Ten-Second Takeaway

If you’re hanging around Lokhandwala, or just got done at the gym at Sykz, head to Blanco, a new rooftop bar in the same building which we think is great for a post-workout drink and date.

What Is It?

This new eatery, which has been done up in beautiful, Greek-vibes shades of blue, is aiming to bring back the ‘sit down drinking culture’ and conversations {instead of Instagram} over a satiating meal with family and friends. We like this already.

The interiors are Santorini and Mykonos inspired with a Greek and Aztec pattern-themed bar. Adorned with hand-cut mirrors, black and white tile patterns, high stool seating, graffiti wall art and umbrella shaped steel lights specially made by hand – Blanco probably wants to induce a need for a vacation. We’re not complaining.

Chow Down

The restaurant will be serving Mediterranean and European cuisine with pizzas at INR 324 , pastas and risottos starting at INR 261 , lamb burger at INR 261 among others. We found the idea of Maggi bolognaise {INR 162} to be enticing and khichdi at INR 261 interesting for when we’re feeling healthy. {You can also check out this family-run food truck which is in the vicinity.}

Sip On

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Their house cocktails at INR 279 do not hurt. Thai sling {whiskey with spices}, floral cup {gin with chilled smoking tea}, cumin in the dome {rum with roasted cumin}, bubbly jag bath {jaggery and rum} will help you get over a bad day withing minutes {or make a good day better}.

So, We’re Thinking…

We’re kind of getting tired of seeing the ‘grunge’ interior spaces that are sold to us in the name of ‘cool’ ruggedness. This seems like a fresh change with prettiness all around instead of plates that look like prison crockery.

Photos courtesy: Blanco