The Ir­ish House: In The Heart Of Kolkata


The Ir­ish House, an Ir­ish-style pub opened its dou­ble doors for a sound-proof am­bi­ence re­cently in the heart of Kolkata at Quest Mall. The place cap­tures the spirit of tra­di­tional pubs back in the grand old Ire­land and em­u­lates the same wel­com­ing feel with rus­tic wooden el­e­ments and a sub­tle pop of colour emerg­ing from the green ceil­ing. The pub is spread over 2,900 sq. ft and has been metic­u­lously planned to suit the re­quire­ments of an ideal meet­ing place for the large com­mu­nity of pub-go­ers which in­cludes the af­ter-work crowd, sports and mu­sic lovers, food­ies and beer lovers. It recre­ates the very fea­tures that have made the brand a cult which in­cludes a large screen for sports matches, one of the largest is­land bars, great mu­sic and beer served in gegs amongst oth­ers. The am­bi­ence will in­stantly trans­port the visi­tors to Ire­land as the place beck­ons to chill awhile, groove to the mu­sic or sim­ply have a good time with friends. While speak­ing on the launch, Ra­jiv Singh, Gen­eral Man­ager, Global Kitchens (Kolkata) LLP, men­tions, “A lot of na­tional and in­ter­na­tional brands were miss­ing from the de­mog­ra­phy of the city, so we thought of tak­ing all th­ese un­der one roof. If we ob­serve, this is the way the Re­tail and F&B is planned for Quest where a lot of the new brands have en­tered the East zone mar­ket for the first time. The whole vin­tage look of the in­te­rior is planned keep­ing in mind the tra­di­tional Ir­ish Pub cul­ture. The de­sign has been ex­e­cuted by Payal Khanna and her team from Aura Dezyne. As Global Kitchens are the mas­ter con­nois­seurs for most of the brand here in the mall, it is our aim to gift the peo­ple of the city a feel of dif­fer­ent fine din­ing va­ri­ety having an as­sort­ment of cui­sine.” The whole area has been metic­u­lously di­vided into var­i­ous seg­ments like the bar area, cosy pri­vate sit­ting ar­range­ment, com­mu­nity sit­ting area, and smok­ing zone to suit the re­quire­ment of ev­ery­one. The menu also has been de­signed ac­cord­ing to the theme of the restau­rant. The light­ing ar­range­ment also has been done in such a man­ner that the fo­cus is mainly on the props which hung on the walls having fun phrases. Thus, Ir­ish House with its wooden in­te­ri­ors and true pub-food and en­trees is bound to strike a chord as it takes you back to an old world charm re­sem­bling that of 1970s ap­peal­ing across age groups to be the “go to” des­ti­na­tion for a mem­o­rable time. The fa­mil­iar­ity of this Ir­ish Pub is a key to the ex­pe­ri­ence. Sa­harsh Parekh, Part­ner, The Ir­ish House, com­mented, “Ir­ish House is a phi­los­o­phy and a way of life. The huge pop­u­lar­ity of the brand in Mum­bai made it es­sen­tial for us to bring it to Kolkata. Kolkata with its cos­mopoli­tan cul­ture and fab­u­lous au­di­ence was an apt choice to bring the brand to Kolkata. The Ir­ish House is known for its happy hours with 1:1 on brands.” Also speak­ing on the launch, Har­jeet Singh, Group Gen­eral Man­ager, Global Kitchens, said, “The wait is fi­nally over. We are thrilled to an­nounce the open­ing of The Ir­ish House in Kolkata-the City of Joy. Of­fer­ing a wide se­lec­tion of in­ter­na­tional beers and spir­its at happy prices matched with the lip-smack­ing pub clas­sics such as fish and chips, steak and kid­ney-pie, Ir­ish House is the ideal place for catch­ing all the sports ac­tion live on our big screen, some­thing which the city has been wait­ing for!” Ir­ish House has six op­er­a­tional out­lets of which five is lo­cated in Mum­bai, one in Kolkata and two more are soon go­ing to launch in Ban­ga­lore and Chen­nai

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