Oh Factor- With new places opening every other day, it gets a tad difficult to decide which one to dine at. To solve your conundrum, here are our picks of the best five opened that opened recently.
1. The Flour Works
The Flour Works is now in Kondhwa! No more going to all the way to Kalyani Nagar for good European fare and a good cup of coffee. The decor is beautiful too! Of the menu, we really loved the Asparagus Soup with Lemon, Pine Nuts and Chives. We also enjoyed the classic Aglio-E-Olio.
2. The Asian Box Restro Bar
The Asian Box also has a new address in Baner. Done up in shades of black, red and white, there is a nice outside seating as well. The menu whips up popular starters and mains from Singapore, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan. The new edition includes a special sushi bar. Fail-safe options here include a choice of dim sums and the Burmese Khao Suey, which is one of the best you’ll get in Pune. The Iced Shaken Milo is a delicious drink to sip with your Asian fare.
3. The Charcoal Biryani
The takeaway-only brand from Mumbai is now operational as a diner in Pune. Though Charcoal Biryani specialises in biryani, their sister brand Chilli Flakes (operational out of the same premise) also serves pasta and pizza. We really liked the Awadhi Murgh Biryani and from Chilli Flakes, try the pizza with a puff base. Though they do the regular thin-crust, the puff base is excellent and no one does it in the city right now. You can also opt for Party Pack Biryanis that start at Rs 1,600
Aundh now has a restaurant that serves Maharashtrian cuisine in a sophisticated set-up. The cuisine is inspired by the regions of Malvan, Kolhapur and Ratnagiri. We recommend the Kaala Mutton and Chicken from appetisers. Vegetarians will love the classic Kothimbir Wadi,Pudachi Wadi and the Mini Corn Karanji.
5. Sai Kokpa Chinese
Love this Chindian eatery on FC Road? They now have a better-looking restaurant in Baner. The menu is the same and you’ll get your dose of desi Chinese. We love most of the dishes on the menu but everything is a bit oily. We still recommend you to try the Hot Garlic Manchurian, Chicken Hong Kong from appetisers and Chicken Shanghai Fried Rice and Shanghai Noodles for the mains.