Thinking of a night out with healthy, non-oily food and delicious beverages, in a classy place which doesn’t have your elbows sticking to the table like that watering holes you frequented in college?
We have the perfect place for you!! Located in Koramangala 7th Block, right opposite Forum mall, the House of Troy is a newly opened Greek kitchen and lounge that lives up to its name. It captures the classical elegance of ancient Greece and the clean flavours of Mediterranean cuisine, and blends it with modern-day sophistication and panache.
The interiors evoke the Aegean Sea with the blue velvet, glass and crockery, while the outdoor seating area, in the form of a square amphitheatre, pays tribute to the white Grecian marbles, both embellished with gold Hellenistic trimming.
Borrowing from Greek mythology and Homer’s The Iliad and the Odyssey, the House of Troy takes its name from the ancient city of Troy full of gorgeous people like Paris of Troy and Hellen of Sparta; people so devastatingly good looking, they spark of the Trojan War! So if food doesn’t tickle your taste buds and make you blush, these Greek soldiers most definitely will.
Going to a Greek restaurant with a friend who has an allergy to eggplant is like asking samosas to hold back on the aloo. But the excellently polite and attentive wait staff help you navigate through the limited but exquisite menu, after welcoming you to the table with breadsticks and tzatziki. A special mention of bartender Gopal, an award-winning mixologist, who gladly indulge in my curiosity as he shook the shaker and stirred up a storm. Needless to say, no cats were killed in curbing off this curiosity.
Bruschetta gone Greeky, this plate of Cretan meze is loaded with artichokes, bell peppers, goat cheese, walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes and olives. The blend of flavours and textures is so phenomenal that you’ll keep reaching for more!
Magic Smokey Ball
Whisky, some maraschino cherries, maple syrup, cloves and lime juice walked into a bar and had a ball. The rest, I would say, is history, if those flavours weren’t still dancing on my tongue.
Kotopita Hot Pockets
This light, flaky puff pastry is stuffed with moist, tender chicken mince, floats through clouds of herbed feta cream. Being so delicate and so delicious must be a crime!
Apple Beet Thyme
How about I told you you could have your salad and drink it? This journey through the bite of vodka, lime and ginger refreshed with beetroot juice, thyme and apple chunks is what you’ve been looking for! Keep sipping and keeping thyme to the beets!
Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs
Everyone loves succulent chicken thighs! Pair ‘em with a creamy orange jus and a bed of mashed potatoes, and salivate away!
tl;dr? I GOAT You
When you’re done performing your labours of Hercules, brave the storms of Koramangala traffic, and get to the House of Troy. I promise you’ll have a horse of a time!
Here’s the rate card:
Food: 5 out of 5
Cocktails: 4 out of 5
Ambience: 5 out of 5
Staff: 5 out of 5
Value for money: 4.5 out of 5
SocialGoat recommends: Kotopita Hot Pockets and the Apple Beet Thyme.
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