Red Devils fan or not, the Manchester United Café Bar will entice you with its fancy and striking combination of red and black interiors and giant screens. But let’s face it; we have Manchester United aficionados everywhere and this café gives the team’s staunch followers the next closest thing to a live football match – an atmosphere similar to Old Trafford.
The café seems to win you over with its fitting ambience and contemporary music in the background. The bar menu has ample to choose from, with a range of European beers along with ale from countries like Japan and Mexico and classic cocktails. But when it comes down to food, a few goals might go amiss. The newly introduced food menu has a few dishes that sound appetizing but fail to score on the palate. The corn nacho chips to begin with were ordinary. Topped with cheese, refried beans and sour cream, the most popular dish on the menu might go well if you are busy sipping your pint and caught up with the game. On the other hand, the stir-fry chicken sausages were simply delicious. The slight crispness of the sausage topped in honey ginger sauce, bell peppers and scallions had a perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavours to it.
Following the starters came the delayed main course. The gourmet beef burger that made it to our table had a perfectly medium cooked minced burger patty with crispy bacon, sliced cheese and fried eggs. Big enough with generous fillings, this burger will almost instantly fill your stomach. Next in line was the pasta flavoured with vodka. Available in a choice of penne, spaghetti and fettuccine, the pasta that arrived on the table with tomato cream was palatable. Although the flavour of vodka seemed to have gone astray.
The menu also features special delights for kids. Comprising fish fingers, wedges, smilies, creamy chocolate mousse and soft drinks, the café makes sure that the next time your partner leaves your kid with you on a game night, your child is busy munching.
The last order of the day for an orange cheesecake was the highlight of the entire evening. A delicate and smooth cheesecake with a lovely tinge of orange flavour made sure that we wipe the plate off clean. Just when you thought that the entire game was lost, you end up with that one surprising goal!
A meal for two would cost Rs. 2,000 approximately including alcohol.
Address: Level 3, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel (W), Mumbai 400013
Level 3, Infiniti Mall, Malad Village, Malad Link Road, Malad (W), Mumbai 400064
Level 2, Nirmal Lifestyle, L.B.S Marg, Opp. Nirmal Nagar, Mulund (W), Mumbai 400080
- Esha Chanda
To stay updated with the city’s latest happenings, sign up to our newsletter.