Phone: 020 71967611
Address: Survey 209/1/2/3, CTS 2109/21, Nandanvan Apartments, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra India
Time: 8 AM to 12 Midnight
Meals for two: Rs. 1,400
Cuisines: European, Salad, Bar Food, Finger Food, Beverages
Facilities: Breakfast, Full Bar Available, Nightlife, Indoor Seating, Table booking recommended, Smoking Area, Valet Parking Available, Outdoor Seating
Arbour Kitchen is an all-day, multi-cuisine restaurant located in one of the pleasant and quiet lanes of Kalyani Nagar.
Arbour Kitchen | Drinks, Kalyani Nagar, Pune: Decor
The al fresco seating is filled with trees and potted plants which create an ambience well suited for an all-day restaurant. These lush green surroundings and great music creates a vibe which is hip and contemporary. With patio furniture, the seating could have been more comfortable. The indoor section which also houses the bar is well decorated and the seating is more comfortable than the outdoor section.
Arbour Kitchen | Drinks, Kalyani Nagar, Pune: Food
Some classic and some fusion, the menu features dishes from across the globe along with dishes from different parts of India. Even though the menu offers a lot of vegetarian options, one cannot help but notice the sheer variety of non-vegetarian options.
Arbour is a meat-eaters’ paradise and staying true to that tag, we started with scrumptious crispy fish Tacos which were soft shell tacos loaded with kimchi and a flavorful scallion sauce. On our server’s recommendation, we asked for Arbour’s spiced flame grilled lamb chops which were disappointing. The chops were cooked unevenly and the meat around the bone was almost raw.
From the vegetarian small plates, we ordered the much-talked-about mushroom galauti kebabs. Served on a soft and flaky lacchha paratha, the kebabs were flavorful and spiced rightly without the cardamom overpowering the taste. The Caribbean flavor on the Cajun and lime cottage cheese skewers was on point and the accompanying sour cream with cumin enhanced the taste. The pasta section has some very interesting choices, some traditional and some contemporary. The popular and traditional Spaghetti aglio e olio with prawns was our first choice. The garlic, olive oil, chili flakes and prawns combination with spaghetti was absolutely delicious. But our top pick was the saffron Tagliatelle with the meaty morels which are specially sourced from Kashmir. The taste of the creamy sauce was elevated further with the use of saffron and the unmistakable aroma spread across the table when they served the dish. This one is highly recommended.
After the pastas, we got to the steaks and grills section. We ordered the Korean BBQ smoked tenderloin. In my opinion, only a few handpicked restaurants in Pune can do justice to a tenderloin steak and treat it gently. So it was an absolute delight to taste the perfectly cooked medium rare steak which was topped with a pepper jus and served with sticky jasmine rice. At Arbour, there is a specials menu which changes daily. The day we visited, we were lucky to have the Za’atar spiced grilled quail. The quail was cooked to perfection with the unique za’atar spice blend and served with herbed couscous.
Arbour Kitchen | Drinks, Kalyani Nagar, Pune: Plus & Minus
Though Arbour is a meat lover’s paradise, there are a lot of vegetarian options too. The well curated and elaborate menu has something to offer for each meal of the day and I will be going back to try their breakfast menu soon. One thing that bothered me throughout my time at Arbour was the use of small mineral water bottles for each table. I strongly request the management to offer a choice to customers who wish to opt for tap water instead.