Established in April 2016, Eighteen71 cookhouse and bar, the newest multi- cuisine restaurant in Hotel Willow Banks, derives its name from the year the property dates back to. The decor beautifully combines classic elements of wood, leather, and metal – with contemporary and modern design – to create a regal and plush ambience that allows for an unparalleled dining experience. This cookhouse and bar near mall road Shimla serves Pan Indian, Oriental cuisine and live grills along with a bar that dishes out some innovative cocktails! The mood and energy of the place changes as the day unfold – starting with a lavish buffet spread at breakfast, a laid-back lunch and has a lounge-like vibe in the evening with the high energy music and mood lighting. In keeping with the theme of the restaurant – the food also retains its classic flavors, while the presentation is a contemporary twist that adds to the excitement of dining here.
The menu has an Indian spread like none other – not only does it include the much loved Mughlai but goes beyond to also have the best dishes from across India at this restaurant – Bengali curries, Parsi specialties, Chettinad flavors and Rajasthani delights. The Oriental spread is authentic and dishes span across Chinese, Thai, Malay and Burmese. Live grills are the icing on the cake and the menu sets the restaurant apart from others in the city. And in the spread of desserts, the Paan Kulfi is a must try! And the theatrics continue to the bar too! For the first time, Eighteen71 brings an interesting spread of innovative cocktails and mocktails to the city. The restaurant also hosts musical evenings with a nice mix of English and Hindi retro numbers and plans to soon host comedy nights too!