Went there some days back for a lunch with a friend. After seeing too many pictures and check-ins in Facebook, I gathered this must be one of the new ‘happening’ places in town and hard kept it in my wishlist for a long time.
Well, it has a pretty big seating area and one can choose between couches or high stools. I have always found high stools to be very uncomfortable so was happy to find an alternative. The walls in dark shades hard with one-liners, which pepped up the place.
For drinks, we ordered a Cucumber Martini and a Monkey’s Gland. While the former was well-mixed, tangy and refreshing, the latter was outrightly unpleasant to me. It smelled and tasted like cough syrup, through and through. I love cocktails, and hence, from a place which is primarily a drinking joint, I expected tastier drinks. Also, I am better off sticking to my Martinis and Margaritas.
Now moving to the food, the starters were basically shrimp balls with some fancy name which I just can’t recall, doused in two sauces, one wasabi and the other somewhat like southwest. And these were lovely, in every sense of the term. Also, this was presented beautifully.
The mains, Chicken Cordon Bleu, on the other hand, lacked seasoning and didn’t impress me equally. But yes, the fries were extra crunchy and nice.
One thing about any eatery which disappoints me is the unavailability of things on the menu. So to know that Lamb Shanks were not available, bothered me.
However, the meal was a fun one indeed, and the staff was extremely polite and knowledgeable. Also, the classic Irish House décor on the outside, the blue wall with handing artefacts, makes a cool photo-booth.
So in totality, I found this place to be good, but a little over hyped too.