It’s time for Bacardi Nh7 Weekender and we can’t wait to be a part of the happiest music festival around. ABut hey, all the partying, drinking, and dancing means plenty of hunger the morning after. And if you’re planning to stay along all three days, you will have to get your food joints in place. So where do you get a wholesome, pocket-friendly meal at an eatery not too far from the venue? At any of the places below. Check them out.

Mezza 9, Hinjewadi

Photo source: Mezza 9

Photo source: Mezza 9

Since Hinjewadi entered the modern Pune folklore, Mezza 9 has been an iconic restaurant that has only grown better, just like its surroundings. All of the food we’ve tried there has always been delicious, but to point out to some must-haves, we’d suggest you pick their gosht shorba {INR 199}, murgh lasooni tikka {INR 339} and dal fry {INR 199}.

They also have a mixed fare of Asian, Continental and Italian. If you do wish to have a value for money buffet, and try a bit of everything, opt for the lunch buffet here. It’s filling and tasty. This restaurant also serves booze, so that takes care of getting you started for the day.

MoMo Cafe, Courtyard By Marriott, Hinjewadi

Photo source: Courtyard by Marriott Hinjewadi

Photo source: Courtyard by Marriott Hinjewadi

This restaurant is quite famous for its lavish buffets that are delicious, yet cost-efficient. Go here with a large appetite to gorge on Continental, Asian, Indian and Mughlai delicacies. If you go here on a Saturday, look forward to their lunch buffet {INR 699 plus taxes}. But if you do go here on a Sunday, you will be welcomed to a much more elaborate spread consisting of dishes such as crispy fried fish with tomato sauce, murgh mirch makhani, and more.

This lavish spread will set you back at INR 1,099 {plus taxes} for the regular, and INR 1,399 {plus taxes} with alcohol.

Arthur’s Theme, Balewadi High Street

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Photo source: Arthur’s Theme

The flagship outlet of this European eatery in Koregaon Park is a favourite with Pune regulars. The Baner outlet, too, has opened to wholehearted acceptance by the fresh, young crowd of West Pune. Designed for a casual dining experience, the easy on the eye colours and beautiful lighting make it a delightful and inviting ambiance.

All of the dishes have been named after famous European history-makers, so look forward to Cleopatra {chicken with peri peri sauce and bread, INR 240}, Nicole {pasta served in cheesy white sauce topped with sauteed chicken, INR 350}, Noir {slices of roast lamb, bell peppers and onions, served with sauce and potato puree, INR 410} and more. The food is divine and the cost doesn’t rip you off. They have a fully functional bar so go ahead and drink up while you eat amazing food.

Hub, Xion Mall, Hinjewadi

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This rooftop lounge is a new addition the already bustling neighbourhood of Hinjewadi. This is joint perfect for you to start your day with some great music, fresh air, plenty of food and amazing deals on booze. Look forward to some amazing North Indian, Chinese and Continental delicacies. They have a total value for money buffet for INR 549 which will completely sort you out.

They have regular offers on alcohol, so remember to keep downing those drinks while you keep your stomach happy. They have happy hours from 4pm to 8pm, so you know you can always start the party here.

Copa Cabana, Wakad

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Photo source: Copacabana

This lounge-cum-dining joint has an impressive ambience that’s perfect to enjoy a laid-back afternoon that demands good food, booze and music. Copa Cabana is unique because it has beautiful outdoor cabanas inside the restaurant premises. It’s certainly one of the must-visit restaurants in the area, so go here for their awesome chicken satay {INR 280}, chicken shashlik sizzler {INR 420} and much more. There’s plenty of alcohol to drink, so keep sipping on your favourite poison.

#LBBTip: The list has been curated keeping in mind the proximity to thevenue. While there are many other places that can also be a part of the list, we just named some of our favourites: if you have more, leave a tip in the comments!