Phone: +91 7620829999 / 020 65623999
Timing: 11:30 AM to 12:45 AM
Meals for Two: Rs. 1,700
Cuisine: Finger Food, Fusion, Mediterranean, European, Tapas
Highlights: Full Bar Available, Nightlife, Mobile Chargers On Table, Smoking Area, Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Two-storied, this 1BHK (Bar Haute Kitchen) feels like it is shared between a grandmother and a party crazed teenager. The floors are different as the day and night; the ground floor is bright and more grounded with comfortable seating perfect for dining duties. If you want to up your dinner game with some dancing, head to the first floor. Dark-wood paneled walls, dimly-lit, high bar stools and tables, live DJ, the top floor is definitely going to be crowd favorite despite the uncomfortable chairs.
They claim to be a super bar, and keep up to the claim by with a well-crafted Whiskey Sour. If bourbon isn’t your choice of poi son, the Rum Punch with hints of Malibu is another well-concocted drink. There is a long list of imported and home-grown spirits to choose from. The soft launch menu divided into tapas, mains and bar is precise, with enough options to keep you interested. The Princess Veg Mezze Platter is Veg Mezze Platter is ideal for a group. On the plate is a refreshing tab bouleh (cracked bulgar wheat salad); baba ganoush (grilled eggplant mash), which is oddly sweet; a smooth hummus and a good muhammara (a dip made with red peppers) with toasted pita bread.Other nibbles include crisp golden fried Pepper Corn Rolls that could have done with more pepper and cheese, falafel and a decent paneer tikka.
The Chicken Souvlaki listed under appetizers is a hearty dish. With generous portions of grilled chicken delicately marinated with garlic, yoghurt served on a fluffy pita with a side of sour cream, can be a meal in itself.The strangely named Mushroom Scampi is a vegetarian starter.
Crumb-fried mushroom shells stuffed with chopped, sautéed mushrooms and topped with cheese, this one hits the nail of being the delicious, greasy bar snack.From mains, the Grilled John Dory with Almond Rosemary with chunky almond bits, the umami mushrooms, grilled vegetables, would have been a stellar dish if the kitchen exercised light-handedness with the lemon vinaigrette. The tiramisu is avoidable.
PLUS AND MINUS
Good ambience, bottle service, courteous and attentive staff, 1BHK located in a relatively quiet area is a good option for a lunch or an evening out.The bar stools on the first floor are uncomfortable. They don’t have a dedicated dancing floor, but you can dance near around your table.