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Bar no fun here

For Thai food, an evening date, or a Sunday brunch with the family, the F Bar at Mehrauli offers Delhiites delectable options, besides room to shake a leg, says SUMITRA SENAPATY.


APART FROM the general vibe of being in Mehrauli, F Bar manages to retain a distinct identity of its own, the moment you spot its unique pastel pink signage on the road leading up to the Qutub. The chic dining area and a hip bar zone being a part of the downstairs and with an upstairs boasting a sprawling lounge and terrace, it succeeds in being many things to many people. Perhaps a first date, a gang of old college friends getting together, foodies wanting to binge or just having a bash!

Pleasant nooks and crannies can be located for a quiet drink on F Bar's terraces overlooking the lush Qutub greens, or you can opt for more open spaces. On Saturdays a vast majority of the crowd is under 30, young professionals or students, smartly groomed or in trendy T-shirts. It's possible to hang out watching the people watching the other people or to settle into a somewhat relaxed chill corner. F Bar gets busier as the evening gets on, but the sheer size means there's normally space somewhere, and normally there isn't any need for that sweaty dash to the bar that makes Saturdays what they are meant for.

Those with fixed preferences may find it frustrating that the music they are enjoying is rapidly replaced by something else, but it is all fine to dance to in any case. F Bar is a good place to know about, because it isn't too expensive, and if you're not quite sure what you want out of your evening, it offers a good range of mood and music, food and wine. F Bar's cover charge is Rs.500, and this place is famous for its Red and Green Curry, courtesy Jayanti and Minu, the Duggal sisters known for their skill in Thai cooking.

The Sunday Lunch is something new at F Bar, a Thai buffet spread, which includes Green Chicken Curry, Oriental Chicken Salad, Red Lamb Thai Curry and Burmese Khowsuey among others. The cost of this brunch styled lunch is Rs.750 (inclusive of all taxes) and includes unlimited martinis, Bloody Marys and beer. Sunday is primarily a family day out, so F Bar offers a special rate of Rs.400 for children below 12. Lunch timings are between 1 and 4 p.m., and reservations are recommended.

Apart from Thai at the F Bar, Chef Vikram of Blue Elephant and Sydney Opera House fame has an awesome range of food to offer - Indonesian chicken sate with peanut sauce, Kerala prawn curry, steamed sole, crispy prawns, quiches, kababs and salads and much more. F Bar's menu is clearly divided between light bar snacks and heavy bar snacks, basically enjoyable food whichever way you look at.

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