Think Hinjewadi is all about tall buildings, I.T. crowd and slow traffic? We beg to differ. While most of you may not associate the area with fun things, Team LBB brings you a list of cool restaurants and lounges that’ll make you see Hinjewadi in a different light. Read on!
These Restaurants In Hinjewadi Are Adding The Cool Factor To The Neighbourhood
The FML Lounge
Best for live music, chill vibe and great food, The FML Lounge near Hotel Fortune Inn Exotica is perhaps one of the stunning looking bars in Hinjewadi. Charming al fresco setting amidst green leafy plants, wooden tables, saddle stools and low-hanging lights – FML is perfect for date nights. Food-wise, we absolutely love their Balinese chicken satay, burnt chilly paneer and the scrumptious bacon cheese burger. For cocktails, must-try the classic black Russian made of vodka and cream. On an average, a meal for two will cost you around INR 1,000.
Located on the 9th floor of White Square building at Hinjewadi, Publiq is a gorgeous rooftop bar that overlooks the Mumbai-Pune Highway. The place is classy and fun at the same time; think wooden interiors lit with Edison and radio bulbs, old-school bar, a retro DJ console table and big brown couches. They also have a dance floor for those that don’t believe in sitting through a party. Coming to the food, we would highly recommend the Publiq chakhana, the butter chilly wings, the Amritsari fish and chips, and the Tandoori stuffed mushrooms. If you go during their happy hours, it will approximately cost you INR 1200.
If you’re looking for some authentic Nawabi biryani with Hyderabadi-style paya nihari and mutton dalcha, must visit Ancient Hyderabad in Xion Mall, Hinjewadi. The restaurant, in every definition, is a meat-lover’s haven. From flavoursome gosht mutton biryani to tangdi kebabs and kali mirchi prawns, they’ve got it all. In fact, head to Ancient Hyderabad for a delightful Ramzan spread during that time and dig in to mouthwatering haleem made in ghee, dalcha and more. A meal for two will cost you INR 750 approximately.
AB's - Absolute Barbecues
Known for its lip-smacking barbecues & scrumptious buffet meals, the Hyderabad-based Absolute Barbecues, located opposite Atlanta Complex, is India’s first ever wish grill restaurant. What does that mean? In few words, you can make your own grill and eat it too! Vegetarians, you can choose from olives, zucchini, tofu, baby corn and mushroom. Meat lovers, take your pick from cultured bunny, octopus, emu, squid, duck and quail. Next, ask for your favourite sauce – chilli garlic tango, tufani Indian chaap masala, sambal olek or lemon curry sauce. Heat your meat/veggie on the grills attached to your dinner table and savour the dish to your heart’s content. And this contentment is going to cost around INR 1,400 for two people.
Rustic brown ambience, bricked walls, skyline views and a ceiling full of radio lights, Thikana at White Square in Hinjewadi is our kind of party place with awesome music and live sport screening. Lifting the moods higher, this place serves the meanest cocktails in town; from beerita (beer + margarita) to kamikaze and Thikana shandy, which is a concoction of lemonade and beer with fresh fruits. Complimenting the drinks is their extensively funky food menu. Our favourites include Thai fish cake, sharabi phuchka (pani puri served with flavoured tequila) and poached pears with papaya sauce. During happy hours, a meal for two will cost you INR 1,000
With a huge 270 degree curvature overlooking the city skyline, the interiors of this restaurant in Hinjewadi replicates the gorgeous Marine Drive in Mumbai. While the ambience is an instant winner out here, Marine Drive also does a pretty good job when it comes to food and drinks. We recommend you try their beer-battered fish fingers with a glass of paan crista, made of whiskey, sweet sour, paan syrup and butterscotch ice cream. A good dinner date over here will cost you around INR 1,200.
Looking for a good place to go out for the weekend? Head straight to Tarsh Gastronomia. The restaurant has some really delicious food and drinks on their menu. The restaurant also has some really cool vibes around the place and is a perfect place to hang out with your friends or to even go on a date. Their menu comprises of cuisines such as North Indian, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean and more. The average cost of dinner for two over here is INR 1,500 which includes drinks as well.
Behive Kitchen & Bar
A humongous property, Behive Kitchen & Bar has become a favourite party place among those who work and live in Hinjewadi. They claim that they can host around a thousand people and we totally believe them. Along with the space, that is done beautifully, they also have some delicious food. You will come across dishes sprawling across cuisines such as North Indian, Chinese and continental. On an average, a meal for two over here will cost you INR 1,400.
Can’t afford a trip to Amsterdam? Hinjewadi has an alternative to that! Check out I Amsterdam for all things hippie yet sophisticated. The restaurant has done its interiors like the streets of Amsterdam and with the lights added in the evening, you literally feel teleported to that city. They obviously serve a bunch of European delicacies along with other cuisines such as Modern Indian and Asian. An average cost for a meal for two over here is INR 1400. Here’s where you can know more.