For Date Night Or Post-Work Drinks: Don't Miss Out On These 4 Iconic Eateries In Baner

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Baner has grown from a quiet little suburb to a serious hot-spot destination for food lovers from across Pune. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a seriously meaty meal, a romantic date-night spot or a place to grab drinks after work – there are a plethora of options to choose from. To make it easier for you, we’ve rounded up 5 of Baner’s most iconic eateries.


One of Pune’s most popular breweries, Effingut needs no introduction. Always abuzz with something or the other – be it a live match screening, ladies’ night, karaoke, or a live performance. Standard favourites are their Best Bitter, Kölsch, and Hefeweizen beers. Ask for their seasonal brews, and try something new if you’re feeling experimental. Good grub, good vibes, and good drinks – Effingut is always a good idea. You must try their classic tacos, gunpowder onion rings, crispy chicken bites, and their fresh brews!

The Greedy Man Pizzeria and Dessert Bar

Unequivocally one of the best pizzerias in the city, The Greedy Man in Baner is where it’s at! Feast on hand-stretched Neapolitan-style pizzas {trust in the crust!}, cheesy-loaded fries, and top off your meal with a crazy-indulgent cake-shake, or a slice of their Nutella cheesecake! Perfect for date-night – whether it’s with your crush, or a self-date {why not?!} you’re guaranteed a lip-smacking good meal. We recommend the artichoke and basil pizza, jerk chicken, or pepperoni pizza, butterbeer milkshake {Potterheads won’t want to miss this one}, and the red velvet cake-shake.

Mr. Rabbit's Bar and Burrow

An Alice-in-Wonderland themed resto-bar, Mr. Rabbit’s serves up inventive cocktails and delicious food. A labour of love between three brothers, Mr. Rabbit’s has rapidly grown in popularity since their opening last September, and that’s why they make it on to our list. The menu is a mix of dishes featuring their South Indian heritage, and recreations of favourite recipes from the brothers’ extensive travels. Fall down the rabbit hole at this quirky bar, and read our full recommendation here. Their mushroom laarb salad, Mr. Rabbit’s chicken wings, Nanda’s Kerala mutton fry, and their signature cocktails are our favourites.

Maratha Samrat

Renowned for their authentic Maharashtrian fare, Maratha Samrat is nothing short of iconic. Authentic Varhadi, Malvani, and Kolhapuri specialities dominate the menu – but their non-veg {chicken, mutton, seafood} thalis are the stand-out for us. Reasonably priced, their thaalis are ‘unlimited’, so you can eat like a king without spending a fortune. They’re extremely popular and packed during the usual meal-times, so it’s best to get there early or on-time as they don’t take table bookings. Make sure you order the chicken or mutton thali, and any of the regional-style mains.

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