Positioned as a casual cocktail bar and foodie, Qora is the newest addition to Pune’s standalone bar and restaurant scene.
A joint venture between renowned Pune restaurateur Aman Talreja and Siddharth Katyal, the highly anticipated Qora – Cocktail Bar & Kitchen opened its doors a few weeks ago in the bustling back streets of Koregaon Park.
The unassuming resto-bar offers a relaxed yet upbeat vibe and spans 4,000 square feet over three levels with a gorgeous alfresco space, private dining room, and chic bar. It’s done in muted, earthy tones with hints of copper, terracotta, rust, and beige. The space exudes a luxurious yet easy charm with taupe stone accent walls and strategically placed plants throughout.
Keeping progressive culinary trends in mind, Qora’s menu is a creative mix of comfort food, bar bites and entrees with a focus on modern Asian and Indian dishes. We tried Dan Dan Noodles, Jackfruit Galawati Kebab, Biryani Mushroom Mix, Cashew Butter Miso Eggplant, and Vietnamese Summer Rolls, all of which turned out to be great choices. Each of the dishes allowed the ingredients to shine without being drowned in the sauces; the waiter informed us that the chef makes his secret spice blends in-house. We were also impressed by the signature cocktails with innovative concepts made with unique fresh ingredients. We tried the Elixir, Terrazzo and Third Eye which were refreshing, mild and paired well with food.
We didn’t have much space for dessert, thanks to the large portions of food, but we tried the Baked Rasgulla, which turned out to be a fitting ending to a fabulous meal.
Qora is the place to go if you’re looking for a delicious meal over a drink after a long day at work or an upscale cocktail.
Schedule : from 12 p.m.
Price points: Rs 2,000 for two