I have been going to Big Pitcher for a while now, the sprawling building on Old Airport Road that’s got various levels of bar, lounge, brewpub and more. Deepa had invited a few of us over for a meal on a Sunday, and then we met up for an evening out. This post is mainly on the experience of the latter, when we met up at the roof top at Big Pitcher, after a long day at work. A small group, good music and some R&R was our agenda for the day!
Now the various floors at Big Pitcher have the menus differing. The top floor – Star Lounge – has a grills, sizzlers and steaks theme, so we pretty much jumped straight into the good stuff. The Sizzling Prawns were delightful, in lemon butter sauce – simple and absolutely delicious. We got a repeat of this, but then I am partial to prawns! The beer tasters were served, and that day all of the variants were available. The beers tasted alright, and the King Slayer and Czech Pilsner are worth mentioning.
The Chicken Sizzler was quite nice too – pan grilled chicken, the right bit of crispy – and saucy as well. The lamb chops that came next were quite a stunner. Plated nicely, and cooked in rosemary jus, the succulent meat was delicious! The Grilled Beef Steak came next – large cubes of beef grilled and served with vegetables and sides. The meat, however, was a little too rare and chunky for my taste. Their cocktails were creative and fun; and I loved the variations of chocolate-tini, a vodka cocktail called High Seas with coconut milk, cinnamon and star anise, among various others. And yes the champagne didn’t hurt either!
Their Indian spread is quite elaborate too, based on our other visits. Stuffed mushroom, tandoori paneer, seekh kebabs, and some interesting fusions as well – like noodle wrapped prawns.
Big Pitcher offers variety on the menus for food and drinks, which are great for a group to hang out, catering to a diverse taste. Each of the floors have a fun and different vibe. So whether it’s a live gig, or a dine in experience or a roof top – there’s something for the different moods in the same building. They could look at streamlining the menu to have some more structure – and perhaps segregate that based on theme across the floors. I would recommend this place, especially for drinkers and groups!