With Virat Kohli’s first restaurant ‘Nueva’ opened last year in R.K Puram, the famous Indian cricket team captain has already made debut in the city’s culinary circuit. He has added another feather in his cap by introducing the latest master class eatery ‘One8commute’ opened in Aerocity. A franchise of One8’s restaurant chain, this place provides a great youthful experience with global gastronomical adventure. One8commune is the debut of Virat Kohli’s brand One8 in the Food & Beverage industry. The menu is curated with Kohli’s personal gastronomic experiences and choices. If you are not looking for a place which is too jazzy and grand, then this is definitely a good option for you.
Beautifully done, One8commune is maroon and plum coloured theme cafe, with fun ceilings and with a trace of neon signboards. The top floor has a statement element with a lit-up cricket scoreboard across the wall. One8commune is a casual dining bar with a global, multi-cuisine menu that is put together by Virat Kohli himself.
Not only can you enjoy a meal with your close friends or spouse or partner but with the availability of massive community table, you can also host epic feasts, fancy corporate dinners and throw parties. The café also serves to be a great place for a Sunday brunch or breezy and intimate get-togethers at the outdoor space. It truly resonates with the remarkable experience of fine cuisines and spending time with your loved ones.
With gold plated finishing and a huge wall sparkling with the autograph of Virat Kohli right as you enter and equally huge bar on its left, you know you are in for a grand experience. The unpretentious interiors and mouth drooling food of this place make you feel warmly invited. The subtle hues and tones of the interiors are crafty and comforting. While maroons and plums give boho vibes and neon plays well with the restaurant’s spirit of being a ‘commune’.
Let’s have a glance at the menu
The menu here is an extensive one with a global treat where you can find everything from a healthy quinoa bowl along with many other vegan options.
From classic mac and cheese, lasagna to reinventions of different flavours of the staple pizzas, everything is available at affordable prices. The pasta and pizza menu is also an elaborate global take on everything. North Indian cuisine like Chingri malai curry to kasundi malai tikka gives a toss to our tastebuds.
Those who are health-conscious should try the Superfood Salad which is an amalgamation of roasted seasonal veggies, pumpkin seeds, amaranth and watermelon and Vegan Power Bowl which has hot garlic tofu, kimchi, edamame and sautéed vegetables. Those who want to begin with platters can choose Mediterranean Mezze which is chicken skewers, Moroccan lamb, harissa prawns, falafel, lavash and chermoula fish and Lahori Commune that includes podi sprinkled chicken, kasundi malai tikka, kerala malai prawns, pav rolls, garlic naans with kachumber. Other interesting diet-friendly options include China Man, Mushroom Googly, Garden Vegetable Sushi, Andhra Chilli Paneer, Mock Meat Tacos, Black Chicken (a coal grilled chicken with black sesame marinade), Penne Tomato Cream Pasta, Malai Paneer Saag, and Tempura Prawn Roll, Spicy Chilli Paneer Bao.
To make your weekend thrilling, you can enjoy the huge menu for cocktails that offers everything – from old age to disco to the millennial age. The most recommended cocktail is – One8 Desire cocktail,
which is a strong concoction of absinthe, which can be found in most of their cocktails, tequila, kahlua and espresso. Not to forget the drinks menu which has quite electrifying and innovative drinks like Bronx, Virginia Rappe, 18th Era Sour and Corpse Reviver are worth trying and are as interesting as their names. It can be a great pick on the weekends!
The dessert menu has some interesting inclusions like Five Rivers Mud Cake, Brownie, Oven-Baked, Cheese Cake and Chocolate Fondant. The ultimate dessert list will give your dinner the sweetest and perfect happy ending!
Stylish, chic and yet subtle is how this place can be precisely be described. One8commune is a perfect place for people to spend memorable time with great food. It taps into a unique thread that binds people from all walks of life with all kinds of diversity in the taste of food. It gives you an experience of a food trip that you would remember for a long time.