Our visit to Samovar was a quick one. The moment we reached, we were welcomed in a traditional Middle Eastern courtesy. Off the road, it was a completely different world altogether. The large canopies in front of the bar made their presence felt to the core. We chose to sit in the dining area which was a spread under a large tree and had a fresh Shawarmas being churned out in front of us. In a place like Goa, its hard to find classy restaurants, but I feel that this one fits in the wall perfectly. We ordered Fattoush, Mezze Platter non veg, and chicken shawarmas wrap. It turns out that the Fattoush was nicely done with hints of sumac and cumin but was overloaded with feta cheese (Maybe the chef gets the cheese for free). Our Mezze platter was a sure shot winner with perfectly done humus, babaganoush, falafel and chicken wings. The restaurant has an obligatory service of fresh pita which is a big service gesture. Chicken Shawarma was flavourful but the chefs will have to consider the amount of fat they use as it was soaked in fat and did not have any texture to its bite. The bathrooms are pretty large and spacious and the complete premises is disabled friendly. That's a big PLUS.
We did not order any drinks and stuck to beers though the bar menu looked very tempting as it had some very interesting names of cocktails. Gave desserts a miss as we were pretty full, but did I mention. They do their own in-house baklava for restaurant and home delivery ordering too.
All in all a great place in the making. Lets see how well does Samovar fare in the next season. Would surely be giving another try with a larger group.