I happened to visit Moonshine Cafe & Bar on a Friday afternoon with a friend and found it quiet and peaceful unlike its evening version. It is located in Hauz Khas Village, on the 3rdfloor of the same building where Amici & Fork You are. It has a lot of space and is divided into 3 sections – One, where you enter and this has the bar and DJ, second, which follows through a door and third, an outdoor seating and smoking area.

They have a deck for a live band and a raised one for the DJ; the bar is inviting and spacious and can accommodate about 15 people at one go. The interiors and the furniture are sad for the likes of the young party crowd and can do with some change, innovation and rearrangement.

After trying hard enough for the servers’ attention, we started by ordering the cocktails – Moonshine Classics and had the Martini & Cosmopolitan; The Martini was very strong as per the cocktail standards but went well with the green olives flavouring the drink. The Chicken Caesar Salad and the Lamb Quesadillas accompanied our drinks. The salad was extremely flavourful and the honey mustard glazed roasted chicken in it gave it an edge and the zing! I absolutely loved it.

 The Quesadillas as per the menu were flavoured with Moroccan spices but were sadly difficult to taste and acknowledge much to my disappointment. They appeared to be like the keema paranthas we usually eat. These were served with the delicious Garlic Aioli dip.

The next dish we ordered was the Non-Veg. Mezze Platter which consisted of Lamb Kibbeh, Shishtouk, fish fatayers and pita bread, and these were served with baba ganoush, muhamara and hummus. Baba ganoush was well made but hummus was a letdown and so was the pita bread which appeared like kulcha. Lamb Kibbeh stole the show and was absolutely yummy!

Next we ordered Penne Pasta in Alfredo sauce with Bacon and this was accompanied by toasted garlic bread. It was an average dish. My friend called for a Moonshine Chicken Burger along with a Mojito. The burger was well made and the patty was super juicy and flavoursome. The Mojito had the right amount of white rum but lacked the punch of mint and lemon.

All in all, the place has immense scope of improvement and I would want to visit it on a lively Saturday Evening in order to see the other side of Moonshine.

Address: Moonshine Cafe & Bar,
30, Second Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, DL 110016
Phone:098715 55718
Hours:  12:30 pm – 1:00 am
Average Meal for two – 2500 with Alcohol(aprrox.)

Photo Credit – Suken Dua  

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