When we were invited to The Angrezi Pub we knew we’d be in for a great time. We had heard from friends that they served up some pretty decent finger food; so we really were looking forward to having a enjoyable Sunday evening.
The ambience is that of a classic British pub with tufted sofas, and really cool décor with dim lights all over the pub. We didn’t expect the place to be this spacious. They had a really long bar which looked well stocked, and a separate lounge area with a pool table, for those who preferred spending an evening having a couple of drinks and playing pool. The volume on the speakers in the main area were turned up, and the band for the evening was busy setting up for their live performance. We were introduced to the owners, Anuradha Dangat and Chaitanya Manwatkar and the Manager – Operations, Atul Salve who then escorted us to our table. It was nice to see the table all set for us. We were looking forward to having a great night. A few minutes after we were seated, the band, called Bandstand, took over the stage area. We were handed a couple of menus, which were specially designed for us showcasing their best sellers.
We started off with a couple of cocktails, the Good Morning Angrezi (Rs 600), a fresh concoction made with vodka and cucumber and AJA (Rs 600) which had pineapple with a hint of lemongrass. This was served with a fun jar of Channa Masala (Rs 220), chana jor garam style. It sort of reminded us of the good old days of chana jor garam at Juhu beach; it was spicy, salty and sour.
And then, the starters arrived. Crispy Thread Chicken (Rs 300), Golden Phyllo Bites (Rs 260), and Malai Broccoli Tandoori (Rs 280).
The Crispy Thread Chicken lived upto our expectation; a lovely golden brown, and fried to perfection. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, the chicken was cooked well. We enjoyed it with the Schezwan sauce that was served with it.
The Golden Phyllo Bites were a pleasant surprise. The phyllo pastry sheets were baked like mini open parcels that had mushroom and parmesan cheese. We loved the technique used, that made it so easy to eat. It was light, scrumptious and delicious. Definitely a must have.
The Malai Broccoli Tandoori were a revelation. Wow! We were gob smacked by how broccoli florets were made to taste so yummy. They were grilled with the malai/cheese marinade and were slightly charred adding just the right amount of smokiness. They were cooked well, and were lipsmackingly good. We fell in love with broccoli and would have asked for another portion if we didn’t already have a lot of food coming our way. I can barely wait to try making this at home. It is one dish that shouldn’t be missed.
The night was young, and soon our next set of drinks made their way to our table. We had the Margarita (Rs 500) and a Bourbon based signature drink called 42-43 Degrees C (Rs 650). Another cocktail that was simply superb was the called the Watermelon Man (Rs 500); a drink made with watermelon juice and Bacardi Black. Loved it.
We had the Chow Chow Prawns (Rs 460) and the Chicken Herbed Strips (Rs 310) next. The Chow Chow Prawns were butterflied prawns that were crumb fried, and topped with a chilli garlic and spring onion dry sauce. It was fresh and cooked really well. It was served with a spicy sauce that went well with it. This was our second favourite dish of the evening and we ended up asking for a second portion.
The Chicken Herbed Strips were again a crumb fried dish. The chicken strips were mildly herbed and coated with breadcrumbs and fried. It was good in itself, served with a spicy mayo dip. I found it a tad too oily.
We were almost full and didn’t want to get a sizzler, so we opted for the three-cheese pizza (Rs 450), topped with chicken, olive and onion. It was a thin crust pizza loaded with cheese. It was pretty decent but the starters we’d had before had already set a high benchmark for our taste buds.
But we had an amazing time. The vibes, the energy and the liveliness of the pub would have anyone grooving. The music was fun, and the food was amazing, far exceeding our expectations. The manager mentioned the themes for each day of the week, including live bands, karaoke & DJ nights.
We highly recommend The Angrezi Pub if you’re looking to spend an evening with friends. They’ve got excellent food, good drinks and a great ambience.
Special thanks to @nuvofoodies for the invitation to review The Angrezi Pub.