Chameleon Lounge Bar
Yesvantpur, to me, has long been uncharted territory until recently, I decided to accept restaurant invites from this locality in North Bengaluru. But, the dilemma of travelling to this part of the city will continue to bother me unless I have an enjoyable experience at the eatery (or cafe). Last week, I was invited to the Chameleon- a lounge bar at hotel Comfort Inn. Since it was a long drive from Sarjapur to the hotel, I decided to take my friend Arshad along.
We reached the hotel at about 9ish and was greeted by Chef Abhijit- the executive chef at the hotel. Comfort Inn is a relatively new entrant into the realm of business class hotels in this locality and has been enjoying good reviews on multiple travel websites. Chameleon has a typical lounge bar setting- everything is in white and accentuated by the concealed lighting which, by the way, switches every few seconds.
Chameleon has a fully loaded bar menu but you will see only starters or quick bites on the food menu. Then again, if you are particular about ordering entrée at the lounge, you can order off Pavilion’s menu- which is the in house multi-cuisine restaurant at Comfort Inn. We ordered a couple of cocktails and mocktails- Whiskey Sour, Long Island Ice Tea, Cool Cool Strawberry and Blisster is what I would recommend.
As for the starters- a special call out to Chef Abhijit and team for nailing most of them- both in taste and presentation. Mutton Pepper fry and the Prawns Ghee Roast were my favourites and I ordered multiple portions of these. The Cocktail vegetable spring roll is what I enjoyed among the vegetarian starters and the sauce served along with it was brilliant. We continued repeating a couple of the drinks and some of the dishes during the course of our time at Chameleon. In between, Abhijit also took us on a tour of the roof top barbecue restaurant called Cinders Rooftop which has a pretty ambient setting.
Chameleon intends to provide a pleasurable experience to customers who stay with Comfort Inn and hopes that the younger folk from educational institutions nearby see it as a place to party over the weekends. I believe this is very much possible if they can accommodate a couple of more popular cocktails, starters and what every lounge bar thrives on- mesmerizing lounge music.