Malakka Spice (reserve now)
South-east Asia is a great source of inspiration – in terms of food as well as décor. Malakka Spice goes ahead to blend the Oriental flavours with contemporary art, giving the restaurant a charming look. The food here speaks volumes about Pune’s love for exotic flavour and eccentric ambience. Try the Tiger prawns with Curambola and Sambal Rice here to get a real taste of their exotic fare.
Heading out with a large group always has one problem: the table arrangement. 23rd East, has the problem solved. Simply head out to one of the grouped tents that can fit eight people easily. The open air atmosphere adds sparkle to a dinner out with the gang. Whilst here, delight your taste buds with Angara Kebabs and Dal Tadka.
In a city where buildings are getting taller everyday, rooftop restaurants are a fantasy turning reality. No better place than Atmosphere 6 to experience the new phenomena. The rooftop bar and restaurant offers a beautiful view of the cityscape, adding more glamour to the stylish party settings. The place serves amazing Chicken Bannu Kebab and Ring-fried Calamari.
Dario’s (reserve now)
A summery afternoon lunch is best had outdoors. And Dario’s undoubtedly has the best outdoors among the city’s restaurants. The place serves brilliant Italian food that is pairs perfectly well with Pune’s ever-shining sun. The green of the delicious food served here is aptly reflected in the green outdoor ambience. Do not miss out on the Crepes Al Cioccolate or Tosta Pipolino on your next visit.
Another great rooftop in Pune is under the ownership of Mix@36, the best after-party place in Pune. The view here makes it a good location for a party and the amazing spread only seconds this motion. Known for its finger-foods and Asian and Continental cuisine, the Californian Rolls and Steamed Chicken and Chive Dimsums are crowd-pleasers at Mix@36.
Bistro Oakwood Premier (reserve now)
If you’re looking for brunch options then Bistro at the Oakwood Premier is almost too perfect a choice. Quaint and beautiful, the bistro has both indoor and outdoor seating for large groups. The indoors have a wonderful live kitchen which only adds to the ambience. Their buffet system makes for a wonderful experience with their eclectic spread.
The Ship (reserve now)
Fancy a dinner on a cruise in Pune? This gastro-pub is where you ought to head! With interiors built from the scraps of a real ship, the décor includes the deck of the ship doubling up as a bar, replete with the wheel for added effect. The setting goes perfect with the American, European, and Mediterranean fare that is served on this delectable cruise. Try the numerous Enchiladas or Steaks or opt for the Chicken Trio Platter.
Stone Water Grill
Charming interiors are best defined by Stone Water Grill. The restaurant has an aqua theme , with live water sections that divide the tables. Bright silver lights illuminate these water sections making it look like stars have descended on the earth. The amazing food here adds to the beautiful ambience. Visitors swear by the wood fired pizzas and the Spinach Ravioli here.
Baan Tao (reserve now)
Baan Tao has an outdoor seating arrangement that is unparalleled in its beauty. The sheet waterfall radiates peace and serenity that charms the visitors. The place serves Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, and Asian cuisines that taste better in the serene ambience. Baan Tao has a buffet system, which means you get to feast to your heart’s content, every single time.
Pune’s love for contrast cannot be better defined than Pasha’s elegant-chic décor. The restaurant is famous for its North Indian and Mughlai cuisine which is served on the rooftop of JW Marriott Hotel. The contemporary rooftop view is perfectly contrasted by the authentic Indian flavours served here. Trust us when we say that the flavours of Nadar ke Gular and Phaldhari Kotta do not taste better anywhere!
Don’t think we’ve covered all the cool places to dine in Pune? Stay tuned for Vol II next week.