Gastro Pub Review – One Street Over, Bandra West

Chef KelC and Chef Boo are creating magic at a small kitchen in Bandra.

 If you’re part of Mumbai’s hip crowd that’s tuned in to the restaurant scene, chances are you’ve already made a few rounds of One Street Over; if you aren’t one of those, what’s holding you up? Chef Kelvin Cheung – who made Mumbai celebrities go down on their knees to confess love for his food at Ellipsis – along with chef de cuisine Boo Kwang  Kim is back in India to spin the magic again; this time in the burbs.

(L-R) Ol'Venenzula, The Southpaw and Apperol Spritz at One Street Over, Bandra

(L-R) Ol’Venezuela, The Southpaw and Aperol Spritz at One Street Over, Bandra

Coloured in teal and gold and bathed in dim light, the 60-seater gastro pub is fuss free with booths and round tables. The bar menu – designed by Arijit Bose – packs in quirky as well as old-fashioned drinks. The bartender Ashutosh was forthcoming with suggestions, which were spot on. The Southpaw (Rs 450) – jim beam, maraschino liqueur, martini rosso, bitters was strong and punchy and the Ol’ Venezuela (Rs 550) – Diplomatico Reserve, Demerara syrup, angostura bitters, chocolate bitters was smooth with a hint of bitterness. The Aperol Spritz (Rs 375) – aperol, lime fruits, white wine, soda was fruity but not sickeningly sweet. Continue reading