The memory of good food binds you to places you have visited. And the only experience with dining determines majority of your opinion of any place. They say, you have not visited a place for real unless you taste their food.
So, here I welcome you to Pune, my beloved city, and recommend you some top dining experiences to enjoy making your stay here worthwhile!
An extremely popular fine-dine restaurant every Punekar has definitely visited once, and keeps hoping to come back for yet another time, is Barometer - a classic fine-dine restaurant in Kothrud. Known for its ambience and delectable food quality, this places offers all-day dining and serves breakfast to dinner.
Although the restaurant has interiors that may seem finished raw, the spot-lit tables and the ever-friendly staff make your dining experience as warm as it could ever get! The bar-tenders work their magic behind the counter to serve you some really amazing cocktails - and on requests, may even surprise you with a bar-tender-special fancy cocktail that may not even be on the menu!!
And finally the food - the success of every restaurant depends on the chef - and I must say, the chef at Barometer is doing an incredibly brilliant job! A weekday walk-in after 8pm may call for about 45-60 minutes of wait time, while the weekend wait time goes as high as 90 minutes. Offering a wide range of cuisines including Indian, Thai, Lebanese, Italian, Mexican, to name a few, you could point to a dish on the menu with closed eyes and bet you will love it!
The on-request Pink Lady cocktail, Chicken Fajita Kebab starter, Burmese Khow Suey for the main course followed by the classic Tiramisu is my best choice at Barometer usually.
One of my favourites, Barometer is perfect for a romantic dinner date, celebratory evening, or taking my guests out for dinner - this place never fails me! I would however strongly recommend to book your table beforehand so to enjoy a wonderful evening at this lovely restaurant!
Approx cost for 2: INR 3500-4000 (including drinks)
Google Map: Barometer