The Irish House is a popular chain of bars having close to 10 outlets in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai and finally opened their doors in Bangalore 6 months back in VR Mall.
What one expects in an Irish Pub is some interesting decor and a fun ambience and these guys do not disappoint!
Its all about the Beer for the Irish and the decor bears witness to that!
Having been to The Irish House in the past, I am quite familiar with the food and drinks they have to offer. Nevertheless I did not hesitate when I was invited to try out their new Weekday Lunch Deal.
The exterior display of clocks is very Irish and lead the way to a wonderful woody and green Irish bar feel with seating available inside as well outside for those who love to enjoy our lovely Bangalore weather.
They also have a good number of large-seater tables to accommodate big groups especially during those match days where they can relax in front of the large screen.
The bar is the main attraction being right in the middle of all the activity is well light and surrounded by high chairs all around.
The Irish House serves typical Irish fare such as Fish & Chips, Murphy’s BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Grande Nachos and many other interesting dishes.
They also serve a wide range of beers including pints, craft beer, draughts as well as some quirky cocktails and excellent wines.
Coming to the main reason we were here, their New Weekday Lunch Deal.
Being in the heart of IT workforce, they decided to add some life into an otherwise boring lunch with their innovative lunch deal.
LUNCH DEAL DETAILS:
COST – Rs 275++ for Veg, and Rs 325++ for Non Veg.
One can pick an Appetizer, Main Course, and Side Dish from the below choices,
- Falafel with Hummus
- Bbq Glazed Cottage Cheese Bites
- Potato Involtini
- Veg Crostini
- Jalapeno Popcorn
- Grilled Peri Peri Cottage Cheese
- BBq Glazed Grilled Chicken
- Chicken Olivetti
- Chicken Popcorn
- Herb Crusted Fish Fingers
- Grilled Chicken Sicilian
- Smokey Bbq Chicken Sliders
- Pickled Veggie Sandwich
- Grilled Cottage Cheese Sandwich
- Eggplant Parmigiana with Sauteed Veggies and Paprika sauce
- Herb Crusted Cottage Cheese Steak with Peperonata Rice and Cream Cheese sauce
- Orange Cous Cous Salad with crispy lavash
- Spinach Corn Cakes with Mustard Cream sauce and Funghi Rice
- Spaghetti Bolognese
- Grilled Chicken Slaw Sandwich
- Grilled Harissa Fish steak with Potato mash and burnt Garlic rice.
- Sesame Crusted Fish with Peperonata Rice and Coriander Cream sauce
- Chicken Involtini with Pomodoro sauce and Herb Rice
- Pan Seared chicken with Funghi Rice
SIDES – Choice of any one – Chilled House Coleslaw, Crispy Fries or Potato Wedges, Cheese Garlic bread, Grilled Veggies or the Creamy Potato mash.
You can pair your lunch for a Mug of Kingfisher Draught at Rs 95++ or a Glass of sangria for Rs 145++.
Since it was just 2 of us, we decided to go for the below,
CHICKEN OLIVETTI + PAN SEARED CHICKEN WITH FUNGHI RICE + CREAMY POTATO MASH
The appetizer Chicken Olivetti with light filling of spinach inside was tasty though not as soft as it looked. The main course was excellent with the sauce being the highlight and the funghi rice a perfect accompaniment to the dish. I opted to have the potato mash for my side as it was personal favourite and it was creamy as the name suggests.
GRILLED CHICKEN SICILIAN + CHICKEN INVOLTINI WITH POMODORO SAUCE AND HERB RICE + CHEESE GARLIC BREAD
This appetizer was soft and the marination was perfect. Though not my meal, I flicked a skewer since it was so good. The main course was good with a nice sauce to go with the chicken but the Herb rice was a little too dry. A suggestion would be to provide a little extra sauce on the side. The cheese garlic bread was simple and light.
Though there is no dessert provided with the Lunch Deal, I decided to order a Devilish Chocolate Brownie. which came with a soft choco walnut brownie served with whipped cream and hot chocolate sauce.
The dessert was absolutely sinful and hence an apt name!
Did you know that The Irish House have had accolades raining down on them since their opening in India. A few honours received till date,
- ‘Noteworthy Newcomer’
- ‘Best Resto Bar’ – Times Nightlife Awards for the second time in a row
- ‘Best Restro Pub’ – Indian Restaurant Awards
- ‘Best Pub’ – Zomato Users’ Choice Awards
Overall, a VFM Lunch Deal that you wouldnt want to miss!
Ambiance – 4.5/5
Service/Hospitality – 4/5
Food Taste – 4/5
Alcoholic beverages – 4/5
Quantity/Quality – 4/5
Value for Money – 4/5