It takes two to tipple
Two watering holes � 3 Wise Monkeys and the bar above Yellow Tree Cafe will give patrons in Bandra and Khar enough reason to say "Cheers!" several times over, as Surekha S was to discover
Bar above Yellow Tree Cafe
When we arrived at this bar, we were informed that it isn’t new but had been renovated. Located on the second floor of a building; it will be a favourite with couples. With comfortable cushions (a little high though) and large glass windows overlooking the street, we loved the interiors. A candle in a glass bowl on every table completed the picture. The bookshelves sported a wide range. So, if you visit alone, there’s enough to keep you occupied. We ordered for a Cosmo Of The Cafe (Rs 495), which was listed as a special cocktail on their bar menu.
A combination of vodka, lime, cranberry juice, Crème de cassis and red grapes, this was a delight. The taste of cranberry was sweet in the first few sips, but after a bit the generously portioned vodka and white lime evened the sweetness. The Kir Royale (Rs 395), a delicious mix of sparkling wine and black currant, was a good choice of drink; which will appeal to wine lovers.
At: Second floor of Yellow Tree Cafe, Junction of 33rd Road and Dr Ambedkar Road, Bandra (W).
3 Wise Monkeys
When you step out of Khar railway station and head towards the right, within a five-minute-walk lies the newly opened 3 Wise Monkeys, very close to where the once-popular WTF stood (we loved that place!). Well, 3 Wise Monkeys, was supposed to be more of a beer place so we decided to head here for a test drive. Though there is a board outside that displays the name, we have to step into Unicontinental Hotel and walk a few steps to enter 3 Wise Monkeys.
With its wood-finished interiors, the ambience was friendly but not as fun and youthful as we would have liked it to be.
The music was strictly okay, and the fact that it was housed inside made it impossible for them to have windows that looked outside. We settled in and ordered for a Draught beer mug (Rs 175) and Asahi (Rs 275). A glance at the menu made it clear — the place isn’t expensive. The alcohol and the food are moderately priced and this is sure to bring in the crowds. The draught beer was smooth while the chilled Asahi beer was a dry, crisp beer. It tasted mild and complimented the appetisers, especially the Beer-Fried Potato Wedges (Rs 140). This was the evening’s winner. Served with a delectable garlic mayonnaise dip, the chips are crisp without being oily; well-seasoned, and pulpy on the inside. The American Bowl (Rs 220) was a tad disappointing as were the Jalapeno Poppers that were served inside the bowl.
At: The Unicontinental, 3rd Road, Khar (W).
Call: 65610325 / 26
3 Wise Monkeys and Yellow Tree Café bar didn't know we were there. The Guide reviews anonymously and pays for meals.