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Sprott Road
Ballard Estate
Tel: 91 22 2261 5264's insider take:

In the heart of the colonial business district of Ballard Estate lies this 84-year-old gem with peeling walls, marble-top tables, and indolently whirring fans that evoke the tattered grandeur of the city. Proprietor Boman Kohinoor is as old as the restaurant, and loves tottering up to customers and recounting his nostalgia for the days of British governance. But the real reason people eat at Britannia is its Indo-Persian food. The restaurant's signature dish is the spicy berry pulao, delicately marinated chunks of mutton served on a bed of aromatics and garnished with tart berries from Iran. If you have room, follow it up with some creamy caramel custard.

Open Mondays through Saturdays 12 to 4 pm.

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