Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pasha Bar and Grill, Alila Hotel Bangalore ~ A Review

When you walk into the lobby of the Alila Hotel everything you set you eyes on is vainglorious. Alila Hotel is line of 5 star business hotels located in Whitefield and overlooks the Varthur Lake. I was promptly escorted to the 5th floor, right to where Pasha Bar and Grill is located. Once you step out of the elevator your mesmerized by the pool that's open to the sky which is all an extended part of Pasha.

So quick exchange of greetings with the Director of Food and Beverage Mr.Rahul Makhija and he took me around on a quick tour around Pasha which basically caters to the IT crowd around Whitefield area and also to the posh gated communities that are in the surroundings. Pasha presents an opportunity of that after hour work pit stop as well as a sit down dinner indulgence. I liked everything about Pasha, its modern , stylish and a perfect destination for any occasion  What particularly interests me is their long spread out bar counter - "the spaciousness" unlike other places where the bar counter is rather a restricted portion of the restaurant. There's variety of seating that is offered, by the poolside, outside on the deck, inside the bar with rounded tables or on the bar stool by the bar counter.

The menu is quite limited, to be a lot more precise, the menu which is Indian hosts Indian Kebabs, rotis, rice, vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries with the combinations changing for 6 days of the week. So what you have on Monday night is what you'd get if you return on Friday in the same week. I must say the meal I had was flavourful, unpretentious capturing the taste of  the Delhi -UP region. The drinks menu here is extensive and there's no mistaking that it's a bar.We started with a round of kebabs the Sarson Mahi Tikka,  Cottage Cheese Rolls, Chicken Yogurt and Silver Leaf Kebab and the Griddled Lamb Kebab. The spice levels for each of the non vegetarian kebabs were just right and rightly went my drink a strawberry and vodka drink called the Twins which was pink, fancy, sweet with a hint of heat from the chili right in your throat. And not to mention the kebabs keep coming while you still enjoy your conversation, and by the way if you have second and third round of kebabs they are still warm to one's satisfaction. We then moved onto hot basket of rotis, phulkas and naans paired with some rich Murg Awadhi  Korma which just did it for me. I also got to taste the Nihari Gosht which were tender and spicy. Along with your curries, the lentils are served, I'm a huge fan of Dal Makhani which is simply heavenly with hot rotis. Next up was an aromatic biriyani the Hyderabadi Murg Dum Biriyani which was very needed after all the protein, fragrant and making it a treat to the palate. Coming to its wake, an interesting end to the meal which left me in total satisfaction was the Coffee Kulfi, if not a satiation. An interesting end to a pleasant food experience. 

Pasha Bar and Grill is open for Dinner from Monday to Saturday from 6pm onwards
The Dinner is priced at INR999, exclusive of taxes

Pasha also opens to a scrumptious buffet brunch on a Lazy Sunday from 11am to 4pm which includes a dip in the pool while enjoying yourself to an elaborate carte.

The Lazy Sunday Brunch is priced at INR 1200 plus tax, inclusive of soft drinks
INR1500 plus tax inclusive of alchol beverage
INR1700 plus tax inclusive of sparkling wine

Pasha Bar and Grill
Alila Hotel and Residences
Varthur Main RoadWhitefield

Tel: 080- 2854444

Valet Parking Available


  1. This is really looking nice.I just visited Bangalore and stayed in lemon tree ulsoor road and really had a fun there with lot of different south Indian food and really world class facilities.


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