The golden doors open to the feel of a mid-20th century house in Bengaluru. Then emerges a community space with a collection of eclectic art and artefacts, offset by crystal and fancy pineapple-themed exhibits. Decanters and exotica-inspired wallpapers with Arnold Shwarzenegger and pineapples adorn the walls.
Sly Granny at Indiranagar in Bengaluru had been an affable old granny’s house, who lived here while her grandchildren were away abroad. Venue manager Bhanu Thakur reveals it was to the surprise of her grandchildren, on their return after several years, that their grandmother had turned quite sly.
The investment banker grandson who inherited the house, fond of his granny’s memories, hoped to tell the world about her vivid travels, secrets and eccentricities. “A quirky assortment of books, memoirs from her travels and photographs were collected. The founders then decided to make this accessible to all,” says Thakur.
From wallpapers to perfume dispensers and the vase, it is all pineapple shaped, so evident that one could not resist wondering why. “Grandma loved pineapples,” smiles Thakur.
A classy bar is the primary attraction. One can grab a quick drink at the counter or have it served at your table.
The bar whips up perfect drinks. Cocktails are served with a twist of natural flavours. Brixton Smash, served with elderflower and a blend of herbs is a must try. The fresh flavours of herbs with an infusion of vodka provides a refreshing blend.
The restaurant promises freshly-baked bread, home-made noodles and sausages. The endless list of starters could leave one spoilt for choices. The Grilled Figs and Goat Cheese—a cream goat cheese spread, grilled figs on a crusty bread and a drizzle of Pomegranate Balsamic dressing—begs for a try. The taste lingers forever.
The Mind Manifesto Society is Sly Granny’s Philosophy Club. At the Jazz night, one can join some offbeat conversations on topics ranging from cigars to food to infertility.