HSR is gradually becoming the new Koramangala with a slew of new restaurants, pubs and cafes. And this watering hole is a new addition to the area’s bustling food scene.
I was always curious about this place because of its name, and was very happy when Mr. H suggested it for lunch this weekend so that I could tick it off my list 😀
Their menu says the place is not named after the lower house of parliament in UK. It is called “House of Commons” in a more literal sense, a place which welcomes anyone and everyone 🙂 The establishment is spread over two floors, with plenty of both indoor and outdoor seating.
Beautiful sunny beaches, food, beer and wind in my hair..that’s Goa for me 🙂
After finishing breakfast at home, we walked to the beach. The main road in Calangute is lined with loads of restobars and shops to eat and shop from.
After enjoying the lovely waves and turning a few shades darker :D, we got seated at one of the shacks for beers, fries and sandwiches. Frankly, I have lost track of the amount of beer I’ve had during this week 🙂 Veg sandwich was good, and chicken sandwich was super delicious. It was cheesy and loaded with tender chunks of perfectly cooked chicken.
We woke up a little late on Day 3, courtesy all the partying last night. For lunch we went to Fisherman’s Cove, on my BIL’s recommendation.
The restaurant is shaped like a huge hut with comfortable seating. It was not so crowded when we visited, and we got a big table of our choice.
We ordered for a round of beers, masala pomfret, chicken xacuti curry with rice, mackarel curry with rice, dal, palak paneer and some breads. Service was good and our food arrived soon.
Pomfret was coated in an abundance of spices, accompanied by fries and salad. It tasted good, though personally I’m more into the bong style of cooking fish 🙂
Chicken xacuti curry was average and the gravy lacked flavour, I had had better ones in Goa last time.
Mackarel curry was delicious and flavoursome. The fish was perfectly done and spiced.
Palak paneer here deserves a special mention. It was surprisingly good, and tasted just like what you get at typical North Indian places. It was mildly creamy and paneer was fresh & soft. Dal was good too.
We polished everything off and went to Mario Miranda’s gallery in Calangute for a while. This is a small gallery which sells Mario Miranda‘s paintings(not originals though), with a variety of other things with fun and quirky quotes, like postcards,t-shirts, bags, cups etc. Do visit if you are nearby.
We made a pit stop at Dudhsagar Spa Resort on the way to North Goa. It’s a big open place near Mollem check post, you can’t miss it.
Service was very slow but our pakoras turned out to be fresh and tasty. We finished our snacks and started for our first destination Calangute, which took around an hour and half to reach.
We had booked a lagoon villa in Calangute Casitas on Airbnb this time, since we were staying for a longer duration and didn’t want to eat out all the time. This was first experience with Airbnb, which unfortunately didn’t turn out to be all that nice due to various reasons.