To every man there were 5 women, glasses of Sangria and cosmopolitans on the table reminded me of the Sex and the City episodes which got the latter famous and this marked my entry to the Lord of the Drinks. It was the Sorority night we understood later, the sprightly vibe coupled with the décor made a perfect start to the evening.
Lords of the Drink is a new entrant to the vibrant F&B neighbourhood of Andheri. The décor has a flavour of luxury with the lighting and the sense of space yet a touch of rusticity with the back bar design and it stands out. The food attempts to satisfy all palates with selection of cuisines, courses and choices of vegetables and meat. Chukandar Galouti, bamboo shoot and water chestnut kebab, broccoli tikka with cheddar drizzle were exquisite and my opinion of the place from a pub changed to a gastro-pub. From a grilled mushroom salad to a shorba to a Quattro fromaggi to the paneer tacos the place spans cuisines and from my experiences from just the appetizers, they sure are doing a wonderful job. The drinks a smoked old-fashioned to the Mumbai Margarita with Aaam Panna were concocted well, however I still would have loved to see more savory or neutral options on the menu than most with syrups. The music is commercial but gets louder as the night descends, stay away post 930 if you like to converse over drinks.
For me, Lord of drinks is a great place to go early evenings for some good food and drinks and for the nocturnality in the ghetto; it with its music can keep you going….
The food here packs a punch, their gravies are a melange of spices and come out beautifully. Had the soya Chaap Masala and will go back for it again. The portion size is big enough for two and the rotis that I had to accompany it were wholewheat and crisp. Do ask for their yogurt mint chutney
Was staying with them and was there for breakfast 3 days in a row. Their buffet is not the most elaborate like you would see in modern five star hotels due to lack of space however they make up for the same with items like eggs, dosas, pancakes etc coming from the kitchen. You will love their croissants and other morning pastries. Do try their homemade Granola bar!
Went to this place on a Saturday night when they had a live band. The place has a English cafe like feel with all the wooden furniture. I settled at the bar and ordered a cocktail, Bourbon toast, it was well made. So was the Welsh Rarebit but it came out cold with the bread being slightly chewy, but it paired fine with the drink. We neither tried coffee nor had wine at this place. Some other time perhaps.
I passed by the door a few times before locating it, going by the name they certainly don’t want to make it a speak easy. The place is split over two levels and offers nice al fresco seating, amazing in the Delhi weather. The place has an extensive cocktail list and a elaborate food menu. I was with friends and we ordered a few barrel aged cocktails, they were great however the portions seemed short of the regular. I also tried their bartender Tenzin’s signature with Balsamic, it was sweet, umami laden and refreshing. For food don’t miss their Seed, walnut and Caramelized onion flat bread!
A couple of drinks and snacks will cost you Rs 2000 a head
This place is huge, but there are too many aspects to the decor that make its loud than chic. We settled at the bar on a very quiet Sunday night (atleast the place was) to meet two enthusiastic bartenders who told us more about the few months old place. We were amused but pleased to understand that they have showers and lockers too, it is in line with their ‘work,play, chill’ mantra of MTv as the place changes avatar from a work den to a party place. We were there for night caps and end up having some quirky cocktails with cool presentations at a mere Rs 250 ++ for each and the cocktails were great for the price. W’ll go back for more cocktails.
As a vegetarian you may not have enough options in this place however I ended up here just to soak in the charm of Old Delhi the vibe of the vicinity. I order a soul soothing and artery-choking baida curry ( eggetarian me) with the very rich Sheermal ( a type of bread with eggs, milk, cardamom and sugar) . The spice and the piquancy of the masala ( spiced oil ) went exceedingly well with the hint of sweetness in the sheermal. A visit to this place is warranted!