A spacious, quirky hangout zone, in the bustling sector 29 market of Gurgaon can’t go unnoticed – especially if it’s as vivacious and peppy as this one. Warehouse Café, literally, is a storehouse that garners good-times, memories and souvenirs. A chilled out place where you could relax with friends, indulge in some frolic and light-hearted conversation over an extensive menu and your favourite tipple.
The double level restaurant has an effervescent first level with roulette table that lends a feeling of eccentricity. You could choose to sit at the ground level, almost feeling like wallowing in the silo, with walnut furnishing and scarlet-crimson lightings.
As I sat over my glass of wine, I brushed through the menu and found it quite intriguing with its vastness and selection of various cuisines. The Raw Papaya salad was quite hot and did put my senses ablaze – if you’re someone who loves it spicy, go for it – it’s a great mix of raw papaya, peanuts intertwined with subtle sweetness.
The Mumbai Pao Platter was authentic. Keeping the Mumbai ‘street-favourite’ flavours in mind, this staple is impressive and delectable. Phuket paneer looked very average but going by the adage ‘looks are deceptive’, it applied to this dish completely. With the Thai seasoning and flavours, the paneer slices are aromatically coated in understated daintiness. The Chicken 65 is scrumptious and a must try for those who like the Hyderabadi Version of Chicken – delicately fried and tossed in kosher spices, this dish is an amazing way to begin.
Next were the mains – the Pan Fried Noodles won me over – packed with veggies and intertwined with fried noodles, the noodles made me gorge. Accompanied with Tofu and Cashewnut in hot chilli sauce, this oriental dish became my ultimate favourite. The fiery gravy was perfectly cooked, packed with the right amount of piquancy, typical of The South Asian cuisine.
Just as we sat through the vitality the place oozed, it was time to dig into delicious desserts – this place boasts of an array of desserts that will blow your mind away. We tried the Fried Ice-cream which was decadent. Rightfully achieved, the Ice-cream was still in the frozen set state inside the warm fried crust. The Phirni and Blueberry cake, a layered dessert with a base of biscuit, is not for the weak hearted – only someone who loves to drown in an overdose of sweetness can go for it.
Casa: Warehouse Café-, Plot 11-12, Ground Floor , sec 29, Gurgaon.