08 Jul Restaurant Review: Fun republic social
While on the brand ‘Social ‘,it really is amazing to see that in such a short span, a brand evolves out of no where with an unique thematic concept, warms out to the consumers, extends into varied branches and grows at a fast pace to become a national chain(almost) that is revered , respected and accepted by all types of crowd be it the office goers, the casual hipster or the youngsters..incredible..of course the affordable pricing makes a huge impact, imparting a strong influence on your decision of considering Social on your list of priority going out places. From a brand’s perspective they are already a winner. Although I still dont know how they mange to conjure up such a budget friendly menu
The little heighted staged that has been created is probably going to be used for live concerts ..as we witnessed a beautiful performance by the brand ‘aflatunes ‘for the night..reteireting the fact that technically it defines a filmy retro age,the domineering floral motifs with dark hues rules the place with a floral wallpaper on the ceiling too while the beautiful chandeliers create a majestic vintage look..artistically and aesthetically all perfect..clearly delineated on the right side of the entrance is the membership area which has a fine dining kind of a feel and also boasts of little cubicles for an intimate and romantic experience if you desire so.A little away from the music for you to enjoy a quieter sit down for your evening perhaps or hold private parties..The only flaw that I see perhaps are the missing bar stools.You definitely need those stools by the bar.
Food- not different from the rest of the social, food is extremely affordable which is one of the strong reason for any social always being crowded..drinks are innovative and so it the food..But their USP obviously is the crockery and the dramatic representation of each dish that is unique and exquisite..the ‘chakna bitings’ that are usually relished with your drinks are showcased in a dabba or a steel tiffin box like the one that many of you would be carrying your lunch to work. Quirkiness defines its decor and design and it reflects in its presentation at the table too..raw and rustic with a crisp quirkiness ..while the menu is designed to look like a 4 pager newspaper tabloid , rolled and kept on the table, the napkins get an unique identity and image ..they are in the form of a tissue roll and are branded with their logo and initials..amazing..each dish is presented in an absolute rustic way like the chakhnas in a tiffin box .
The honey chilli potatoes are presented in an oven like tray while my shawarma platter came in a rustic copper plate that usually signifies a dhaba style thali. The kerela coin parathas showed up in a beautiful funky tray so did the other dishes.. The punjabi breakfast platter is a must try if you are a true Indian foodie.So is the unique anda sheekh laccha paratha. The cocktails were equally innovative and creatively driven. To conclude, the price was the most enterprising of all..of course the variety is equally satiating.
Social also proves that all trending popular pubs are just not places to hang out in the evenings as it has a varied and beautiful breakfast menu..so even on a lazy insignificant morning or perhaps an afternoon when you are at your nonchalant best , this place is a great option for a meal ..i know that some of the other socials are crowded even during the day ..the ambiance, food and decor seems perfect to impress you ..henceforth, i am sure this social will also attract good footfalls not just in the evenings but during the day too..vivacious by nature and boisterous by identity is what defines this brand and we look to some enchanting , retro times .So welcome to Andheri West.
To all things filmy and Bollywood that defines Andheri West, social with its thematic ambiance that tries to pay a tribute to the vintage era of Bollywood is truly worth an applause.