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    Restaurants and watering holes ensure you dona��t miss any of the action from down under, with plenty of perks too

    If you thought that nothing beats catching the World Cup with friends at home, think again! There are special menus, cocktails, and large projection screens (try hotel Ramada in Egmore) to catch all the action, thanks to pubs and restaurants across town. So if you cana��t join the crowds heading to Australia, head to the nearest hotspot and cheer away.

    601 @ The Park
    1Signatures from participating nations
    Perfect for the fan who loves his food just as much. 601 and The Leather Bar are offering signature dishes from each of the participating countries a�� Indiaa��s paneer malai kebab, battered pork sausages or Dagwood Dogs from Australia, vegetable pholouries from the West Indies. Therea��s also lipped mussels with chilli, basil and pesto (NZ), colcacannon and cheddar nuggets (Ireland), lamb kibbeh, mint and cucumber tzatziki (UAE), among others. `400 onwards. Details: 42676000



    Willows @
    The Westin
    South Indian breakfast
    The Westina��s sports bar is offering a South Indian breakfast to complement the match. Expect idlis, pooris and egg bhurji served with chicken sauce, and a choice of tea or coffee. This, along with unlimited beer when youa��re done with breakfast, makes Willows a must visit, especially on March 6, when India play West Indies. Approximately `2,000 for two. Details: 22553366

    Bike & Barrel @
    The Residency Towers2
    Cricket cocktails
    In addition to the live screening, they will surprise you with five special cocktails named after cricket. They are also serving imported mojito cocktaA�il pitchers along with combos (vegetarian and non vegetarian) that include two Kingfisher pints and a burger or kathi roll. Combos at`650 and pitchers at `2,200. 12 pm to 8 pm on weekdays. Details: 30853940



    Chipstead @ Taj Coromandel
    Highlights in the evening
    Since matches in Australia start early morning, Chipstead is screening the repeats (from 4 pm) for the benefit of us late risers. There is also a special menu with starters like kebabs, tikkas, lamb sukka and fish fry, plus in house cocktails like paan martini. At `2,500 for two (approximately, with alcohol). Details: 30925989

    Diff 42 – Resto Lounge
    3Unlimited happy hours
    Unlimited is the keyword at Diff 42. Apart from 90 minutes of unlimited liquor and three hours of unlimited spirits, they are also offering a bucket of five Kingfisher beers at `599. All this you can enjoy, while the matches are screened live. At `1,200 for two (approximately, with alcohol). Details: 30853862




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