Cutlery in a beer glass. Funky condiments next to it. Simple wooden tables and chairs. The tag of "gastropub". Sounds a lot like Monkey Bar, innit! But no, it is a far cry from that paragon!
Went here for lunch today. I didn't try the cocktails, I chose to go for neat scotch. But my friend had a mocktail, and boy was it gaudy! Colorful aluminum foil umbrella, really?! I saw such things last decade adorning Shanti Sagar juices.
The food was insipid and uninspired. The stuffed mushroom fell apart at touch like rotten fruits. The lamb burger (sloppy joe, apparently a house specialty) tasted and felt like kheema pav bhaji, down to the funny little butter-toasted bun. The roasted potato wrap was a burnt kaati roll that took 45 minutes to arrive after the order was taken. The side salad was generously dosed with chilly sauce, and thus rendered inedible. The fries were pretty good, but nothing extraordinary.
I'm giving them 2 stars instead of 1 only because of the graceful way they didn't charge me for the wrap, didn't charge service charge, and gave me a 10% discount.
Still, nearly ruined date. Saved by going to Cream And Fudge Factory. :-)