Bombay Bicycle Club
Once you get over the fact that there is a life-size elephant in the bar, you begin to notice all the interesting detail included in the interior design of this bizarre establishment. I say bizarre in a good way; the place can keep you entertained for hours with the artefacts on the walls and the creatures lurking behind palms and pot plants. Not to mention the indoor waterfall and intermittent jungle soundscape. In writing it may sound tacky, but it's actually very well done.
All this provides for a great place to catch up with friends or family for lunch or dinner, for knock-offs after work or for a big night out with mates.
At the bar you will find a mix of local and imported beers, nine of which you can have poured from the tap. There are quality wines available by the bottle or glass, and all the rest of the favourite popular drinks. There are various spaces to relax in and enjoy, either by yourself or with a large group.
The menu is inspired by the Indian theme and provides some great curry options of course, but just because it's British India in here doesn't mean you can't get a juicy porterhouse or schnitzel with your choice of topping and sauce. The meals are great value and range from around $14 to $30. Or there's a banquet option if you are a table of four or more that's priced around $40 per person.
Oh, and the bar wouldn't be complete without bicycles. They have lots of them too.
Chris Nash, May 2010