Indiranagar is getting so crowded now that they don’t even have space for vowels, at least if we go by the name of the new bar and kitchen that has opened at the 12th Main junction. Spread across three floors, each styled differently, it even has a simulated golf area. On a cloudy Sunday afternoon, we sat on the lowest floor, overlooking 100 ft Road.
We began with cocktails – D chose a White Chocobar, and I wanted to try out the 1131 Old Fashion (sic). The first was vodka based with the unlikely combination of green melon, elderflower, and white chocolate. A bit sweet, but potent and refreshing. 1131’s version of Old Fashioned had a few extra ingredients – orange, cinnamon and cloves, but though they were generous with the alcohol, the mix was rather lacklustre.
Since we wanted something spicy, we opted for the desi Jaipuri Murg ka Soola. This was red and spicy with a zingy masala tempered by the mint dip. We also tried a Shanghai Infused Chili Garlic sausages. Despite the name, this was relatively rather mellow, though the green chili that came with it made up for it. For the main course, we had to choose from pizzas, pastas, sizzlers and multiple other options and finally ended with a Tagliatelle con Pollo Marrakesh – an excellent union of cheddar cream and mushroom ragout. The desserts didn’t look exciting enough and that had a lot with Smoor being directly below!
The bill came to a little below Rs.1700. The service was decent, and the playlist excellent. It was a reasonably good experience, but nothing beyond what many other joints of a similar nature provide in Indiranagar.
1131 Bar & Kitchen, 1131, 100 ft Road, Indiranagar Ph: 49653387