Ten-second takeaway


Tandoori Pepper Chicken and Bangers and Mash


Stick to regular alcohol and beer here.

Winning for

The sheer amount of space plus the well-done-up interiors.

What we drank

The drinks menu had some exciting names for cocktails and we decided to go with Hemingway’s Daiquiri and Physio Treatment. The Physic Treatment was really a dressed up Bloody Mary with vodka, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, balsamic vinegar, salt and jalapeños, while dear Hemingway’s tipple {with white rum, lime juice, Maraschino liquor and grapefruit juice as promised on the menu} turned out to be a gin {yes, gin} and tonic with nary a hint of white rum in it.  Next time, we are checking off every ingredient mentioned on the menu when we sip our drinks here.

What we ate

Hotdog wrapped in bacon at RUSSH

Source: RUSSH

We wanted to start our meal with Pork Pot Stickers, but were told that it would take time for these to appear at our table, so instead would we like some Pandi Chilli? We will agree to anything with pork in it, so we obviously nodded in agreement. Thus begun our wait. After twenty long minutes, what arrived were tough pork chunks slathered in an angry red masala, which we ended up returning to the kitchen. The staff instead brought us a plate of what they called Tandoori Pepper Chicken {not on the menu}, which turned out to be good old Reshmi tikkas with an extra dose of pepper. These were succulent and quite delicious.

The Khow Suey was competent, but there wasn’t enough broth to dunk our noodles into and what we got were curried {not soupy} noodles. We had no complaints whatsoever with the Bangers and Mash. The sausages were plump, juicy and peppery and came with caramelised onion relish, plenty of mash and a meaty gravy.

The DL on the ambience

The pub’s interiors are vast with a huge bar attended to by a Harry Styles lookalike, and will grab your attention with twinkling lights and rows of alcohol bottles. The pub is designed in such as way that one section gets enough skylight and a generous portion is also cordoned off for the smokers. The furniture is relaxed and the decor mostly wooden accents.

So, we’re thinking…

We see Russhh as more of a Plan B when your original plan to go pub hopping on Church Street doesn’t work out. But do heed our advice and stick to the basics here.

Where: 29, Church Street, opposite Adigas

When: Sunday to Thursday, 11am-midnight and Friday to Saturday, 11am-1am

Contact: 080 41524441, 080 41534441

Price: INR 1,700 for two

Find them on Facebook here.


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