It’s almost the start of the noon shift at the (then) still-in-progress Lord of the Drinks (LOTD), the new outpost of the swanky restobar in the ever-bustling Kamala Mills compound in Mumbai, but restauranteur Priyank Sukhija is as cheerful as ever. He has a lot to be perky about. His swanky new stomping ground, which is popular in Delhi with five outlets in the last two years, meets the demand for more drinking space. The larger-than-life Lord of the Drinks (LOTD) at Kamala Mills, Mumbai—which sprawls across a little over 17,000 square feet—currently flaunts the longest island bar in all of Asia—at a jaw-dropping 200 feet.
Pub Deluxe: Lord of the Drinks, Mumbai
“I don’t want anyone who comes in here to go without a drink for too long,” quips Sukhija. Far from a spillover space, the menu—which features gourmet twists on pub grub like chicken 65 fries, masala corn cakes and southern fried prawns—echoes LOTD’s decor, which is pub deluxe. Or rather, upscale tavern, inspired by London’s Bond Street in the 1930s, with a contemporary twist, of course.
Designed by Saheba Singh from ‘This is it Designs,’ the high-ceilinged and mirror-walled space is a clever balance of glamorous and informal. The furniture, including the Rey Chair and Amayra Chair by Delhi-based Bent Chair—a home decor brand is an ode to excellent craftsmanship. “We have used cane and wicker revival, laser fabric cutting, leather distressing and rug making to give the furniture an artistic edge,” says Natasha Jain, managing director of Bent Chair. The walls at LOTD don eccentric accessories, namely the twisted clock mirror by the brand.