Andheri’s first microbrewery is yet to serve freshly brewed beer, but the food here makes for a compelling visit. The two-storey Brewbot is achingly hip in an unpretentious way – open brickwork walls, quirky bot quotes and installations and a factory meets brewery décor. The low lit eatery gets progressively moody as the evening evolves with loud music and a more boisterous crowd. The beer vats on display add to the allure. There’s an al fresco section on the ground level, which opens to a main bar and dining area. But if you want to sit among gigantic steel beer vats head to the first level which is spacious and quieter.
While you wait for the beers the fruit infused Sangria makes for a refreshing start. The Chicken Roulade (Rs 595) which is chicken breast rolled and stuffed with spinach and mushroom is drool worthy.
But the piece de resistance here is the mussels (Rs 645). Lightly sautéed in white wine and served with crusty bread, it needs just a squeeze of lemon to make the dish sing.
Just as satisfying is the Lamb Bolognese made with hand crafted pasta. Round off with a Panna Cotta Trio (Rs 275) which is three mini Panna Cottas in blueberry, chocolate and caramel flavours. The man behind the food is Le Roche and Le Cordon Bleu trained co-owner and chef Anand Morwani.
On the beer front brewmaster Julie Bagett from Atlanta, Georgia, plans to introduce three beers to start with – Hefeweizen, Kolsch and a chocolate oatmeal stout along with seasonal brews priced at around Rs 250 for 330ml. But for now you have to make do with the bottled variety.
Or better still go for the cocktail – Beer Margarita (Rs 750), an intelligent concoction of Corona beer and Margarita.
COST: Rs 2500 for two with drinks
HOW TO GET THERE: G-01, 101, Morya Landmark 1, Off New Link Road, Andheri (W).
NIVEDITA JAYARAM PAWAR