Saints and Sinners has a lot on offer- a menu that has more than 60 dishes from around the world, with their own special twist to them, live bands twice a week, stand-up comedy nights once a week, and their resident DJ playing classic English melodies throughout the day. The center point of the place is their performance stage- for both live bands and comedians, with the upper floor providing a balcony view to the stage.To quote Vishal Anand, the owner of SNS, “Saints N Sinners celebrates all things duality, just like its name, the brand aims to be a place where one can be free from pretense. At Saints N Sinners, music is the core of our existence and it reflects in our live band evenings, in the in-house music and so much so that our food and alcohol also celebrates music. The place is built to offer the consumer a warm yet vibrant environment with an interesting mash up of food, alcohol, music and humor. Overall if you are looking for a place to truly unwind and yet have a good time, then Saints N Sinners is an experience for you.”
And his words really hold true- the music theme runs across every element of the place- from the décor, to the names of the cocktails. The cocktails at SNS are made using some innovative ingredients such as activated charcoal and green tea, and taste amazing. Named after music albums or classic musicians, the cocktails have unique combinations of ingredients and flavors, and use no artificial sweeteners- something most bars cannot claim. And overall, the bar is very well-stocked, with all ranges of alcohol from basic to high end single malts.
From their signature cocktails, we tried One Love, a concoction of Gin shaken with green tea and agave syrup, balanced with citrus and egg white for a velvety texture. Green tea is a difficult ingredient to work with when it comes to alcoholic drinks, but this one had got the flavor perfect. Sweet Child of Mine was their “saintly” take on the whisky sour, and had whisky with date syrup, egg white and citrus, and was strong and potent. They also have two drinks named after the restaurant- one is Saints, the other Sinners, out of which we tried Sinners, which had vodka with watermelon, basil, and cranberry and finished with orange soda.We started our meal with some amazing starters- the Lotus Stem with Orange Teriyaki Glaze had crisp, thin slices of lotus stem tossed with a lovely smoked chili and orange teriyaki glaze, making it the perfect snack to munch on with alcohol. The Falafel Parcels, which had falafels in pita pockets, served with hummus and pickles, were nicely done as well.
The Smoked Chicken and Olive Crostini had perfectly toasted bread topped with shredded chicken doused with a creamy sauce, and flavored with sundried tomatoes and jalapenos. But the veg one- the Khumb Galaoti Crostini was even better, with smoked mushroom kebabs flavored with Indian herbs and spices served on toasted bread. The mushroom kebabs simply melted in the mouth and the smoky flavor really came through.The Double Cooked Roast Pork was another cracking dish- it had thin slices of twice cooked pork, which were perfectly juicy, and were tossed with fresh chilies, soya, and spring onions, which provided good flavor to the dish, without overpowering the taste of the pork.
The Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tikka was another cool innovation, consisting of chargrilled morsels of chicken thigh wrapped in bacon with brandy soaked prunes. The sweet-salty flavor combination really worked well in the dish.
Another one of our favorites were the Basil Chicken Cups, a wonderful dish having soft, juicy chicken dices, spiked with bird chilies and sweet basil, served in golgappas. The combination sounds wacky, but worked beautifully, and the flavor of the chicken was simply amazing.For main course, we went with Butter Chicken Pizza, which had a thin, nicely baked crust and was generously topped with chicken coated in butter chicken gravy and cheese. The Spaghetti Alfredo had a thick, creamy sauce and was tossed with mushrooms and topped with yummy grated parmesan.
We ended our meal with An Apple a Day, their take on the apple pie, which had crispy filo pastry, filled with an apple pie filling, served with vanilla ice-cream.Our meal experience was made even better with the performance of some amazing budding stand-up comedians. Siddharth Sudhakar, the man who curates the comedy line-up for SNS, which has both budding and established stand-up comedians, spoke about this vision for the comedy platform, “SNS is the perfect venue for comedy- from the seating arrangement to the state of the art stage and audio visual equipment to the light and sound and the warm ambience. I have yet to come across a standalone venue that offers so much to its customers.”
Overall, we loved our experience here, from the stand-up comedy, the innovative cocktails, and the amazing and different dishes. This is a place worth visiting!
Overall Rating: 4.25/5
Location: GF-21 Global Foyer, Golf Course Road Sector 43, Gurgaon
Phone No.: +91 90691 39100