Well its SUNDAY BRUNCH time!!! Yes the day starts with a smile 😉 and the smile remains intact as I step into the doors of Playboy Beer Garden and check out the Mimosa Bar and it widens when I see that they also have a live sundae counter… With a sigh of relief I thought to myself yay Little M is not going to complain. It was a perfect start to the brunch as I picked a glass of mimosa and settled into a cushy chair for a perfect foot massage..while the husband dearest took care of the kid.. Bliss!! Aint it ? Well read on to know all about this leisurely, fancy, social institution with a devoted selection of menu and yes we are still talking about brunch!!!
After that relaxing foot massage and 3 mimosas later like an inquisitive child, I hopped from one food station to the other. Totally spoilt for choice! I wondered what to eat and what to skip. While little M’s plate was full of all things bright in the menu I decided to start with the salads…Let me tell you there are over 35 items in the menu…
The brunch here is a lavish affair encompassing Vegetarian and Non vegetarian Tapas, a wide range of starters, summer refreshers, live counters, mains and an array of desserts to choose from.
Well anyone who knows me closely knows my love for salads and at the playboy beer garden I made sure I tried each one of them. There was a Crunchy Asian Salad with red cabbage, roasted peanuts, crispy flat noodles with lime chilli dressing that caught my eye and the raw mango and pineapple salad had that prefect zing to it. In the non-vegetarian salad my pick of the day were the Grilled Shrimp Salad and the Tandoori Chicken Salad
The others greens on the menu were Thai Raw Papaya Salad, Grilled panzanella Salad, An oriental garden salad, A devilled egg salad and one with balsamic peppers and carabeef
The starters here did not disappoint either, we filled ourselves with spinach corn and cheese croquettes, a Cajun chicken pizza, a vegetable pizza, herbed chicken and a fish cake along with corn cheese tart
Remember it is still a Brunch!!! And what is brunch without Waffles? While the Belgium Waffle with maple syrup with a blueberry compote was a real hit at the live counter the Khowsuey counter intrigued me more…Along with all this the Keema Pav counter and the quintessential pasta counter wowed kids and adults alike
Well as I mentioned in the opening line A Live Sundae Counter was one of the highlights for the kids here well what a joy to make your own sundae.. toppings here include meringue, broken brownie, chocolate chips, cookie crumble, oreo biscuits, a lots of different colors of sprinkles and chocolate sauce…well I ain’t complaining here
The desserts are a pleasing assortment of classic brunch treats. The other desserts included a chocolate roulade, Mango Tarts, Fruit custard shots, Mango Cupcakes, Doodhi Halwa and not to miss the Litchi Cream Pastry
And to wash all of these down you have the Aam Panna, Watermelon Juice, Alphonso Shakes and coconut water for the teetotaller and 4 types of mimosa and other IMFL for those who love their alcohol
There is ample sitting space for everyone in this stylish place. It immerses its guests in a friendly ambience that elegantly combines large tables and a lot of natural light. There are several live counters here, each serving delicious food made by specialised chefs. Now, for you families, you will be happy to know that brunch is very kid-friendly
- Opening times: 12 – 4:30pm
- What I liked best: The Mimosas Of course and the array of salads
- What I liked least: The sundried tomato hummus was under-seasoned.
- Cost: Only Food is Rs.1073, Food +Beer+ Sangria is Rs.1480 and Food + IMFL + Mimosa Bar is Rs.1829 (All prices are inclusive of taxes)
So, Have you planned your Sunday yet? And if you haven’t this place should be on your list to try…