There’s good news for all Punekars…yeah… quite literally ‘Good News’, coz that’s the name of this Modern-Desi Dhaba at Ishanya !
Going to keep this review pretty short and simple.
So why is it good news…You ask ?
Coz this :
Great Ambiance – ✔
Interesting (& Potent!) Cocktails – ✔
Good Food – ✔
Friendly & Efficient Service – ✔
This place just ticks all the right boxes.
A special mention to the OTT decor ! All that kitsch, all that bling, the quirky wall art, massive light fittings made with chai kullad & cutting chai glasses, a full size bathtub to chill beer bottles (yeah, you read that correctly, they have placed a bathtub with overhead showers that work, bang in the middle of the bar !)
And as garish as all this sounds, all these elements come together and totally work somehow, giving this place a very fun and lively vibe !
Over to the food and drinks –
They serve some interesting (read- potent) cocktails with equally interesting names.
The bar bites are not your usual chips and peanuts, but a rather interesting concept where they serve a basket of Khichiya Papads and along with that a tray full of ingredients to make your own chutney.
So you get small bowls of mint, coriander, yogurt, ginger, garlic, chillies, etc along with a small mortar & pestle. Mix and grind ingredients to your liking and enjoy your chutney with those rather addictive papads.
Though not a big fan of soup or shorba, the Murgh Galliana Shorba was quite the bomb ! I could literally just have that instead of dinner on a lovely breezy winter evening.
Paneer de sholay , Jhinga Kalimiri, Highway Mutton Seekh Kabab, were my favoutires from the menu we tasted that evening.
Also, do save some appetite for that simple yet hearty and delicious Langar Dal Amritsari , which we mopped up with some hot fluffy naan.
If you have a sweet tooth, then there’s Rabdi, matka kulfi, Paan- Choco bon bon that you can end your meal with.
Good News indeed, right ?!