Spice Factory Restaurant (Pune)
I had an All India Sales Conference of my Company and some select 45 Sales professionals were called in from all over India to Pune for this conference. As an HR professional, I was also asked to oversee the Drinks & Dinner arrangements and I, having had a visit earlier in Spice Factory Restaurant, explored the possibility of organizing the party here.
Spice Factory is a new, trendy restaurant located on the Kharadi Hadapsar Road, near Radisson Blue Hotel. It’s positioned as a roof-top restaurant but there are also seating arrangements one floor below i.e. on the 3rd floor. Rooftop is an open terrace kind of an arrangement and the floor below (3rd floor section) is closed fine dining. Although I say “Closed” but it is actually not closed. It is also pretty open, there being no windows. Both sections’ layout and interiors are very nice. There is no AC but looking at Pune’s weather, AC is actually not needed 10 months in a year. Rooftop can accommodate around 50 people at one go while the 3rd floor section can occupy about 75 or so.
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Another thing that is starkly visible and you end up liking it instantly, is the cool photo frames with great messages fixed on the walls leading to the terrace from their 3rd floor section. These are one-liners, that are seriously witty and worth reading.
Something Xtra From Their Side
Some add-ons include Gazal performance every Sunday & Wednesday, Pop Music is played on Mondays & Thursdays and Hindi / Bollywood music is played on Tuesdays.
Is Spice Factory Costly or Just Perfect ?
Drinks are very costly (except Beer) but their food is AWESOME. Dry Veg Manchurian, Kalimiri Chicken Kebabs, Paneer Tikka Masala were loved by all the 50 odd guys who were at the party. Everybody, who has been here, appreciated the food, more than anything else. Service is also very quick. Pricing is also a little on a higher side but looking at overall ambiance, it is acceptable.
Spice Factory Timings
The restaurant is open from 7.00 pm to 11.30 pm.
As of now, I have visited this restaurant twice in 5 months and may not stop visiting I guess. Good luck to them.
Address: Above ICICI Bank, Near Reliance Mart, Kharadi Mundhwa Road, Pune 411014
Personal Verdict: 3.75/5.00