Heart Cup Café – Gachibowli

Heart cup café or HCC is the very few names in the hospitality industry that I have been hearing since my initial days of blogging which is like almost 6.5 years. I have been to their Jubilee hill outlet more than to Kondapur one too, but I haven’t been to Begumpet and Gachibowli one. Now I can strike off the Gachibowli outlet as I have been to it recently, and it’s amazingly humongous property HCC with great space

Ambiance: It’s one of the huge properties of HCC which can easily accommodate 1500+ per at once. The best place to enjoy great food, live music, open mics, and special events as the place is divided into indoor and outdoor sections. They have got 2 separate bars for indoor and outdoor as the outside section has the smoking option in open space.

Let’s talk about food: It’s a food feast combination of oriental and pan-Asian cuisine spread to sapidity on. As the food is eye-soothing and vibrant also versatile in taste and texture so apt for every dish you eat here. So starting with Cheese chicken murgh good marination of succulent chicken pieces where the flavors were dripping out on each bite was topped with melted cheese to make it more smooth and creamy texture as each bite of chicken kebabs were melting in the mouth. One of the most consumable and basic dishes in Pan Asian cuisine is Lotus stem in sweet sesame chili sauce. As the lotus stems were crunchy and as well it was equally coated with the sauce as the stem doesn’t have any taste of its own. The first impression will be sweet, but the after-effect will be slow and steady, as the chillis hit you quite late and the spicy gives you a wake-up call. Tangra chilly prawns the name of this dish reminds me of the Tangra Chinese cuisine available in the streets of Kolkata with has Chinese cuisine with an Indian influence. It’s a butterfly batter fried crispy prawns tossed in Indo-Chinese sauce which again has a similar after-taste of lotus stem, the late spicy flavor perfectly blended with the seafood. This was not the only prawn dish, the next dish was Steam prawns sunrise sauce. The prawns were nicely steamed presented as scorpion style with pesto sauce garnish and placed on tomato-based gravy reduction. The gravy reduction gives accurate acidic and citrus flavor to the dish. You cannot miss ordering a paneer dish in a pub as they have a perfect paneer dish to be served, so I have ordered Asian chili cottage cheese. It’s the same Indian tandoor marination for a big cottage cheese cube, which has amazingly absorbed the flavors from the marination. The cottage cheese got perfect smokey edges to enhance the taste to the next level.  The Kur Kure Paneer Fritters has a filling of hung curd and cream cheese filling inside with outside covered with aloo bhujia coating to give a nice crunchy bite to these fritters. The Herbal grilled chicken was covered in the oriental spices with subtle taste making it quite juicy and succulent enough but what I felt was thyme and rosemary herbs were quite dominating as you won’t be able to feel other spices taste. The crispy fried chicken was presented in a similar roulade style but a crispy one where the chicken breast is filled with gooey melted cheese inside and outside it got crunchy texture which has enhanced the taste also the dip served was a unique way as it was served inside a lettuce bowl.

Main Course: After a vibrant flavor journey of starters we have reached the main dish where we had some more delicious and amazing dishes. Started with Chicken patty with orange caper sauce along with creamy mashed potatoes. The Chicken patty was perfectly cooked has absorbed the flavors from the orange caper, but the mashed potatoes have stolen the show from the entire dish as it was much more creamy and tasty. The Pollo Forza pizza was quite a basic pizza I felt as it got very minimal toppings and a basic appearance, but the taste was quite good but not astonishing. The best dish from Japanese cuisine is sushi, the veg one was Avocado sushi and the nonveg was California Sushi. Both were amazing, but California sushi steals the deal from the plate as it has the goodness of tuna, chicken, and other ingredients. My favorite Thai green curry was really delicious, all the flavors were on point, and it was really delicious to relish. Finally, the last dish was Burmese prawns curry huge meaty prawns cooked in Burmese spices and coconut milk has got all the flavors. The panda leaves, giving its kick to the gravy.


The dessert bar is being handled by Concu one of the finest bakers in the town. So we had blueberry compote cheesecake and pull-over chocolate truffle cake, they were damn amazing the fab I would say it.


Ambiance: 5/5

Food: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Overall Experience: 5/5


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