The Olive group's tribute to the dying legacy of a Bombay Irani Café comes full circle in NCR with the opening of the Noida outlet With SodaBottleOpenerWala, we give you a concept that is unique to India; the dying legacy of the wonderful chaotic, crowded, bustling, colorful, quirky, cluttered, eccentric and so real world of an Irani café .
AD Singh and the Olive team
The Olive group opened its first Bombay Irani café and bar in the country in November 2013 beginning with the popular food lover’s destination at Cyber Hub, Gurgaon. This was followed by Khan Market in New Delhi in October 2014. At Bangalore we opened the third outlet in April 2015, followed by Hyderabad in May 2015, and then Bombay in October 2015. Each outlet is complete with a bar.
SodaBottleOpenerWala is your quintessential Bombay Irani Café and bars with all its idiosyncrasies in place. It is a tribute to the dying legacy of a Bombay Irani cafe bringing with it typical Parsi cuisine, some Irani specialties, Bombay street food, in a fun, quirky and contemporary avatar.
Under the able guidance of Mohit Balanchandran, brand head and cuisine director of SodaBottleOpenerWala, the kitchen team at SodaBottleOpenerWala is a well-orchestrated symphony bringing together the unique strengths of chefs that helm the different aspects of the Bombay Irani Cafe and Bar from the Olive Group. He has a superb understanding of Parsi flavors and an extensive knowledge of Indian street food that’s second to none. Under his aegis, Chef Anahita Dhondy, started her journey with SodaBottleOpenerWala with its first opening at CyberHub, New Delhi.
The design is old world, colonial and humorous. As you walk into the restaurant, you immediately feel the unmistakable slice of Bombay at its Parsi best. Barni glass jars filled with nankHatais and typical bakery items are sold by the piece at the cash counter and bric-a-brac complete the quirky look. The chuk chuk train moving around the restaurant is reflective of the old train system of Mumbai which is integral to the spirit of the city. Old printed tiles on the floor, Irani chairs and chai glasses, red checker and crochet tablecloths, colored glass lamps and dome lights from chor bazaar, cuckoo clocks, brass tea kettles, and dabbas, tin boxes, locks and old paraphernalia, complete the old world Bombay Irani café look. Keeping most original elements of a typical Irani cafe in place, architect Clement and fashion and interior designer Sabina Singh, added a few contemporary touches. Their take on Parsi-style Freddie Mercury meets Monty Python on the large mirrors, juxtaposes with a play of graphics all around that bring out the Parsi spirit and idiosyncrasies.
Offer Description: One coupon entitles you to one complimentary main course item when another main course item is ordered of same or higher value. Valid on Main Course, All the Good Things, and Bar Snacks. Valid on all days, including weekends. (Valid from 12 noon to midnight on all days).