It’s the friendly neighbourhood restaurant that’s been around for close to two decades. Located at the beginning of Fraser Town, Sherlock Holmes has shaped the taste of Bangaloreans for generations. The restaurant has a loyal customer base, thanks to its delicious food and warm service. There maybe fancier places a mere stone's throw away but nothing compensates for the homely ambience and familiar faces which make people stroll in for a quick big before they drive home.
The place is packed toward the evening. Its wooden interiors and live music by a DJ livens the joint. DJ Brian Yates plays the best of live hip hop, house, trance, rock and roll music of the 80s and the early 90s, all on request from the customers.
There are among the customers those who come in just to listen to some great music and gulp down a few pegs with their choice of starters. Raghuvir Singh, who frequents the joint says it’s one of the few peaceful places in the City.
“It’s away from the maddening traffic and crowded areas. For a drink you would have to head straight to Brigade Road but here you can just stop by for a quiet evening,” says Raghuvir.
The open air lounge and the upper deck is a rage with the people. Laden with trees and dim lighting the atmosphere is perfect for an evening out with the family. K Rajneesh, a techie who hops in for dinner says, “This place is closer home and I can just walk up. I have my list of favourites when it comes to starters and the food is fresh,” he says and adds, “the music is an added attraction.”
Sherlock Holmes serves Indian, Tandoor, Continental and Chinese food. The popular starters include Kalmi Kababs, Reshmi Kababs and a few other vegetarian starters.
“We have extended our services to include a variety of cocktails. The barman blends whiskey and vodka with the choicest fresh juices. I think it’s our emphasis on quality that has bought us thus far,” says Raju Desai, the proprietor. The restaurant is open between 11 am and 11.30 pm.