Hussain Sagar Lake and Necklace Road are nostalgia-filled havens for Hyderabadis, old and new. Amidst the city’s vibrant chaos, these places exude tranquillity. As we stepped into the newly launched Lake District Bar & Kitchen, we were captivated by the breathtaking view of the lake.
With a seating capacity of 214, the vibrant 13,000 sq. ft. venue has it all. Downstairs, you’ll find a lively cocktail bar and draught beer bar with six enticing varieties on tap. There’s even a dedicated area for live music and a DJ console right next to the lake, setting the perfect mood. Upstairs, an air-conditioned lounge awaits, adorned with exquisite handcrafted furniture from Bali, providing a serene retreat from the energetic ambience. For those seeking privacy, there’s a dedicated space for private parties. In total, this place can accommodate 300 people.
Every weekend, local bands take the stage, setting the vibe for the customers. On our visit, we grooved to the tunes of
True Identity, as they flawlessly blended regional and Bollywood hits. Other crowd favorites like ABM Collective and Nakshatra have also graced this venue with their performances.
We started with refreshing cocktails. The Whiskey Sour, blending whiskey, egg white, and fresh lime, delighted us with its velvety texture. Meanwhile, the invigorating Fire Cracker, crafted with gin and cucumber, offered a burst of freshness.
Our culinary escapade commenced with an array of tempting starters, impeccably complementing our refreshing drinks. The Crispy Lotus Stem (veg) was delightfully crunchy, while the Chicken Malai Tikka and Chilli Garlic Chicken delivered equal gustatory satisfaction. However, the undisputed star of the show was the irresistible Bang Bang Shrimp, effortlessly stealing the limelight.
For seafood enthusiasts, the Gongura Fish Tikka, an authentic South Indian delicacy, is a must-try. Vegetarians can try Nutty Water Chestnut too, a sweet and sour preparation.
Moving to the main course, we tried the flavorsome symphony of Chicken Tagliatelle Alfredo and Mongolian Fried Rice. The Mutton Keema with Pao was a dish cooked perfectly.
As we relished our meal amidst nostalgic melodies and a killer view, our epicurean journey culminated in a delightful finale. The Classic Tiramisu and the creamy baked Gulab Jamun Cheesecake tantalized our palates with their contrasting textures, featuring a heavenly caramelized sugar layer and a luscious gulab jamun base, accompanied by a velvety side of whipped cream. n AJULI
Meal for two: Rs 2000 (including drinks)
Opp. Lake Police Station, Hussain Sagar, Khairatabad
Timings: 12 pm to 12 am (Fridays and Saturdays, open till 1 am)
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