One would think that the concept of bars themed around Bombay/Desi Masala might have dragged on a bit too much, what with the host of Socials, The Bombay Bronx, True Tramm et al. But then you need that bit of finesse, class and of course a super chef to really tip the scales to your favor. That's exactly what chef Thomas did here.
Nestled in a corner of Kamala Mills, this place hides at the end of a tiny, dirty alley in the mills with a door opening into this large establishment with decor that isn't really teeming with too much. An autorickshaw greets you with some posters but that's about the quirk you get with the look. The real quirk begins with the drinks and food.
With a large selection of classic cocktails and hatke Bombay cocktails, all in a slightly steep price range, especially with the absence of happy hours. The old monk based cocktails are to go for. Dark Monsoon being the best. The Tamarind Whiskey shake comes with toothpick imlis. One time I decided to go rogue and order something called K2 which is basically that gola-like drink you see in the picture. Looked good but lacked any definable alcohol within that small amount of liquid so you could avoid if you need something heavyweight.
Now the food choices include the obviously famous Kejriwal Toasts, Kerala Fried Chicken and anything that grabs your attention in the menu. I'm sure you'll enjoy. I again decided to go rogue with the Veg Ishtew Pattice which was a very Malabari stew that came with a huge puff pastry domed like a spaceship on top. It was a slightly cumbersome dish, especially after several drinks down, but breaking the pastry, dipping it in the curry and eating it leads to happiness. Another visit required for the Gulab Nut.
You should go to Kamala Mills and hop within, now that there are several different bars in the vicinity. I guarantee it would be anything but run-of-the-mill.