Just Introduced: The Pub, Hauz Khas Village
The modern village of Delhi – Hauz Khas Village – is flooded with restaurants. Every other day, a new restaurant opens promising to provide a world-class ambience and innovative dishes. Despite having the best facilities and out of the world drinks, many restaurants in HKV still lack cosiness and a personal touch. But thankfully, it seems with the opening of The Pub those needs have also been taken care of.
Dim lighting, a sprawling bar, swanky bar stools, lavish couches, round counters, tall tables and a wall adorning graffiti sums up the beauty of this small quaint pub serving beautifully crafted poison. Small size posters describing your daily drinking stories makes you feel nostalgic for a moment and the name of the restaurant written on a red-brick adds to the rustic look of the restaurant.
Despite being a bar, the menu comprises of eight different types of cuisines – Indian/Mughlai, Chinese, Thai, Italian, Continental and Lebanese to name a few. Tempted after seeing so many options on the menu I decided to try at least one dish from each cuisine.
So without wasting much time, I ordered Tomato Basil Soup, Caesar Salad, Thai Spring Rolls, Cottage Cheese Chilli Peppers and Dahi Ke Kebab. The thick and creamy soup provided the right kick to add to the appetite. The farm fresh salad was crunchy and satiating. The spring rolls were done exactly the way I like them – crispy from outside and juicy from inside. Their cottage cheese chilli peppers deserve a special mention as it was melting in mouth after entering. Unlike many restaurants, Dahi Ke Kebabs were crafted to perfection as the aromatic kebabs were oozing out flavours.
Even after stuffing myself with a lot of starters, there was a strong urge to try the main course. But this time I decided to opt for chef specials. Soon, their always ready to help servers started coming with options like Red Thai Curry and Steamed Rice, Dal Makhani and a basket of assorted breads. I tried red curry at many restaurants, but most of them fail to match the authentic taste. But the curry at The Pub was not only authentic but also tasted perfect with the steamed rice. Their dal makhani was fingerlicious good as reminded me the way my mom cooks. So, I am definitely coming back to take a dip in their dal again.
The tempting meal was paired with Watermelon Mojito. Cool and refreshing mojito was a sinuous blend of freshly cut watermelon chunks, vodka, mint leaves, lime juice and sugar syrup.
Where: The Pub, Hauz Khas Village
Cost for two: INR 1,500 plus taxes