You step out of the elevator onto a huge open space with multi level seating arrangement and a DJ spinning tracks at the far end. Well, that is what I saw when I stepped into the 3rd floor at Kommune on GN Chetty road. The word “Kommune” is of German origin and simply put, translates to “local community” or “group of people”or “village”..
Located almost opp Accord Metropolitan hotel, this space is spread across three floors, two inside and one rooftop [which is yet to open]. They had just got their booze license and I got to try not one but two interesting cocktails whipped up by Mohit Kothari, Bar Manager at Kommune. Along the way to the stairs I noticed there was a shelf with a bunch of books, and seating spaces at different levels as well. Quite cool~!
Taking the stairs, I went up to the 4th floor and found a cozy corner seat with friends of mine taking the sofa like seating on the other side. It was again a huge space, one that is ideal for big groups. There were tables with high chairs as well, if you dont like low seating. At first glance, I loved the colours- wood finish and turquoise on upholstery giving it a bit of pop. The tables are large, rustic and have shelf space below that is used for plates. Simple, neat and functional…
The first drink I had was Whiskey sour with egg white on top, served in a fancy glass, with a dehydrated slice of lemon sitting pretty on top. The 2nd one was a Vodka based drink with nannari sherbat.. What stood out in the 2nd one was the slice of dehydrated orange peel with the brand name “Kommune” on it..
As for the food, I noticed the menu was quite extensive, unlike any other Restopub menu I have seen. The menu here spans across cuisines – ranging from Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern and even Continental. The first dish I opted for were the Avocado Fries [simply cos I have never heard of it and I love Avocados].. The crisp fries were served with two dips, both of which were very good.
Then came the divine Greek Salad with plenty of beetroots, feta cheese, walnuts, pomegranate and lettuce. The dressing was tad sweet, but hey I was happy digging into the bowl nevertheless. Along with a few non veg dishes, in came the Schezwan Paniyaram- a twist on our humble Chettinad paniyaram, this one had been doused in schezwan spices and was quite hot for me.. The menu went on for pages, but we were stuffed and so chilled for a while sipping our drink, taking in the ambiance, catching up on life before our bladders yelled out to us and we made our way to the funky restroom.
Oh yes, am gonna talk about the restroom as well. It is situated in the space behind the Dj, and as you walk into the restroom, you dont find a giant mirror throwing your face at you. Nope, no mirrors here, well there are but you gotta find em… Imagine walking in her drunk, you would be lost… lolz..
Before I forget, they also have a cozy private space if you wanna do a party or a gathering of sorts… So if you are looking for a new place to check out, this would be a good place to start….Have already made plans to hit the place one afternoon for lunch..
Meal for two: Rs 1500 or so..
Timings- 11am to 11pm
60 & 62, 3rd and 4th Floor,
GN Chetty Rd, T. Nagar, Chennai- 600017
Call 078688 00077for reservations!
The reviews posted on this blog are based on my personal experience. Also remember that restaurants and eat outs sometimes change with time, so does their food and service. So, kindly consider these factors while visiting the places. Remember, no two palates are the same. Bon Appétit 🙂