My very first memory of warehouse cafe is when they had a calendar themed menu with a special deal on each day. So there was an element of surprise each time you visited. This brewery is a more mainstream version with a lot of desi tikkas and decent beer. With framed construction site shots propped on red brick walls, Warehouse Cafe has pretty cool Theka deals that you can pair with the desi grub.
We started with the malai chicken tikka, chilly chicken and chilly paneer. Malai chicken tikka – succulent bits of chicken topped with thick cream and served with mint chutney. The chilly chicken and chilly paneer both tossed with chilly sauce, onions, tomatoes and bell pepper, ideal bar bites. Peri Peri Chicken Wings – the Portuguese spice rubbed juicy wings topped with mayo and served with garlic bread. Now this was an out rightly weird combination, but the garlic bread in itself was well made and the wings were pretty delish too. Pocket parantha stuffed with paneer cubes and a tomato based masala, and served with a drizzle of spicy mayo, it tasted like a very desi version of a quesadilla and didn’t make quite the impact. Quattro Formaggio kulcha – a fluffy kulcha stuffed with cheese, garlic and seasoning, it is impossible to get the taste of four kinds of cheese and feels more like mozzarella but makes for quite a tantalizing bite.
Mains included the tried and tested butter chicken, dal makhni, shahi paneer, roti and rice. Heavily dowsed with cream and slow cooked in masalas, the curries were pretty decent and counted for comfort food but cafes really need to experiment more even with the Indian curries.
Warehouse Cafe serves just about average beer but their Dark Knight with kahlua and dark rum is a must have.
Where? Sector 29, Gurgaon
Price for two – 1500INR approx
Cuisine – Indian, American, Cafe