Get your Beer-Fix at The Beer Garden

In a line: Dine under the stars or under the sun with some beer and good food at The Beer Garden.

Cuisine: Continental, European

Price for two: Rs. 2000(approx)

Location: Anya Hotel, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon

Must haves: Vietnamese spring rolls, Thai fish cakes, cheese fondue, Kafir lime cheesecake.

The most widely consumed form of alcohol in the world, beer, unlike any other forms of alcohol is a crowd pleaser like no other. From being the first form of alcohol that we get acquainted with, to being the drink that forges friendships, to being the solution to a tiring day at work or a mundane weekend, beer is enjoyed by youngsters and adults, in the morning and the evening, in sweaty summers and even on spine-chilling winter days.

If beer is your poison and good food is what you’re hunting, then look no further as The Beer Garden at Anya, Gurgaon, has now reopened its doors, only to offer the discerning palates, best of food accompanied with the best of brews.

Holding simplicity at the notch, the restaurant boasts of an open outdoor area, surrounded by greenery, where one could easily enjoy a roaring Sunday brunch under the sun with a bunch of friends or a romantic date with a loved one, under the stars.

With Chef Ankit Malik at the helm of the kitchen, be assured of delectable offerings coming your way. The fuss-free menu curated by him has plenty of dishes to cater to everyone’s palate, thus, ensuring that no one goes dissatisfied.

Upon Chef’s recommendation, I tried the light, healthy and refreshing Vietnamese spring rolls. Served with peanut dip, the 0-oil rolls were prepared with rice paper, stuffed with rice noodles along with fresh vegetables. Needless to say, a perfect option for the calorie conscious. I, however, wished to celebrate the cheat day and ordered myself their steamed chicken dim sums and pan-fried prawn dumplings. Stuffed generously with meat and cooked to perfection, the dumplings were served with chilli sauce and soy and were demolished in no time.

The menu features the quintessential German sausage, bockwurst, as a part of the menu. The platter consists of the German sausage, a light cabbage salad, pickles, loaf, mustard sauce and some baby potatoes tossed with crunchy bacon bits. I paired it with a pint of chilled beer and was good to go. But after having spotted cheese fondue on the menu, I was left with no other option and hence, had to give in to my cravings. There were crackers, vegetables and ham that came with the luscious and calorie-laden fondue, but the limelight was stolen by the bacon wrapped asparagus, which I finished on sight.
There is a sweet counterpart of the Fondue as well, but I chose to conclude my meal with a slice of the unusual kafir lime cheesecake. Bringing the best of both worlds, cheese and cake, cheesecake happens to be a weakness and the one that I had here at The Beer Garden is oh so worth it. The mellow tinge of kafir lime leaves gives the cheesecake a strong identity and therefore, becomes a dessert that deserves to be given a shot.
Confession: Overall, my meal at The Beer Garden, Anya, turned out to be an experience, that I’d certainly want to relive again. Swift and attentive service, superlative food in an unpretentious setup make The Beer Garden at Anya a must visit. There are plenty of options to choose from amongst beers, but if you are not a beer person, then fret not, because the restaurant has a well-stocked bar in place, that can cater to all your requirements!
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 4/5
Value for money: 4/5

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