Druid Garden – Microbrewery at Sahakarnagar

Druid Garden is one of the Microbrewery Restaurant has come up a year back in the Sahakarnagar.  It has gained popular in short span and received a lot of appreciation.  I was part of the launch party and visited the place multiple time.  IMG_20161212_171807Every time I visit the place, I have seen the quality improve.  The place opened with the capability to make their own beer as they had the complete setup ready.  But the owners had to wait for few more months, before getting the license and making their own beer.  As they say, all is well that ends well.  Finally, the place does have their own Microbrewery.  Let me share my feedback based on multiple visits.IMG_20170523_214207

Ambiance

The Microbrew Casual Dining restaurant is setup on a third floor of building that has Shopping and gym.  First thing I noticed at the entrance is the reception area, where I am asked if I had any reservation.  The place runs full most of the time during the evening, weekday or weekend alike.IMG_20161118_231155

There is a huge section to the right side where there is the bar counter and leads up to the kitchen.  To the backdrop on the right is the Microbrewery. There is direct tap connection from the Microbrewery to the taps from where the craft beers are tapped.IMG_20170523_215048

They have 2 unique sitting sections that are a few steps higher than the normal floor level.  Section to the right near the entrance is quite bright and apt for family.  IMG_20171119_233559The section to left, is couple of more steps higher and looks cool.IMG_20170523_212823

The floor is spaced quite well with every table being spaced out well to avoid any cramming of tables.

Highlight of the interiors is the retractable roof right in the centre. From what I have heard, the roof closes at the outset of rain/cloudy-sky.  Otherwise they let it open to be natural fresh air.  This is the only pub in Bangalore using this kind of concept.IMG_20170613_205512

Food

The place is known to serve good food along with the beer.  Recently, a set of 30 Chefs from Marriott group of hotels across India, visited Druid Garden.  It wouldn’t have been possible unless there the Chef heard some good things about the food at Druid Garden.IMG_20170613_205401

Bar Snacks

I have tried Peanut Masala and Paneer Mozzarella Sticks from this section.  Both the items are tasty and go along well with Beer and/or cocktails.IMG_20171119_224653

The next section is the Small-Plates Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian.  There are plenty of items to choose, which includes some of the contemporary items like Mezze Platter, Tacos and Paneer Tikka.IMG_20161118_224951

Pizzas

There are many Pizza options with different topping.  My top pick has always been Pizza Verdure which comes with assorted grilled vegetables and provolone cheese. IMG_20171119_225351The other variants including – Pizza con Funghia and Pizza alla Romana are also quite good.

Large Plates Vegetarian

This section contains many items from the Indian cuisine including – Dal Makhani, Tadka Dal, Awadhi Palak, Stir-Fried Vegetables, Thai Red/Green Curry in the Vegetarian section.  There are plenty of options in the Non-Vegetarian section as well.IMG_20171119_230102_01

I have tried Awadhi Palak which is served with Pudina Paratha.  The taste of the subzi is very good as the palak gravy tastes good.IMG_20170523_225054

Paneer Kurchan is another curry that I have tried couple of times but somehow felt that it need improvement.  The tomato gravy isn’t very delicious and the subzi lacks seasoning.IMG_20161118_234325

There plenty of Indian Breads that can be ordered along with the gravy curry.  IMG_20161118_235407Apart from these there are plenty of Dessert items and special Kids Menu.IMG_20161118_235513

Drinks

The main attraction at this place is the beer.  IMG_20170613_203922And I would straight away say that the best beer here is the HefeweizenIMG_20170523_214044 (2)The beer is made with Cezh Wheat and caramel malt. It has the aromas of Banana, traces of Mango & Pineapple.IMG_20170613_221206

Some of the other beers that I like here are – Dunkelweizen, Imperial Stout and Indian Pale Ale.

They also have plenty of branded beers, mocktail, beers and straight alcohols (Rum, Vodka, Gin) to pick up.IMG_20171119_225311_01

Overall Experience

This is one of the best Microbrewery in the city because of the large space and the beer flavours.  Being located a little away from the city centre makes the place more desirable.  The beer and food at this place are pretty good.  They do offer some good discounter via Zomato Gold which is useful as I have already benefited.  A special note on the serving staff who seem every so polite in serving guests.

I rate my overall experience at 4.0/5.  It is close to the 4.5 mark but then I would still want to give it couple of more tries before rating higher.

My rating in other departments.
Food – 4.0/5
Service – 4.0/5
Ambiance – 4.25/5
Drinks – 4.0/5

Food and drinks for 2 people would come around INR 1500.

Details

Address – 40/1 Century Corbel Commercial, 3rd floor, Sahakaranagar Main Road, Sahakaranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560092

Hours – Open today · 12–11:30PM

Phone – 080 4677 7777



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