It is a gloomy Saturday afternoon in Bengaluru and you decide to visit the mall to shop till you drop. You somehow manage to beat the traffic outside the mall and by God’s grace you find a decent parking spot as well. After spending some tiresome couple of hours in the mall, looking for something but buying nothing, you feel the need to get away from the crowd and have a chilled glass of beer along with some nice finger food. Look no further, The Beer Cafe is the answer to your prayers.
The cozy little outlet of the massive franchise is located in the farthest end of the mall with an open seating option as well. To the surprise of the potential customer, the place is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the mall, where you can enjoy delicious food and drink that beer you were craving for sometime back.
One such fateful day, we explored this place on an overly crowded Saturday afternoon and it probably was the best decision I made that day. There is an inviting feel to the restaurant which makes you feel welcome. We took the seat outside in the open, since the weather was amazing as always in Bangalore.
Upon seating, we were promtly served and provided with all the information about the offers and availability of items in the menu. The person who waited us was courteous with a smile on his face. We ordered a lager beer along with a beer mocktail, which they call the Beerjito. It is a beer version of the classic mojito, with mint and white rum. Pleasently satisfying!
To munch along with our cool drinks, we ordered the Dutch French Fries, which is french fries topped with onion, jalapenos, tomatos and a dallop of mayo on top, served with tomato ketchup. It was perfectly fried and crisp. The toppings were just the right amount, not too overpowering. It did go well well with the mug of beer!
We were craving for Italian food for sometime now and took a bold step to order the ‘quattro stagioni beer cafe style’ pizza. It was a hand tossed wood fired thin crust pizza with topping of basil pesto, broccoli, onion, bell pepper, bechemal, toped with fried garlic. It was a delicious pizza, surprisingly amazing. The mix of flavours worked well, especially the basil pesto base sauce. Take a bow chef!
We took our ‘Italian job’ to the next level and ordered the ‘aglo olio’, which is basically pasta with garlic, chilli flakes, parsley and lots of oive oil, topped with lemon zest. We took the spaghetti as our choice of pasta. It was a little dry than expected but the flavours worked well for me. Might not be th3 case for all. Order only if you are willing to taste the olive oil above anything else.
By the time we finished our meal, we were a couple of satisfied customers, who would be willing to recommend this resto-cafe to anyone in need of an escape from the mall and its nuances. Do check the place out and you will not be disappointed at all.
Location – 3/5 (Located inside the VR Mall premises, bottleneck of traffic, but good escape from the crowd once inside)
Ambiance – 3.5/5 (Little conjusted, but cozy)
Staff – 5/5 (No complaints)
Food – 4/5 (Though mix of variety of cuisines, there is requirement of mor options of finger food platters)
Value for Money – 3/5 (Not cheap but not expensive as well!)
The escape it provides from the Mall and the collection of beers, duh!)
Seating for larger group might be an issue. Parking issues with the location. No deal breakers.