Kaitlyn’s Beer Garden, Bandra: 3.5/5

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​The place is located opposite Mamagoto on Hill Road on the second floor. Easy to locate and offers valet parking. The place is awaiting it’s microbrewery license and until then operates as a Restobar. They have attractions such as ladies night on every Wednesday offering free drinks to ladies.

Ambience:

As the name says Kaitlyn’s Beer “Garden” the restobar has tried to emulate nature with decor such as trees that are well lit. The use of Colors are minimalist giving the place a rustic look. Overall lighting is dim and the music is awesome with an energetic vibe to it. 

Beverages:

While they await to setup their own microbrewery at the restaurant, they are still serving a variety of beer such as Belgian Wit, Stout, Kolsch, Cider and ginger jaggery ale amongst many. Interestingly they also serve Beer based Cocktails as well as other classic beverages. We also tried Irish Cocktail made with cold coffee mixed with Irish whiskey giving it a dual kick of coffee flavor as well as whiskey. Brilliant drink for all coffee lovers. They also served warm coffee cocktail, equally interesting. Amongst the usual they have red wine Sangria that we tried and found just okay. The caramel shake was awesome – sweet flavor of caramel was very refreshing.

Food:

Kaitlyn’s Beer Garden offers a variety of cuisine from Indian to Continental to Italian to even chindian (Chinese + Indian). We tried a variety and realized that food may not be their strength and an area to work on. We tried a variety and had few hits and misses as below:

Hummus and Pita: This is gaining popularity amongst finger foods but instead of the classic hummus made with Chickpeas, Kaitlyn’s served the hummus made from mashed parsley giving it a green color, smooth texture so well mashed and good taste. The pita bread accompanying it was served hot and was very soft. Overall it was a good preparation although nothing impressive.
Beer battered fish and chips: Another popular preparation, this was very well made. The fish, basa, was deep fried with the batter giving it a crispy and crunchy exterior with soft and tender fish inside. It was well fried and the batter was not too much and tasted great with the accompanying mayo. Awesome!
Lasooni Kebab had a very interesting preparation with the Kebab hanging down and served with mint chutney. The chicken cubes were well marinated in yogurt mixed with Indian spices giving it a spicy flavor, although salt was lacking. The mint chutney made up for it.
Herb Crusted chicken and Risotto: Very avoidable! The Risotto was quite ordinary and dry. The chicken was quite bland with no spices or even salt at all. 
There’s also Kaitlyn’s special Half and Half Pizza which has one half veg and other non veg. This was a thin crust pizza but the crust wasn’t crispy at all – disappointing. The veg side had white sauce over the crust and toppings such as onion, capsicum and cheese. The Non Veg side had red sauce with the topping of succulent cubes of chicken. Overall, an average pizza but drinks were awesome.
The most disappointing part was there are no desserts! Come on guys, pls introduce some – maybe as simple as chocolate brownie and Icecream!

Service:

The staff is very courteous and our host Shraddha was very friendly. She recommended the house specials and checked on us regularly. Overall, great hospitality and good service.

Overall, it was a decent experience and highly recommended for beer lovers who enjoy awesome music and energetic vibe.

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