Quintessential British Pub with an Indian Twist @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

The Whitefield Arms Pub prides itself to be a Quintessential British Pub and is a new entrant to the Pub capital of India aka Namma Bengaluru. The word ‘Quintessential’ means being the perfect example of quality and class! After dining and enjoying a relaxing Sunday afternoon here, I have to say the management have hit the right notes with this one.

Did you know Whitefield is a suburb named after D S White, the founder of Eurasian and Anglo Indian Association?

The Whitefield Arms Pub Entry
The Whitefield Arms Pub Entry
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Love the logo @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

 

Located inside VR Bengaluru Mall, The Whitefield Arms has a café section and the Pub. You can use the separate entrance from the main road, that leads directly to the Pub. For those early rise shopaholics, you could take advantage of enjoying a hearty breakfast along with your morning coffee before your shopping haul. For those late risers and those like me, who prefer to just laze whilst the rest do the shopping, you could sit down at the pub and enjoy their fully stocked bar and loaded pub grub menu.

Love the architecture @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Love the architecture @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
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Whiskey or Beer? @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

Old World Vibe and Charm!

The ambience is very colonial and contemporary, and based on the history of Whitefield and the Victorian era. The pub has been done up very tastefully with themed wooden furniture. My favourite spot has to be the open outdoor seating, just perfect as it takes advantage of Bangalore’s weather. It faces away from the main road; you can oversee the Phoenix Mall next door. For the history fanatics and the likes there is a lot to digest over the facts about Whitefield, all over good food and drinks.

Colonial Touch @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Colonial Touch @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Colonial Touch @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Colonial Touch @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

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Wall of Wine @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Wall of Wine @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Craft Beer - The wait is on @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Craft Beer – The wait is on @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

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Beer always a good idea @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Beer always a good idea @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

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Dear Alcohol...an Ode !!! @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Dear Alcohol…an Ode !!! @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

What’s in my Glass?

Down in One @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Down in One @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

The drinks menu is extensive and has a very surreal appeal to it, again a lot of history tied down to Bangalore. Brownie points for naming the drinks…very fancy! The wine list is a little swankier, and I loved the ‘Wall of Wine’. As it was a Sunday, I decided to go in for the special cocktails listed off the menu, each sip had a punch to it. Love the quotes on the coasters.

LAVELLE (Ketel One Vodka, Gin, Shaken, Ice Cold with Butter Scotch & Honey) – In memory of the Irish soldier, Michael Lavelle, behind the Kolar Gold Fields.  The butter scotch was the best, it was quite warm in the afternoon and to start this was just a delight, the butter scotch was just the right amount. You can get a subtle hit of Gin. I liked the silver beads floating around. Ladies do not give this a miss!

LAVELLE (Ketel One Vodka, Gin, Shaken, Ice Cold with Butter Scotch & Honey) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
LAVELLE (Ketel One Vodka, Gin, Shaken, Ice Cold with Butter Scotch & Honey) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
LAVELLE (Ketel One Vodka, Gin, Shaken, Ice Cold with Butter Scotch & Honey) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
LAVELLE (Ketel One Vodka, Gin, Shaken, Ice Cold with Butter Scotch & Honey) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
LAVELLE (Ketel One Vodka, Gin, Shaken, Ice Cold with Butter Scotch & Honey) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
LAVELLE (Ketel One Vodka, Gin, Shaken, Ice Cold with Butter Scotch & Honey) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

COLONIAL (Gin, Grapefruit, Cherry & Elder flower) – Ever been to Pondicherry and visited the French? No! Experience this… wakes up your taste buds getting you ready for a damn fine meal. Light, refreshing and delicious. The treat was eating the cherries at the end!

COLONIAL (Gin, Grapefruit, Cherry & Elder flower) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
COLONIAL (Gin, Grapefruit, Cherry & Elder flower) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
COLONIAL (Gin, Grapefruit, Cherry & Elder flower) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
COLONIAL (Gin, Grapefruit, Cherry & Elder flower) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
COLONIAL (Gin, Grapefruit, Cherry & Elder flower) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
COLONIAL (Gin, Grapefruit, Cherry & Elder flower) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

QUEEN’S PARK SWIZZLE – A Trinidadian Concoction described as the most delightful form of anesthesia (Muddled Lime, Mint, Sugar Crushed Ice topped with Rum and Red Wine). This is a definite for the fine drinkers out there, you get the taste of the Red Wine, the drink is very deceiving as this is quite potent and you don’t feel the rum until the end. So careful with this one.

QUEEN’S PARK SWIZZLE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
QUEEN’S PARK SWIZZLE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
QUEEN’S PARK SWIZZLE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
QUEEN’S PARK SWIZZLE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

PASSION FRUIT PUNCH – I love fruity, tropical drinks. This one was just a Mocktail, I had to keep my senses awake after all those drinks above.

Passion Fruit Mocktail @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Passion Fruit Mocktail @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Passion Fruit Mocktail @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Passion Fruit Mocktail @ The Whitefield Arms Pub


What’s on my Plate?

The menu is traditional pub grub that has been kicked up a notch to suit every palate, this I guarantee! The food has an Indian twist to some of the dishes and its sauces and gravies. Love, Love. I have to say after seeing the menu and you have to come very hungry, see for yourself…

GRILLED HONEY – CHILLI BEEF (Grilled Marinated Beef in Honey, Soy and Chilli) – For the love of Beef, I mean this was orgasmic, a food lover’s delight. The sweetness of the honey and slight hint of chilli and soy, was meat was marinated and perfectly grilled. This is highly recommended if you eat Beef!

GRILLED HONEY – CHILLI BEEF (Grilled Marinated Beef in Honey, Soy and Chilli)
GRILLED HONEY – CHILLI BEEF (Grilled Marinated Beef in Honey, Soy and Chilli)
GRILLED HONEY – CHILLI BEEF (Grilled Marinated Beef in Honey, Soy and Chilli)
GRILLED HONEY – CHILLI BEEF (Grilled Marinated Beef in Honey, Soy and Chilli)
GRILLED HONEY – CHILLI BEEF (Grilled Marinated Beef in Honey, Soy and Chilli)
GRILLED HONEY – CHILLI BEEF (Grilled Marinated Beef in Honey, Soy and Chilli)

BARRACK’S SPECIAL (Coriander and Mint Marinated Grilled Chicken Thigh, Saffron Yogurt and Coriander Dip) – The tender pieces of Chicken were calling out to eat me…again not over cooked.  You are supposed to eat it in one mouthful but that is definitely not easy and it’s quite easy to mess up. I cut it into half.

BARRACK’S SPECIAL (Coriander and Mint Marinated Grilled Chicken Thigh, Saffron Yogurt and Coriander Dip) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
BARRACK’S SPECIAL (Coriander and Mint Marinated Grilled Chicken Thigh, Saffron Yogurt and Coriander Dip) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
BARRACK’S SPECIAL @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
BARRACK’S SPECIAL @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
BARRACK’S SPECIAL @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
BARRACK’S SPECIAL @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

TWICE- COOKED PORK BELLY (Hoisin, Curry Leaves and Green Chilli) – This is food for the soul, there are pub grubs but this was simply divine. The Pork Belly was so succulent and melted away. An Indian twist with the curry leaves. Again, highly recommended if you eat Pork!

TWICE- COOKED PORK BELLY (Hoisin, Curry Leaves and Green Chilli) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
TWICE- COOKED PORK BELLY (Hoisin, Curry Leaves and Green Chilli) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
TWICE- COOKED PORK BELLY @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
TWICE- COOKED PORK BELLY @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
TWICE- COOKED PORK BELLY @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
TWICE- COOKED PORK BELLY @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

MELTING HOGGET SLIDER – Spiced lamb Rillettes with Cucumber Mint Labneh, Kachumbari Salad and Brioche – A must! Big in flavour, small in size, Perfecto!

Melting Hogget Slider @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Melting Hogget Slider @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Look at that patty!! Melting Hogget Slider @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Look at that patty!! Melting Hogget Slider @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
If food could talk! Melting Hogget Slider @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
If food could talk! Melting Hogget Slider @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

COPPER KNOB (Spicy Crispy Chicken Burger with grilled onions, Tomatoes, English cheddar cheese and arugula). This is a classic, I liked the crispy chicken, the margination had a curry flavour to it, and the grilled onions just blended well to make it a juicy burger!

COPPER KNOB (Spicy Crispy Chicken Burger with grilled onions, tomatoes, english cheddar cheese and arugula) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
COPPER KNOB (Spicy Crispy Chicken Burger with grilled onions, tomatoes, english cheddar cheese and arugula) @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Mouthful - COPPER KNOB (@ The Whitefield Arms Pub
Mouthful – COPPER KNOB (@ The Whitefield Arms Pub

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For the Sweet Tooth

As you can see from the images below, the desserts were absolutely sinful, I had both, although by now I was super full and over stuffed. The plating was just in the right portion. Love the Tea Crème Brulee!

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING This dessert was a rich chocolate cake topped with thick sticky toffee sauce. The Vanilla ice cream, was melting away as I took pictures, so I had to really rush into eating my dessert! Highly Recommended for toffee lover or any one who loves a good dessert after a hearty meal!

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING with a view! @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING with a view! @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

SPICED TEA CRÈME BRULEE – This dessert was so pretty to look at. The Tea Custard in the cup was divine. The biscuits were like how my Mom used to bake them. If I could, I would have eaten these on its own!

SPICED TEA CRÈME BRULEE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
SPICED TEA CRÈME BRULEE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
SPICED TEA CRÈME BRULEE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
SPICED TEA CRÈME BRULEE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
SPICED TEA CRÈME BRULEE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
SPICED TEA CRÈME BRULEE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
SPICED TEA CRÈME BRULEE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
SPICED TEA CRÈME BRULEE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
SPICED TEA CRÈME BRULEE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub
SPICED TEA CRÈME BRULEE @ The Whitefield Arms Pub

For a foodie like me, the rest of the Menu beckons to explore! If it is going to be anything from what I tasted above, then another trip to the Pub is must. Compliments to the Chef for serving simple, authentic and tasty dishes, again loved the presentation. The service was matched. The Whitefield Arms Pub is a microbrewery, for the beer lover’s and Moi included, we need to hold our breath, as the brewery should be operational in another couple of months (Gasp!).

The Whitefield Arms Pub is part of The Waverly Hotel


About The Waverly Hotel & Residences

Conceived to bring about a lifestyle hospitality offering, whilst blending in a bit of history of Whitefield’s past to the exciting destination it is today is at the core of The Waverly’s identity. The entirely new-build property is attached to South India’s largest premium shopping destination, VR Bengaluru.

The Waverly offers world class facilities through our lifestyle brand partners such as The Tribe (CrossFit Gym); Spa la Vie by L’Occitane; the cutting edge PVR Gold Class and IMAX Movie Theatre; Skydeck that boasts of its open-air lounge bar called Alt, the highlight being the heated open-air pool measuring 20 meters; And for the diners – The Whitefield Arms Café and Pub.

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Deena Pinto
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Deena Pinto

I would describe myself as someone who loves to eat good food and travel, am polished and classy, yet have that little girl spirit in me and my fashion sense is chic which has to be accompanied with bold statement pieces and fresh accessories. I love to get pampered, totally spoil myself, and why not? xoxo Deena Pinto #skinnygirldiairez

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