After the ongoing victory of 23 years, with the recent one being the underground industrial bistro The Big Nasty, Ashok Datwani ‘s Shatranj Napoli with yet another eclectic all day Polpo Cafe and Bar along with its classic Italian restaurant Shatranj fine – dine and Polpo Up – The Gatherings has been launched with enormous chic quotient to it.
The generously scaled comfortable seating at Polpo Cafe and Bar (1200 sq ft) are set amongst a series of low slung vaults that carve out intimate spaces framing multiple views – white textured stucco. Black & White printed tile flooring embraces you within its vastness and draws your attention to the amalgamation of the soothing yet pulsating music definitely sends a delight down your spine. Designed by Pronit Nat to look effortless, bamboo twisted shed with green wall and outdoor seating, Polpo Cafe, sets the tone for a refreshing contemporary all day bar & café will serve an all day breakfast menu which has an extensive choice of authentic carnaroli made pasta’s, wood oven baked thin crust house baked pizzas, fresh and healthy salads, sandwiches, smoothies such as The Blue Cranberry Smoothie, Raspberry Dream Smoothie, exotic shakes such as Polpo frosty, Frosted chocolate shake, high teas such as Darjeeling tea, Ginger Honey tea and flavoured ice teas.
The Polpo cafe and bar gives a warm, chirpy, effervescent feel during the day and gradually transforms into an eclectic tapas bar by the evening which will serve Patatas Bravas con Queso Fundido (Pan fried potatoes, served in a spicy tomato sauce & melted cheese), Pimientos Rellenos (Stuffed bell peppers with cheese, served with cilantro salsa.), Pescado al Horno (Baked fish with cilantro salsa.), Langosta los Huevos (Lobster meat & boiled eggs with garlic-tomato salsa), Gambas de Cilantro (Cilantro-pesto marinated prawns with poached egg). The bar hosts an extensive list of domestic and imported liquor, wines and sangrias. Apart from zero calorie cocktails, Octopus Bites Sangria, Watermelon Coriander Martini, Spice Girl and Bogota Sunset are a must try!!
Shatranj fine- dine (1400 sq ft), known for introducing Tiramisu to the city, is defined by Golden vaulted ceilings that energizes the space decadently. The continuous flow of space inside & outside, the classic white & gold palette and the fresh green wall all endeavour for one to keep coming back to a charming vibrant cocoon. Shatranj fine dine will serve Italian and Continental cuisine, regaining its classic dishes like Stake Tit – Bits, Napoli Pastas add Paprika Fish, the menu designed by Chef Dev Singh Negi will see new additions of appetizers, soups, mains and the dessert menu will see Pizzoci – (Long oat, chocolate chunk, mechadajmi white chocolate and peanut butter) for the first time in Mumbai along with a choice of waffles, sizzling brownies, apple crumble and cheesecakes.
Polpo Up – The Gathering (1800 sq ft), elevated to the 1st level with a stationed extensive bar, is a space built for bigger groups and gatherings, the section will serve the fine dine Italian and continental menu. Come savour the authentic flavours of the gastronomical paradise at Shatranj Napoli, Polpo Cafe and Bar and Polpo Up – The Gatherings, the delightful experience awaits you!
Ground Floor, 12 Union Park,
Off Carter Road, Bandra West,
Mumbai – 400 052.
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