A decent experience !
Rating – 4/5
Lord of the Drinks, a famed multi city chain opened its doors in Pune a couple of months ago. As the name suggests the place is supposedly a heaven of sorts for Cocktail lovers though in this review you won’t find a reference of any since I am a teetotaler 😉 However I would try my level best to give you a decent idea about the non-alcoholic drinks and food I had in this outing of mine.
Ambience – They are a huge setting and the interiors are plush and swanky giving them that look of the Lords ! Music thankfully is not played at a blasting volume and the overall atmosphere is pretty engaging indoors.
They also have an open air rooftop which is serene and is ideal to be spending your time at on a cool breezy evening. In case you want a pleasant time, please head straight to their rooftop, when in mood for a happening ambience, stay indoors. Since the place is at a busy junction in Kalyani Nagar, their Valet parking service comes in really handy and is much appreciated.
The Drinks – One thing that sort of impressed me here was the presentation and detailed care given to the drinks. For the teetotalers like me all of the Mocktails were pretty good. The Paan based mocktail was getting curated (hence unnamed) and we were the first ones to taste this refreshing mocktail which predominantly had a mint flavor followed by a subtle Paan flavor. I liked all the three mocktails which went well with the starters and food in general.
The Food – All of the above items were pretty decent however if I were to mention couple of them then Chettinad Chicken Pizza with its classical South Indian touch and Rawalpindi Chholey Parantha with its typical North Indian Punjabi flavors were the standouts.
Among the items I enjoyed most during the evening were the Shish Kebab- such a delicious & tender chicken kebab and thankfully didn’t have the typical Indian flavors, this for me was the best dish of the evening. #bestdishoftheevening . Oyster Mushrooms was the best vegetarian dish of the evening while the Ajwaini Tempura had minimum flavors with the flavor of Ajwain being not too prominent which gave this dish its rustic flavors.
The Desserts – I am not a Pana Cotta fan by any stature of imagination however the Nutella Chocolate Pana Cotta was best desser of the evening while the Tiramisu and Blue berry french toast were not bad but pretty standard stuff, the Pana Cotta took the cake for me.
The Verdict – Overall I pretty much enjoyed my time here, it isn’t the most expensive place you would ever come across either. The food is good, mocktails are fine and the cocktails as per the fellow tasters told me were outstanding so go for it for either of the above reasons and you too have a good time !