Blue Moustache infuses a quirky vibe into a bustling neighbourhood
Located near Adyar Ananda Bhavan, Starbucks, Rajdhani and a couple of Cafe Coffee Days that have been around for ages, the newly launched Blue Moustache with its selection of burgers, pastas, sandwiches and breakfasts, is a welcome addition to the culinary landscape of the locality. With locals still sussing out the brand new place with its facial hair obsession, it was not as packed to capacity as you would expect on a Saturday night. The restaurant is set across two levels – an al fresco area on the ground floor and a small yet charming space on the first. Being a little chilly, we trooped upstairs to a long, narrow room boasting white-washed walls, with wooden accents and comfortable turquoise chairs and stools. The walls are lined with posters of various moustaches, described in detail with examples of famous people who wore them. We spotted Tom Selleck and Hitler!
World on a platter
The cuisine is a mix of Asian, European and Mexican so rest assured there’s something for every palate. We found ourselves leaning towards the Mooch Love BBQ Chicken Wings and a beer mojito to get things off to a start. The mojito is highly recommended, though beer purists might disagree. We liked that the drink was well balanced with the flavours of both the beer, and mojito equally represented. The wings, which came to our table when we were half way through our main course, too hit the spot. Crispy with a coating of spicy, tangy, sweet sauce, it was a plate of well-rounded flavours.
For mains, we chose the Johnny Depp grilled beef salad which we found to be quite an assault on the senses. A generous quantity of grilled beef slivers is tossed with red onions, cherry tomatoes, lemongrass, cucumber, cilantro and soya chilli sauce to create a dish that is refreshing yet filling and a sure shot way to clear up your sinuses. For something more serious and substantial, we recommend the Handlebar Grilled Beef Burger. A juicy patty is topped with pickled cucumber, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, onions, tomatoes and iceberg lettuce with the pillowy, soft bread lending a hint of sweetness to the affair. Bro-merang Baked Macaroni too was delicious, though its authenticity is open to debate. Soaked in a fiery red, spicy yet cheesy sauce, the vegetarian dish comprises red and green bell peppers, macaroni and not much else, which we found a bit disappointing.
Overall a good experience, though it is a bit wanting in the service department. With the restaurant’s four-lane bowling alley on the ground floor expected to be ready in a few months, we are sure the place will catch on nicely.
`800 for two. At 7th Block, Koramangala. Details: 9880072617