Steampunk themed bar in Delhi – Ministry of Beer.

Hi folks, I talked about a mega launch of a very different kind of ministry in CP the other day. Yes friends, it was a Ministry of Beer, a exotic Lounge spread over three floors. The launch saw all the glitterati of town thronging the place and waiting to find an empty seat to sit down.

I talked about revisiting MOB soon and there we were again – at MOB for a dinner on one fine evening. I have talked about the décor and ambiance too in my earlier post, but I guess I should talk a little more this time. The ambiance gave me a feel of a feel of an ultra-modern restaurant with innovative drinks, tasty food and also molecular gastronomy.

MOB has been called India’s first steampunk themed bar and it surely is going to give a hard time to others in the industry in Delhi. As soon as you enter the brewery, you get a glamorous feeling engulf you. The interiors are designed artistically and features mechanical parts, antique lights, and Victorian furniture across three floors. One gets mesmerised as he spots exposed metal gears, mechanical clocks, and dangling lights on the walls.  It surely is an architectural gem and has the best decor in the entire town.

It soon is going to be the biggest craft breweries of Delhi along with multiple food options. Prateek Chturvedi, Director, MOB said “Pubs come and Pubs go – but the challenge is to create something that withstands the passage of time. We have tried to build a place that grows on you – every time you visit MOB, you’ll notice something you haven’t noticed before – and the more you’ll fall in love with the place”

Naveen Sachdeva, Director, MOB also added, “From steampunk elements – to awesome food – to amazing and friendly service that will redefine the word “sumptuous”  – we aim to reinvent the nightlife of CP  at MOB.”

The place offers a culinary delight with global cuisine on its palate, and when you are seated in the main bar area, you feel amazed. We did love the uniquely designed interiors, thirst quenching beverages and friendly staff, but we hope that in the coming days the management works a lot on the starters/munchies that go with the drinks.

Oh yes, during our second visit, we did find the starters not upto the mark. We were here on a review and attending the bloggers meet. The starters served were at random; most of them not on the prescribed menu. And most of them looked as if prepared in a hurry to feed the big number of bloggers on the floor.

The thing that saved the day was the mocktails. I tried Watermelon n Mint Mojito, Virgin Sangria, and Passion Love. I loved the flavours that the mixologist at the bar was able to retain in the Mojito. The Sangria was also good.

The main course servings saved the day. Though the serving staff were confused whether to serve the main course or not. The bought the platters and kept it on the side tables. Only after some time they started serving, but by that time the food was already cold. But still the food was good and we loved the taste and presentations. We had Dal Makhani, Paneer Lababdar with assorted breads and steamed rice.  Combination of both the Paneer Lababdar and Dal Makhani was great to have with breads. Not having eaten much in the starters section, I feasted on the main course.

Coming to the Dessert section, there was nothing to offer, as the manager told us that they outsource the desserts and there was nothing that they wanted to be reviewed.

Well, if Prateek and Naveen are reading this, please try and improve on the quality of the starters – even if you have a customer in late hours.

Notes:

Ratings:

Food: 3/5     Drinks: 4/5     Hospitality: 3/5   Service: 4/5

Address: M-44, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi, 110001

Meal for two:  Rs. 1200

All pics by Pradeep Chamaria for exatraveller.

Disclaimer: We visited the outlet for a review and my views are based on the particular day and time of my visit. Actual experiences when some one else visits might vary.

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