Once the historic stronghold of the Peshwas, Pune is home to the country’s prestigious National Defence Academy. With a strong heritage of culture, arts and theatre, this warm-hearted city is a thriving metropolis in its own right.
Perched at a height of 50 feet on the hotel’s rooftop, our bar and grill is literally at the pinnacle of Hinjawadi’s after-hours socializing scene. Vandaag means ‘today’ in Dutch and all 2900 sq. ft. of this al fresco space is geared to appeal to contemporary business revellers. After a day of negotiations and hours spent in boardrooms, Hinjawadi’s IT professionals look forward to the starry skies, moonlit glamour, cool breeze and brilliant company at Vandaag. The bird’s eye view of Pune’s IT hub is sensational with the eye going as far as the Pune-Mumbai expressway. After sky-gazing, much of the action takes place at the 17 feet long bar where our friendly bartenders whip up signature cocktails using creativity, humour and top-notch liqueurs. Comfortable tables and lush couches invite guests to settle down in cosy groups to enjoy the music and natural lighting. The chic white and blue colour scheme is broken by bright spots of greenery. If you’re entertaining a large group, there are many large cabanas where you can have great conversations over single malts, international spirits, beers, wines and many variations of cocktails that range from classics to a tribute to National Highway 48 from Mumbai to Goa. The NH48 cocktails are named after major cities along this route, using ingredients grown in that destination, like the mango and vodka-based Mastani from Pune and the vodka-guava-chilli Kolhapuri. Pair your drinks with standouts from the global cuisine menu – which also features traditional bar snacks that use local ingredients – and you’re all set for a night of refined partying. Whether you’re entertaining important clients or partying with friends, Vandaag is the place to be seen at.
Signature Cocktails & Dishes – Pune-57 (old monk, kokum syrup, lime juice, sugar syrup topped with sparkling wine), The Vandaag (white & dark rum, fresh watermelon & muskmelon, grenadine & strawberry syrups with pineapple juice), Bombay Cocktail (cognac, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, cointreau and anise-flavoured liqueurs), MH-01- Mumbai-Golatini (gin, kala khatta, lime juice and black salt), Cajun- spiced Potato Skins (stuffed potato skins with cajun spice & corn), Mezze Platter (hummus, baba ganoush, labneh, muhammara, tabbouleh served with pita bread), Pork Ribs (slow-cooked and smoked pork ribs in barbeque sauce), New Zealand Lamb Chops (served with crispy potato strings and pomegranate chaat)
Sunlit, spacious and sparkling, our all-day diner Buzz is true to its name. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets at Buzz are the largest and most varied in Hinjawadi. Corporate travellers kick-start their day with the lavish breakfast spread of cereals, cold cuts, freshly-baked breads, juices, live stations serving eggs cooked to your choice and hot South Indian tiffin snacks along with local dishes like pohe, sabudana wada and misal pav. For diet-conscious corporate guests, our Millennial Menu – a selection of health-focussed low-glycaemic, gluten-free super foods –empowers your fast-paced lifestyle. The à la carte menu - available through the day - takes you on a world tour with Indian, Asian, Continental, Middle Eastern and American cuisines, plus home-style regional fare. A Buzz specialty is the traditional Varhadi cuisine from the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. On Saturdays, savour our curated Varhadi thali featuring recipes perfected by grandmothers and handed down over several generations. Weekend celebrations continue with the Sunday brunch, a perfect opportunity to step out with colleagues, friends and family for a lavish feast in a lively atmosphere.
Signature Dishes – Misal Pav (a Pune specialty, spicy gravy and sprouts, topped with gram flour crisps, served with bread), Multigrain Dosa (a crepe made with seven types of lentils and filled with tomato, bell pepper and potato fragranced with olive oil and basil), Soufflé Omelette (six egg white soufflé omelette served with broccoli, cured tomatoes and spring salad, with a choice of masala, mushroom 'n' thyme or ham 'n' cheese ), Active Kebabs (assortment of spinach, curd cheese and soya granule patties, griddle-cooked and served with chef's special salsa and mint chutney), Multi-grain Khichdi (a twist on the ultimate Indian comfort food; brown rice, broken wheat and barley cooked with lentil, broccoli and spices ), Spanish Roast Chicken (succulent chicken served with mushroom jus and green pea mash), Murgh Tikka Pizza (an all-time favourite pie with chicken tikka, freshly chopped onion, green chillies and coriander), Methi Tawe ki Subzi (hand-picked garden vegetables griddled and tossed in an onion tomato gravy, finished with fenugreek-tempered clarified butter), Tandoori Kebab Platter (murgh malai kebab, chicken tikka, fish tikka and gilafi seekh kebab), Patodi Rassa (a varhadi specialty, gram flour dumplings in a fiery curry), Masala Bhat (long grain basmati rice cooked with whole spices, peanut and vegetables from the varhadi menu),
Chicken Varhadi (chicken cooked in a home-style masala of coconut, peanut, poppy seed, red chilli and whole spices), Puranpoli (a classic varhadi sweet wheat flatbread with a filling of lentil and coconut)
Tapping into the secrets of one of the most adored cuisines in the world, Asian Harbour is an upscale ode to the evergreen street foods of harbour cities of South East Asia. An LED bar lends a stylish flourish to the glamorous restaurant decor, making it the ideal setting to entertain important business clients. Impress your guests by booking the private dining room to conduct leisurely discussions over several rounds of dimsum, tempura, stir fries, fragrant coconut curries and flat noodles. Our chefs have travelled to the streets of Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam, recreated hand-picked recipes in our state-of-the-art kitchen and presented them with elegance and flair. The Indo-Chine section of the menu is an all-season hit with locals as well as foreign guests who are addicted to the perfect marriage of Indian flavours with classic Cantonese and Schezwan recipes. Hinjawadi’s IT professionals drop by regularly for the marvellous aromatic crispy duck and soft shell crabs. Classic cocktails like Mai Tai and Singapore Sling encourage great conversations at this fashionable venue.
Signature Dishes – Lotus Stem Honey Chilli (crispy lotus stem tossed with acacia honey and bird’s eye chilli), Yasai Tempura (assortment of battered and deep-fried vegetables), Konjee Crispy Lamb (crispy shredded lamb with sprouts and peppers in a tangy sauce), Chicken Chilli Mountain Bay (Malha-style crispy chicken loaded with dry button chilli), Prawn Vietnamese Yellow Curry (sea prawns and aubergine cooked in a traditional Vietnamese curry), Kung Pao Chicken (a spicy stir fry of chicken, cashew, chilli peppers and black vinegar)