Virat Kohli’s famed One8 Commune recently opened doors to Pune with a mega grand launch at the brand’s 4th outlet in India. After the super success and rave reviews of its outlets across Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata, One8 Commune, the first monumental restaurant bar to launch in Pune post-Pandemic lockdown, already appears to be all ready to floor Pune with its masterpiece offerings.
Located in the heart of the city, at the Raja Bahadur Mills Pune, this dynamic space sprawling across 8500 square feet is divided into two sections, indoor and outdoor seating, that can seat about 227 covers. The entire space is an eclectic mix of materials with varied seating arrangements, rustic exposed brick walls, plush dining sofas, various blends of colourful printed upholstery with an intricate diagonal-cut pattern flooring with a combination of patterned tile and stone.
The most distinctive feature, however, of the place is the extensive application of Biophilic Design that creates the impression of a magical garden; real plants and colossal trees are spread across the entire space.
Created for an international sort of hospitality experience, One8 Commune focuses on a singular aura of togetherness, a powerful connection that brings people of varied tastes, interests, and backgrounds into one space, a space that celebrates their individual quirks and cultural differences. The elegant, all-day dining space that One8 Commune Pune provides, would appeal to everyone from midnight Rock jammers to Sunday brunch brigades, low-key vibe chillers to shot-downing party freaks, from misunderstood artists to Corporate go-getters, the social media savvy clientele that enjoys café culture, to the ones looking to just relax and enjoy a tropical vibe with the greenery and soft breeze and do their thing in style.
Just about all with a love for good people, great food, and a glorious time!
The all-day dining menu at One8 Commune curated by Chef Pawan keeping in mind progressive culinary trends is a unique array of world cuisine that caters to a global palate, right from staple Pizza-Burger reinventions, to heavy-duty community platters, the menu balances it all with élan- global cuisine with a local touch of every city. The menu also takes cues for Virat Kohli’s personal journeys and food experiences, creating a holistic culinary space for all types of foodies- be it the health junkies, meat lovers, or vegetarians with his favourites being the Superfood Salad, Mushroom Googly Dim Sums, Sriracha Tofu Taco, The One “8” Mezze, and Lahori Commune to name a few.
One8 Commune’s finest and very theatrical ‘Cheese Wheel Pasta’ is an experience for pasta aficionados. Fresh pasta with a choice of ingredients, prepared in a huge parmesan cheese wheel right in front of you. Some of the dishes one cannot miss are the Tortellini Alfredo, Red and White Quinoa Salad, Tacos, and Five Rivers Mud Cake amongst others.
You can choose from an array of exotic and refreshing cocktails curated by ace mixologist Neeraj Sharma, who has pioneered the art of smoked cocktails, molecular mixology, aged cocktails, and live drinks-making at Ala-carte tables. With progressive mixology, some of the signature cocktails at One8 Commune include The Fairy Lady, Summer Test, Commune no7, Scarlett, Gentle & Smooth, Barrelmiester, and Smoked Malt.
The master franchise of One8’s restaurant chain – ‘One8 Commune’ is owned by Mr. Ankit Tayal, a seasoned entrepreneur with a host of celebrated and successful restaurant brands under his belt such as the Mango Kitchen & Bar, Verandah, Auro, Summerhouse, and Bohca to name a few.
Mr. Ankit Tayal, Owner & Partner- One8 Commune states, “One8 Commune will be the avant-garde of community and food spaces in Pune, and across India. Having traveled internationally, I have tried to articulate a place that brings people together, irrespective of their unique tastes, a feature that is evident in the menu and the name itself. It stands to serve people who love the idea of community and togetherness. Having said that, we wanted to create a space that is synonymous with comfort, for an audience that prefers spending time with their loved ones or in groups and is looking to enhance their everyday experience. One8 Commune welcomes an evolved audience, who have an extraordinary sense of recreation, to indulge in an ambient setting.”
Understanding the vibe and culture of Pune while maintaining the basic brand’s DNA, One8 Commune is here to provide Pune with a wholesome experience!
Address: One8 Commune, Rajabahadur City Center, Behind Grand Sheraton Hotel, Pune – 411001
Timings: 12 pm to 12 am
Contact number: 8001800018
Social media handles: IG – @one8.commune | FB – @one8commune