3rd floor, Tirupati Tower, Next to Purvadoy, Bhawan, Opposite International Hospital, Guwahati, Assam 781005
North Indian, Continental
“The Socialite - the latest pub in Guwahati ”
Restaurants in Guwahati are bending backwards to offer their guests new tastes, experiences and cuisines. The new kid on the block is “The Socialite.” It is the latest pub in Guwahati which offers a cool and hip ambience with great food. The interior is done in a minimalistic industrial style with warm glows of lights and a deep shade of green on the wall. It is quite spacious, interspersed with comfortable seating and bar stools.
I started with a fabulous drink called Cranberry Twist; it had a hint of chat masala and kaffir lime. Brothers Ruban Oberoi and Gursimran Oberoi are the hands-on and keep everything under control with the help of an efficient and amiable manager cum bartender, Pradeep. Presently, only mocktails are being served by them but you won’t be disappointed as the drinks are all refreshing and superb. The ginger, basil and lime mojito and the watermelon were both incredible. But, the star of the drinks was the Oreo Shake! It comes in a bottle of milk and is irresistible.
(Kathi Rolls, Mahi Irani Tikkas and Drums of Heaven)
The Socialite has many surprises up its sleeves; a guest is treated no lesser than a king. Also, they have a secret menu apart from the regular menu and one is sure to be amused by the food. For starters, I had – Oh My God BBQ chicken wings, TS Special vegetable Kathi Rolls, Mahi Irani Tikkas and Drums of Heaven. The BBQ chicken wings are definitely going to leave you with an “Oh My God” exclamation! It was not just spicy and fiery but extremely yummy. However, it is not meant for the faint hearted, we tasted the mildest one and they surely go soaring high on the Scoville scale! The reason: it has Bhoot Jolokia as a marinade. The Mahi Fish Tikka was another winner; we also loved the vegetable Kathi Rolls. It is one of the fastest moving items on the menu and I can understand why. The Drums of heaven were also nicely done.
In the main course, we ordered Dal Makhani, which they informed, was their star attraction; TS Special Khichdi and Rogan Josh along with Pudina Lacha Paratha. The Dal was deeply satisfying; it was both creamy and smooth, with a very evident taste of the spices. Accompanied by the flaky Pudina Lacha, it tasted heavenly. The Lacha Parathas were not as greasy as they usually get when done in a Tandoor. The Khichdi was soul rewarding with cubes of potatoes melting in a mélange of rice and lentil. It can be described as a heartwarming dish cooked to perfection. The Mutton Rogan Josh did not live up to expectation though; the gravy tasted ordinary although the mutton was well cooked.
We concluded the meal with a bowl of Caramel Custard, Brownie with ice cream and Shahi Tukda. The Caramel Custard was very regular; there was nothing extraordinary in the manner of presentation or taste. Nevertheless, the Shahi Tukda was amazing; it had golden crisps of double Roti amid creamy Rabdi with just the balanced amount of sweetness and a generous sprinkling of Pista nuts. The Brownie was nothing to write home about.
The Socialite has many interesting experiences for the guests in terms of Food Challenges and Games. The menu is comprehensive with a fine mix of Indian meal platters, Chinese and European dishes. Pastas and Pizzas are very popular too. The Socialite is indeed going out the extra mile to take care of its guests.
A standard meal for two would set you back by Rs 1000.
Location: 3rd Floor Tirupati Tower, Opp International Hospital, GS Road.