This weekend saw the launch of a rooftop bar experience brought out by the dim sum house Yauatcha. The 1 MG mall rooftop already have the Tao Terraces, but Yauatcha Terrace sports a very breezy, summer look in the terrace with airy white gazebos and seating in different areas and nooks around, making use of the space quite well. And has a very chic and prettily designed bar. I landed up there around 9pm on Saturday and the place was already packed. Tables were quickly arranged though, and amidst the hustle bustle, we finally managed to start our meal there! Most of the food is mainly paired around cocktails and mixers, and does feature many of the Yauatcha specials like Braised Pork Belly and Stir Fry black pepper chicken. And of course, there’s an exhaustive selection of dim sums – steamed and fried – available for quick bites, and as sharing platters. The bar menu is quite exotic, and the drinks are very good, I loved almost all the cocktails that I tried!
We started off with the chicken buns, then spicy chicken in Asian sauce, and chicken with coriander – and to sip on there were the Lalu and Chai La Lai. The Lalu was great, came recommended, and definitely worth trying. It had vodka, lychee, lemon grass and oolong tea – creating a pretty interesting and sublime mix. The Chai La Lai on the other hand wasn’t as impressive, though it had similar elements, the sparkling wine and apple juice made the drink very acidic. The music was beginning to pick up, and I hadn’t really thought of this as a party place much, but I guess it could work, they surely have the ambiance. Personally, I would prefer this to be a quiet and romantic place for dinner and drinks, but let’s see how that evolves. For the next round we got the Thea Martini and the Black River Martini. They were both absolute stars! The ginger juice in the Thea and chilli sugar made a world of tasty difference! While the Black River is a personal favorite – whiskey, apricot, drambuie – gives it a warm and sweet taste that not all whiskey cocktails can pull off. There were a few things that we ordered, but was later told weren’t available, but given that it’s a launch, and they were pretty overrun, it’s totally understandable!
The Yauatcha Terrace has a beautiful location and setting, and is a wonderful place to unwind. They are currently open only weekends: 7pm until 1am on Friday and Saturday and 12pm until 5pm on Sundays. Cost: Rs. 1,800 for two people (approx.) with drinks. For reservation in Yauatcha Terrace, call +91 9222222800
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Read my previous post on Yauatcha here http://www.sheknowsgrub.com/sunday-brunch-series-yauatcha-1-mg-road-mall/