It’s a Friday evening or a midweek chill-out plan to be executed; a place where you can indulge yourself in food and music, where you can feel that you are away from the hustle of a big city life.
One such place proved was Over The Moon Brew Company on a Wednesday, when either half of the crowd is still finding it’s way out to carry on with the rest of the weekdays or the other half who finds a peaceful way of calming themselves.
“Invited for the tasting session of this new restaurant”; sounds interesting! Well, a brewery! Okay, it’s actually a brewery with a complete restaurant/dining setup, located at Gachibowli. A second venture of OTM group in the city. So, even if you are a teetotaler like me :), you can absolutely visit this place for dining…
I reached there almost at time, and the others were yet to arrive. Gopal Thakur, the manager over there gracefully escorted me to the restaurant upstairs. The restaurant section is said to be OsHo. As I entered the restaurant dining area, it felt like a dreamy Mediterranean vibes were surrounding me. With the white furniture, to blue walls, to patterned flooring to white curtains; everything brings the charm of Greek world. That evening became special, as I was also accompanied with few more reviewer friends.
Before we head on to what was served to us, let me tell you, this place has a huge menu, including every kind of Indian spread to International delicacies.
Said that it’s a brewery, they served us with 4 kind of beer samples. Well, as I told earlier, I am a teetotaler and I am not the right person to review it. So, what I have an array of brilliant dishes to tell you about, starting from prawn, to cheese poppers to lamb, to kadi, to pizza and goes on… 🙂 yes, goes on!
The starters served were varied from a range of Indian to Continental. We had Lotus stem crackers, Cocktail Prawns, Chilli Cheese Burst chicken poppers, Basil Murgh tikka, Peri-peri prawns, Three cheese mushroom poppers, Bhuna pyaz ki tangdi.
My favorites were Lotus stem crackers, Cocktail prawns and Three Cheese Mushroom poppers. A perfect palate to my taste buds. Lotus stems crackers were crunchy with subtle flavours of honey sauce and sesame. Cocktail prawns absolutely melt down as you pop in them. And the Three Cheese Mushroom poppers, trust me, we couldn’t have enough of them. They were the best for the cheese lovers like I am.
Being a teetotaler, I was graciously served with some decent mocktails. While sipping on our cocktails, couple of Pizza were served. A square base with thin crust topped with veggies and cottage cheese loaded with cheese. Actually, the pizza went beyond my anticipation. I didn’t have much high hopes for the pizza, said that it doesn’t claim to be an Italian restaurant. Well, much to my surprise, I adored them. The thin crust base and the exotic veggies with loaded cheese, baked to perfection. They also served us with Kuttu Parotta with egg curry and non-veg version of pav-bhaji.
By then, we were almost full, but they didn’t stop to surprise us with the followed main course. From the Italian section, we had Non-veg Fettuccini with basil pesto cream. You can give it a pass, if you have strong taste buds for pesto flavour. Moving to South Asian cusine we tried the Vietnamese non-veg rice bowl, which was decent. Coming to the North of India, we tried the Awadhi nalli gosht and Kadhi Pakodi. Both of these dishes were really satiating to my taste buds and the gastronomical appetite. We were mostly bongs that day, and to serve us with our love, they brought Bengali Macher Jhol & Prawn Malai Curry. Prawn Malai Curry would be my pick among the two.
Though we were absolutely full by then, yet, the desserts become my “definitely to be tasted” to get to know a restaurant better. We were delightfully served the Baileys shahi tukda and Biscuit cake with Baileys . The shahi tukra was absolutely divine, “truly shahi” ;), speaking of royal sweetness.
Post the dining, Gopal escorted us to the brewery at the ground floor that was flocked by the working professionals who all felt like taking a chill dose for the midweek musings. They have live band and the ambience here speaks of rustic, that totally complements the overall vibes of the place. The clubbing at the downstairs was aesthetically designed in an old English rustic charm.
Apart from A La Carte, they have awesome Lunch Buffet (550 AI) & Lunch platters (300 AI). I also had a chance to visit the restaurant on a Sunday Brunch for a ladies lunch meet. And I must say, the brunch spread has been curated with fine attention to details.
My rating for the place goes like:
Value For Money: 4