The legendary establishment Windsor Pub moved from the quaint surroundings of Vasanth Nagar to a swankier location, 12th Main Indiranagar sometime last year. Though there is no dearth of drinking joints in Indiranagar but if you want to surround yourself in an aura of calmness with a mug of beer and a laid back ambiance then Windsor Pub is the place to be in.
A few of their staff who were loyal to them over the last 20 years too have moved to the new location, thus carrying on the flavor of the pub. Windsor Pub was started in 1994 and is owned by Carpenters Classic India Pvt Ltd. CC India is the company that pioneered the concept of branded modularity from Italy in India.
I personally have never been to the earlier version of this place (yes, shame on me!) but from what I have always heard is that it was the go to place whenever someone craved for chilled beer and excellent food that is mostly derived from Kerala and Coorg region. The new destination has increased the cool quotient of the brand as they now have a full bar and an all new menu with more dishes to choose from.
I was here last week to get a first-hand feel of their on-going Thali Festival where you get to choose from Vegetarian, Chicken, Mutton and Fish Thali, all of which is attractively priced between 249 and 399. The Thali combines old favorites of Windsor Pub in a new and elegant setting and does its best to bring back nostalgia that is associated with this legendary place. The Thali is perfect for quick working lunch and includes dishes like Kerala Meen Curry, Kozhi Mappas and much such more.
I tried the Chicken thali here which had the traditional Chicken Ghee roast for starters, Bean Carrot Poriyal and house special curry Kozhi Mapps. Accompaniments include Kerala Coin Parota and steamed rice along with Pickle and Papad.
Special beverages will be served at special rates during the Thali festival – assorted Indian beers will be at Rs. 100++, Special Coastal cocktails at Rs. 250 ++ and other non-alcoholic beverage at Rs. 100++, isn’t it a great deal we all would want to be a part of!!
While waiting for others to join we did indulge in a bit of binge eating and the perfect way to do that was with a plate of Coorg style Pork Fry, cooked exactly the way it is prepared at my home! Desserts are not included in the Thali but we tried their Gooey Chocolate Cake and Ultimate Nirvana, both served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and priced at INR 150 and 160.
Coming back to the Thali discussion, here are some more details about it:
Available: 8th May to 31st July
Time: 12 PM to 3 PM (LUNCH ONLY)
|Vegetarian Thali||₹ 249 ++|
|Chicken Thali||₹ 299 ++|
|Mutton Thali||₹ 349 ++|
|Fish Thali||₹ 399 ++|
Address: Windsor Pub, # 968, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore – 560038