Restaurant Review #7: Copper Kettle Gulshan-e-Iqbal

Last night I got a chance to dine at the newly opened Copper Kettle at Gulshan-e-Iqbal. The place is located between National Stadium and Expo Center. The seating capacity was ample and atmosphere was nice. However, the quality of food and service left a lot to be desired.

This Copper Kettle outlet is spanned on two floors. So finding a table is no issue at all. The ground floor was set up as similar to Gun Smoke in Zamzama, with wooden tables and waiters wearing cowboy hats and leather jackets. We were surprised how swiftly they ripped Gun Smoke style.

Second floor was set up in their traditional style similar to their outlet in Zamzama. They also served buffet style dinner on second floor, which I believe is not available at Zamzama. We decided to go for à la carte option.

Their menu was same, with funky names of dishes and high prices (Rs 300 to 600 main course). We ordered our food and drinks and the wait begins. Most of us ordered mint ice, which is a mint flavored carbonated drink. Some time later the drinks arrived, only to find out that they were flat. It seemed as if they were made out of water. We called the waiter and manager and informed them about the problem. The were kind enough to appreciate it and committed to replace the drinks, but it took what seemed like eternity to get the drinks again. To our disappointment, the drinks were still flat. We informed the manager again but we were too thirstly and settled for what we had.

The quality of food was also not up to their standards. I have eaten much better food at their Zamzama outlet. Something was lacking (or exceeding) in every dish we ordered. We were not happy campers in the end, specially after that drink blunder.

12 Comments so far

  1. AH (unregistered) on March 26th, 2007 @ 7:26 pm

    I’d be curious to know if they moved some of the the Zamzama staff to this new location since the service there is better and the staff know how to do things, approximately, right.

  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on March 26th, 2007 @ 9:24 pm

    Bad food. Exorbitant prices. Not a very good combination for a restaurant that is trying to lure middle-class strata.

  3. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on March 26th, 2007 @ 10:48 pm

    CK lost its touch a long time ago. Things are not just expensive, they do not justify the prices. Everything is “Saucy” & seems to taste generic.
    Even the most popular dish, Caked Alaska is always melted.
    The CK Gulshan seems to be getting panned universally. Hopefully they improve their quality as they are a popular brand.

    Oh & btw, when u ask for a drink, tell em to get u a Bottle. The fountains are nothing but sweetened water with colour. Rather drink water.

  4. Sathish (unregistered) on March 26th, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

    CK is going down the hill, possibly this is an effort to LURE the crowd to whom Zamzama seems to be ‘FAR’ in terms of traffic, and time.

    KAISER at Pakistan Chowk – Cycle market is much better. The best part is, it serves great local stuff with local names at a very moderate prices,.

  5. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on March 27th, 2007 @ 1:08 am

    local stuff as in Daal/Sabzi etc right?
    Is it hygenic?

    Ive heard a lot of good about the Fresco resteraunt at Burns road (back side, next to the Atlas Honda show room–Bandar road i think).

    Can anyone verify?

    Chatkharay @ Khadda Market is the best for Paki food in my opp. Good, Clean, yummy food & they dont charge an arm and a leg (Its by no means inexpensive either).

  6. Sufi (unregistered) on March 27th, 2007 @ 2:53 am

    dude, fresco rocks!

    ck, only used to eat “For Strawberry Lovers” baaqi sab mehnga lagta hai bhai :(

  7. Saad Ibrahim Lakhany (unregistered) on March 27th, 2007 @ 10:30 am

    the problem of Pakistan is the lack of consumer rights these fools are just sitting there to rip our wallets.

  8. Zag (unregistered) on March 27th, 2007 @ 10:35 am

    The samething happened with me, i.e., drinks were flat….. the service was extremely slow, the food was so-so (we ordered a steak and a burger and it seems they made the burger first and then started on the steak because by the time it reached us the burger was COLD!!! the prices were a ripoff….. a dinner for two ended up costing 1600+ and in the end we were thinking it would have been better if we had opted for the buffet…

  9. Sufi (unregistered) on March 27th, 2007 @ 10:54 am

    Zag, that’s so true. I wouldn’t eat at ck if I have to pay.

  10. Tariq (unregistered) on March 27th, 2007 @ 1:33 pm

    Indus Foods in khadda market is a good option if you are in the vicinity.

  11. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 1:53 pm

    SAAD 1st we shall uphold Human Rights then we can gradually progress for CONSUMER Rights

    We can Pray, isn’t it.

  12. kk (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 3:20 pm

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