I'm surprised at the review written below by Salz00 at. Well, this is my experience at Big Nasty on a Friday evening which was diametrically opposite to his.
Me and my fiancee decided to head over to Big Nasty as we wanted to try out a new place in Bandra to chill out and keeping our tradition to try out 1 new place every month in and around our workplace.
Outright the first thing that strikes you is the Rs 5. liquor permit you need to procure right at the entrance (Dhoble effect I presume), As my fiancee had reached before me at 8.30pm she managed to secure place near the bar with the help of a delightful steward called Manoj. Not only did he make her feel comfortable, the moment I entered, he takes one look at my tired, sweaty face and with a huge smile says "A chilled beer it is... a Carlsberg?" That basically blew me away. Here I was sweaty and tired from a backbreaking rick ride lasting over 2 hours due to traffic snarls and like a genie I have someone offering me my favourite brand of beer and I had not even taken my seat! WOW!
- Ambiance: I would rate it at 4/5. The ambiance is exactly something I was expecting after hearing a lot of this establishment. The seating and the decor is perfect for a person to unwind and relax after a days work. Subtle lighting gives it a chic tavern like feel which is greatly appreciated. The music is not all pervasive and does not make you cringe or roll your eyes up.
- Service: The service is prompt and exceptional. Manoj never let us feeling wanted for anything, The beer was replaced promptly, his small talk with us helped us ease into our evening and he was never to far away to take an order. Almost like a mother hen looking over her brood. The best part and this is something I look for at every establishment I look for is service with a smile and our friend Manoj has a 1000 watt smile whenever he spoke to any patron inside. That in itself is something to look forward to.
- Food: 5/5 - Although we did not try out the major burgers (the Nasty burgers sounded absolutely something to be ordered and attacked!) our experience with the food at Big Nasty was good. Most commendable were the Garlic Mushrooms which were crispy with a hint of butter garlic glaze which left an amazing taste in our mouth. Im defintely heading back to try the Nasty Burgers. Double patties with extra mayo, pickles and assortments... YUM!
The quart system us the best way to enjoy your favourite poison (read alchohol). Highly innovative and the quart bottles are really cute.
I will highly recommend The Big Nasty to anyone who would like to unwind and have a good time in Bandra. However a word of caution: After the Dhoble effect, they have become strict in terms of the number of guests allowed inside the premises. If you would like to head post 9pm, better make a reservation to avoid disappointment.
Overall, we had a super evening and a very pleasant experience. A special and a big thank you to Manoj! If the management is reading this, he has guaranteed you a regular customer and a fan for life!
Be Big! Be Nasty!