The first thing that hits you when you step into Brew House Café is a burly motorbike, mounted on a table. You might as well have been in Melbourne, Manila or any other global destination. The music is loud, and you feel your seats reverberating to it. We liked the buzz. Seating options inside this popular haunt in Navi Mumbai are aplenty — outdoor, indoor, a separate cubicle, or barstools by the bar. There’s an impressive line-up of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, with 30 different beers. The menu is expansive too — from burgers, pizzas, and pastas to biryanis.
To quench our thirst, we ordered the Miller High Life Beer (`169), Strawberry Soda (`60), Raspberry Soda (`60) and Peach Lime Water. The waiter suggested Peach Lime Soda (`70) instead of Peach Lime Water; we heeded to his advice.
To nibble, the Potato and Cheese Balls (`130), Chicken Lasooni Kebab (`220), Prawns Tandoori (`370), Macaroni and Cheese Pasta (`145) and Ratatouille were on our list. The bartender nudged us to go for the Spinach Lasagna (`210) instead of the Ratatouille; again, we obliged. Beer was light, Peach Lime Soda was refreshing and the least sweet; while the Strawberry Soda despite being the sweetest didn’t overpower. A good start.
The pasta was flavoured with garlic, pepper, and green and yellow bell peppers with a slice of cheese that melted on top. The flavours blended well in this delicious ensemble. The Potato Cheese Balls leaned more towards the potatoes and the flavour of the cheese was muted. The portions of this starter were generous being six to a plate.
The Chicken Lasooni Kebab was a huge letdown with its negligible garlic flavour and undercooked chicken, which was tough to negotiate. Our bad run continued as Prawns Tandoori tasted limp and rubbery. The lasagna, also, lacked a zing to pronounce it extraordinary. Finally, deciding to have a Mutton Biryani (`225), it took us a while to communicate the same to the bartender, after which the order arrived only after a long wait. The Biryani was flavourful barring the under-prepared mutton. Thankfully, the Chocolate Doughnuts (`70) played succour, and how! Served hot, a generous chocolate coating on the outside and another delish layer inside was topped with a sprinkling of melted chocolate chips, making us wolf this in minutes. Their doughnut festival in mid-November is without a doubt on our to-do list!
At Sector 15, opposite Rockville, near Moti Mahal Grand, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai. CALL 641516666
Brew House Café didn’t know we were there. The GUIDE reviews anonymously and pays for meals.