Hammer is the newly opened top floor aka 6th floor based pub cum lounge, located in the lane adjacent to Flury’s, in the same building that houses The Myx.
Alternatively, we can say that OTT has re-opened as Hammer and houses better decor constituting of – roof top sunlit view, indoor plants, raw wood furniture, mosaic flooring, clear glass window panes and poly-carbonate roof sheets.
The closed terrace space of Hammer seats around 50 people, but it can accommodate around 75 people during private parties. The outlet is equipped with a mini bar, DJ console, TV unit and loo facility.
It’s menu is designed by food maverick Shaun Kenworthy. The food menu is divided into the following categories – Nibbles, Tandoor Mimi’s, Fries, Nachos, Garlic Bread, Salad, 16″ Hand Tossed Flat Bread Plank Pizzas, Tandoor, Larger Palates, Classic Indian Platter, Sizzler, Desserts and The Diet Zone. They also have a drinks menu.
This year, around Valentine’s Day, I was invited by Hammer’s management for a tasting & review session.
In mutual understanding with the present PR lady, I opted for the following items –
– Lovely Lavender (Rs. 299/-): Hued in the gradient of red and lavender and presented with a well blossomed rose inside the glass, the cocktail was extremely attractive to look at and smelled of rose and lavender.
With just the right measure of vodka and ice, the cocktail was neither too alcoholic, nor too sugary. It tasted just perfect and contained it’s fizz for a long time.
It was the perfect beverage to sip with one’s Valentine!
– Tandoor roasted cottage cheese, strawberry salsa and pumpkin seeds (Rs. 299/-): This item was a part of their the then ongoing Valentine’s menu.
Two sets of skewered cottage cheese cubes in pairs, placed atop the bed of strawberry salsa and pumpkin seeds looked fantastic and tasted nice.
– Crispy wok tossed asian mushrooms, sweet and spicy sauce (Rs. 270/-): A royal blue colored oval ceramic dish came laden with batter dipped, fried and tossed in sauces mushrooms, garnished with chopped spring onions.
The dish tasted good.
– Artichoke, mixed bell peppers, olives and goat cheese pizza (Rs. 370/-): Sliced in 8 equal pieces, it was a thin and crisp 16″ hand tossed flat bread plank pizza.
It tasted like a usual nice pizza. The presence of artichokes was rather ornamental. The cheese tasted good.
– Kung pao ramen bowl, vegetable dumplings, chinese salad and crispy babycorn (Rs. 290/-): Made up of four items, this ramen bowl was quite wholesome and interesting. But all of it’s constituents barring the dumplings, had quite a high dosage of mixed sauces.
I found the dish a tad bit difficult to consume.
– Crisp syrupy baklava, vanilla ice cream (Rs. 290/-): Two sugar soaked cylindrical filo pastries stuffed with chopped nuts were served along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a broken chocolate ball.
Though, it was a tad bit too sugary for my taste, the baklava tasted good.
The outlet was pulsating with youthful energy. The staff was courteous.
All in all, Hammer is a nice place to meet up friends and feel energized.
Average Pricing For Two: Rs. 1,200/- with alcohol
Timing: 12:00 noon – 12:00 midnight (Mon, Thu), 12:00 noon – 2:00 am (Tue), 12:00 noon – 1:00 am (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
20G, Park Street Area, Middleton Row, 6th Floor, Near Loreto House, Kolkata.
Phone: +91 33 40648091
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