Havana Cafe n Bar

Did you know Polly Ester’s in now Havana Cafe n Bar?

Did you know that Havana Cafe is now running a promotion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. everyday, wherein the Happy Hours menu has everything at Rs 72? (Mondays closed). These are exclusive of taxes and service charge at 10%.

I went there last week and had a great evening. It has a really good decor and seating is nicely arranged. Servers are prompted and very well-mannered. Service itself is prompt and efficient.

It was just the two of us, so we started with a shot each of the Blue Ocean. I followed it up with a Boulevard and my companion, with a beer. The shots were ok, so was the Boulevard.

However, the Veg Sharing Platter was the highlight for me. Its a well stacked up dish with small servings of potato wedges (called bravas), nachos, corn fritters, cheese jalapeno poppers and beer battered onion rings. The potato wedges were great, nachos average, decent corn fritters, yummy cheese jalapeno poppers and ditto for the onion rings. The salsa served with the nachos was strictly ok but I actually enjoyed having the nachos with the orange scented barbecue sauce from my companion’s plate – he ordered the Spicy Chicken Wings.

My companion enjoyed the wings and we then shared the Mini Veggie Lover’s Pizza (why Lover’s? I don’t know) We got 7 pieces of tiny cocktail, bite-size helpings – loaded with cheese and toppings. Great taste but was kinda spoilt with a garnishing of coriander leaves. That’s right – dhania! On a Pizza! Its definitely worth ordering the pizza but just inform them not to topped them of with the leaves  : )

Its a good place to sit back and enjoy great company with great music and decent food.

Bar Bites menu

Bar Bites menu

bar menu

bar menu

drinks

drinks

 

veg platter

veg platter

spicy chicken wings

spicy chicken wings

veg pizza

veg pizza

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Woodside Inn

Had a good time – 18th April. Saturday evening.

Met 6 friends for early drinks at Woodside Inn. It was Happy Hours. Drinks included wine, white wine Sangria – it was the first time I had Sangria in white wine. I’ve always had it red, and surprisingly – white is far more pleasing as it is lighter in flavour. Then there was the Spiced Mojito and the Cosmopolitan. Oh. Not to forget the beers! We had all these and ordered some appetisers. Three appetisers and each one was really well-appreciated.

Potato skins with mayo wasabi (RS. 245). Pizza Margarita (Rs.395) and finally the Baked goat cheese bruschetta with tomato confit (Rs. 395). Ah! The bruschetta was fantastic. A nice layer of melted goat cheese on well toasted bread.

The Pizza was lapped up immediately by each one of us. Everyone commented on the perfection of the pizza. I was lucky to get the photograph of the pizza as it was served last. The other 2 dishes came in at together and we just dived into them. Hence, the below photograph of the potato skins doesn’t do complete justice to the dish. You can’t go wrong with potato skins. A good portion and with well-flavoured dip, made my evening.

Pizza Margarita with roasted garlic and olive oil arugula

Pizza Margarita with roasted garlic and olive oil arugula

Potato skins with wasabi mayo

Potato skins with wasabi mayo