In a line: It’s time to drink like the Irish as The Irish House opens its doors in Delhi!
Cuisine: European, American
Price for two: Rs. 1500(approx)
Location: Epicuria, Nehru Place
Nearest metro station: Nehru Place
Must haves: Cajun spice sweet potato fries, armagh mushroom bites, grande nachos
From being the most consumed alcohol to it being the third most consumed liquid, after water and tea, beer happens to be more than just a drink. They say that it has fibre, is rich in vitamins, is good for the heart and so on and so forth. Now I am not sure of these facts, but I do know for a fact that there’s nothing that a glass of chilled beer cannot solve.
If you have a similar approach to it, then you’ll be more than happy to know about the arrival of The Irish House in the capital. With over 50 varieties of beer at disposal, you know you’re in good hands when it comes to the drinks. But fret not, that’s not where it ends. The food menu is equally appetising and hence, be assured of experiencing a memorable meal when dining at The Irish House.
With quirky quotes adorning the exposed brick walls, high seating chairs, a well equipped bar and a beautiful outdoor seating, The Irish House at Epicuria, Nehru Place is the perfect place to unwind after a hectic day at work or for a roaring brunch(more like, drunch!) on a weekend or when your favourite match is live, which you can enjoy on the big screen while munching deliciousness and chugging beer.
Replete with ample number of appetisers, burgers, pastas and grills, the menu is eclectic and has some quality dishes to offer, both, for the vegetarians and for the non-vegetarians. Start your meal with the delicious crispy sriracha rigatoni pasta that is filled with cheese or their cheese burst chicken poppers, that as the name suggests, ooze cheesy goodness. Though unusual, the cajun spice sweet potato fries are worth ordering, and are a great departure from the usual potato fries that we get elsewhere.
The armagh mushroom bites that comprise of baby brioche buns, stuffed with mushrooms cooked in a creamy sauce, are one of their hot sellers. Speaking of hot sellers, the grande nachos would be the dish that you’d see commonly flying out of the kitchen, for obvious reasons. In-house tortillas smothered with refried beans, chopped peppers and jalapeños, topped with oodles of their homemade tomato salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Delicious, indeed! For mains, you can opt from the various options in burgers, pastas, pizzas or grills, or you may alternately, even do a make-your-own-pizza/pasta/burger/bowl meal.
The desserts aren’t something that can be neglected when visiting The Irish House. Their much talked about Irish Ricerdance comprises a jug-full of dessert with brownie, brownie bits, caramelised nuts, caramel sauce, ice cream and what not, topped with lager beer. Perfect for a sugar rush. If you like it super sweet, then the dual chocolate torte would come in handy, with a layer of white chocolate and dark chocolate mousse that is further topped with chocolate sauce.
Confession: Overall, the newly opened Irish House at Epicuria is a very promising place, be it in terms of food or with the variety of drinks that they have in place. Quirky ambience, swift and attentive service paired with good food and drinks make the Irish House, a must visit!
Value for money: 4/5