What sets restaurant apart other than its food is the design and ambiance.
Many a times we often think what does ‘Best’ mean and what it takes to be the best restaurant as food is very subjective and depends on individual palate. However, a ‘Best’ place is always a mixture of all thing good- ambience, food, service. Restaurant India has put together a list of Top Newly opened Restaurants in Pune.
Tipsy Turtle: connoisseurs have a reason to celebrate, as good times are here to stay with the city’s newest hotspot – Tipsy Turtle that recently opened its doors for Punekars. For starters, the lounge has got the location spot on. Having strategically located in Bavdhan, it has the potential of being the sought after destination in the city for partygoers. But what really sets it apart from other dining places is the fact that it has been designed around the concept of poolside dining under the moonlit sky in two sections, namely the cabana seating and the bar deck. “Being from the hospitality industry, we have always dreamt of offering our guests with heartwarming and satisfying experiences in what we serve, so we came up with this concept of poolside dining where in our guest would sit, relax and enjoy the intricate servings from the specially crafted menu,” quoted the owners, Mrugaya Sarnaik and Pankaj Toshniwal.
Social: Afternoons basking on the greens, counting down to 10 before finding a laughing friend tucked away behind a tree, harkening back to a time when chalk squares meant an hour of glee - this is what many of us have lost out on as concrete creeps over the cityscape and the lure of the digital drives us indoors. But now it’s time to be kind, rewind, and #throwback to a life where #Play meets #Work! With games, goodies and greenery galore, F.C. Road Social is set to be THE place where you relive your youth - with some updates! “Social has blurred the lines between work and play to create the second, alternative place that modern India deserves. Social is more than just a café – it’s a space for inspiration, a gathering spot for communities. Every Social is unique and is inspired by its surroundings. With this outlet, we’re also launching our first ever Chhatt in the city”, says Riyaaz Amlani, CEO & MD Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Palette: The Westin Pune Koregaon Park is all set to introduce a completely new dining experience to Pune City. After the success of the recently launched 24x7 restaurant Daily Treats, the hotel is back with another new restaurant at the property. Palette is an innovative dining experience featuring a different cuisine every month. Each month the hotel will host an expat chef specializing in the cuisine to curate a menu for the month. The first month featured Sri Lankan cuisine by Chef Saman Weerakkody from Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa. The month of February has Chef Runtiwa Sorlae presenting some authentic Thai cuisine. The Thai menu will include some of the choicest dishes like Thai Omlette with Crab Meat, Massaman Curry Lamb Shang, Pla Raad Prik, Kai Ka Plu and much more. The restaurant also boasts of an exhaustive list of delectable wines and high end spirits from different parts of the world.
MRP: My Regular Place- MRP, the first of its kind gaming bar of Mumbai with a heightened emphasis on drinking games and selling their imported alcohol at pocket friendly rates opens its doors to the city of Pune this valentine. Located at Kalyani Nagar, it is the newest venture taken on by the Pritam Group of Hotels, that boasts of having in its kitty names like Pritam Restaurant, Pritam Da Dhaba, Grandmama’s Café, Grandpa’s Den, House of Lloyd, Terttûlia, Please Don’t Tell, The Roll Company and Toran.“When we are out with friends and want to literally ‘hang’ in a food and drink space, there is really nothing to do beyond 60-90 minutes. This concept is not restricted to the youth alone but to anyone who wants to engage with their date, office colleagues, kitty groups, friends etc. in a fun and sweetly competitive way,” shares the founder, Abhayraj Singh Kolhi.
Arbour Kitchen & Drink: Tucked in the bylanes of Kalyani Nagar, Arbour is the new upscale, uber chic eatery in Pune. The place is well thought out demographically and logistically made at the city’s best location. Arbour means “A small place surrounded with trees”. On asking the story behind the name of the restaurant, the owner said, the name just happened! There was absolutely no intense research or brainstorming. I was talking to a friend and he suggested me go for Arborio (type of Italian rice), to which I disagreed but rather uttered Arbour and looked up for the meaning of the word and there you go! I found a name which goes well with the theme and location of the place. The place would be an All Day Dining place which will dish out delish breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is located on the ground floor and can seat 70 people. This dynamic space sprawling across 3300 square feet is divided into two sections – outdoor and indoor. The outdoor and indoor seating makes it the perfect dining and drinking destination. The contemporary monochromatic theme of black and white in contrast with the greenery makes the place seem more open and widespread! Talking about the food, the menu is going to be interactive and the food will be prepared from local ingredients. The delectable food offering at Arbour will see Modern European cuisine with great Indian regional spices and cuisines. With their launch they also intend to introduce a whole new thoughtfully curated healthy menu which includes Vegan food too.
Abyssinian: Ethiopian cuisine and culture speak of camaraderie, laughter, shared plates and a melange of unique flavours and spices, Pune will get a taste of this at Abyssinian, a newly opened Ethiopian restaurant. Abyssinian is a creation of Pricol Gourmet, the parent company behind speciality dining brands such as Savya Rasa, Soy Soi, Bharat Bistro and Double Roti. Located at the same location as the award winning restaurant Savya Rasa, Abyssinian aims to take you to Ethiopia not only through its flavours, but also with some of the culture this African country has to offer. “Ethopian cuisine uses a lot of spices similar to Indian cuisine but what makes Ethiopian dining experience special is the sense of bonding one feels while dining together over a common plate of African home style food" Nikesh Lamba, Pricol Gourmet.
Toit: Bengaluru’s most talked about microbrewery has entered Pune after its successful operation in Mumbai. The brilliant brewing team, brewing at a facility 25km from Pune, includes two women brewers who are set to brew more than enough beer for the city. Toit has plans to organize monthly brewery tours to their brewery in Sanaswadi, where patrons can experience the brewing process first hand and enjoy an afternoon of craft beer and BBQ. “I don’t think there are two cities that are as similar to each other in India as much as Bangalore and Pune, with its Cantonment areas, educational institutions and the resulting cosmopolitan culture. Our brand represents vibrancy and we cannot be more excited to part of this lovely tree-lined vibrant city.” said SibiVenkataraju, Co-Founder, ph4 Food & Beverages Pvt Ltd.
Grandmama's Café: Serving love, warmth and nostalgia on a plate, Mumbai's favorite Grandmama's Cafe is all set to launch its 7th outlet in Pune. A brainchild of Simar and Abhayraj Kohli, Grandmama’s Café has six cafes in Mumbai opened in a span of over three years. Hitting the city of Pune, the new outlet is going to be a two-storied affair with an expanse of 2200 sq ft, making it a comfortable place to bring in your group friends, come in for the big family meals or even for a romantic and peaceful meal with your special ones. Loved for their homely vibe and wholesome soul food, Grandmama's Cafe is going to set it's mark in the neighboring city with it's bright green walls radiating homeliness and a whole lot of love. From their workshops to food cooked with love to their unique events, everything carries a charm to it, something that gets lost in the drab monotony of the restaurants today. “This is just like a sweet beginning in an all new city. We are exhilarated and looking forward to serve Punekars with the same old Grandmama's love. Hope they enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed getting it to Pune,” says Kohli.