Unlocked, which has opened up at 32nd Milestone, Gurgaon, is the first of its kind space with an escape room, an interactive bar and a restaurant with a library of over 100 board games from all over the world. The place has a contemporary, chic design, inspired by Dutch graphic artist MC Escher, and uses bold colors with a play on geometrical designs in the interiors, yet being minimalistic in its design. The escape room in the basement, which offers a real-life gaming experience, has contrasting vintage vibes. Their cocktail menu is really interesting as well, with some signature cocktails inspired by the names of famous board games. They even have a cocktail named Guess Who, wherein the mixologist will create a customized cocktail based on your mood and preferences.
Another great thing is that they use cold pressed juices in all their drinks, and they make all their syrups, sauces and spice mixes in-house, so there surely is great attention paid to the quality of the ingredients used. Their menu has a large influence from European cuisine, with a few all-time-favorites from other cuisines also included. They have a nice patio area, where you can bring your pets as well, and they have a special Pooch Patio menu for your pets.We started off with a custom-made mocktail that the bartender masterfully made based on our preferences. The drink had a mix of pineapple juice and guava juice, with some crushed pink peppercorns for a spicy kick, with a basil blossom, with a slight, pleasant bitter flavor, and topped with some home-made plum jam. The drink looked as good as it tasted.
The Homemade Mozzarella had a soft, creamy and gooey texture and was coated with a nice balsamic reduction. The mozzarella was served with juicy cherry tomatoes, basil and balsamic reduction, making for a great starter.The Zucchini Parcels consisted of flat ribbons of yellow and green zucchini stuffed with creamy ricotta cheese and caramelized onions. The zucchini was a great carrier for the flavors, and the creamy, soft ricotta worked well with the sweetness of the caramelized onions. The parcels were neatly constructed, topped with micro herbs and dressed with a sweet-tangy beetroot sauce. This dish was really healthy, yet super tasty.
The Chicken Skewers had juicy, succulent chicken on skewers, dipped in a delicious emulsion made with maple, lemon and chili. The sweet, spicy and tangy flavor of the emulsion was nicely balanced, and the side salad served with the dish was really tasty.The next dish we had were the Honey and Garlic Glazed Pork Ribs. The pork was really well cooked, and was just falling off the bone, and the glaze on the pork was sticky and delicious. The dish was served with stewed apples, tomato skins and a herb sauce.
For dessert, we went with the Panna Cotta, which was nice in flavor, but the texture could have been a bit lighter.Overall, this place not only does amazing food and drinks, but also provides the option of hanging out with friends while enjoying some amazing board games together. This is the type of place you could spend hours at, and would like to keep coming back to. Unlocked is highly recommended for your next day out with friends.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Location: Unit No-3, GF, 32nd Avenue, NH-8, Sector 15 Part – 2, Gurgaon
Phone No.: 084696 63771; 0124 422 8370