Bored of visiting the same old places to drink and dine? We've compiled a list of new cafes, restaurants, lounges and bars for you to refer while making your weekend plans! Read on.
Drink & Dine At The Newest Restaurants & Lounges In Pune
The Lotus Deck
Cocktails in hand, great food on the table and a fabulous sunset view — sounds like a dreamy setting, isn't it? Book a table at The Lotus Deck, a rooftop lounge in Hyatt Regency on Nagar Road and experience all the things mentioned above. The setting is mesmerising and the vibe was cozy and romantic. Lounge around with signature cocktails and enjoy authentic Chinese (schezuan-style only) delicacies. Must-try dishes include the dumplings, signature spring roll with glass noodles, crispy lotus stems in special sauce, and crispy spicy tofu. For mains, try the spicy udon noodles and top up your meal with matcha tiramisu.
Butter Brews Bistro
Butter Brews, a popular, cozy bistro in Model Colony has a second, brand-new outlet in KP and it is high on good vibes, charismatic decor and delicious comfort food. Bite into their signature bagels while treating yourself to healthy beverages and in-house decadent desserts. The place is super-pretty and makes its way into our list of the most Insta-worthy cafes of Pune.
A concept destination that combines contemporary art with European cuisine, VHC in Koregaon Park is one of the newest, classy spots to enjoy fine dining. The spread comprises soups, salads, breakfast items, flatbread pizzas, pasta, risottos and many other delicacies including yoghurt ice-creams and sorbets. A meal here will take you back by INR 2200. Read about our culinary adventure here.
Beer lovers, Mumbai's popular brewery is now operating in KP, Pune and you can now fill your growlers with 11 kinds of flavoured beers. Visit Drifters and drink like there's no tomorrow.The popular flavours are their in-house Belgian Wit, German Lager, Apple Cider, Kokum Cider, American IPA, Czech Pilsner, Cream Stout, Vienna Lager, Irish Red Ale, Amber Lager, and West Coast IPA brews. Read more about this growling station here.
House Of Mandarin
The latest rage amongst foodies is House Of Mandarin, Mumbai's award-winning, Oriental fine dining restaurant that has opened its doors in Pune. Situated inside Sheraton Grand in Sangamvadi, HOM serves lip-smacking Oriental delicacies such as sushi, dumplings, wok dishes, and signature Asian cocktails. Meal for two comes up to INR 2000 and it is definitely one of our favourite Asian restaurants of Pune. Read our recommendation here.
The newest eatery on the block, Ginkgo is a quaint restaurant in Kothrud that mainly focusses on Japanese cuisine along with some Korean and Thai options. Run by two 23-year-old chefs, this Pan-Asian bistro is a coy little space where you can indulge in some delicious types of sushi. Popular options include ebi tempura and Norwegian salmon sushi. The price starts at INR 395. Know more about the best sushi restaurants in Pune.
With a classic French country floral decor, Kynd Cafe and Bar is a must-visit place for an intimate dinner and drinks night. They are known for their continental spread and all-day breakfast menu. Try out the Mexican bowl, buckwheat pancakes, caprese salad and Amsterdam croquettes. It is situated in Mundhwa.
Started by three women entrepreneurs, MeltTown Cafe on Bhandarkar Road is a new, pretty place that can become your favourite hangout spot in no time! With colourful walls, vibrant setting, visit this place with your friends to indulge in delicious fast food, breakfast dishes, and in-house desserts. The prices are economical too and a meal for two will take you back by INR 500.
The newest outlet in The Street Park, a food park near Balewadi phata is World Tapri, a classic fast food and BBQ joint. The vibrant food truck is known for their lazy Sunday breakfast, hot dogs, bahn mi, ghee roast mutton-paratha, slow-roasted pork, horseradish mashed potatoes, ghee-roast soya chhap with parathas and many more yummy options. It opens at 5 PM.
The Pho Truck
You can now enjoy authentic pho (pronounced as 'fuh') that is a classic Vietnamese noodle broth soup with meats and veggies at The Pho truck, a food truck in Ravet. Parked at Celestial City in Ravet between 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM only, The Pho Truck is new to the city. You can choose between the classic pho, mushroom broth pho, and 5 spice hot garlic pho. All of them are available in vegetarian as well as in non-vegetarian options and the price starts at just INR 150! Read more here.