Matchbox Pub and Grub, a well known place by the youngster’s of Delhi, is situated in the midst of Hauz Khas Village. Matchbox is a place of its own kind, with many themes but focused to provide you with the exclusivity one would want to go back to. Tucked away with its unique ambience, Matchbox is a brainchild of Mahavir Mohanty and Amit Panda, who first launched it in Hauz Khas Village in the year 2014.
Now their second outlet has opened in 29 Sector, Gurgaon. This outlet clearly won our heart over for keeping it simple and classy. Right from the entrance, this place gives you the feel of a typical London Based Sports Bar where you can enjoy a few rounds of drink with your friends and family (all thanks to the amazingly affordable prices). If you are a soccer fan, then this is a place to be on one of those nights when you really want to enjoy watching the nerve-wrecking battle of soccer. The place hosts flags of all leading European football clubs. The seating is pretty comfortable too and there can be no complains whatsoever about the space. We ordered a few drinks here and amazed by their experimentation in cocktails they prepare.
Some of the mind-blowing cocktails were :
Anaconda Jack – Jack Daniels with Sambuca (this hits you real slow).
Tiger Paws – Whiskey, orange juice and Lime juice.
Black Russian – Absinthe with Vodka with a green chili (this gets on to you like an old wine. With every sip you like it more and more).
Bartenders Lust (OUR FAVOURITE) – Black rum, White rum, Tequila and cranberry juice with a little sprite. (this one has the punch to get you groovy).
Apart from this, they have a fine collection of scotch and beers. We could finally get our hands to Stella Artois which is rare to find in most of the Delhi pubs.
Lets’ talk about food now, something that I feel is the reason for me to live. I feel proud in saying that I live to eat and so it is imperative that I get good food to relish my taste buds. No wonder, this placed lived up to my expectation and the food was appealing enough for me to plan my second visit already. Me and my friend were pretty hungry so we ordered a plethora of stuff to eat and the recommendations would be :
Keema Pao – this spicy keema will make you go bonkers about the blend of spices used. You can really detect all the flavors of cinnamon, garlic and coriander and the mincing was done pretty well.
Falafel – perfectly fried falafel balls served Tahiri Dip. You can relish the flavor of chickpeas, coriander and spring onions and sesame seeds in every bite.
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Pops – chicken pops wrapped in bacon sheet, pretty tasty.
Cottage Cheese Sizzlers – cottage cheese topped with barbecue sauce and served with grilled tomatoes, broccoli and mashed potatoes.
Icing on the cake is the awesome music which gets you grooving. The ambiance is pretty good and the service is pretty fast. The menu is very extensive and you get plethora of options to choose from. It is a highly recommended place for all those who love to enjoy good music, great drinks and finger-licking food.
Cost For Two- ₹1,500 for two people (approx.) with alcohol
Address-Sector 29, Gurgaon