I absolutely love cheery bright eateries, where I can see and admire what I am eating 🙂 And Cafe Pascucci is one such beautiful cafe in HSR.
This Friday night, breaking our usual tradition of not stepping out into the mad traffic, we went to HSR for a late dinner. I had crossed this cafe loads of times, but never got around to visiting it until this weekend. We reached around 10:30 p.m., and the place was completely packed. We had to rush for cover as it starting pouring out of nowhere!
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.
Weekends always turn both of us into gluttons, not that I’m complaining 🙂 And since it’s a mandate to have pizza on Friday/Saturday, we ordered from good ol’ Domino’s after noticing high delivery times for other places.
After polishing down food from Domino’s with some beautiful Sula Dindori Reserve Shiraz(yes, wrong pairing I know!), we felt the need to have something spicy.
And so I placed an order from Empire, HSR for dosa chicken. Hubby of course being mostly vegetarian, opted for jeera rice and paneer butter masala.
After dinner at Pind Balluchi, we decided to have ice creams at Gelato in Garuda Mall. But the person there seemed completely uninterested so we came back to HSR Layout’s Polar Bear for some.
They have a big menu with loads of individual scoops, sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, shakes etc. We got a scoop each of tender coconut, jackfruit, butterscotch and coffee brazilia.
I had never imagined getting decadent brownies at a place which mostly serves Turkish and Arabian food, but we’ll get to that later 🙂 I had been meaning to visit this place for a while now, and finally managed to yesterday.
Their menu has mostly non-vegetarian fares, and I got myself a chicken doner wrap. And while it was getting prepared, I noticed brownies on display and picked up one 😀 They also have a very tempting waffle counter, which I plan to try out next time.
It’s hard to reach a consensus at home when everyone wants to have something different for dinner 😀 Yesterday night, “Sizzling Monk” came to our rescue; it had something to please everyone’s tastbuds. The place has recently opened(not more than a week old I suppose) and boasts of an interesting menu which has everything from Chinese, pizza, pasta to sizzlers, shakes etc.
It’s good to see HSR Layout rapidly evolving as a foodie’s delight. I always used to complain about it not having enough places that serve good Chinese food, but it’s not the case anymore, thanks to places like Sizzling Monk. Before entering here, I also spotted a ‘Cream & Fudge’ outlet right next to it and decided to have desserts there post dinner 😀