Hoppipola Review

Hoppipola Review

Hoppipola Review

Sharing my experience at Hoppipola with you. Keep reading 🙂

I have never been to a Hoppipola prior to this and for a first time, my experience was pretty good actually. I was invited to check out this place and sample some food and drinks. The place is quite huge and I quite like the way they’ve done it up. Huge windows, sunlight coming in and for a change not too dark. They even have an outdoor seating which would be great in the evenings. And they also have some board games, so if you like that then you will like this place.
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The ambience
Hoppipola Review
The ambience
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The ambience
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The ambience
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The ambience
Recommend:
Drinks – Auckland Ice Freeze
Hoppipola Review
Auckland Ice Freeze
Food – Harrisan Paneer and Smokin Carlos
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Harrissan Paneer
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Smokin Carlos
Coming to the drinks – I started with some cranberry juice. Just simple canned juice and nothing special.
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Cranberry Juice
Then I tried some cocktails. I had heard so much about their presentation and they actually are pretty cool! First I tried something called Auckland Ice Freeze – this was essentially a kiwi flavored cocktail with loads of malibu. This came in a watering can kind of thing and was pretty huge. It was freezing cold with dry ice and made for a pretty good sight! This felt very refreshing. And malibu feels quite light. And plus I love kiwi so I quite liked it.
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Auckland Ice Freeze
Hoppipola Review
Auckland Ice Freeze
Next I tried the Drown in a bucket – this was a lot of tequila and apparently Peach and orange juice too. But the tequila was really overpowering! And so was the rosemary. The rosemary leaves were burnt slightly and that gave a very peculiar flavor. Nothing like I’ve tried ever before!
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Drown in a bucket
Coming to the food – I tried a lot of starters. First I had the Harrissan Paneer. This was so neatly presented! It came on this literally small khatiya which I found very cool. This had a mildly spicy kind of sauce going on.
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Harrissan Paneer
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Harrissan Paneer
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Harrissan Paneer
Next I tried the Cheesy Chilitato. These were French fries and a whole lot of cheese – no rephrasing..French fries covered in cheese! Honestly I’ve had better cheesy fries so I didn’t care about these so much.
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Cheesy Chillitato
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Cheesy Chillitato
Then I had something called Smokin Carlos – these were jalapeño, corn and cheese cigars. And they were so delicious! Perfectly crisp, the filling was great.
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Smokin Carlos
Hoppipola Review
Smokin Carlos
I also tried some of their Arrabiata penne. This had really little sauce going on – more dry kind of pasta. And had a few veggies too – peppers and olives. I didn’t quite care for this too much.
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Penne Arrabbiata
Hoppipola Review
Pene Arrabbiata
All in all – it’s a great place to come and chill. Really good for big groups. Food is pretty decent. Cocktails are good. And you can even enjoy a board game here.
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Woodside Inn Review

Woodside Inn Review

Woodside Inn Review

Woodside Inn Review
Woodside Inn

Some places bring back so many memories. And Woodside Inn is one of them. I revisited this place after so many years. Keep reading to know about my experience. 

Woodside Inn used to be one of my regulars a few years ago..I recently visited this place after all this time and it feels so different now!
Came here for a quick bite. I ordered their Masala Omelette and the cucumber and watermelon fresh juice.
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Cucumber and Watermelon Juice
Woodside Inn Review
Masala Omlette
The masala omelette was perfect – non spicy as I asked for. It is served with some bread and rosemary potatoes. The rosemary potatoes were exceptional – the perfect amount of herbs. I asked for multi grain bread with my omelette and got 3 small slices.
Woodside Inn Review
Masala Omlette
Woodside Inn Review
Rosemary Potatoes
Woodside Inn Review
Masala Omlette
The cucumber and watermelon juice was alright – I found it a bit watery. But may be that’s cuz I like fresh juice to be slightly thicker.
Woodside Inn Review
Cucumber and Watermelon Juice
The ambience is great – it has a nice European cafe linda feel to eat. Love the dome shaped huge windows.
Woodside Inn Review
Dome shaped windows
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Great ambience
Woodside Inn Review
Great ambience

 

Woodside Inn Review
Dome shaped windows
Totally going to come back here to try more stuff. Recommendations anyone? 🙂
Woodside Inn Review
Woodside Inn
Woodside Inn Review
Great ambience
Woodside Inn Review
Woodside Inn
Woodside Inn Review
Woodside Inn
Woodside Inn Review
Butter and Marmalade
Woodside Inn Review
Masala Omlette
Woodside Inn Review
Rosemary Potatoes
Woodside Inn Review
Great ambience
Woodside Inn Review
Woodside Inn
Woodside Inn Review
Multigrain bread
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Masala Omlette
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