearby colleges I was almost a regular there. I still go there as often as I possibly can. All their traditional choices like the trademark boat cake, the chocolate, vanilla, pineapple and strawberry cubes are my favourites. Their hot cross buns during easter are the best in town. The croissants, danishes and quiches are par excellence. Wake up a little early and break your fast there. Bacon and eggs with baked beans on toast. You will be blown off your feet. Drop in for lunch some time. The traditional sandwiches that they serve, which are not on the menu, are almost as good as fresh home made sandwiches. Never give that a miss. Other than that they have stuffed croissants, pastas, club sandwiches and a lot of other stuff which are perhaps not as good as other stuff available but good nevertheless. One may also have the lunch menu for dinner and finish off with one of their pastries, if any are left till that time and wash it all down with some pretty decent coffee. The decor is really classy and has that feel good factor to it. Get a table near the huge French windows and watch life on Park Street go by. Or get a romantic and cozy table hidden away in one of the corners. The service may take a little time if the place is too crowded otherwise it is as good =as any good restaurant or cafe in town.
The thing with Flury's is whether you eat their or not whether you get a place to sit or not but you can never go back home empty handed, unless your are really determined to do so. One just can't give their goodies a miss, especially people with a sweet tooth like me. Here's to Flury's. Cheers.
Once upon a time there was a confectionery giant called Flurys. But now its just an average cafe. Expensive food, unhygienic food and stale pastries are the few of my experiences.
Food is very expensive. We tried chicken bolognese pasta and cheese cake. Pasta took ages to be serviced and when served was cold. We found traces of hair in the dish and insisted to return it. Served the same cold dish in fresh plate after taking out the hair. Utter unhygienic and lacks professionalism.
The cheese cake was tougher than rock and hardly have taste of cheese. Frozen cakes/pastries from hypermarket tastes much better than them.
The reason they deserve 2 star from me instead of 1 star because of their famous location reminds me of any European bistro.
It's heritage, it's nostalgia...or simply put, it's Flury's!
The Nostalgia: I first went to Flury's when I was just a kid, with my baba and he bought me this amazing Chicken and Mushroom patty and a cube pastry. Then one Christmas morning came this delicious Yule Log from Flury's. And my bond with Flury's was sealed from thereon...
Ambience: The Apeejay Group acquired Flury's and reopened it in the December of 2004 and when it did we saw major overhaul, both in the decor, which became more contemporary and flamboyant, and also in its gourmet offerings, which now ranged from the tearoom classics to a more modern lunch and dinner menus. Personally, I love the current decor with its muted warm lighting, chequered flooring and matching roof-height pillars, the huge glass wall overlooking the very colourful Park Street, spacious seating arrangement with contemporary yet classic wooden furnitures, huge ceilings adorned with massive chandeliers and cream walls covered with gilded mirrors and framed sepia photographs and the massive display area with all sorts of delicious baked assortment ready to seduce all your senses.
Service: Impeccable. Period.
Food: Be it the pastries or the pasta, Flury maintains strict quality control for all the food items. Result: everything tastes heavenly. I love the adorable and classic crusted cube pastries and quiches and the patties and their toasted Chicken and Cheese sandwich (orgasmic! I surely am going tomorrow!!). But there are a lot to choose from their continental spread. So several visits is what I would prescribe. And mind the price because you are sure to feel the pinch but cannot really complain, this is a star cafe afterall (managed by The Park).
Recommendation: Do try their toasted sandwiches, all buttery and delicious and make sure you jog home afterwards!
It gives me great pleasure to once again review this tea-room of the erstwhile Calcutta because it has been not only a part of the growing up years of kids of the early 2000s but for generations before that and having tasted baked items from across the country I can confidently claim that when Flury's is in its glory it whips up the best tea-time accompaniments, wonderful desserts with frosting that are rich , delicious and a treat for all the senses.
The biggest problem with this tea-room is its inconsistent quality of products because for regulars such as myself it is of great disappointment and when the quality is inconsistent it is difficult to recommend it to a person who is a non-regular because chances are that he/she ends up with a bad experience. My last two visits proved disastrous with stale pastries, stale cream, melted ice-cream to name a few and so this time I entered deciding on first checking the looks of the baked items and then ordering. You see when a tea-room churns out such deliciousness over the years they get the benefit of the doubt even if 3 or 4 experiences are sour.
I was delighted with the fresh aroma wafting to my nose from across the counters. They were in fact stocking the counters with cakes that had just been coated with delicious frosting. We immediately decided to stay on for dessert. Now in case you are entering for desserts alone which are from the counter they ask you to politely take a seat on the high-chairs which are meant for people who indulge their taste buds to a bit of delicious sweetness.
I thought it would a culinary sin to have visited Flury's and not order the Darjeeling tea with their heritage chicken sandwich. My two other companions settled for the truffle slice and the chocolate shortbread.
The pastries arrived almost immediately. While my companions took a bite of their respective orders , my friend who had ordered the slice of truffle cake was delighted with the freshness of the cakes , the beautiful rich ganache icing. My other companion loved the hard crust of the chocolate shortbread which had milk chocolate icing . Why when in season, (because sometimes when the quality drops I like calling it the off season of Flury's ) they make the best patisseries in town is the richness of the ganache, which is creamy and made with dark chocolate while the cake itself if light fluffy yet has a rich texture inside the mouth. The shortbread was something that was rich in its own way for the cream frosting made with milk chocolate and the crust adds to the delight of the one who savours it. It is good to have so many options of patisseries when most other bakeries whip the same of cakes with different frosting.
The tea is at its best for those who are connoisseurs of royal taste in the world of tea. The right amount of leaves, gives the tea its perfect golden colour. The best part is that for 1 pot of Darjeeling tea you get two cups of tea. the only problem is that by the time you reach your second cup the mashing has been done for a bit too long and you are forced to add milk and sugar. The heritage chicken sandwich is the best in town. It is thick with the filling of succulent pieces of shredded chicken , both sides of the bread are buttered and the chicken is mixed with creamy mayonnaise making it the perfect eta-time accompaniment. The almond cube which I had opted for as my other tea-time accompaniment was made with the freshest and thickest of cream available. The flakes of almonds made a delicious concoction in my mouth along with bits of almonds and a bit of thin layer of baked cake.
In all the visit was absolutely a superb delight. I did deduct one mark because I am still unsure of their consistency in quality. Once I visit them another couple of times and see that the quality is s delightful as this experience had been I would give it a full rating.
As is its signature even when the quality goes down the servers are very polite and nobody rushes you through your meal or cup of tea so that conversation for hours seem beautiful.
When in its glory, no other bakery in town can come close to what is whipped up in the kitchens of this age old tea-room. May they preserve their legacy and not fluctuate the quality.
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