Downtown – Diners and Living Beer Cafe is another lively place to hang out, listen to some crass music, drink fine, strong beer and hog on some desi mughlai deliciousness. Friday nights at Downtown are of course packed, but we managed a table and tuned into some super cool songs. The place obviously comes alive in the basement, being quite literally Downtown where they house a huge bar, a smoking area and a gaming console for saner nights.
We of course started with the beer sampler – their house brews include wheat, premium lager and dark. We settled for the full bodied Premium Lager beer.
We started with a mixed kebab platter – malai chicken tikka, tandoori chiciken tikka, mutton seekh kebab and Amritsari fish tikka – the pieces are ENORMOUS. Well marinated and grilled to a succulent perfection – the malai chicken tikka was the best with its melt in mouth texture and delectation.
They offer pizzas by the slice among other Cafe favourites – we went for their meaty main course platters – Murgh tikka Masala Platter and Murgh Makhani Platter. Each platter came with a side of chicken seekh kebab, creamy dal makhni and two portions of breads – I swear by their garlic naan. The murgh tikka masala with chicken tikka chunks in a flavorsome tomato based gravy. Murgh Makhani with boneless pieces of chicken in a rich, creamy gravy.
Visit Downtown for groovy music, their Premium brewed beer and HUGE platters.