Amethyst - By the elite, Of the Elite, For the elite
It was my second visit to Amethyst and first with my wife. Wanted to show her how wonderful the place is. The previous time I had been there a few weeks back, service was awfully poor. The waiter couldn’t care less that I was seated and ignored me quite a few times until I asked him to serve me my coffee. After I was done, I offered to pay my bill using a credit card and the guy declined saying that the credit card would be accepted for bills above Rs. 200 only. I was shocked and protested after which he agreed to accept the card. Despite this I visited the place again because I really liked the place. And the food too.
So my wife and I settled in at the cafe around 1pm. For the first 8-9 mins, no one turned up. Thereafter, the waiter walked in and asked what would we like to order. I suggested that basic courtesy calls for water to be served as soon as the guest arrives. The guy fashionably brings two bottles of water, one warm and one cold. I replied that we would prefer normal water to which he showed a dirty face. We ordered for a starter and a main course.
For the next 10 minutes, the water didn’t arrive. And then it arrived. Followed by the starter. And the Main course too, all at one shot. My wife and I saw each other, sighed and started eating. The Pita Bread and Hummus were quite tasty as was the Penne Pasta in red chilli sauce. We finished our portions and I started having hiccups. Asked for a refill of water, which didn’t arrive for over 3 minutes. Interestingly, instead of refilling the water in the glass on the table using a Jar, the waiter took our glasses in to the kitchen, which was a bit surprising.
After a while we ordered coffee and it arrived quite quickly, faster than expected. Was an excellent coffee with the right body, flavour and hot enough. We chatted up for a while and asked for the bill which arrived promptly. As expected. We were seated in the a/c room which was filled with expats and people from “high society” as I would like to put it. Needless to say, the service levels to those people was much better, atleast visibly as I could observe.
The place has been designed very aesthetically with lots of greenery around and includes indoor a/c seating as well as outdoor portico and garden seating. There is also a shop which sells fashion products, an exhibition hall for photos and other things and a cake shop too, which is well patronized. The place attracts a lot of celebrities, film actors and actresses, etc.
Carrying a Macbook or multiple iPhones with you is not enough to be well respected here. Either tag along with some rich and famous people or probably a group of expats. Audi, Mercs and Beamers will get you the much needed attention. If you don’t own, atleast hire an Uber. Send me a Direct Message and I shall share a coupon code with you.