The many themed nights, the panoramic view from the terrace, the shack like seating space reminiscent of Goa club together to provide the much desired uniqueness to Love Shack and save it from being lost in the ever growing resto-bar jungle of Bangalore.
The terrace resto-bar provides panoramic view of the vast skyline in one side and the lit up city on the other. They offer seating options in various levels: the cozy cabanas, the low seating, the elevated bamboo couches, separate enclosure or mini shack for private parties.
Here the DJs keep churning out beautiful tunes everyday of the week. But it gets really spiced up on Wednesdays- Ladies night & Karaoke night, Tuesdays & Thursdays- Salsa nights.
In food they have options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. They excel at the wide range of starters on offer. Patrons specially mention their wood fired pizzas, nachos, meat balls, pesto pasta etc. Much in demand is their Barbeque Sunday Brunches with options in seafood, imported liquor and unlimited IMFL.
They boast of a well stocked bar with all domestic and international brands of wine, single malts, scotch whiskeys, vodkas, rum, cognac, beer and varieties of cocktails. Specially recommended is the Pinacolada cocktail.
The resto-bar located across the road from Embassy Golf Link is mostly populated by the corporate crowd in search of a happy get away. And the place succeeds in cheering you up hugely as you walk through the tables filled with giggly crowd, room bubbling with happy chatter, dance floor bursting with music & skewed movements.
In the dreamland called Mumbai as life is becoming more and more mundane, here’s your ticket to turn the mundane into fabulous- A candlelight dinner with the special one. Sitting across an elaborately done table, whispering over the crockery and sipping your favorite wine is one certain way of piercing the quotidian to find the marvelous.
And the good news is there’re a number of city restaurants and hotels providing sumptuous ambience for candlelight dining.
At Dome(Intercontinental marine drive), the venue for your candle light dinner is the terrace of Dome- the music mingling with exquisite wine and the only light being the glittering candles on the tables and the soft glow of the moon.
At Kangan, flashes of color, breathtaking views, and the subtle glow of candles married to the mouth-watering aromas are what to expect at the dinner.
At Splash, your dinner is served beside the outdoor pool in an enchanting, manicured garden.
The other notable venues include Café Mangii in Powai, Global Fusion in Bandra west, Indigo in Colaba, Out of Blue in Khar west, Mystic Kitchen in Powai, The Table in Colaba, Red Olives in Powai, Bonobo in Bandra west.
So chose a venue in your neighborhood and take a break from the monotony.
No packaging, fresh from the cask, little or no carbonization; authentic, living, breathing liquid- that’s draught beer for you. Authenticity of flavor is one of the high points of draught beer. This being unpasteurized beer retains the flavors of the ingredients unlike the bottled beer which has the flavor profile changed due to exposure to heat through pasteurization. There’s no risk of draught beer getting skunked as the cask provides enough protection against light.
Bangalore’s conversancy with draught beer dates back to 1985. The most favoured destinations of draught beer lovers in present day Bangalore are the following.
Over The Top Terrace lounge- Designed as a space to give you a feel of our old Bangalore. Airy, open and with a true green feel, a perfect place to wind down after a long day at work.
Lock n Load- The one pub in town that takes you all the way back to the Wild Wild West. Crafted to the last nail in honor of the cowboy and the life of the outlaw. “Lock N Load” will have you hooked to the charm of the west and leave you hungry for more cow boy action.
Déjà vu Resto Bar- Drift back into the glorious black ‘n white era drink with Marlon, dance with Presley, dine with Marilyn and chuckle with Chaplin!
And the list is long- Bon South, Bak Bak Bar, Stones, Vapour and Skybar (Spree Hotels) etc.
When next you feel to ‘sink a pint or two’, give the bottle a break. Enjoy the thrill of pulling a pint from the firkin or pushing it from a keg.
Do you have an opinion that South Indian cuisine is only limited to idly, dosha and sambar? If yes it is high time to give a rethink. ‘South Indies’, a south Indian paradise nullifies all your misconceptions with their lip smacking dishes from the four South Indian states Karnataka, Tamil nadu,Kerala and Andra. The ambiance is fresh and purely South Indian. The main door is ornamented with banana leaves, an icon of South India. As you slowly enter, the rambling South Indian aromas create a craving for it inside your mind. Why the food is so irresistible? The answer is quite evident good food always smells good.
‘South Indies’ is a pure vegetarian restaurant situated rightly at two of the prime locations in Bangalore Indiranagar and infantry road. An amalgamation of cuisines from four South Indian states present a lavish gastronomic treat. From the delicious Chettinad dishes from Tamil Nadu and typical Karnataka delicacies to tasty Kerala payasam and Malabar Paratta the restaurant is fully charged with all the elements to appease your mind and hungry stomach. Get triggered with the variety of South Indian dishes, the treat that your taste buds cannot forget.
Vegetarians are pampered by a huge array of veg varieties. The use of spices, fresh green chilies, lentils and coconut in the dishes lend an authentic South Indian taste. It’s a known fact that men eat to live, but after trying out the tasty dishes served here you will feel that men should live to eat. Like bees getting attracted to flowers the traditional recipes and tempting aromas made the people to flock. Podi tossed idly, sambar, uttapum, crispy Mysore vada, Kerala special jaggery payasam constitutes the populous menu. Each cuisine is prepared perfectly by the professional cooks from the four different states. Feast at ‘South Indies’, get the ultimate delight of having South Indian delicacies.
Busy hectic business hours retires, restless souls in quest of solace; there it comes with a big bang Barleyz-The Brew House. In harmonious to the name, the bar restaurant has a brewery of its own to boast about. Located at the heart of Bangalore, it is the hub for all beer connoisseurs. No matter how old you are, it’s the tenderness of mind that matters. If you are an enthusiastic, ready to chill out, then certainly this place will leaves an imprint on you.
Magnificent interiors perfectly toned with blue shades and hues of white. Spread over two sections, the bar restaurant has a sizzling brew pub in the first floor and a sky lounge in the second floor. Choose the Sky Lounge for the ultimate divine experience. The white spinning comfortable chairs offers you a perfect refreshment. The flame-less flickering candles lends a nostalgic mood. Keep aside all your worries, relax at the Sky lounge. Let the shiny sky wrap a blanket of warmth on you. Immerse the withering soul into the spiritual world-a joyful paradise where tensions and troubles have no role to play.
Feel the change, savor the tempting beer straight away brought from the beer garden of Bavaria. Train your adventurous taste buds to enjoy the greatest taste. To add up they also offers lavish Continental and North Indian cuisine to meet your gastronomic needs. Pesto Thin Crust Pizza, Prawns, Chicken Kabab,Dhaniya Based Chicken, Potato Wedges makes the food menu intact. Sip the exotic beer and move your hips to the music of your choice. The special spacious kids play area is also an added advantage here.Make your lazy Sundays lively with magical wand of Barleyz.
The cluster of shimmering pebbles, the feebleness of light, the labyrinth of rectangular windows immediately remind one of the Arabian nights. On entering Ruh and as you walk ahead, you’ll pass through three distinct ambiences: the entrance area-all white with pebbles and sand, the middle area- all red with the Indian theme and the corner area- with tents and dessert theme. The whole place decorated with loads of mirrors, lamps and the huge chandeliers shining brightly above you will not allow you to forget for a moment that the time you are spending here is special. As you sit for your dinner surrounded by gleaming candles and the Arabian music playing in background, the texture and taste of the food seem to play second fiddle to the stunning ambience.
Fortunately, it’s not Ruh’s design to allow the food to be overshadowed by the décor. They serve Mediterranean cuisine: Lebanese, Egyptian, Persian- diverse but with a degree of homogeneity. The ‘must-try’ items in their fare are: fierce Spanish potatoes, deep fried squid with garlic foam, creamy mushroom fettuccine, seafood paella, lamb mousakka, chicken taggine. Food is delicious, helpings come in generous portions.
The service is quick and the staff always eager to make it a memorable outing for you.
Anybody visiting Ruh will not help noticing that the stand-out in Ruh is its ambience. But one should at the same time give credit to them for being serious about the decor without being pompous.
Here’s a food festival with a difference. The Malabar spice route festival stands out in terms of taste and theme. It brings back the authentic Mappila flavor to the centre stage. The festival is on from 19th November to 1st December at Bon south.
Moplah is derived from the Tamil word “maappillai” or new groom. Centuries ago, many trading Arabs visiting Kerala stayed back, marrying local women. The food that the community cooks is what is known these days as Moplah cuisine. The Moplah community is made up of Malayalam-speaking Muslims living in Kerala’s Malabar region with their roots in Arab countries. Moplah cuisine has a great deal in common with food elsewhere in Kerala in its excessive use of coconut and coconut oil, and in its dependence on rice as the staple item of food, explained Chef Manu, from bonSouth.
Relish the essence of Malabar with an Arab influence at the exotic Moplah fest at bonSouthwith exotic dishes like Alisa, a wholesome wheat and meat porridge, simmered overnight on charcoal or ChemeenNandu Cutletwhich is a prawn andcrabmeat cutlet gently spiced with chilly and fried to perfection. Be it the famousErachi Biryani, a blendofbasmati rice with lamb meatorPuttu, steamed coconut and rice flour staples, the Moplahcuisine is an extravaganza of exquisite flavor.
The newly opened 3Monkeys brewpub is conceptualized around a microbrewery that produces a steady stream of freshly handcrafted beer and attached to it is a restaurant that takes its job seriously and churns out some lip smacking delicacies. Then there’s the DJ console with the live performance platform- perhaps the third monkey to keep you entertained. Together they complete the circle and create a gastronomic wonderland.
Located in the fourth floor of Gopalan signature mall, it boasts an enormous space stylized with colorful decor and thoughtful architecture. The bar counter is designed around the microbrewery machinery and located right at the center of the whole place. You can chose from the various sitting options: the high stools around the bar counter, the couches, the soft cushioned chairs and the private dining area consisting of enclosed glass cabin. The DJ console and performance area stand on an elevated ground.
They serve Indian, Continental and Thai cuisine. The range of servings to appease your appetite include the spicy chicken tangdi kebab, buffalo wings, onion rings, cheese stuffed mushroom, fish & chips, the long island iced tea. In the ‘make your own pasta’ counter, customize your own pasta or try their fusili pasta Arabiata with mushrooms, white onions and zucchini, which is a rage among the patrons. Also try their wood fired pizzas.
The brewery produces a wide range of fresh handcrafted beer in small batches, thus retaining the flavor and character. They aim to make the place an ‘exhibition of beer’.
Come here for the delightful ambiance, grooving music, delicious food, fresh beer and an evening full of ebullience.
On the bay-D’ Lounge tries to juggle between so many things at the same time, one is tempted to think they would have done well to focus on any one. Especially when each of the tasks they’ve undertaken is worth becoming an enterprise in itself. An exclusive seafood restaurant serving dishes at cost, a microbrewery serving crafts beer and a stylized themed lounge. Tough job for the greenhorns. Not so, for the much experienced Arora hospitality group.
It’s a ship deck themed lounge, the theme being expressed by the furniture and the space. The doors mimic the submarine hatch and the windows represent port holes. Though decked up in monochromatic silver and white, there’s no fear of being imprisoned in the monochromes. Because there’s mood lightings in all shades and vivid colours to change according to your mood.
They serve freshly cooked seafood at cost. Worth trying are: OTB golden prawns- crisp fried prawns with heap of hand cut chips, tangy cocktail sauce & coleslaw; choice of murgh tikkas: succulent pieces of tender chicken marinated in yogurt, fresh herbs, and spices cooked to perfection in traditional tandoor; coal seared juicy chicken.
The bar menu is headed by a series of handcrafted signature cocktails. Satiate your thirst by the craft beer with premium ingredients and the skills on show by the bar tender. And if you don’t find your favorite cocktail listed in the menu, get in touch with the barman and he’ll come up with something special made only for you.
Add to that the live DJ with the wonderful surround sound facility and you’re certainly set on a thrilling joyride.
Critically acclaimed and Award winning Fine Dining Restaurant serving cuisine from the erstwhile Region of Punjab located near the busiest signal at Koramangala opposite the Forum Mall .To dine at Punjab Grill is to take an epicurean journey as this restaurant relies on the use of four styles of cooking – Tandoor, Sighri, Tawa and Kadhai.
Food from gourmet metropolises like Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Kabul, Amritsar, Multan and Patiala, formed the urbanized melting pots of different cultures.The glass facade at the entrance of the restaurant gives a full view of the wine cellars. A glass window offers a wonderful view of the kitchen where one can see the chefs in action at the stunningly designed hand-beaten copper Tandoors. The restaurant has a chic and modern take on the glamour of Indian royalty.
The specialties are Tandoori Guchchi with its earthy aroma and meat-like flavour. One doesn’t easily come across the rare and expensive mushroom (morel) from Kashmir you can find here. Chaamp Taajdar (mutton chops braised and grilled), the most authentic Butter Chicken, Daal Punjab Grill and Raarhya Meat served with some well done Rotis and Ulta Tawa parathas and the sumptuous Mutton Biryani. The vast menu at Punjab Grill is where the everyday “sarson da saag” and “makki di roti” meet the secret recipes of the royal kitchens – with a dash of panache and modernity thrown in.
The menu also featured some dishes with a twist like Salmon Tikka, Tandoori Duck and a Chocolate Filled Gulab Jamun. Another original creation at Punjab Grill is the popular Paan Shot. The paan is a traditional Indian digestive and breath-freshener made with betel leaf, areca nut, and slaked lime paste, often chewed after a meal.The Paan Shot at Punjab Grill is a creative take on this tradition – the secret recipe of ingredients blitzed and liquefied into a heady, freshening concoction that has become the perfect final note to a meal at Punjab Grill.