I celebrated my 26th Birthday last Sunday. Growing old is not cool at all, but I guess there is not much we can do about it. Fortunately, I had the best time ever at The Angrezi Pub, Belapur.
I have been here once before, a couple of years ago. But then we just had a few pints of beer and left. We were welcomed by the staff and manager, and were seated in their lounge area which is a little set apart from the main bar area. There was a live Hindi rock show going on, featuring MH43 India and SOUL.
We got ‘Chana Masala’ for muchers or as we Indians call it – chakna. And for starters we ordered Golden Phyllo Bites, Chicken Herbed Strips and Chingari Wings Tikka. Do you guys remember the Chana Choor you get at Chowpatty & Juhu Beach? The Chana Masala was pretty much an enhanced version of that, served in a cute little jar. I loved the concept! The Phyllo Bites looked very nice, but I personally found them very average. What I loved was the Chicken Herbed Strips! I am vegetarian by choice because I do not usually fancy meat and chicken unless it is exceptional. I loved their offerings here, so that pretty much says it all. Everyone else was shocked to see me savour the chicken!
For drinks, aah the wonderful cocktails. The manager Atul recommended a few. So we went for 42-43 Degree – A Bourbon based cocktail, Good Morning Angrezi – A Vodka & Cucumber based cocktail and Aja – Vodka based cocktail with lemongrass. 42-43 degrees stole the show. It was simply mind-blowing.
They were playing rock versions of Bollywood songs, and a couple of originals. But overall with the amazing music, vibe, ambiance, food, drinks, service and of-course company; it was a perfect night. For main course we had a three cheese veg pizza and a Oriental Sizzler. I'm not kidding, but the pizza was the best I have had in quite some time, and I have a lot of pizza. The sizzler was mouth-watering too. The spices and flavors hit the right taste buds!
They even have a snooker table in this area, and we tried our hands on a game, though I was a little too drunk to play. ;) They also had a surprise for me, since it was my birthday. There was a cake and gifts! That was So-Not-Expected. I was excited like a little girl, they gave us souvenirs from the restaurant - 2 cups and 2 key-chains. And let me tell you, I love to collect memorabilia.