A posh resto bar located on 80ft road Indiranagar and it’s a place noticed by one a many passing by on that road. Once you walk in to the Island, you would be pleasantly transported to a beach side appeal; large white walls, low seating, cascading waterways, thatched umbrellas, hammocks and the candle lights placed all to just set you in the mood. The Island has a nice long bar on one side and above that an elevated balcony for those wanting to host a private party. One part of the restaurant is also reserved for a more serious and formal dinner for those wanting a sit down sort of dinner.For those who love to drink, the menu comprises of a good range of cocktails from your regular to their house specialties which would be the Island Special Cocktail. The menu also hosts varied options on nibbles from all over the world and for Starters we ordered the Spicy Cilantro Chicken which is a plateful of crispy chicken morsels with the rightful amount of spice cooked in the oriental style, Texas Buffalo Wings are finger licking good with the American bbq flavors laced in. The Peri Peri Grilled Fish comes nicely with some South African Spice dominating the palate with the fish grilled with all the moistness of the king fish intact.
Since we were one big family of bloggers that evening we also got to try the Veg Sampler comprising of crumb fried cheese-balls, spiced potato wedges, beer batter fried onion rings and nachos served with mint sauce and aioli which I should say is quite a generous plateful served to the lot of us. All the starters score full marks on presentation and on taste.
We also had a try at the Char Grilled Lamb with Rosemary which was an interesting take of the Indian Spices and a non Indian Herb like the Rosemary, an average dish. The Main Course has again varied options from Pizza's, Fajitas, Pastas and Risotto's and some rather interesting Steaks.We were so stuffed with the starters that the main course just did'nt make way to our tummies. But how can one end a meal without a dessert. And to conclude the meal we ask the chef to make his recommendations and there makes way a Grand Duchess, a white cream and coconut mousse served with some exotic berries. My son got a choco-extravaganza of a Sunken Chocolate Cake which is an indulgence of layered mousse and cake served with a coffee sauce. Though 'we had to wait' for the arrival of the desserts, they were worth it, because we were digging in wanting more of that smoothness and creaminess we were offered.
My verdict: What we loved about the Island is the ambience, the starters and the presentation of the dishes. The Spicy Cilantro Chicken, Texas Buffalo Wings, Veg Sampler and the Grand Duchess is definitely on the list of must order. One thing to notice is that the menu has lot of options for the vegetarians which is aptly taken care off. The average cost for two INR2000.
The Island,# 3 80 ft Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore -560038
Working Hours - 12 noon to 11pm
Valet Parking available