Ilove food… most of the time. But what drove me to About Thyme was the beautiful display of salted caramel crepes in IG. My sweet tooth and I just had to take a bite. And it was glorious!
The Setting & Ambience
About Thyme is nestled on the corner of Eldama Ravine and Peponi Road in Westlands/Parklands. It looks like a suburban getaway area, a little secluded, cosy but within the city. You can hear cars pass if you are sitting outside. But it is not so loud that it irks you.
We got here a little early on a Saturday for their brunch. There are three sitting areas, inside the restaurant, at the terrace or in the garden. If you like being close to nature and in an open space, the terrace and the garden are the best options for you.
There is not much of nature, but the surrounding trees make the outdoors calming.
The last time I had salmon in one of these high-end restaurants, it was bitter and left such a bad taste in my mouth.
But the one I had at About Thyme was great! I also ordered scrambled eggs on sweetcorn fritters, served with their chilli jam. I honestly do not know what to say about this. It wasn’t a hundred per cent unique taste or a dish that leave you wanting more. It was just there.
My colleague had the big breakfast, with mushrooms, baked beans, sausages, bacon and grilled tomato. The only complaint I had about this is that the proportion of mushrooms is just too much compared to the rest.
We both had tea masala, which was just bland, to be honest. It tasted like overdiluted milk with little to no masala or other tea spices.
What did I love from their food menu? While I did not taste everything on their menu, I did order something from their ‘Something Sweet’ menu, salted caramel sauce with walnuts and bananas served with whipped cream. I also ordered a drink from their mocktails selection, hibiscus iced tea sparkler and it was delicious! My colleague ordered their version of Dawa, spiced ‘not’ toddy, and I think it is the best data I have had from a restaurant so far.
If you are planning on dining here, consider booking in advance. They have a booking page on their SM pages. Their menu is also available if you want to plan your spending in advance.
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