There is no denying the fact that the foodscape of Guwahati city has undergone a serious metamorphosis in the past few years. While the hub of the city's foodscape has extended beyond the peripheries of old Panbazar and Fancy Bazar area, a number of new eateries are dotting the landscape of the busy Guwahati-Shillong Road as well the peripheral RG Barooah Road, commonly known as the Zoo Road.
With the rise in purchasing power of the people, a host of top food labels have set up shop in the city. Compared to the situation a few years back, multi-national giants like Subway, Kareemz, Woking Mama, Crackling Mustard, Ballygunge Palace, fine dining restaurant of Hotel Vivanta, and the like have all slowly and steadily become an integral part of the city's foodscape. Despite the onslaught of international food giants, it is also heartening to note local food entrepreneurs take the plunge into the burgeoning food business in their own modest ways. Following the success of local food entrepreneurs like J14, Grill Republica, Naga Kitchen, Epic Momos, Fat Belly and the like, the food industry of Guwahati is on an upwards trend and many feel that this is the best time to enter this fast growing market.
One of the interesting side falls of the development of the city's food circuit is the mushrooming of local eateries in hitherto area which were considered to be the hinterland.While the Khanapara-Down Town Hospital stretch has already witnessed a boom in quality restaurants, the parallel Beltola Road is fast picking up. The Beltola stretch of Guwahati has always been a popular and busy are of the city but the lack of quality eateries made it come down in the ladder of places to visit got a quality and hygienic meal.
In a bid to cater to the demands of the younger generation who swear by fast food, continental and Italian food, a new restaurant, which has been around for sometime now, serves some of the best in Italian, continental and fast food items at a pretty reasonable place. Known as Green Pepper's, the place is located at the Survery Point, Basistha Road in Beltola.
Although the place has been in existence for quite some time, it has met with a lot of favourable responses. Its clientele includes the likes many well-known personalities of the city, and even travellers from outside the region who are often see gorging on the delectable items in the menu. Takeway is another popular option with the restaurant as many people are seen ordering their favourite food items as takaways.
Moving to the interiors, the décor is pretty simple and does not have much space for unnecessary ornaments. However, it makes up for the same in the form of comfortable chairs and tables which ensures you a comfortable dining experience. The ambience is cool and cost and offers one a pleasant dining experience, which we feel is what the customer looks for at the end of the day.
Sizing up the menu, Sumit Das, a customer said, "This is a nice place near survey. It has a subtle ambience and reasonably good food which makes for a good time up with friends. I tried their baby corn, fried rice and chicken manchurian. The food was good and the menu looks inviting as well.
Overall, this is a place that can be checked up."
Another customer Pranjit Das had all good things to say about the menu. In his words, "Located in the 1st floor of a building almost opposite Central Nursing Home, this gem of an eatery was discovered by me on a rainy evening. The place does not offer much in terms of an ambience but the place was really classy and calm. The place is large and it can easily accommodate 25-30 people at one go."
The menu includes Italian dishes, some Chinese and Indian cuisines. He continued, "We ordered Chicken Cheese and Corn Pizza and Baked Chicken Mac and Cheese. The pizza was awesome and it was quite genuinely priced compared to other pizza specialists in the city. Although it was not that cheesy, it was not that chewy too! People having a craving towards cheesy pizza might just rate it below par. But, for me it was perfect... The macaroni was deliciously prepared with cheese all over it. The service is good, takes a minimum time to serve...I am definitely looking forward for my second visit and I loved it!!!
Now coming to the prices, the prices of the items in the menu have been kept on an average to the higher side. Bu that should not concern you for a meal for two will roughly cost you around INR 800 bucks. So next time you are looking for a place specialising in continental, Chinese and indian dishes in the Beltola-Survery area, do keep Green Pepper's in your mind.