Signature exposed brick walls, community tables, wooden seating, beer kegs, mammoth TV screens and an open bar resplendent with an amazing display of spirits, The Irish House has now arrived in Koregaon Park too!
Nitesh Hub in Koregaon Park recently saw the grand opening of this Alfresco pub and bar, a one stop destination for an extensive American and European menu, truly Irish vibe, drinks and ales par-excellence!
With a seating capacity of over 100 covers, The Irish House is omnipresent in 17 locations across the country including Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai and Belagavi.
While we soaked in the very Irish ambience and the energetic vibe of the pub, we were served a range of exotic beverages right from the expert barman’s counter…
Their Citric Spinner was definitely a head spinner and an apt drink to raise a toast. With vodka as the base and the apple infused tea, topped with orange and kaffir lime smoke, it was refreshing enough to blow away the weekday blues.
The heavenly aroma of the freshly picked kaffir lime zest and leaves on its first sip was enlivening.
It was then followed by the Moscow Mule with vodka (as base), bitters, ginger ale, fresh lime and some healthy green mint foliage. It was served chilled in an old-fashioned brass mug and went well with the amuse-gueule that followed, making it an instant hit.
For a quick bite, on the appetizers front it was undoubtedly, their staple The Great Irish Fish and Chips which was the showstopper.
Although the coleslaw with the fish and chips was superfluous, the fresh fillet of Basa (fish) coated with their in-house beer batter served with crispy potato fries and a homemade tartare had all the right textures, from the crispness of the batter coating to the ‘melt in the mouth’ fish.
The popular Cheese Burst Chicken poppers also made it to our ‘must try’ list.
Their Cheese Burst Chicken is highly recommended if you love a heavenly cheesy explosion enveloped with a crispy fried chicken coating. The spicy meaty outer covering gave the perfect chomp, while the cheesy outburst was tempting enough.
Their creamy ranch dip and crispy garlic fries just made it heavenly.
For a veg sider there was the Classic Falafel Pita Pockets (spinach pita pockets filled with crispy falafel, classic hummus and tahini mayo, topped with shredded red cabbage.)
Ideally, eat the pockets hot for that extra crunch.
Next on our list was their Drunk Meatballs, a signature creation.
These spiced chicken meatballs on baked tortillas topped with a wine steeped hot sauce is served with pickled veggies.
Interestingly, the meatballs tasted good even without the tortillas.
After gorging on such classic appetisers choosing a dish for the mains from their creatively presented menu was quite a task…
Their wooden menu card had really appetising pictures of each of the dishes making you want all of them at one go!
Straight ‘OFF THE GRILL’ to the table was their classic Beer Can Roast Chicken.
This stout flavoured farm roasted chicken dish came with roasted potatoes and seasonal greens. The silky wine and beer exquisite glaze made everything on the plate taste truly finger-licking good.
Perfectly spiked, the buttery soft chicken with a heavenly aroma, is a must try!
Apart from this, the menu also had a list of breads, pizzas and sliders, an elaborate pasta menu, loaded fries’ options and a community menu, good for a group or for two hungry foodies.
The dessert selection was pure indulge. Safer for someone without a sweet tooth, we were offered The Irish Riverdance. Since the house has an extensive footfall of beer lovers, the booze also made its way to our desserts.
The gooey, chocolatey and sinful sweet course came in a beer mug loaded with beer-soaked brownies, brownie crumble, vanilla ice cream, dark chocolate bites, chocolate truffles, chocolate coated cookies, topped with caramel sauce, caramelized nuts and fresh lager beer.
The dessert is also available without beer for everyone to indulge in such a sinful delicacy.
The warm Devilish Chocolate Brownie served with vanilla ice cream is also on the menu for those who crave for sweets, day in and out. For the ice cream lovers, they also offer scoops of flavoured ice cream drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce. Their Nutty Caramel Pie and Dual Chocolate Torte are also worth giving a shot.
The visit to the city’s much-loved nightlife hotspot and neighbourhood pub came as a package of good food, rustic and energetic ambience, drool worthy desserts and their classic drinks to provide a value for money, diverse and an innovative pub experience.
#Visit The Irish House @Nitesh Hub Mall, North Main Rd, Koregaon Park, Pune.
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