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A new restaurant in Bangalore, India

Discussion in 'Ricoh GR (APS-C) Forum' started by Boid, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I carried my GR to a new restaurant that opened recently in Bangalore.

    This post is a bit image heavy, but I hope it gives you a sense of the space.

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  2. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

    561
    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    Dennis
    I like those.
    I love the colours and the soft backgrounds.
    For some reason I never look at Ricoh cameras now although my second digital was a Ricoh RDC5300 and I loved it.
     
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  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I'm sorry Boid, but this behaviour is completely unacceptable on a camera forum

    (unless you are posting 100% crops in order to point out the inadequacies of a camera more than 6 months old, or the clear superiority of your own newly acquired camera over everybody else's)
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm not good-looking enough to be seen in this space. Clean lines and a feeling of openness. I really like the water elements and the whimsical little fishies. It has all the traits of good modern design (to this layman's eyes). Metal and glass can look cold and sterile when not properly executed. If I ever make it to Bangalore, I'll meet you there for a round of drinks.
     
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  5. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    My apologies! Remedial self flagellation with Richo GR wrist-strap in progress.
     
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  6. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Luke, they didn't throw me out, I think you'd fit right in, especially with your Domke bag.

    I rather wish I had designed the place, I really like it. Mostly because it plays to Bangalore's strength, which is great weather all round the year and this site has some nice trees in its vicinity, so all that transparency works well.

    I wish you'd make it to Bangalore. I would love to show you around and organize the whole shindig for you. Just holler!
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I had actually assumed it was your work. It seems to fit with what little I know of your design sense. If I come into a little pile of money, I'll definitely give you a holler. I think it would be the trip of a lifetime. In the meantime, I'll live vicariously through your shots.
     
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  8. Great atmosphere.
     
  9. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    You don't need a pile of money, just time.

    These are some pictures of a popular Indian restaurant that we designed in Bangalore, along with some drawings (in case you're interested). It's a large 11,000 sft space made of a series of open-to-sky courts, which is another space you would be dragged along to for a meal during your visit -

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  10. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    So what's on the menu in that part of the country? Growing up on 'proper' British Indian cuisine which didn't generally bother about regional variations back then, I'm always curious what 'real' Indian food is like in the different parts of the country. The closest I've come to getting an idea of it so far is Rick Stein's India series on the BBC. Chennai was on our shortlist of possible future destinations, but didn't work out. I'm still hoping to at least visit the country some day even if I don't get the chance to live there. I expect if I do I'll spend most of my time, when I'm not taking pictures, eating. Definitely a culinary superpower.
     
  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Such a beautiful spot - love the way the outdoors is such a huge part of the restaurant. Would love to meet you all there!
     
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  12. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Olli, the food changes with language in this country and we have over a 1000 languages (if we include sub dialects). What I saw of British Indian food in London, is mostly North Indian food, and that's what is generally understood as Indian food the world over. Here's Gordon Ramsay exploring a bit of the food culture this part of the world (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6izKuaDrnpE), I found it quite entertaining.

    The first restaurant I posted pictures of has a menu that's still evolving. I think the final version of the menu should be up in the next few days. The food is modern European Bistro, with a Deli and bar. (Menu here - http://www.zomato.com/bangalore/the-glass-house-deli-bistro-bar-lavelle-road/menu#tabtop). The second restaurant I posted pictures of, is straight on North Indian cuisine with strong Afghan and Lucknowi influences. The menu can be a bit daunting if one's not used to Indian food, no descriptors (http://www.zomato.com/bangalore/punjabi-by-nature-koramangala/menu#tabtop).

    Just to give you a further sense of what the food scene is like in Bangalore, here's a Dimsum restaurant that just opened recently, and is fast becoming a favourite of mine (http://www.yauatcha.com/bengaluru/gallery/).
     
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  13. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    BB, this needs to happen!
     
  14. Les Hall

    Les Hall New to SC

    2
    Jan 17, 2014
    Beautiful space, great shots. Were you involved in the design?

    Les
     
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  15. ggweci

    ggweci SC Regular

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    Nov 9, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Craig
    Love the tones and colours of the images.
     
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  16. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Not the first restaurant, I just took pictures. But the second one further along the post is one of mine.