This week I’ve been in the south of India, visiting family over the festive season of Diwali. I’ve come to Bangalore, a cosmopolitan melting pot of vibrant colours and charming chaos. Whilst here I have had an opportunity to sample some of the best food and drink that this City has to offer. One place in particular really caught my attention which is why this week I invite you into one of Bangalore’s top rated restauarants – Toit. This British themed brewery and restaurant is home to a fantastic array of delicious craft beers and a diverse selection of wholesome pub food. Together, this forms a welcome partnership to any visitor of Bangalore. Situated on the bustling 100 Feet Road, Toit has become a firm favourite amongst Bangalore’s hip crowd.

Toit presents a vast selection of craft beers. One of their signature brews, the Basmati Blondie, combines a typically German malt blonde beer with the floral aroma of basmati rice. Fans of IPA will love the Champions Pale Ale, a double IPA with plenty of hops bitterness. Meanwhile the Dark Knight offers a pleasant twist on the dry stout by combining chocolate and coffee aromas to present this rich flavoured brew. If you’re stuck on what to choose, Toit offer a tasting tray of their six signature beers, all served up in a cosy wooden caddy.

Brewery tours are held on the 1st Saturday of every month, giving patrons an insight into the brewing process and an opportunity to sample their favourite brews. The tour lasts 90 minutes and is priced at a very reasonable Rs600 (£7). You’ll even get a certificate and t-shirt to take home as a souvenir. Whether you’re a die-hard beer drinker or are simply curious about the lifecycle of a typical brew, then this is certainly not one to be missed. It’s essential to book in advance as tour sizes are limited to 20 people and places get snapped up thick and fast!

If you don’t fancy beer, there’s plenty of alternatives to choose from. Whether it’s spirits, shooters, wines or cocktails – there’s no shortage of drinks to keep you hydrated. For a fun twist on a cult classic, the Indian Doctor’s Prescription is a warm mixture of dark rum and hot apple juice, paired with cinnamon and cloves. Alternatively, the Not so Bloody Mary adds guava juice and Tabasco to this New York favourite.

Now onto the food – it’s simply divine! A comprehensive menu ranging from soups and salads to pastas and traditional British classics – there’s plenty of options to satisfy any craving. The cheese fondue is great for sharing  before digging into your mains. Or, opt for the chocolate sharing fondue as an after dinner sweetener. All dishes are beautifully presented and sourced using the finest and freshest ingredients.

With a rustic dim-lit interior and retro memorabilia lined walls, Toit creates a chilled out atmosphere, inviting you to sit back, relax and enjoy a finely crafted brew.

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