Review by Akshaya R Pai – Official Team Member, The 3 Hungry Men – Bangalore
Photo by Tejovanth N, Official Photographer, The 3 Hungry Men – Bangalore
For any Beer loving Bangalorean, The Biere Club isn’t a new name. The first Microbrewery of Bangalore has recently completed successful 5 years. And one of the things they have improvised on is their menu.
Having visited this place about 4 years ago, we remember the menu being minimal with a steak house on the first floor if you wanted to have a heavy main course. Now, the first and second floors of the building are all The Biere Club and the new menu covers quite a variety of dishes. And so, The 3 Hungry Men landed there to check it out.
We of course, had to start with the beer. We tried out the Samplers which is generally 6 different beers – A Pale Ale, A Lager, Belgian Wit(Wheat), Stout, Seasonal and a Club Special brew. The Club Special during our visit was Orangina and the Seasonal Brew which up until the day we went was Mango Ale. The Biere Club serves the finest brews and it did not fail us during our visit! Each brew had its own unique taste which seemed to be getting better with every sip(or should we say, with every gulp!). Our favourite of the day was Orangina! But even the darkest brew, the English Poter Stout was quite incredible.
Coming to the food, they have good mix of cuisines from Chinese to Mediterranean to Classic Indian and Fusion Food. Considering we were downing beers, we tried out some finger-food dishes that you’d generally enjoy in Pubs. Veg Spring rolls and Potato Spinach Jalapeno poppers were quite good. The poppers came with a nice guacamole and salsa dip.
Among the non-veg dishes, the Mutton Pepper Fry was quite a Winner and was interestingly served with a green chutney. A chat with the Head Chef later on revealed that the chutney was not just mint based but had fried curry leaves as well! The pepper fry was Chettinad style and the green chutney with it was just perfect. To get a taste of Mediterranean, we had the Chicken Souvalaki – Grilled Greek Skewer Wraps, served on fresh Pita, with Salad, Garlic Tahini and Lemon Dressing. This dish required some effort in getting the meat out of the skewer, but the wrap with the lovely Garlic Tahini for a dip was quite good.
Veg Cutlets and Carom Seed Marinated Fish Tikka was up next. The Kasundi Mustard that accompanied with the Cutlets took the dish to a new level. And the Fish Tikka was well done. The taste of both makes you feel like you are having Bengal on a plate. As with any pub, they also serve sliders. But here, the Indian Fusion kicks in. We had Vada Pav and Lamb Seekh Paav. And boy, were they good. The Vada Paav was the best damn Vada Paav you’d have in Bangalore. The spicy green chutney and the tangy garlic-y chutney made the Vada Paav a complete winner of a dish!
We explored the first floor of the place and sat at the corner with a great view of the Lavelle Road-Vittal Mallya Road Junction, and had a nice chat with the head chef while we checked out the desserts. Caramel Panna Cotta and Rum Raisins served with Biscotti was an absolute delight. The Biscotti was delicious and the Caramel flavour in the Panna Cotta was just right. The Key Lime Pie with Blueberries and cream was a welcome change from the usual cheesecakes or brownies we’d normally have. All in all, a sweet way to end our meal.
The Biere Club offers many Platters and give generous helpings of many starters and that works out to be a great deal. The Ambience (Smoking & Non-Smoking areas) are well done and suit every mood. Given the wide variety in the menu and amazing brews served, The Biere Club ensures you are left with a want to come back for more. And The 3 Hungry Men recommend strongly, that you do go back for more!
Location: The Biere Club, 20/2, Vittal Mallya Road, Lavelle Road Area, Lavelle Road, Bangalore | Call : 080 49653581