Pop wall art, hammock and global cuisine mark the latest rooftop address Soul The Sky Lounge
ADDING TO THE city’s list of roof-top restaurants is Soul The Sky Lounge that was launched last month. Located at Little Russel Street, and spread over 5000 sq ft, the lounge has a fun mix of Mediterranean and psychedelic vibes.
While we gave the hammock a miss, the temptation of going click-click with the Instagram worthy wall art was hard to resist. We soon settled in the air-conditioned enclave, reserving the 130-seater open sky experience for winters. Customised industrial chairs, moveable yet comfortable, neon lights and pop art enliven this 40-seater space. Psychedelic music, we are informed is a crowd-puller every Friday and so are the Unplugged perfor mances on Sundays.
Co-owner Kritikaa Dutt who also started Soul Cafe in Ballygunge, believes her first venture was a test and the lounge, her dream. She tells us, “Starting a rooftop lounge was always a dream for me. Soul Cafe was a test match for us and with this project, I knew exactly what I wanted. I travel a lot and the Mediterranean region is my favourite vacation spot, so you will find a swing near the open-air bar instead of stools, vibrant wall art and comfortable seating. I am also into culinary art so I curated the menu and it has Thai, Chinese, Italian and Indian influences.”
We started our outing here with Carrot Orange and Fennel soup, served with garlic bread. And it took one spoon of the broth to toss our apprehension out the window. Their signature soup was creamy with citrusy notes and can be extremely comforting during the cold weather. The bar that is awaiting its liquor license refreshed us with mocktails like Dusky Sunset, Tropical Love, Afternoon Delight and Tangy Tomato. The last one is must-try if you prefer your drink to be tangy and spicy and have a liking for the vegetable.
Moving on to the appetisers, we were impressed with the taste of simple dishes like Chilli Potato and Thai Chilli Chicken. The small cubes of crispy potatoes teased our taste buds with its spices and the aromatic lemongrass in the latter is a winner and is highly recommended. Their thin-crust pizza is a delectable and can be relished with your gang. We sampled the Barbeque Chicken pizza and loved the crispy base and meaty and cheesy top. We also sampled their Chicken Satay served with a Chilly Honey dip which could have been better. The menu also has burgers, fries, nachos, salads, sandwiches and more. Adding more calories to our diet were the Chocolate Cigars, a must-have dessert, whic h won us over with its gooey chocolatey filling.
Meal for two `1,500 plus taxes