Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Couch

Yesterday night we were invited to this place which is recognized as 'The Couch'. It’s a Lounge bar at the MG Road.

Address: - 114/1 Sai Complex (above corporation bank)
Bangalore, Karnataka 560 001
Phone: - 080 41512898
Opening Hours: - 12:30 pm to 11:30 pm everyday

It is situated on 1st floor and extends till third floor. We went on Tuesday so there was no hitch in getting the place. Me and my wife arrived first and asked for reservation for 9 of us. The manager said that it does not require reservation on weekdays so there will not be any trouble. I and my wife had to kill half an hour till the moment everybody turns up, we went for window shopping. When we came back the 1st floor was chock-full and there was no place for us but in view of the fact that manager promised us, he shifted us to the 2nd floor which is closed all through weekdays.

We were given a quiet a large spot which was comfy for all of us. They have seating capacity for groups of 2-10 with extremely comfortable couches. Music was loud but not deafening. The interior was great and the place is neat and clean.

Let’s come to the food. We asked for some starters, drinks and main course. Let me tell you that this place is quiet expensive and sophisticated but even after charging a whooping 250 rupees for a main course, the quantity was an adequate amount for two. We ordered,

Hors d'oeuvres
2 French fries,
1 Seekh kabab,
1 noodle roll,
1 baby corn fry

8 Bacardi (If I remember correctly)
5 Large Beers
1 Virgin Kiss (Mock tail)
1 Ice Tea
2 Mirinda
1 Sprite

Main course
1 Dal Makhni (Accompanied with 1 Bowl Rice/2 Naan)
1 Thai Curry (Accompanied with 1 Bowl Rice/2 Naan)
1 Mushroom Masala (Accompanied with 1 Bowl Rice/2 Naan)
1 Paneer butter masala (Accompanied with 1 Bowl Rice/2 Naan)
1 Ginger Noodles

It was adequate for all of us counting Parmesh :-) and the check was roughly 5K after tax.

Unlike other exclusive restaurants where you pay more and eat less, I found this place much much better. I thought it was worth till the last penny. The ambience was splendid. The food was yummy. The service was excellent. The food was served within 15 minutes we placed the order. But this may be deceptive because we were here on a weekday, things might get poles apart on weekends. But it was a very nice and cozy place and unquestionably a great place to hang out with a large group or for a Romantic outing.
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