You exit the elevator on the 3rd floor, walk through the door and down the reception area. Now there are two doors – one on the left to Heads Up, the Bar & Lounge area, and the other on the right to Urban Harvest, the fine dining restaurant. Spoilt for choice already!
Both spaces have such distinct decor, it sets the mood from the minute you walk in. The art work on the walls in Heads Up is quirky. One thing they both have in common is the beautiful outdoor seating space, and comfortable chairs. The view from the outdoor seating area is beautiful, nothing but open view. I love how Pune weather is so good, you can sit outside and not worry about heat or sweat.
Food & Drinks –
I spent the evening at Urban Harvest. The menu is extensive but not overwhelming. The food menu at Urban Harvest is quite refined and has a bit of a fusion flavour.
Kick started the evening with a Cocktail called Craze of Marrio [Gin, Tonic, Orange Liqueur, Rosemary Honey nectar & sour mix]. It was served in a beautiful tall glass and I loved the taste. #musthave
Another cocktail I tried that evening was the good ol Margarita [Tequila, lime, orange liqueur & triple sec] #musthave
Did taste the Whiskey Sour [was served beautifully with an egg white foam] and it was sublime~
Moving on to the food, it was good to note they had plenty of Veg options, and most dishes seemed authentic [ there was no messing around, except for maybe the Arancini balls which had dal chawal filling and a roasted sesame coating]
Broccoli Almond soup – comfort in a bowl.
Palak Soup – Oh this was such a lovely surprise. Loved it
Mutton Shorba [nonveg]- the guys who had it were happy.
Quinoa Kachumber Salad – This was a pleasant surprise, the layers, the textures worked perfectly.
Beet feta salad – These two ingredients work so well together, so no surprises there.
Mushroom Dimsum with a side of spicy chutney – Loved it #musthave
Mushroom Bao – Was nice, but not a favourite
The third mushroom dish was stir fried mushroom and water chestnuts Asian style- Loved the crunch of the chestnut and the soft bite of the mushrooms.
Inam Bayali [a Turkish stuffed eggplants dish] – Zomg, I am not a big fan of brinjals, but I loved this one and would happily order it again.. #musthave
Galouti Kebabs – Mushroom, Beetroot & Rajma- First came the mushroom which melted in the mouth & was divine, then i had a bite of the Rajma kebab which was alright [a tad dry], and then the beetroot -Oh lordy lord, i died and went to heaven. #musthave
Pesto Pasta – The pesto was fresh, and the pasta was al dente. Enjoyed the dish
Khao Suey – This was a winner for me, I love Khao suey and the noodles, the broth, the accompaniments, and above all, the platter it was served on – everything blew my mind #musthave
Tiramisu – They have a gulab jamun Tiramisu, but that evening we tried the OG tiramisu which was alright.
Khas Khas (poppy seeds) pudding flavored with gulkand – The pudding was actually quite nice, i haven’t had it before and therefore would highly recommend it. #musthave
Round up –
Two fun spaces right next to each other, you get to take your pick and can be assured it is going to be a memorable experience. A good place to spend an evening with friends or family, especially if you live that side of town.
A meal for two should cost around Rs2000 [not including cocktails], but is well worth it~
Grand Horizon Mall
3rd Floor [above Barbecue Nation]
Sinhgad Rd, Manik Baug,
Anand Nagar, Pune – 411041.