By Chef Amninder Sandhu

A space for brunch lovers, sunset seekers, and moonlit dinners, Nora is your go-to
terrace bar and kitchen in Pune. It serves up a food menu and a great set of cocktails,
both put together by Chef Amninder Sandhu. Pune’s weather, coupled with a mix of her
signatures, and the outdoor bar give Nora a comfortable coolness.
Nora is open all day, to relax with a cocktail, or a glass of sparkling whilst listening to an
eclectic list of new age hip hop, disco, R&B, and more. This terrace bar is one of the
prettiest in Pune with grey floors, white & black interiors, potted plants, a 180-degree
outdoor bar, and extremely cozy corners. It exudes an effortlessly casual aesthetic, is
stylish, overlooks Sassoon Road, and has an interesting vantage point over the street
Speaking on Nora, Chef Amninder Sandhu says, “Nora is a word of Hebrew origin and
translates to the word ‘Light’ in English. The space taken up for this project was shut for
over 10 years before we took it up. We brought in the light and positivity and hence we
decided to call it Nora. The space has an all-day- everyday appeal to it with an extremely
laidback and minimal fuss vibe.”
The kitchen at Nora is unlike any other in the city. With the brick wall punctured in the
indoor dining area, guests have a clear view of what’s happening behind the scene. Chef
Amninder Sandhu’s menu showcases a creative expression of food from across the globe
that fits just perfectly into the all-day format that Nora has to offer. Think gluten-free
breads, delicious grazing platters, interesting small plates, flatbreads meant for sharing,
unusual locally sourced ingredients, and everyday vegetables transformed like never
seen before, the menu features it all.
While you make up your mind, and decide what to order from the menu you can call for
the Grazing Platter with Truffle & Pistachio Cheese, Wayanad Pepper Crusted Cheese,
Confit Garlic Hummus, Muhmmarra, Honey Chilli Cashews, Candied Walnuts, Veg Crudites,
Poached Pear, Citrus Compote, Pull Apart Bread, Crackers, and Chilli Chorizo, Chicken
Mortadella, Prosciutto for those craving meats. Dishes from this menu that are a must try
are the Thousand Layer Beetroot Salad- Goats Cheese, Orange, Arugula, Candied
Walnuts, Spicy Peanut Soba Noodle Salad- Soy, Sesame, Butter Chicken Kulcha topped
with Hung Curd Dip and Roquet, Raan Sliders in a Brioche Bun served with House Made
Root Chips, Garlic Butter Mushroom Capellini- Baby Spinach, Lemon, Parmesan, Olive
Oil Drizzle, and the Basque Cheesecake. The Grazing Platters and a choice of Cakes are
available on order, so Nora can now be a part of your next house party or celebration.
The cocktail list is not only innovative but also refreshing and complements the
ambience and food at Nora. The menu features a Nectarine Whisky Sour, Melon G&T,

Thousand Layer Beetroot Salad
Butter Chicken Kulcha
Melon G&T
Avocado Toast 
Grapefruit Mojito

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