A cool new Place at this side of the Town !
Rating – 4/5
Rude lounge has recently opened its doors in Hinjewadi and the food & drinks is already killing it️.I was recently out there on a tasting invite and I was astonished and bamboozled by the quality and taste of the starters both veg and non veg. In-fact I would go a step further and say the Vegetarian starters I tasted were top notch – as good as one is going to get at the best of places.
The Ambience – The place is done up nicely and has a valet parking at your disposal, has a well stocked bar which I won’t be able to comment upon as I don’t drink but the Mocktails were absolutely fabulous.
Drinks Recommendations – Among the four Mocktails I had, I found the Kiwi Margarita as the best one but overall the quality of Mocktails were right on the button and the Strawberry Margarita was a cool drink too.
The Ginger Twist wasn’t too far either but somehow I didn’t like Peppery Crush too much. It felt like a Mocktail on the surface but in reality was a Jal-Jeera as its soul and I don’t quite fancy having a Jal-Jeera as my idea of a Mocktail. However some folks may still like it, go for it if you like your Jal-Jeera and similar stuff !
The Food – The first course of the meal was fantabulous with the starters so delicious that we ordered the Corn Cheese Balls and Chicken Tikka Twice despite a long menu ahead of us. The Corn cheese balls accompanied with a gravy kind of sauce were absolutely delicious while the Chicken Sula Kebab was juicy and tasty too !
The other cool starters were the Paneer Tikka – absolutely tender and fantastically marinated to the core – a rare combination as far Paneer Tikka is concerned. I seriously regretted ordering it in half quantity only ): The Bhatti ka Murgh was pretty good too and the Spicy Cheese Balls didn’t disappoint either. Overall the starters deserved 5 stars out of 5 without a doubt and setup some great expectations for the Mains and Desserts.
Mains & Desserts – As an area of improvement I found the Mains on the average side and desserts require a lot of improvement both in terms of quality and variety. They have their new menu coming up so hopefully the slight issue with dessert options would be fixed up as well. Both the Mutton and Chicken gravies failed to leave a mark and Chocolate Brownie felt a little dry so the end wasn’t the ideal one with the expectations the starters and Mocktails had set during the first half of this tasting.
The Verdict – Overall pretty satisfied with starters, drinks and service bestowed by their Captain Mr.Karan during this outing. In general the serving staff overall seemed knowledgeable and knew how to handle someone on an invite as well as other customers dining alongside as was evident during the time I was there. A cool new addition to the Cafe/Lounge section in the Wakad/Hinjewadi area !