Good option for cost sensitive party animals!!!
Located close to bridge over NH4 by-pass on the road leading to Sus Gaon; this place has changed hands many a times in the past with changing names with some changes in the set up… starting from Vir Da Dhaba then Pahad-Ganj, Nisarg and now Bottlerock. Major change in set up from Dhaba type to slightly upmarket type took place after it was named Bottlerock with makeover (though Nisarg still exists other side of the property) and these days it is flocked by cost sensitive techies from Western Pune. Review based on two visits in past month.
They have two major areas. Family area is at relatively higher location on the small hillock on the left of the main entry gate. The party/lounge area which is under big canopy (covered from all sides) is towards right. Little low levels Neon’ish illumination, different seating options from bar counter to conventional table/chair to relatively relax… all present, different table sizes to cater different group sizes. On one side of the area there is projector screen for live telecast (usually sports) as well as makeshift stage for live performance (DJ, at times Solo or small bands). This area is bit louder and entry of kids is prohibited this side and strictly followed by bouncers.
A La Carte; select preparations from Pan Indian cuisines, Italian, Mexican and Oriental including Soups, Salads, Mains and desserts.
Main attraction in the menu is alcoholic drinks and beverages which are served at very attractive rates. Limited options available in Indian beer category (you may need to compromise with available brands).
Nachos Picanti- Nacho chips topped up with cheese sauce, grated processed cheese, jalapeno and ketchup. Little spicy; not great but tasteful improvisation!
Chicken Nawabi: Chicken pieces in orange colored thick gravy. Gravy texture was coarse because it had base on chicken mince. It was very spicy (read hot). Chicken pieces were not very mellow but not chewy either.
Butter Roti: Whole wheel flour tandoori rotis. Served warm and were soft.
Jeera Rice: Little oily and loaded with lots of cumin seeds. Option of half portion is also available.
Ice-cream: commercial vanilla. It was decent and creamy.
Beers: 4-5 domestic brands (during my previous visit there was offer on Goa’s Kings which is local pilsner beer from Goa…earlier known as King’s Black Label Premium Pilsner)
Decent service… rather quick though! (even at family area)
Overall; Decent F&B with decent ambiance at very pocket friendly cost!!!
Food taste: 3.5
Food quality: 3.5
Value for money: 4
Check for offers on alcoholic beverages before you order (at time they do have offers)
If you are going with Kids; be ready to sit at family area away from main canopy.
Enough parking but enough crowd as well (weekends).