Going back to basics

Theme bar
Last Updated 06 July 2016, 18:25 IST

Having quirky themes and interiors in restaurants is a trend now. But Bunmanchi, the Bar at Yeti seeks to go a notch higher by having a simplistic theme which makes the guests go back to basics.

Spread over the terrace and the floor above Yeti in south Delhi’s Greater Kailash II, the bar is designed conventionally with high wooden chairs and benches.

The bar floor has a huge screen installed towards the extreme corner, in which
popular rock and pop songs will always be playing. The terrace floor seems a little on the romantic side where you ight not even mind the weather — it’s calmer, simpler and relaxing.

But upbeat pop music was our minds so we chose to sit downstairs. Right in front of the entrance is the logo of Bunmanchi engraved on the wall. “In Nepali, ‘Bunmanchi’ refers to jungle men.

“Many Sherpas in Nepali communities refer to Yeti as Bunmanchi. Hence this was the perfect name for the bar at Yeti,” Ardahun Pinki Passah, owner, Bunmanchi, tells Metrolife.

Opened four months ago, themenu offers wide variety of drinks and cocktails to choose from. Looking at the extensive 11-page bar menu, you will take a while before you decide
what to drink. They have most popular brands of wines, beers, whiskeys, vodkas,
gins and rums. Their range of malted scotch and shooters are also to
die for.

They have a limited one page menu for food, comprising snacks that would go best with hard drinks. The food is typically Nepalese and Tibetan, though a little on the spicier side.
‘Chicken Peanut and Pepper’ could be good to start with. With soft, well-cooked chicken with a thin peanut and chilli sauce, the dish would continue for long till you finish your first few drinks.

‘Yeti Non Veg Tibetan Platter’ was our next pick. Comprising grilled and spicy chicken, beef, pork and fish, the platter was served with four sides. Each meat stood for itself in terms of taste and texture.

In all its rawness and simplicity, Bunmanchi succeeds to keep things classy and
fresh till the end. One would want to sit for as long as they want to — get high on the sufficiently loud music, if not just alcohol.


Address:M-20, M Block Market, GK II (Above Yeti)
Meal for two: Rs 950 plus taxes
Timings: 6pm - 1am

(Published 06 July 2016, 14:23 IST)

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