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Big Boys Lounge

Gurgaon Sector 29, is most fast growing market of pubs and lounges. Recently it got a newbie in place next to Prankster, called the “Big Boyz Lounge”.  This place is best for all party poppers who can afford richness 😊as its decorated with expensive interiors and lavishly furnished with huge dance floor next to DJ console to step on right chord.

Its spread over two spacious floors (4th & 5th) with both indoor & outdoor seating available. The Air lounge outside offers mesmerizing view of Leisure Valley accompanied with head-bang on cocktails to be served while seating in comfortable cozy sofas. Lounge offers delicious Continental, North Indian, Chinese and Italian Food. It is a huge property, can withhold easy 200+ people in one go.

It not only offers the best food but also impressive cocktails and yet defines its own exclusive style of a casual, classic lounge and bar.They have Multi global kitchen with World cuisine and fantastic Cocktails Card to slosh at club. They don’t own any brewery, hence the best here is their Cocktails which are a class apart.

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Till date, its the best hideout for me after busy office.We visited it last friday and kicked of our mood with cocktails like :

  • Kaala jaadu: Served in a dramatic facial ceramic jar with its perfect presentation. Tasted good.
  • Big boyz theory
  • Lost in Translation
  • Morning Glory

Being a vegetarian, I was really happy to visit this place as they have so many options to justify my taste. In snacks we tried

  • Saras Potato & corn: Loved the crunchy, veggies (mainly potato) filled rolls mad my day. We repeated the order. It was definetly a winner dish for me & a must try
  • Bagichi Paneer tikka: Tender Panner shots served with in-house sauce. Tasted really good
  • BBL special Shammi kebab : served with chips and sorted veggies, tasted lip smacking , done aptly with spices
  • Spring rolls- Crispy and appetizing rolls which were not at all oily and filled with flavoured veggies.
  • Home-Style Pizza called Naanza was their specialty & tasted amazing.

Food

The main course is again my all tym fav, dal makhni with paneer dishes and served with Lachcha parantha. Everything was authentic to its taste and aptly done.

Servers were quite known about their work and dishes. Service was quick either it be food or mocktails.

Find it on Zomato at :

Big Boyz Lounge Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Cost For Two: Rs. 1,800 for  (approx.) with alcohol

Location: Floor 4-5, Plot 13-15, Sector 29, Gurgaon

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Philtre..??a love potion ? Wanna try ?

Yes friends, am back with my next review of newly opened restaurant in gurgaon’s happening place, Sector 29. As we all know this place is full of newbie’s with different concept so yes lets welcome Philtre , which means ” a drink supposed to arouse love and desire for a particular person in the drinker”, in other words a love potion.

This place is full of aroma be its ambience, concept, food presentation. They have a ancient era funda behind every drinks and food. Theme of this restaurant is related to an old era with fascinating paintings on the wall,decorum and bar arrangements.They don’t believe in using glassware to match their old era concept and hence go for  Brass, ceramic and other metals which were famous for crockery.

Food & drinks menu is wide and has lot of different exotic names to it. Every food item is served along with its presentation & preparation story, which not only excites us to try it but also makes us feel good to eat what we know.

Drinks were customized according to our choices, be it a mocktail or a cocktail and presented beautifully in different ways like in mocktails we had:

  1. Piney Basil slush : Its a must try
  2. Asian Sapphire
  3. Cold coffee

Similarly in cocktails we tried :

  1. Botany of Desire : Must try
  2. Midas Touch

DrnksComing to veg starters, we had

  • Beetroot crisps (4/5): Nowadays many restaurants are playing with beetroot and creating good dishes, this is yet another one of those. Thinly sliced battered beetroot golden fried served with bhel and mint chuttney.
  • Cholle chawal bites – This was something new to me, with a crispy fried layer full of spicy chole rice mixture. Spices were little on high end but yes loved the fusion.
  • Rajma Galouti – This was a different style to present galouti dish with fast food fusion. Placing rajma galouti kebab over in-house nachos was very innovative. Taste was literally lip smacking and delicious.

In non veg starters, the all time fav of my hubby was

  • Lamb chops(5/5) – One of the best and softest lamb chops that he ever had. Melted in mouth, and full of aroma and flavors. These Lamb Chops were a showstopper dish.
  • Maggi Fish Finger (4/5): My favorite dish, fresh fish battered with Maggi and fried golden, served with tartar dip. Amazing.
  • Butter Chicken Fondue (4/5): Another nice dish. Fried minced chicken fingers served with butter chicken gravy.
  • Lucknowi seekh (4/5): Yummy double seekh kebab filled with cheese at the center. Amazing.

In mains we ate, Maggi Prawns (5/5): Perfectly cooked prawns inside you very own Maggi. Must try for prawn lovers. Lamb Croquettes (4/5): Having nicely spiced and minced lamb inside crispy crust outside. Served with rogan josh gravy. Falafel Curry (5/5)-(both veg & non veg), this was a new fusion concept wherein the gravy was so creamy and  falafel carried its own crunchyness. Not an easy task so well done chef and a must try. Machir Ghunto(5/5) – Its a pulao with fish texture. Authentic to its taste and aroma. Was delicious.

Last but not the least , dessert was the USP here. We had In Desserts we had Litchi Rabri panna cotta (4/5): Served with Saffron foam and crispy almond tuile. Chocolate Desire (5/5): It was a cylindrical shaped chocolate flavored dessert sprinkled choco chips and served with fruit sauce,It had right amount of chocolate in it, was not much sweet and not much dark. Must try for chocolate lovers. Kulfi Falooda (5/5): A full platter of falooda served with various food items like fresh fruits, Malai peda and Paan flavor , which made it the showstopper in desserts. It was scrumptious and very refreshing.

Service was really quick and servers knew what they are serving which makes it more presentable. Before leaving the chef visited us to know our experience, presented us with something i can nevr forget, Gur Candies,have a look 🙂

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Must try place and highly recommendable. You can find it on Zomato:

Philtre - The Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friction..the drinkery @ Sector 29, Gurgaon

Friction is a newbie in Sector 29 market Gurgaon with the promise to serve people with long lasting memories. Its located near IFFCO metro station, with ample parking space and placed next to After Stories. It has 2 level seating with adequate bars on both floor. Seating is very cosy and comfortable with exotic interiors. Service was really quick and its important to mention the politeness of servers.

Songs played at right chords in accordance to ambience. Led’s are setup to enjoy your time while watching favorite sports.

Coming to food, we started our weekday evening with few refreshments including

  • White Wine Sangaria(4/5)
  • Virgin Mojito(5/5) – Full of refreshment and tanginess required. Must to try
  • Chilli Guava(3/5)– the Tabasco content is on higher side so felt it more chilly , hence can be improved.

In Snacks we tried, Oven Baked Nachos(4.5/5) -which were crispy inhouse nachos layered with cheese and sauces. Veg Salt and Pepper(3/5) –  I personally think it can be improved by adding some fusion to it.It didn’t go much with my drinks. Dahi Kebab(4.5/5)-  I just loved the fusion of dahi ke kabab with beetroot. It has authentic flavour with sweet tanginess. Duo Paneer Tikka(4/5)– It was authentic to its grill and taste. Veg Quesadillas(5/5) – I personally loved them as it was soft and full of veggies which perfect flavor. Served with lip smacking sauces. Thai Spring Rolls(3/5)-  I think they need a little makeover as spices were less and couldn’t match to authentic flavor.


In Main Course, we had Dal Makhani & Paneer Makhani with assorted breads. Both the dishes were authentic to its flavor and taste. Perfect spices and colour made it scrumptiously tempting. They were served with jeera aloo sidings and salad.

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Last but not the least was desserts which made my evening sweeter. We had Apple and Cinnamon Cigar Rolls(3.5/5) – a good try to give it a fusion look, but yes can be more improved. Choco Chip Fudge Brownie with ice-cream(5/5) – was winning dish for me being lip smacking delicious. Hot Chocolate Waffle(3/5)- Authentic to its look and taste. All the desserts are highly recommendable for people like me with sweet tooth.

Presentation of food is amazing and quantity is worth for 2 people. Will definitely visit it again and recommend to all my foodie lovers.

You can find it on Zomato at:

Friction The Drinkery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Molecule Air bar | Next gen Alehouse

Molecule Air Bar is the next addition to Sector 29 market, which is a hub of theme based restro-pubs. I heard a lot about this place from my friends in the past, so planned to visit it with my friends last weekend. It’s on other side of Sector 29 and located at 2nd floor. It’s a capacious place spread across 2 floors including a terrace. Molecule is taking molecular gastronomy to a whole new level along with a German brewery, with its smoky flames and innovative spectacles.

The ambience here takes you back in time machine to World war 2. The walls are covered with metal guns and other stuff depicted to be used in the war. A big face mask on one side of the wall resembling some cruel superpower, and on other side, glass walls depicting molecular diagrams. Food here is served in a symbolic way like golgapps water served in test tubes, chutneys served in injections. Vintage lights resemble the molecular hexagonal design. Seating varied from high end stools to low based sofa’s to comfortable laid back couches.

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When we visited this place, it was jam packed. Evening time this place is full of people, enjoying their beers, foot-tapping on the live music running across the place. Even there is no dance floor, still ample space to enjoy!!

Coming to food, they provide a variety of Indian dishes in fusion to progressive ways. This place has something which cannot go unnoticed. The dishes served are authentic in taste but infused with innovation & creativity of the chef. Must to mention here about their chef, as he himself comes to people for talking to them about their dishes, ask them about feedback!! Food presentation is done keeping in mind the restro theme. Just like they serve Molecular Puckha Shots (5/5), which is their version of Gol gappa’s served with assorted water flavors in test tubes & chutneys in injections. The potato stuffing is served in a mini pressure cooker. Then next we were served chef’s special Dragon Smoked Popcorn (4/5), which were infused with liquid nitrogen, which made it crispy. When we tried to pick and eat, even our fingers felt cold.

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This followed by the Air Bread (4/4) which are little pillow resembled crispy breads stuffed with combination of 4 cheese sauces and green chili caviar. They served it with 2 topping variations (Paneer and chicken) . Air is injected into the bread with syringes. Next, we had Ghee Roast Soya Keema & Lachcha Paratha combo (5/5) which had four mini parathas hanging from pegs on a little frame with a small pan full of soya keema served with raddish minced salad and chutneys. It was the WINNER dish for me tonite. Edible coal (3/5) was Smokey, lava ash flavored dish. I didn’t like it much. Chakna Tiffin (4/5) was again their innovative dish of serving corn-kurkure chaat in small packets hanging from little frame with clips. It tasted amazing and a must try. Next, we had Pao bhaji (5/5), Paneer Tikka (3/5), it had 4 flavored tikkas but paneer was not much cooked. We talked to chef about it and gave our feedback too. Last but not the least, we tried their Pizza (4/5), full of cheese and varied toppings. Tasted well.

In mocktails, we had 3 to tango, weirdo & apple cider. All were perfect and authentic to taste. Must try is “3 to tango”.

Last but not the least, we had chef special “Imitations of Ras malai”. Chef himself came to our table with materials to prepare this dessert in front of us. We were delighted to see it happen and also made a small video. Many things he explained us before starting, but yes many are a chef’s secret. I cannot rate this dessert, as it deserves accolade 🙂

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Molecule Air Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato