Address: 81/82, Koregaon Park Annexe, Mundhwa, Pune, Maharashtra 411001
Time: 12 Noon to 12:30 AM
Meals for two: Rs. 1,000
Cuisines: Continental, Asian, Chinese
Facilities: Full Bar Available, Live Music, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Wifi
On the same premises as Hard Rock Cafe and Stone Water Grill (temporarily shut for renovations), Unwind is another addition for party goers, as well as for those who want to just chill.
Unwind, Mundhwa, Pune: DECOR
Sprawled over 14,000 sq ft, there is something for everyone – a bistro on the top floor that’s open on all four sides, a huge lounge for dancing, and an al fresco for dinner and drinks.The Balinese architecture inspired decor with high ceilings, wooden pillars, is pleasant.
Unwind, Mundhwa, Pune: FOOD
Primarily a party place, the 300 seater lounge is a testimony to that, but there are enough options on the menu to keep you occupied. There aren’t many experimental cocktails on offer; the Negroni is as decent as it gets. The Indo Thai Seekh, a coarse mince of corn studded with dry fruits with hints of Thai curry paste is a good appetizer to pair your drinks with. Its meaty counterpart is the Murgh Anari Seekh. Gently spiced chicken seekh, smooth hummus, soft pita with some pomegranate seeds strewn on the plate, is a good bite. The best dish of the night was the rather interesting Plantain and Pepper Fritters. Moulded into tikkis and pan-fried until the crust glistened a golden brown hue, the slightly glutinous and faintly sweet fritter was an absolute knockout.While some dishes impressed, there were a few disappointments, like the Milky and Pinky. A salad with squid poached in milk, grilled salmon, slivered almond along with a chilli dressing. The rubbery squid and smelly salmon did not help this dish to sail through. Another letdown was the Three Kind Mushroom Flatbread. On a thin-crust, chopped mushrooms (button, shiitake and another one which I couldn’t decipher) are baked with a lot of cheese. This would have been a decent dish had it not been topped off with chalky goat’s cheese. Of the mains, the Prawn Karuvepillai could have done with more karuvepillai (curry leaves). The most prominent taste on this one was that of garam masala. Not bad, but it definitely wasn’t an ode to Thanjavur, as mentioned on their menu.
Unwind, Mundhwa, Pune: PLUS AND MINUS
A good place to unwind. The decor is pleasant, the service decent, and weekends are usually more cheerful with live gigs. The larder needs serious updating, in terms of the quality of the ingredients. Serving smelly fish is just not cool.