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Monday, March 12, 2018

Foxtrott Gastropub, Marathahalli - A Review

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary , is that little extra – Jimmy Johnson 

foxtrot gastropub bar counter

Foxtrot , A Gastropub of subculture   A new Entrant in Bangalore East in Marathahalli is a fine example of that saying .

The theme , décor and ambience was the highlight for me

foxtrot gastropub ambience

Coming to Food,  Top Picks :

Small Plates  : Curry Leaves Prawn , Jerk spiced cottage cheese  , Chowpati Bhel Bar
Sharing Plates  : Pita Bread sandwich , Bocconcini cheese & fresh basil  Pizza .
Large Plates : Malai Kofta , Fish Moilee
Deserts : Mango Basil Bappa Doi , Hot chocolate Fudge
Drinks : Look wise Foxtrott Mojito , Taste wise – What a Match(a)

Décor :
Foxtrot is far from just another neighbourhood pub
Unique smaller Spaces within a large space  reminds you  of a fraternity / sorority house .

foxtrot gastropub interiors

Large L shaped bar counter with open seating and DJ nook  , Cozy Instagram worthy  corner for couples with breezy outdoor portion with balcony garden  next to it  , a bohemian room that feels like a writers den , another  area exhibits  Newyork style vibes and so on
These individual spaces with its own unique vibe gives you privacy yet very much part of the happenings
We chose to sit in one of the room with semi vintage bold walls  and resembling a large living room  .
With a combined seating capacity for about 120 pax, each space possesses a unique character and resonates differently with different audiences, while maintaining some kind of consistency in design and concept.

Food :

The menu is mainly  categorised by small plates , sharing plates and large plates  and the popular fries , pizzas , burges and so on
Food is a mix of indian & popular continental . Specially indian food has been reinvented from some classics and presented differently .
They have lot of options for drinks as well .

Drinks : Forest Fog , Foxtrott Mojito & Garden Fresh  stood out in presentation , so beautifully presented .
Taste wise What- a Matcha was really nice , though it sounds like it would dominantly taste of matcha tea  but it had a nice ginger flavour and came along with a slightly hard mildly orange flavoured biscuit . A interesting drink indeed!

Small Plates :
The Curry Leaves prawns was so creamy with strong curry leaves flavour . Absolutely delicious and well done prawns . You should opt out of it only if you don’t like curry leaves flavour .
Jerk Spiced cottage cheese served with coriander pesto , one of the best cottage cheese dishes I have ever had . Very flavourful and succulent paneer  dish .
Chowpati bhel bar , interesting addition on the menu ,  at foxtrot they have reinvented this classic , presented so beautifully and taste wise it was top notch .

Sharing Plates : Simple dishes , easily you can make it the main course as the quantity served is great .
We tried Pita Bread sandwich , Waffle chicken sandwich & Thin crust pizza .
I liked the pita bread sandwich with a generous helping of fries and delicious sour cream  dip the best ,
followed by Bocconcini cheese & fresh basil  Pizza. But you gotto eat it fresh . it was so simple yet so flavourfull on an empty stomach I would have eaten most of it .
One of us ordered Waffle chicken sandwich , I had a bite of it and didn’t like the mild sweetness that the waffle had also because the chicken was very mild on spiciness .
If you enjoy savoury waffles you can consider this one

Large Plates :
 Malai Kofta – came with a  side of roti or rice . such a simple dish presented so differently .
Taste wise it was great , went very well with roti 

Fish Moilee - was another interesting indian dish with a twist on the menu .
A bed of curry leaf rice served with crumb fried fish with a side of fish Moilee curry .
Taste wise similar to the curry leaves prawn , creamy sauce and strong curry leaves flavour

Mutton pepper fry with Malabar Paratha - Different from the usual mutton pepper fry you get in Restaurants , this mutton dish was mildly spiced , had sweetness from sautéed onions and again seasoned with curry leaves and prepared in coconut oil .
If you like your mutton spicy and rich this is not the dish for you .

Desserts :
We tried Mango & Basil Bhapa Doi, Hot Chocolate fudge  and Jalebi Churros .

I loved the Bhapa Doi with walnut crumbles and berry coulis . Beautifully presented and a tasty dessert
Even the chocolate fudge was rich with lot of nuts and chocolate syrup .Opt for this one if you are a chocolate lover

Jalibies churros as the name says is a fushion dish of Desi jalebi and mexican churros served with rabri fondue . A very unique dish but I loved the other two desserts a lot more which is more of a personal choice, so do give this one a try in any case

Overall Verdict : 

Foxtrott is  perfect if you want to unwind after work for the corporate office goers in ORR or if you are looking for a unique space to try something different
Drinks are curated well , Food  range from small plates to large portions. The menu also  takes inspiration from some  Indian classics, all reimagined to give food a global touch. And the décor and concept is  extremely chic, quirky  and unique
This is just the preview we were told a large space is going to open shortly near kormangala !
Foxtrot is going to promote its subculture scene extensively through a frat house theme, where communities can meet and interact.

Ready for this? We are!

Foxtrot Gastropub Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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