Tucked into a bustling street near one of Bangalore’s most well-known landmarks- Wind Tunnel Road, this cutting-edge neighborhood kitchen and bar is sure to be an instant crowd favorite. Bringing back memories of the Good Old Days of the pub culture on Wind Tunnel Road, which once had some of the most happening resto-bars in the city.
“Precisely from 2013, I’ve aspired to have a bar of my own someday, and this happened. The idea was to create something diverse and unique for people, for their kids, and their pets that’s well suited for any occasion. It’s been almost two years that my brother Gautam and I have been working on bringing Gawky Goose to life, and we have left no stone unturned. The design concept of Gawky Goose drew inspiration from your typical Irish pub with undertones of local tropical greens. It’s stunning, whereas the food menu is an eclectic mix of world cuisine with regional twists. We’ve got some regional twist to the cocktail menu as well while bringing back some long-forgotten classics. There is something special for everyone”, says Dr. Kiran Kumar, Director, Gawky Goose, KG Hospitality.
As you enter the property, you step into an outdoor seating space lined with aromatic ferns and pines that features exposed brickwork with a transparent glazed ceiling, canopied by dense rain trees, and a waterfall fountain is just about perfect for a day out with your four-legged friends. This pub’s highlight feature is massive emerald green and brass embellished bar flanked on either side by intricately detailed brass and emerald green columns.
The feel of the space spread over a sprawling 14,000 sq. ft is further enhanced by your typical English and European setup with plush seaters, natural wooden tables, and a pop of yellow with strategically positioned chesterfields and wing backs that are placed upon a curated combination of pattern and cement tile flooring. The interior seating area is physically separated from the outdoor spaces by a channel of glazed partitions that maintains a continuous visual connection.
A unique roof profile defines the outdoor deck with planters running along the edge, which further adds to the tropical theme that is well encapsulated by all the pub elements. The amalgamation of indoor and outdoor spaces caters to both a sunny and rainy day.
The menu is a great mix of world cuisine with regional influences prepared using modern techniques. Start with Creamy Wild Mushroom Cappuccino or the silky and smooth Clay over smoked Pumpkin soup. The salad options vary from your classic Caesar Salad with a twist of Parmesan and Bacon Foam, BLT (Bacon, Tomato, Lettuce) chopped Salad with spicy Pomegranate Jello, and more.
There are filling, well-executed bar bites ranging from Mexican Madhur Vade, Lamb Keema Aloo Bonda Rassa, Ghee Roast Stuffed Paddu, Tandoor Jerk Chicken Stuffed doughnuts, Waffle Idli served with Srilankan Pepper Curry, mouthwatering Gawky Wings platter.
Innovations of the menu don’t stop there as for mains you can choose from a variety of dishes such as the mouthwatering dishes like Laal Maans Shepherd’s Pie, Aloo gobi Au gratin served with focaccia, Mutton Kheema Fondue, Puttu Curry, Naga Pork Masala served with Jasmine rice, South Indian Lamb Chops with Pongal, Chimichurri Tiger Prawns, the sumptuous pork belly udon noodles with soft boiled eggs and the list goes on. Don’t forget to save room for their Chocolate Decadent Mousse or the Peanut Butter Tart at night’s end for the perfect finish to your meal.
The bar is bringing the long-gone classic cocktails back with a regional twist/modern Techniques. The menu also showcases some molecular cocktails. Some of the signature cocktails include – Gazpacho Bloody Mary(Absolut Vodka, gazpacho cold soup, red chili powder, topped with cucumber & chili foam), Balan – The Crazy Tiger ( Rum fat washed in coconut water, smoked pineapple juice, inhouse jaggery syrup), Mexicano (Camino Silver Tequila, chilli, lime, salt rim, orange liqueur & papaya popsicle ), GG & T’s and more. The bar also boasts of the classic tiki drink – Mai Thai, Manhattan, the traditional Sidecar, Mark Pickford, and more.
Gawky Goose strikes that rare balance: a place equally worthy of a visit for its drinks as for its food. It’s best enjoyed when you’re here for both. This multifaceted resto-bar is the perfect spot to grab a latte with your fur babies, an intimate meal, or even a wild night out with the gang, ultimately making it a melting pot for professionals and locals alike. Gawky Goose has a seating capacity of 390 people and is open for service from 12 pm to 12:30 am.
Address: #77, Wind Tunnel Rd, Muniyappa Layout, Murgesh Palya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017