The Beer Cafe claims to be the largest beer chain in India and offers a plethora of choices for beers from all over the world. Of course the place is not just for enjoying beer, it does have a sizeable cocktail and food menu too.
The place is spacious and has a lazy vibe to it. There’s an outdoor section too, with beautiful garden furniture. I recently visited for lunch with a friend and had a nice time.
It’s funny(and incredible too!) when you see your partner knows you a bit too well 🙂 And mine knows that I get cranky if we spend the whole weekend at home 😀 So after spending most part of Saturday catching up stuff on Netflix, he suggested we check out ‘Safe House’ in HSR.
We made a reservation through Dineout and reached the place. It is located on outer ring road opposite to Pindi.
The decor is typical, with dim lighting, high chairs and a pool table in the middle. We got seated and started scanning through their menus. The first thing that I noticed was their pricing. I don’t think you can get such low priced cocktails at many places in the city. They have a good variety of beers as well, everything from Kingfisher draft to Stella Artois.
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.
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.