Enjoy Traditional Village Ambiance, Gujarati Meal at The Rot

Cuisines: Gujarati

Filters: Outdoor seating, Dine-in

Attributes: Restaurants, Lively

It is a unique experience to be in a Gujarati village, surrounded by the traditional ambiance – the furniture, the mud work (called lippan with mirrors studded on it), the huts, everything. Imagine enjoying a traditional full course Gujarati meal in such an ambiance, sounds great, doesn’t it?

This is the essence of the newly opened traditional restaurant – Rotlo, Gujarat ni Parampara in the Vasna Bhayli area, near the Bright Day School. As you enter, the staff greets you with a humble Namaste and a smile. You have an option to dine in an AC hut or in a traditional open air non-AC hut. In the AC hut, there are multiple tables, so different groups of guests all sit together in a hut to dine. There are two such AC huts, and many non-Ac huts inside the restaurant. The menu for the lunch or dinner is displayed at the entrance. You can choose whether you want to dine in AC or no, pay the amount for the same accordingly. The staff then take you towards your hut for the meal. Once in, you are welcomed with a welcome drink. On my visit, I got a glass of jal jeera. 

The meal consists of a full course Gujarati meal – roti, rotlo with ghee and jaggery, stuffed fried parathas, four different types of subjis, salad, chutneys, dal, kadhi, farsan like kachoris and dhoklas, chhas, and even sweets. The food is good, fresh and hot. The rotis are soft, the rotlo is good, the subjis are varied and cooked properly. I had four subjis on my plate – bhindi, white peas, brinjals and potatoes. All of them were really good. All the staples of a traditional Gujarati thali are out there in front of you, and it is fun to enjoy it all. 

The food is good, not too spicy and quite traditionally prepared. The food is served in use-and-throw cutlery – the plates and the bowls, that have a traditional feel in the way that it has a cane plate look to it, with the added advantage of not letting food spill out and leak out. The water and buttermilk, as well as the welcome drink are served in traditional earthenware glasses. 
The service is prompt and quick, there is always someone around looking into what you might need. In the night, the ambiance becomes all the more beautiful. It is a restaurant must be tried out, especially in this festive season. It makes for a good, laid back, relaxing experience of being pampered but in a traditional ambiance with desi food. The place has a classy feel to it, one is sure to enjoy it. 

Address: Near Bright Day School, Bhayli Road, Vadodara
Contact: 9638875201

Written By: Bhavi Patel

Tags: the rotlo

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