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Restaurant review: Round the corner pub scores a point more for interiors than food
There are very few localities in the city that don’t have a pub opening every other day — Anna Nagar is one such example. But on 6th Avenue has opened a resto-bar with the same name, coming as a welcome relief to the neighbourhood’s residents. We were invited for dinner and as we stepped in, were greeted by a mildly lit, cosy ambience.
“Surprise us with a cocktail,” we told the manager and he had a brandy-based drink brought to us, with a refreshing orange spin. Soon followed the small plates and a common factor in all of them was the creative plating. Pongal arancinis — little balls of vennpongal with a crisp outer coating came with varieties of chutneys — but it didn’t work for us at all. This classic breakfast dish shouldn’t have been meddled with, in our opinion, because neither did it do justice to the dish nor the flavours. The southern fried chicken was typical, but lived up to its name. We felt it was a tad too heavy and oily, though, to palate especially while sipping on a cocktail or two.
Moving on the entrée, the pub proved an Indian eatery can’t go wrong with desi food so nalli ka handa, made from mutton bones, was a clear winner. The rich, thick gravy was packed with flavours and was served with a parotta. Next up was ‘here comes the hotstepper’, a pizza that was to die for… or kill someone for? Fiery hot with small pieces of chicken, it set our tongues on fire but how was one to stop eating when it was just so good!
We decided to take a break and walked around the venue — one wall is covered with vintage telephones, there’s a massive pool table on the first floor. Overall, we were pleased to see 6th Avenue was that ideal neighbourhood bar, where young and old alike, could go to spend a relaxed evening. The major downside was that the women’s restroom neither had toilet paper nor dustbin, which we hope the management would take notice of.
We sat back at our table just in time for dessert, a chocolate caramel decadence. Covered with a sphere, the formation was broken down with the help of warm chocolate sauce and the theatrical reveal got us curious. The first bite itself proved delightful and so was the rest of it as it was neither too sweet nor too filling.
Address: 6th Avenue, Anna Nagar West
Cuisine: North India, Continental, finger foods
Must-have: La Almendra, paneer tikka shashlik, hotstepper pizza
Timing: 11 am to 11 pm
Star rating (on 5): 2/5