Weekend mornings and afternoons are that time of the week where most of us prefer to lay back and relax at home after a tough week at work. Recently I was invited by one of my blogger friend to experience Whitefield arms. After listening to the name of the place, It sent a psychological trigger of what happens to me in the weekdays, while I travel to work everyday on the same route.
Why ? The place had “Whitefield” in it .
However I decided to attend the meetup at Whitefield arms, Two good things happened that day, One being that a new restaurant was added to my list that was worth coming back. The reason being that there are less restaurants around Whitefield that pack a punch. The second reason being there was relatively less traffic that day which gave me a reassuring feel that Whitefield is not what it is over the weekdays.
Coming to the ambiance, The place looks completely British with more emphasis on black and white in the entire theme, Which makes it classic yet classy.
The entrance from inside the mall where there is a corridor leads to the pub is filled with pictures of old Bengaluru and the maps before Karnataka was born. Pretty impressive and well researched which would certainly be a value add for newbies in town.
Now coming to the food, We were privileged to experience the ongoing mango festival specials where an entire menu was dedicated to mangoes from cocktails to desserts.
First stop was the cocktails, We tried four in all and my personal favorite was the sparkling mango. Made of sparkling wine fresh orange and mango juice. The fresh ingredients were the key contributors to the character of this drink. The refreshing feel and the eye catching presentation ensured that marked its presence on the menu with confidence.
Here’s a glimpse of that beauty
For the food, We started with the classic mulligatawny soup. Thick and consistent were two words to describe it.
Next to arrive was goat cheese with asparagus and fresh mango vinaigrette. This dish is one of the jewel the crown of the mango season special.
The dish made of warm and soft patty textured base with fillings of goat cheese and mango salsa topped with micro greens and garnished with a couple of asparagus spears.
Another mango delicacy served was the mini mango popadums. These were mini papad boats filled with falafel and the mango sprouts salad. It was a perfect accompaniment to the alcohol.
The other starters we tried on their menu were the cottage cheese butty and TWA chips,cheese and gravy
For the main course it was the spinach,cheese and potato dumplings. Its basically crispy fried potato and cheese dumplings served with spinach puree served with rice. The spice levels were maintained right and served in a generous portion.
Last but not least, Coming to the desserts and back to the mango menu we were served with mango panna cotta,
Served in little shot glasses with a gradient of panna cotta, mango puree and a scoop of fresh mango to make it look delectable. It scored equal marks in taste as it did from the way it was plated.
To sum up, Whitefield arms is one place that I would come again for more. Their outdoor seating is mostly preferred by the crowd due to its calm surrounding. With good amount of options for vegetarians and decent choices with cocktails this place is certainly on my list for future visits.
Yours Tastefully !
Voice of my tastebuds 🙂